Light and Loveliness

Reflections of Emily Sue Allen

Family / Life & Faith

Small Things

I’m learning to be faithful in the small things. Seems a little silly, but it is a revolutionary thought for me. Small steps forward, taken consistently over time, take you somewhere. One can dream epic dreams and plan epic adventures and have all kinds of thoughts in the quiet of their minds, but the one who takes a small step forward is ahead of the one who is still dreaming about it.

One photo a week of our family throughout the year. 40/52

For me, those steps are putting the essential things in the bucket first, and filling in the gaps with the less-essential things…whichever ones fit. It’s easy to fill the bucket with what gratifies us most immediately, and not be able to fit in what really needs to be in there.

What are your most essential things?


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“Who dares despise the day of small things?” Zechariah 4:10

351. birthday fun with a new friend, 352. possibilities, 353. seeds planted & sprouting, 354. encounters with God, 355. lovely light and cute kids at some family photo sessions, 356. longings fulfilled in unexpected ways, 357. homeschool adventures, 358. children working awesomely together, 359. peaceful mondays, 360. the life and example of Daniel

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