Yolanda Pendleton, Director of Missions, Community Outreach & Advocacy

This question is in my thoughts more than ever before. 

Asking myself, when will things go back to normal? 

I’m sure many of you are asking the same question. 

My thoughts are, the new meaning of normal is different. 

This different lifestyle we have been forced to live, is our new normal. 

In my opinion, change is never accepted, until it’s successful. 

There is an article I read, written by a college students, stating that Dr. Seuss portrays typical kids, bored by the rain, wanting to do something different. 

The story ends, “Then all anxiety was at an end, and they lived in perfect peace.” 

How this reminds me of my own daily situation, and maybe many others. 

I would find myself feeling depressed in the walls of my own home, thinking when will I be able to go back to my normal life? 

I decided change is needed in my daily routine. 

I opened the blinds to let the light shine in my home. Even with the light coming in, there was not much change in the way I was feeling. 

So, I removed the curtains. 

Well, the light was shining bright, and that made me smile. 

This became my new normal. 

You see, sometimes change can make a difference. 

We have to be willing  to make adjustments to understand the end result. 

In this time of change remember, social distancing is necessary. 

Relational distancing is not. 

But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love
of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never
come to an end;
they are new every morning:
great is your faithfulness. 

– Lamentations 3:21-23

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