Composting My Life

man-with-compostI filled my first compost bin yesterday (picture is not me, however).

The rule is to put about equal parts of “green stuff” (e.g., grass clippings, raw food peels and the like from the kitchen) and “brown stuff” (dead leaves, or in my case last year’s gumballs from our Sweet Gum tree) and let them cook together (yes, the bin can get hot). After a while, out comes wonderfully rich organic material for the garden!

Maybe that is a good metaphor for life. I mix my good stuff and my not so good stuff, and if I let it “cook” together for a while, aided by prayer and God’s grace, I can have some new, really wholesome, ways to live my life.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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