I ran into an old friend from our former church at Target today. We got to talk a bit in between the aisles. After we talked about our families and the very cold winter we have been having, I told her I missed being with her at the kids' events and Sunday school. I knew her children pretty well, since they were my children's ages and over the years, we did a lot together at the church. She mentioned to me how she was feeling disconnected and longed for a connection again. We reminisced about the good old times and how things have changed in our lives. Change happens, that's just life, but we are often left searching for what we have lost. She has lost her connection to the church community.