Getting Ahead: ‘Defining Life’


By John G. Pfeifer - Religion Columnist



When I first came to this area I was a 19-year-old college student driving every day from the rural Chillicothe area for summer work. Through this time I met Glenda, who, a year and a half later, in 1972, became my wife.

We now have three children and nine grandchildren. I would make the drive again every Saturday and Sunday just to see Glenda. I had to spend most of my money for gasoline but there was nothing that could have kept me from driving to Washington Court House in those days. This is where my heart was so I had to be here.

I have heard the expression, “heart issue” all of my life. It seems that our heart can drive us to do certain things. Could it be that our heart actually defines our life? Could our life change for the better or for the worse if we have a change of heart?

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.

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By John G. Pfeifer

Religion Columnist

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