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Christopher George: Adjusting Our Sails Through the Winds of Change

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Great talk.  I like the points he made about our sisters.  They have to move with their husbands, meaning moving away from a assignment their enjoy, friends etc.  Some don't know want the new assignment will be.  Lots of changes.

I don't know what it will be like for the Britain relocation.   I think I'm right in saying that some have already left, or in the process of leaving because of the reductions.  The rest will all go to Chelmsford.


Great point about the ones chosen to the 12 apostles.  How did the others feel about it.  How would I have felt about it, if I wasn't chosen to be one of the 12?  But they stuck with Jesus, and enjoyed the blessing.

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What an encouraging talk! We older ones have sometimes been discouraged by the changes in our life. We all are adjusting to the changes in TMS. We are even recognizing the benefits to us personally as well as organizationally. Some of us are experiencing difficulties with the change from the printed page to the electronic devices. But Jehovah gave us the gift of being able to see the need to keep up with the changing times, even to embrace the changes wholeheartedly. I sometimes think about 'the little engine that could'. We will be able to adjust to anything as long as we maintain our relationship with Jehovah.

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  • 6 years later...

He brings up an interesting illustration in comparing life to sailing in the conclusion. Life is rarely straightforward and most of the time, we have to move in a zig-zag pattern. 😅


"When we go back to our illustration of sailing, rarely is a boat able to get somewhere sailing in a direct line. Now, sometimes you’ll have great weather and that can happen.


But when sailing into the wind, a sailor needs to employ what they call tacking, and the organization has used that in talking about maneuvering and changes.


But in short, it means that they steer upwind in a zigzag fashion so that they get the wind  hitting both sides of the sail, and it pushes them forward in spite of riding into the wind."

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