'When we become disciples of nature, we learn that we are both growing and dying at every moment. We learn that change is as integral to the human condition as it is to the mountain valley or the sandy seashore. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is constant except the overarching love of the God who created this ever changing universe.' ~Nancy Roth
One of the great joys of gardening is composting. What was growing and living in your garden or home does not get dumped. Instead it is placed in a compost heap for a transformation to take place. In a year from now what could have been described by some as waste has turned into beautiful soil, full of nutrients to sustain new life. We are surrounded by change and cycles. We need to learn to tune into them and when we do we will find ourselves grounded. We will be able to build an appreciation that God is the sustaining and uniting force or energy in everything around us. Television, mobile phones and modern forms of technology bring great blessings but also remove us from the cycles of nature and rhythms of life. It is good to be aware of the difference. What can I do this weekend to appreciate the beauty and cycles of nature around me? God is to be found in so many of these happening each and every moment all around us.