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Reflection: After an Altering Event


At the time of this recording, voting has just ended for the Presidential Election, a pandemic is currently sweeping across the planet, extreme weather events continue to cause record flooding, drought, and wildfires, and hundreds of species of animals of every size face extinction every day.

There’s a lot happening in the world.

And that’s just in the world. What about what’s happening in your own life?

When an event – any event – alters our lives, we have to keep going on. And that’s hard. 

But sometimes when our lives become upended because of the actions and decisions of other people, as in a forced termination or a medical separation from your career, or the thoughtless words of another person, or the discrimination and prejudice because of how you look or who you love, that altering event becomes even more complicated and painful.


And that’s worth looking at.  Because you matter, that’s right, I’ll say it again, You Matter.


You’re not alone. Below are resources to use and share:

Veterans Crisis Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Child Abuse Hotline

The Trevor Project

Trans Lifeline

RAINN Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline

Immigration Advocates Network

American Addiction Centers Alcohol & Drug Hotlines

Ministering to Ministers: We Are Here for You


The natural world provides much calming support. Of course, we’re not always able to get back to nature when we’d like to, so here’s a little bit of the natural world for you:

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Moon Jelly LiveCam


Many thanks to Ministering to Ministers, who produce and support this podcast.  Please check out the resources available through this fantastic foundation:

Ministering to Ministers

Ministering to Ministers Wellness Retreats

Ministering to Ministers Resources: Forced Termination

Ministering to Ministers: The Problem

Ministering to Ministers Resources: Books


Music for this episode has been legally purchased from AudioJungle. License available upon request