Small things — 12 small but radical faith practices — are much more likely to grab my imagination than big stuff at this stage, amiright?
But I lose my mind when files take too long to download.
Here’s the problem: discernment, community-building, and growing ever closer to Jesus take time. Like a lifetime.
So — here’s one of my favorite phrases: incremental progress.
One of my (Erin’s) favorite things to do is witness with my own eyes incremental progress over time in my Instagram feed (Erin: @SomeWonderland & Sarah: @HolyDreaming). Last year my youngest was a chubby 3-year-old; my third-grader was missing her top teeth. We forget how far we’ve come when we only look at where we are now. And that’s just physical growth: if I scroll back to 2014, I sense my own anxiety over things I now see God’s hand in. Whoa.
I’m telling you, social media can be deep.
So. Join me in documenting incremental progress. Take our Small Things photo challenge.
We invite you, advance readers and fans, to join other Year of Small Things fans in posting pics on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook (using the hashtag #yearofsmallthings) as you reflect or are inspired by the book.
Use your own ideas of stuff to snap a photo of, or simply follow some prompts we’ve suggested below. (Post as often as you’d like — no pressure. Only fun.) We’ll feature some #yearofsmallthings photos on here as we’re underway!
One more small reminder: #yearofsmallthings.