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Small Things

Being faithful in “small things” is about our character.  It takes discipline.  Daily.

Not only is it our attention to those “small things” that makes a difference in the world.  They make a difference in our personal lives too.


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Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

Raise your hand if you find yourself in a wrestling match with this more often than you wish.  I sure do.  Maybe it’s laziness.  Maybe it’s selfishness.  For me…those two are character issues.

I don’t want my character diminished because of convenience.

You either?

Day 25 Challenge:  Sometimes it’s good to do a little self evaluation.  What are the “small things” with which you are faithful everyday?  What are the “small things” that you ignore or excuse?   The big question…what needs to happen to make a change?




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  1. Mel says

    Boy…I’m a really disciplined gal. It took a whole lot to get me there, but it has been worth it. Anything in my ‘routine’ happens, even if later than the scheduled time. LOL. I won’t end my day without certain things ‘done’. I think that’s the end result of having a few folks put in my path who actually checked to ensure I did the follow through. Not everyone has that … nor do they probably require that. I did and still rely on that stucture, that discipline and the accountability to the structure and the discipline. That keeps me faithful to prayer, meditation, daily inventory of me, my actions and my attitude, and my adherence to the set of principles I call my own. It’s a constant for me. The small things to me are huge…but I can’t take them so seriously that I become paralysed or self condemning.
    My inventory would put ego and fear in the top two… Soooo…
    My whining.
    The ‘what’s in it for me’ / ‘where’s mine’ stuff.
    And my stubborn, hard-headed refusal to just let things look like they really ARE.
    What needs to happen to make that change?
    Hahaha….fear and ego need to exit. I keep telling them to scram and they just will NOT listen. 😛

    Just for the record….love the photo with the quote!! And cringe that I am the first responder….with a novel even!

    • Diane says

      Haha! I read and respond to comments in the ‘back room’ of the blog, so I hadn’t even noticed that you were first. 😉
      Disciplines and routines are really healthy things in our lives. I have a hunch I could learn more about this from you. Certainly I have my long morning time….but beyond that I’m like a butterfly…or a jumping bean. :-/
      I spend forever choosing photos and quotes…it totally makes my day that you ‘love’ it!! 🙂

  2. So beautiful! Thanks for the printable!

  3. Such a gorgeous picture. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    • Diane says

      You are so kind, Marty!!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!! 🙂

  4. beautiful quote and photo 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Tanya!! 🙂
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  5. genie says

    What a pretty photo and such a wonderful quote. Mother Teresa was such a special woman and her quotes are always so meaningful.

    • Diane says

      Thank you Genie! She truly was a role model and woman of strength and inspiration.

  6. Great post, photo and quote!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Anne!! Shortly after to took that shot, that barn came down. 🙂

  7. Wonderful quote and creative barn shot ~ thanks, carol, xxx

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Carol!!
      Not long after I shot that barn, it came down to make way for a new house.

  8. Jen says

    One of my favorite quotes, love this!

    • Diane says

      Mother Teresa had a lot of profound things to say.
      Thanks Jen!!

  9. I agree, being faithful in small things is ever so important in life and faith…love this shot of the old red barn sporting a nice coat of green mold. Thank you for coming by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #39!

  10. Beautiful, both words and picture.

  11. Lovely shot to go with the advice♪ May the Holy Spirit guide you in all your endeavors!

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your kind words of affirmation and encouragement Laurie!
      May your weekend be Extraordinary!! 🙂

  12. Mother Teresa says

    Nice collection you share.I also like Mother Teresa quotes.Thank you for sharing.


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