So I'm going for the four posts a month thing and I missed my August number. Ugh! Here is a stray motivational thought to start September out right:
I garden, some. This year's new crop is horseradish. It looks like it is supposed to and I'm impatiently waiting for the first frost to harvest. We'll see. Speaking of smelly things, one thing a garden needs every year is fertilizer. If a person expects to grow they need two things: some crap dumped on them and the will to work it. The green thumb has nothing to do with a magic ability to grow things. Rather, when that fertilizer falls our way we have to handle it because the only thing crap does on the surface is stink.
This is true professionally, personally, and spiritually.
Read Luke 13:6-9. The last ingredient to growth is mentioned at the end of verse eight. When the smelly stuff happens all that means is Jesus loves us and He's giving us one more chance to grow.