seasons in nature and life ctd

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Apple orchard

Living in connection with seasons enables people to discern rhythms and patterns that reflect God’s nature and speak of His love and purpose for people.

Processes in nature can provide inspiration and hope in the face of uncertainty and life’s challenges.  Not living with a seasonal rhythm in life, can leave us feeling disconnected, spiritually undernourished, and tired.

The rhythms and patterns of seasons in life can be daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or over a life-time. Celebrations offer structure and important markers in life’s journey for individuals, and church communities.  Church community life and individual spirituality is enriched by the celebration of festivals and feasts that reflect the seasons in nature for example, rogation and harvest.