Every Little Thing
Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are
- Pub. Date
- Sep 2015
"If you've ever thought that you aren't one of the world changers, get ready to be proven wrong." --Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts
Everyone has had that moment--we see a need and we think, Someone really should do something about that, never imagining that we might be the answer. We don't have the time, the expertise, the money. We've got careers to manage, bills to pay, meals to prepare, and families to attend to. Besides, who are we to think we can change the world?
In this encouraging and empowering book, Deidra Riggs calls you to accept God's invitation to join him in making a difference right where you are, right now. She shows you that you were created with a purpose and with the capacities to fulfill that purpose. And she reminds you that while it's not up to you to fix the world, it is up to you to join God--and his people--in his redemptive work.
"Deidra tenderly but swiftly leads people to Jesus and to a better understanding of themselves." --Jennie Allen, founder and visionary of IF:Gathering; author of Restless and Anything
"Deidra Riggs helps us see how 'every little thing' we do matters." --Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart; Proverbs 31 Ministries radio cohost of "Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee"
"This is a book for those of us who wonder if God still changes the world through ordinary people." --Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Surprised by Motherhood; community manager for (in)courage
Deidra Riggs is an influential blogger who writes at her own blog, Jumping Tandem, as well as DaySpring's (in)courage and TheHighCalling.org, for which she is managing editor. She has been a speaker for TEDx and women's retreats. She and her husband have two adult children and live in Nebraska. Learn more at deidrariggs.com.
"Deidra listens not quite like anyone else I've ever met. She listens to hearts--to wandering, wondering, wounded ones--and then intimately to the heart of God. And because Deidra lets herself become all ear, she is a rare, wise soul, uniquely positioned to voice what our souls are most hungry for and usher us directly into a veritable fresh and satisfying feast, the glory of it running down the sides of our questions and fears."
from the foreword by Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestsellers One Thousand Gifts and The Greatest Gift
"Deidra is a leader among leaders. She tenderly but swiftly leads people to Jesus and to a better understanding of themselves."
Jennie Allen, founder and visionary of IF:Gathering; author of Restless and Anything
"With her signature wisdom and wit, Deidra Riggs is the friend we need to tell us we don't have to try so hard. To help us see how 'every little thing' we do matters. Every conversation. Every encounter. Every mundane and meaningful activity. Every mistake and regret. God will use 'every little thing' in our lives, and in this book, to reveal his grace to us and through us. I can't wait to give it as a gift to family and friends!"
Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart; Proverbs 31 Ministries radio cohost of "Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee"
"This is a book for those of us who wonder if God still changes the world through ordinary people. It's a book that reminds us that God is active and creatively at work in the commuter lane, in the cubicles, and at 2:00 a.m. in between sick kids and our own fearful souls. If you've ever wondered if God's grand promises extend beyond the pages of Scripture and into our everyday lives, this is a book for you. Deidra's words have given me fresh eyes to look for God's faithful fulfillment of his promises in the nooks and crannies of my own very ordinary life, and to be listening for his deliberate 'Let there be . . .' as he creates a universe of purpose around and through each one of us."
Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Surprised by Motherhood; community manager for (in)courage
"If you've ever quietly wondered, 'Is this all there is?' then Deidra Riggs wants to invite you on an intimate adventure with Jesus. Her gentle, challenging words will open your eyes to the extraordinary right in the middle of your ordinary and guide you toward a deeper, wilder sense of purpose and joy."
Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You're Loved No Matter What
"If you've ever thought that you aren't one of the world changers, get ready to be proven wrong. With a mix of story and Scripture, Deidra invites us into the adventure of living every little moment of our lives with God."
Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist and Out of Sorts