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no small task.

“What you’re doing right now might seem small. Little mouths to feed. Little squabbles to referee. Little house to clean. But God multiplies your efforts. Your small tasks point to a very big God if you are determined to do it all for His glory.

Just as our definitions of blessing and burden have gotten jumbled, so have our concepts of big and small stuff for the kingdom. If a woman surrendered her life to share Bible stories with children in unreached people groups overseas, we would consider that big, and rightfully so.

But your children are also an unreached people group. They don’t come into the world with a knowledge and heart for God. It’s your job to teach them, and it’s a big job. It’s big in the sense that it demands much of you, but it is also big in the sense that it matters a great deal.” ~ Erin Davis

The quote above is from a book I’ve read recently and I love it! So, so true. As I’m knee deep in this motherhood thing, I’ve kind of refocused some of my attention and passions. When knee deep in photography, I would study photography- read about it constantly- study it (I still do, just not as much!) So when I was deciding whether or not to step back just a little bit and do less “work”, my mom mentioned that just like how I studied photography, I could study being a mom. So I’ve been doing just that. There have been multiple books I’ve been reading, learning, and just really cherishing this time and season that I am in. I want to be the best with whatever I am doing- and right now I am focused on these two little ones (almost three!) Just like the quote above, I believe that it is no small task, and I’m thankful to be able to do it and I love it.

(Leland is giving Beau a kiss ^ haha…even though it may not look that way :) )

…I mean, how could you not love spending your time with these two cuties?! ;)

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him… Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” Colossians 3:17 & 23


Amen Girl! Amen! I really have to remind myself that too- especially since my other work is Youth Ministry. I get bummed missing out in this season because I want so badly to be a part of the youth’s lives, forgetting the value and importance on the lives of my little ones. I forget that this is only for a short season, and that this short season is so vital- for they are an “unreached people group” too.

Love the mentality of studying motherhood. So so so good!

Love this. Love you. Love how your boys give high fives. ;)


Great post! Do you mind sharing some of the books you have found helpful?

That quote is so beautiful! Motherhood is amazing and exhausting, big and small. And always important.

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