Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline

(NavPress, 2017) Available now wherever books are sold.


As a mother with three young children, I heard the message over and over again—if you’re serious about your spiritual life, you’ll find some silent alone time each day for a “quiet time.”

But I couldn’t even escape to the bathroom alone, much less anything else. One after another, my fellow moms sounded the cry of defeat: we just can’t right now.

Another cry began growing in my exhausted spirit: there must be another way.

After all, God created birth, babies, and families. He knows exactly what they demand from us. And more than that, he entered this world as a baby himself! He entered a woman’s womb and was born.

Isn’t it entirely possible that in these days of creation, nurture, service, sacrifice, and perseverance we are acting out powerful spiritual practices in our daily lives?

It was in seeking out the answer to this question that Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline (NavPress, 2017) was born.




What people are saying:


Let God do a holy, needful work through the pages you hold in your hands.  

-Ann Voskamp


Catherine McNiel doesn’t urge you to “make time for God” in early parenting but rather to see God there already: in the trial, in the joy, in the leaky diapers, plugged ducts, and scraped knees. 

Ted Olsen, Editor at Christianity Today


Catherine’s words are nothing short of a banquet table of nourishment for a hungry mama’s soul. Read and be seen, feel valued, and awaken to the beautiful, spiritual practice of motherhood.  

-Aubrey Sampson, Author of Overcomer

Download the First Chapter    or a Free Discussion Guide  for Long Days of Small Things. 

Welcome, Friend

Could you use some Everyday Epiphanies in your inbox? 

 Subscribe today and I'll email you a thank-you gift: 

Be Still: An At-Home Meditation Guide 

Thank you! You have successfully subscribed. Please check your email folders for your thank you email and gift!