Blooming in Various Soils: Tim Challies is a blogger, author, and book reviewer who is well-known in the evangelical world. Here is an article about flowers, God’s glory, and the call to bloom no matter the soil. It is titled: “We Must, We Can, Bloom for Him.” This might be a comforting read for some, and a challenging read for others.
Disappointment: I have said it before and I will say it again: How you respond to disappointment will—more than almost anything else—determine your character, quality of life, and where you will be in five, ten, and 20 years. Life has its hard moments, its cracks: “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” (Leonard Cohen).
Herman Bavinck Quote: “But that life begun in Christ by faith must progress; those who are ‘infants in Christ’ (1 Corinthians 3:1) need to ‘put on the Lord Jesus Christ’ (Romans 13:14) and become mature in him.” (Reformed Ethics 325).
A Bit of Twisted Comfort: For all of us who have made mistakes…