Feeling Disconnected

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.

What’s a Heart to Do?

Recognizing February is national heart month, I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate my blog to, “the Heart.” In looking up the definition of heart in the dictionary, I was impressed by a few words chosen to describe the heart. Aside from the anatomical definition of the heart muscle, a few words describing one’s poetic or spiritual heart caught my attention. The heart was described as “the innermost part of something, the core, the center, and as hollow.” The heart is regarded as “the center of a person’s thoughts and emotions, especially love and compassion.” The heart was also described as “the inmost or most essential part of any body or system and lastly, as the part most hidden




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