Getting Ahead: Handling Change

By John G. Pfeifer - Religion Columnist

I know you have noticed that things keep changing. This constant changing of things is not easy to adjust to. I have a desire to be contemporary for the day but it takes work to keep up.

About the time I feel like I have a handle on something, it changes. There are changes that are exciting and wonderful and others that make my life difficult. For instance; the technology in finding destinations with a GPS is wonderful but some things that work just fine keep us busy replacing them because there is a bigger and better one developed.

I just had to replace the memory in Glenda’s computer because her Facebook and email was taking too long to load. I used to be able to take a piece of sand paper and a match book cover to file and adjust the points in my car and it would run smoothly again. Now a light comes on and I have to pay to get it hooked up to a computer to find the problem.

With all that said, we have to adapt to change because it is inevitable. Life as our grandparents knew it no longer exists. We are dealing with a complete new set of challenges.

As our desire to have more stuff increases, the pressures that accompany those things will also increase. We have bigger houses, better automobiles, better schools, more advanced hospitals, and the list goes on and on. However, along with these things we have more depression, more broken homes, and violence in our schools, and an overall attitude of discontentment.

With changes, both good and bad, is there anything that goes unchanged? Is there something that we can always depend on that is right and will always be there for us? Can we successfully deal with the bad and enjoy the good?

These and other life questions will be addressed Sunday morning as “The Gathering Place Family” meets in the Washington High School 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 West Court Street.

By John G. Pfeifer

Religion Columnist