Getting Ahead: ‘Adjustments in Life’


By John G. Pfeifer - Religion Columnist



I have been involved in numerous events where multiple chairs must be set in accurate rows and numbered for tickets. Everything works out if the venue is always set up the same. There are times, however, that the stage is in a different place or the aisles need to be wider for handicap and egress.

These regulations are put in place so if anything should happen people can safely exit the building. If the rows do not correspond with the tickets that people have purchased, they can get upset. They have a ticket for a certain place and that is where they expect to be.

Things have changed and people are forced to adjust to those changes but it does not make it any easier.

I have gone to see a movie that was advertised as the best, only to find out it wasn’t at all as good as the advertisement had made it out to be. Or thought that someone was going to do one thing and they end up doing another. I planted an oriental plant that had a beautiful picture of it on the packaging only to find out that it was a twisted vine that wanted to take over the whole area.

Is it possible it’s not change that is too difficult to adjust to, but getting over what we were expecting it to be? Do the adjustments in our life hinge on our expectation before the fact?

These and other life questions will be addressed Sunday morning as “The Gathering Place Family” meets in the Washington High School Library for Bible Study at 9:30 and in the gymnasium at 10 a.m. for our Pre-Service Connection where we enjoy coffee, juice and donuts. Our Worship Service and Children’s Church then begins at 10:30. Come at 7 p.m. and be part of our Wednesday night Bible Study and Children’s Ministry on the third floor above Trends at 120 W. Court St. in Washington Court House.

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By John G. Pfeifer

Religion Columnist