Faithfulness in the “Small” Things

Faithfulness in the “Small” Things

I am a recovering Army brat who loves to travel and start new adventures. My handsome husband and I met at Oklahoma Christian University and he whisked me away to Kansas. So, I bought some ruby red high heels and made Topeka my home. I have a rough and rowdy Princess 4-year-old girl, amazing twin boys (almost 3) and a newborn baby girl who all make every day an adventure. We are grateful to be part of an amazing church in Topeka who regularly challenges and encourages our whole family. I have been both a full-time working mom and a stay-at-home-mom and/or both at the same time at one point or another. I am constantly seeking God’s wisdom on “balancing it all” and following His plan for my life, not mine.
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It’s one of those things we cherish in others, perhaps even require in our most meaningful earthly relationships.  The definitions of “faithful” according to are as follows:

1. strict or thorough in the performance of duty:

a faithful worker.

2.true to one’s word, promises, vows, etc.

3.steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant:

faithful friends.

4.reliable, trusted, or believed.

5.adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate:

a faithful account; a faithful copy.

6. full of faith; believing.

Faithfulness is a foundational component of love, commitment, and trust.  That is probably the reason we crave it from our friends, family, and loved ones. I believe we also need it because faithfulness is a key attribute of God and how He relates to us. God is love. God is faithful, and he keeps His promises. He is constant, He is to be trusted, He is thorough, and His word is true.

New Perspective on God’s Faithfulness

As an adult, I have reread the Old Testament with new perspective about how it is really telling us the story of Jesus and God’s plan to save a troubled and corrupted world.  When I was young, I always got “trust and obey” out of Old Testament stories. But as I grew up, the Lord showed me that His perfect faithfulness was demonstrated time and again.  Layers and layers of faithfulness. (Thanks to the Jesus Storybook Bible, I find it much easier to communicate some of this to my kiddos.)

What is a greater story of faithfulness than God’s commitment to all his promises to the Israelites?  The first chapter of Joshua comes to mind. After God told them to finally enter the Promised Land under Joshua’s leadership, he tells them this:

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  (Joshua 1:8-9 ESV)

Be Strong and Courageous

Not Always Obvious

I could go on and talk about all the proof in the New and Old Testaments of God’s unending faithfulness, including the death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ, but it is more difficult to understand faithfulness in your own day-to-day life. God’s faithfulness is sometimes easiest seen in hindsight. It’s not something that always seems obvious when we are in the midst of something hard or terrible, or even joyous. But I assure you, He is Faithful. All. The. Time.  If we know Him, and we know His Word, we know He is with us wherever we go.

Faithfulness in Big and Small Ways

In my own life, this is sometimes how the Lord urges me to trust and obey in the hard things. He reminds me how He has been faithful in so many “small” and “big” ways.  One “small” way in which God has been faithful in my life is that He consistently provides someone to meet my needs on days I just feel weary. Whether it be a friend in a lonely place, ladies from church to help bring meals or offer extra helping hands when you have a newborn (or two), or the person at the grocery store who lets you go ahead of them because your kids are losing their minds, and even a husband who brings dinner home after a long day.

These are “small” examples, but nonetheless, it is powerful to know that He cares about the small things in my life as much as the big things. It helps me change my perspective. When I look back on the Lord’s faithfulness in my life, especially in tragedy or heartache, it overwhelms me. But his faithfulness exists even in times of joy. I can do nothing else but know the same will be true in the future.

God is Faithful because He Loves You

Finding His faithfulness in the “small” things each day makes it so much easier to find comfort when everything, or even just one thing, seems to be falling apart.  God is Faithful, All the Time.  He is faithful because He loves us; He loves us more than anyone in this world is capable of loving us. Meditate on that for a while. God loves you. He has a plan for our lives and He is faithful through it all. It may not always look the way we expect. It may take time and reflection, perhaps even years down the road, or perhaps we will never know the full extent of His faithfulness in our lives.

Regardless, know this truth: God is faithful.

My favorite verse is Romans 8:28  (NIV):

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his Note that it says-purpose.”

Please note that this verse doesn’t say all things are good in this life, but says that HE works things together for THE good OF those called according to HIS purpose.

He is sovereign; He is great. But He is love, and He is faithful to those who serve Him.  Do you know what is even better? He is faithful even when we fail. 

I implore you to seek God in all things, but especially during times of trial.  Trust in Him who is faithful. Even if we don’t understand His ways in the present, we can be assured that He loves us more than we can imagine.

John 16:33 (ESV) says:

 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

How have you seen God’s faithfulness in your life?

Creating a Great Day:  What We Are All About!

Creating a Great Day: What We Are All About!

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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“Create a great day!”

The first time I heard this phrase, I was part of a Let’s Start Talking mission team to Venezuela.  That phrase struck me at my core and has become a part of my everyday thinking for the last 16 years.

What does Creating a Great Day Mean?

It means so much.  I actually tear up thinking about all it means because God has used it to bring me through so much and we hope he uses it in amazing ways in your life too.

It means…

  • Allowing our reactions to be controlled by the Spirit and not by the events of the day
  • Seeing that each day has a purpose and that purpose involves us being an active participant in it instead of just letting the day go by
  • Opening our hearts so God can work through us
  • Spreading joy wherever we go instead of leaving a path of grumbling & negativity
  • Encouraging others on their life’s journey
  • Being a light for Christ in a dark world
  • Providing a safe place for one to question, doubt, fail, forgive, grow & come to know Jesus better
  • Standing tall in faith when Satan attacks
  • Supporting others through difficult times
  • Sharing God and all His glory with whomever we come in contact
  • Liftng each other up in prayer
  • Going the extra mile
  • Smiling to make others smile
  • Glorifying God whatever the circumstances

and truly so much more!

What is the Creating a Great Day Blog?

For us, the Creating a Great Day Blog is not only a resource for women but also a mission field to encourage women to glorify God whatever the day brings.

It’s purpose is wrapped up in these two verses:

This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it. 

Psalm 118:24

But encourage each other daily, as long as it’s called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 

Hebrews 3:13

How It All Began

At the beginning of 2015, I felt the Holy Spirit nudging me to use what I had learned with to start a blog proclaiming Him.  Although I loved the idea, I fought it because I believed I didn’t have the time nor the energy.

However, God is good and faithful to those he calls, so He provided all that we needed for it to happen.


It came with my finally trusting Him, giving up the excuses, and writing out a plan.


God put the same nudging on Britnie’s heart and at the end of April, she texted saying that “we should start a christian women’s blog.” God couldn’t have provided a better partner for this website!  She is an amazing person who shines Christ’s love on everyone she meets and works her tail off!


God provided encouraging husbands, who are gifted in their own ways, and help us focus all of our ideas.


God provided contributor’s to bring you daily heart, encouraging content.  We can’t wait for you to read for yourself the amazing things God has done in their lives!


God provided the talented McKenzie, creator of The Lettered Light, to design the visual expression of Creating a Great Day.


God provided a great mentor in Erin,owner of OKC Mom’s Blog.  She has been extremely supportive and encouraging as we venture out into the blogosphere. A couple others like Kelly, creator of The OK Momma, and Kara, creator of AllterNativeLearning, have also shared their wisdom.


God has brought you here to be encouraged so that you can go out to create a great day for others!

Will you join us on our journey to Create a Great Day!?!


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