The Most Important Part of Molly’s Day

“That’s the spot,” I determine once I’ve trudged across the backyard in hopes of finding the prime outdoors getaway. “It’s perfect.”

I gently set my Bible on the grass and reach out to place my palm on the bark of an abandoned wood pile. It looks pretty sturdy. I knew it was perfect!

I toss my Bible up onto the smallest log of the pile and prepare for the heave.

With a surge of gymnast strength and a little jump for momentum, I climb up onto the log.

“Woah.” I pull myself to my feet and straighten up atop the log. The cold February wind reaches my face easier, and I blow out a breath. “It’s high already!”

But then I catch sight of the highest spot and smile to myself.

I toss the Bible across the small canyon between the two logs. I plant my foot on the second log and hold my arms out for balance.

Scooting my Bible along, I inch my way upward to the highest point of the fallen tree trunk. It’ll be the even-more perfect spot.

Picking up my Bible, I carefully lower myself down to sit on the edge of the wood. It’s so high up here! I smile and look around at our backyard.

I glance down at the bag I’ve brought with me and open it up.

After slipping out my Time with God notebook and favorite blue pen, I spend time in prayer.

I thank God for being the bestest God ever even though my bestest friend Emelie says that’s not a word. Oh well!

Then I pray over my family, my friends, other Christians all over the world, people who aren’t Christians yet, and for all the amazing people who follow and comment on Delightful World of Dolls!

I flip my notebook open to the next blank page and write down my prayer points, what God has been speaking to me, and what I’m about to read.

With that, I flip open my Bible to Mark 1 and smile when I get to verse 35.

Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.

“Thanks for setting the example, Jesus,” I say aloud. “I never want to miss the most important part of my day.”

What’s the most important part of your day?

P.S. Madison, my mom, used something called a reflector with these pictures. She used the gold side, bouncing the light from the cloudy day to my face and eyes to get rid of shadows.

I think they’re the best pictures she’s taken yet! That might just be because I’m in them, though… hehe! What do you think? She also didn’t like our previous watermark, so she changed it. Do you like it better?

2018-02-09T16:34:58-05:00 February 9th, 2018|75 Comments


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    kaitlynrh1 February 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Great post Madi. <3 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Kaitlyn! <3

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    💖Hope💖 @agdolldreams February 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Aweeeee I LOVE THIS!!!! SO epic!!! HAHA yes you make the photo’s amazing Molly XD

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:49 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you SO much, Hope! <3

      Molly: Hehe! I like to think that. Heh heh. 😉

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        💖Hope💖 @agdolldreams February 14, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

        Guess what Madi!?!? Another person saved one of your pins!!!!!

        • Madison
          Madison February 14, 2018 at 11:09 pm - Reply

          REALLY??? YAY!!! Thank you SO much for pinning them, Hope, YOU ARE SO AMAZING. <3

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    Kaylyn Grace February 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Awesome post! I love this, Madi! You really inspire me. <3 Also, where did you get the reflector? I have been wanting to use one for a while. Did you get my letter yet?

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Kaylyn! Awwww, I am so honored. You’re the sweetest. <3

      Hm, that's odd. I'm not finding the reflector on Amazon... my dad owns it and just loans it to me. I'm not sure where he got it but I'll ask and try to find out. And I just got some letters from my P.O. Box! I'm not sure if one of them is yours but it probably is (I'll reply ASAP!)

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        Kaylyn Grace February 14, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

        You’re welcome! Aww, thank you so much! <3

        Really? Oh, OK. OK, thank you so much! Is one from me?

        • Madison
          Madison February 14, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

          I haven’t checked yet (crazy schedule haha) but I’ll let you know!

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    Hannah February 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures Madi! What a great way to share the faith! I always love your ideas!

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Hannah! You’re so encouraging! <3

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    AGs in Alaska February 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Your photography is amazing. My biggest goal for my photography – to take Madison-quality pictures. 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Awww, that just made my entire… year! 😄 That means so much! <3 I have a Skyrocket Your Doll Photography course in the makings with my favorite photography tips that might be helpful for you!

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    Bella February 9, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    This was super cute! Great post, Madi!

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:44 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Bella!

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        Bella February 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome!

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    Mary E. February 9, 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful… I love molly’s hair!

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Mary! Molly says thanks, too!

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    Diamond @ February 9, 2018 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Awwww, this is so sweet! It’s not really a photo story with a plot, but instead a gentle reminder to put God first. I love it.

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      Diamond @ February 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      And I completely forgot to say that the pictures were amazing. You really did take your best pictures yet, Madi. The reflector makes Molly’s eyes sparkle.

      • Madison
        Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

        Awww, thank you SO much! I’m so glad you like them, that means so much to me!

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Diamond! Oh, phew, I’m so glad you liked it — I was worried that the lack of conflict and plot would make it seem like a bore. Thank you sooo much!

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    Tess (blackiesunshine) February 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Molly is just stunning! The most important part of my day comes almost right after I wake up. I’ve been reading bible aloud to my mom while she makes breakfast and it’s been so much fun.
    I’m still flipping out over these photos though! They’re incredible and Molly’s hair is perfect!

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      I’m amazed that after all these years she is still such a pretty doll! I had to touch up her makeup a bit with my photo editor, but every barn needs a little paint, right? 😉 OH MY GOSH THAT SOUNDS SO FUN. I LOVE reading the Bible out loud, especially when multiple people are involved in the chapter and I get to do all the voices… it’s so fun and makes it comes super alive for me. 😂 I used to read the Bible to my dolls, actually! XD

      Aww, thank you SO much! I’m so glad you like them!!

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        Olive February 14, 2018 at 6:21 am - Reply

        “Every barn needs a little paint” 😂😂😂😂

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        Tess (blackiesunshine) February 14, 2018 at 7:50 am - Reply

        I don’t shun photo editors. XD
        I always make Jesus have a British accent. IDK why, it just sounds right, and I can do a pretty killer British accent thanks to all the British shows I watch.
        Oh ya, I’ve read Bible to dolls.

        • Madison
          Madison February 14, 2018 at 11:10 pm - Reply

          Yay. XDD

          HAHA, that’s so awesome. XD I make Jesus have the kind of accent He had in The Goodbye. XD Which, uh, is actually my accent, just deeper… hm.

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            Tess (blackiesunshine) February 15, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

            lol. that’s hilarious. Have you ever seen The Bible series? It’s a bit adult but still really good. The guy who plays Jesus has a wonderful accent.

            • Madison
              Madison February 19, 2018 at 12:12 pm - Reply

              I’ve seen the one about Abraham and the one about Samson, I think. They were really great! I hope I can watch the ones with Jesus soon.

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    cameradolls February 9, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Awesome! Maybe I should get a reflector…

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      I 10/10 recommend one! They’re AMAZING.

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    AAG February 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    This post was beautiful! Molly’s hair is GOALS, I wish I could do hair XD. I’m looking to ask for a reflector on my birthday. Most important part of my day is reading my devotions book.

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you SO much, Maelyn! I should totally do a tutorial of it sometime, it was super fun. XD OOH YES!! Reflectors are AMAZING, you won’t regret getting one! Ooh, devotions — I love those!

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    Xyra Silverleaf February 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    A lovely post.

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you for reading!

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    Olive February 9, 2018 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    The photos look great! And I honestly didn’t notice, I never pay much attention to the watermarks. 😂
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Olive! Haha, me neither unless I’m intent on studying them. 😂

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    Doll Star Studios (Grace) February 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    The most important part of my day is when I pray at night before bed. Another part of my day I like is reading your blog! -Grace

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

      I love praying before I go to sleep, too! It really helps me actually fall asleep, haha. XD Awwwwww, that totally made my day! I’m so glad you like it, Grace! <3

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    Natalie Therese February 9, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Awww, how sweet! Molly, you just have the sunniest, happiest personality, and-shhhhh!-you might be my favorite of Madi’s dolls! Would you mind asking Madison if she could recommend a reflector for outdoor photography of dolls?

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      Molly: Aww, thanks a million thousand times, Natalie! You’re so nice! OK, I’ll ask her right now!

      Okay, she says yes, she does! She recommends it for indoor photography too and says she has a post coming up about it really soon. Bye!


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        Natalie Therese February 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

        You are so welcome, Molly! Tell Madison that her answer was super helpful!

        • Madison
          Madison February 14, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

          Molly: Okay, I will! 😄

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    Sara February 9, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I love this! These photos are so pretty and Molly looks adorable. 😀

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Sara! Molly says thanks, too. 😉

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        Sara February 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm - Reply

        You’re so welcome! 😀

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    silverfoxstudios February 9, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    It’s super windy out here in B.C. and I can’t seem to get the desired look on my outdoor photos. Everything here is wet with the ever coming rain. This pictures are fantastic and I love the outfit Molly’s wearing.
    I just recently bought light reflectors, but I don’t really know what to use gold one for. Do you have any pointers of using that kind of equipment?

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      Arg, I hate it when the weather won’t cooperate! It was a biting cold January day when I took these photos. I almost quit because Molly kept falling over but am so glad I pressed through. XD Thank you sooo much!

      The gold side is if you want a warmer or golden effect. The white side is not as bright. There’s a zipper around the entire thing (at least for me) that you can flip to get a silver side and a silver-and-gold-stripes side. The silver side is my favorite — it makes it the brightest without making it too golden.

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        silverfoxstudios February 15, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

        I got the light reflectors 2 days ago and took a bunch of pictures. It makes such a difference in my photography. I got a kind that has a translucent base, and then a re-verseible cover. White and gold on side, and then flip the cover inside out and you get silver and black.
        Thanks so much for the tips. I hate it when you’re already to take pictures, and then the rain or wind comes along half way through. It snowed today, but yesterday I was outside in the sunshine. I question the weather sometimes.

        • Madison
          Madison February 23, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

          Oh my goodness, that is so awesome! Oh my goodness, I hate that too. XD I think the weather just likes ruining photoshoots. XD

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    Alyse February 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are AMAZING! Molly looks great. 😀 This is this first Molly post in a looong time!

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Aww, THANK YOU! I know — I really miss doing Molly posts and will totally have to do more more often.

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    ThePolkaDotPatriot February 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    This is so sweet! Great job using your reflector! 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much!

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    EnniMorgan February 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    I always adore posts on this blog – they’re always wonderful quality and ugh, I love the messages, girl!

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Enni! That means so much. <3

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        Enni February 14, 2018 at 2:49 am - Reply

        You’re absolutely welcome! <3

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    Olivia Bell February 10, 2018 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I loved this, it sets such an amazing example! 😀 Reading God’s Word and praying is such an important part of my day, I start with a Psalm and end (my day) with reading somewhere else in my Bible. 😀
    I LOVED the pictures, so profesh and Molly is such a gorgeous doll, I loved her hair and outfit! And the new watermark is cool too! 😉

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:21 pm - Reply

      It really is! Ooh, I love that; starting your day with a Psalm. So organized! XD

      Aww, thank you so much, Livy! I’m so glad you like them!

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    ornamentofgraceblog February 10, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the reminder, Molly! A lot of times I forget how important quiet time with God is.
    Btw, the pictures look really good!

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Molly: Aw, thanks for commenting, Grace! Me, too — I try to spend time with Him every day. And thank you so much!

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    kirstyntodd February 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Which version of the Bible do you use?

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      I have three Bibles; KJV, NKJV, and NLT.

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        kirstyntodd February 14, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Reply

        Ahh. I’m King James only. 😉

        Did you know that the King James Bible is the only Bible that has been translated from Textus Receptus, or “Received Text?” Interesting piece of information.

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    Katie February 11, 2018 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Your Molly is just so beautiful! I love your pictures! I really like the gold tint they have, awesome job!
    -Katie 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison February 13, 2018 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Katie! I’m so glad you like them!

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    Anonymous March 29, 2018 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Love this post, the photos are absolutely stunning!! 😍 Molly definitely got it right reading the Bible is the most important start of your day! ✝️😊😉

    • Madison
      Madison April 2, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked it! For sure. 😉

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