Over the past few years we have been hearing about global warming and its affect on the weather, natural habitats and people. Whether it is a man made condition or the natural progression of time is still up for debate. The real truth in this shifting environment is that things change, sometimes for the better or the worse. In this rapidly transforming global market, we all find ourselves having to adapt to the many changes that are taking place whether by choice or by force. Downsizing, sudden illness, weather events, the loss of a loved one, divorce, marriage, or a new job can all alter the once routine and mundane existence many of us have. The changing climate of the world, our community and even our families can be used to push us in a new and unfamiliar place. Although unexpected, it can be just what we need. Embrace the change in the atmosphere of your life with openness to experiencing something fresh and new. Not all change is negative. Growth comes from exposure to changing conditions. Isaiah 43 says it best, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” Embrace your climate change.
Rev. Carla Debnam
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