Book Details

A companion to Dusting for God’s Fingerprints, Do not Despise the Days of Small Things weaves together imagination, faith, and real life experience to discover God at work in the small ordinary events of our lives. Holy ground is found in a small town square in “Re-enchantment”, in a Japanese lakeside cabin, in “Take Off Your Shoes, and in an ancient story “Beating around the Bush”. Small things are often the stage upon which God shows up - in a cancer treatment facility (“Parade of the Imperfect”, a coffee shop (“At Roady’s”), in baseball (“It Ain’t Over Till it’s Over”, and in a family recipe (“Caduffles”). The poetic seasons the prosaic in “You-Turn” and “Surprised up a Tree”. And in the dog Marley’s journal (“Me & Jack”) is found the key to not despising our days of small things.


About the Author

George W. Baum

George W. Baum (aka ‘Papa Jack’) brings 40 years of his spiritual journey to creative expression in Do Not Despise the Day of Small Things. Born and raised in New Jersey, he has spent half of his life in Southern California in a variety of creative educational endeavors and the other half in exploring innovative Christian practices. ‘Jack’ has been educated at UCLA, Pepperdine, Chapman and Hope universities, along with the University of Judaism and Westwood Christian Foundation. He has recently planted a creative ‘niche’ church called Captain’s Wheel in Palos Verdes, CA. His website provides more about Jack, his friends, and his work at

Also by George W. Baum

Dusting for God’s Fingerprints