Now that schools have returned in Scotland, life in the parish is hotting up again. Summer, such as it was, is officially over. Church organisations will soon be starting up and so a new session begins. Embarking on my third year in this ministry here brings the temptation to be despondent at the slow pace of change. It is easy to imagine that more should have been achieved or accomplished. God's timing is not easily fathomed. But it can be relied on that, when the time is right, change will happen. Meantime, there is still much groundwork to be done, lots of encouragement to be given and loads more feeding and nurturing to be offered so that we are ready to catch the wind of God when the clouds are blown away. God's timing is not our timing but it is right. Right now I think I'm in 6/8 while God is in 3/4. But I'm trying to rediscover the rhythm of God.