Change – The Rhythm of Life


How often have we heard, even said, “I don’t like change?” Yet, as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted as saying, “Change is the only constant in life.” Change happens in the seasons of nature, in our personal and family lives, in our work environments, and in our society.


The pro-life movement has experienced dramatic change in 2022, in particular during the past six months: attacks on pregnancy help centers and pro-life organizations and churches; FBI raids and arrests of pro-life individuals; and the return of the abortion issue to states after the summer’s Supreme Court decision. Some of these changes are welcome, and some are not. No matter what changes come to our society, our God does not change (Malachi 3:6) – “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He is faithful … and He calls us to be likewise (1 Corinthians 4:2).


True Care has also experienced change. Long-time CEO Terry Winship retired, and Jessica Baxter took the helm in July. Two of our nurses have an office next door at which they will partner next year in their own medical practice, offering a pro-life approach to healthcare for women and families. We anticipate other exciting changes as we go into our strategic planning in 2023. Stay tuned!


Another significant staffing change has begun. Gayle Irwin, True Care’s Patient Resources Director for nearly 13 years, will retire from her position at the end of this year. God is calling her to expand her writing career and impact lives for the kingdom through this special gift He’s given her. She has shared stories in the True Care newsletter, been in charge of our social media posts, and used her writing talents in other ways at True Care while also conducting administrative duties and overseeing the volunteer program. This is a time of change for Gayle and for True Care as we bring others on board to fill her position.


We’ve opted to split the job into two: one specifically to work in the communications area and the other for the administrative side. That person will be called Director of Patient Services, and the one overseeing social media and blogs and assisting with newsletters and other projects will be True Care’s Communications Specialist. Both positions will report to the CEO. Gayle will begin training the new employees in November, and we will announce the names of those stepping into those positions at a later date.


Change – so inevitable. Not always welcome, but yet change can be the catalyst for new, good things. When we accepted Christ into our lives, Scripture says we became a new creation. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, we grow more Christ-like. Bringing in new personnel at True Care can help us reach more women who believe abortion is their best or only option through fresh eyes on our marketing and communications endeavors and a new advocacy administrator who also brings a fresh, new perspective on interacting with patients.


Change comes, just like the beautiful autumn we’ve experienced in Casper this year now turning into the colder days of winter. However, we have nothing to be anxious about – the same God who shepherds the changes in nature does the same in our lives, individually and corporately.


Nothing surprises Him, and as we walk in deep trust and faith, He guides us through to the ultimate change He has in store – eternal life with Him.