I took my kids to the park yesterday on a beautiful, 70-degree day. As my youngest daughter was playing, I noticed that her jeans were showing a lot of sock. Sometime in the past two months, she's grown at least an inch. As I looked at her more closely, I realized she's losing some of that "little girl" look and turning into a young lady. She's like a flower, just beginning to bloom.
Even though I'm not going to get any taller, my daughter's growth spurt reminded me that we're all still growing spiritually. 2 Peter 3:18 tells us to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." It's a continual process, one where we'll have growth spurts and periods of steady growth. We're all blooming flowers in God's garden. And while a single flower is pretty, a blooming garden is a sight to behold.
Today, I want to introduce you to some other "blooming flowers" over at Sisters in Bloom. This is a new favorite blog of mine. The girls over there offer encouragement and wise words in their daily posts. You'll find encouragement as a mom, a wife and a woman. You'll find yourself growing spiritually as you partake of the inspiring words of a variety of women. Plus, they have a free e-book for you if you subscribe to their blog.