It kind of hurts when friends grow apart.
It can be painful.
You see it happening, you feel the separation, but there's nothing you can do about it.
Somehow your lives don't match up anymore.
You used to talk all the time and see each other at every opportunity.
Jokes shared, laughs blossomed, you comforted each other.
But it's not the same anymore.
People come and go, and we're better for knowing them.  But the separation hurts when it's still fresh.
Maybe they've changed or found someone they have more in common with.
Or maybe it's you that's changed.
Either way...
Change is inevitable in all of our lives.
But that doesn't always make it any easier to deal with.



I know a lot of people feel the same way about music as I do.  It's such a sweet escape sometimes.
Helps you calm down and think things through.
When the perfect song comes along that describes exactly how you feel, it's like finding the missing piece of a puzzle.
Often, when I get comfy and ready to sleep, I'll pick something soft to listen to on my iPod as I drift off.  Blocks out any other noises going on and helps me fall asleep faster.
I usually pick something loud and fun to listen to while I'm driving though.  I do a lot of driving during the school year, so it breaks up the monotony of driving the same roads several times a week.
You can tie memories to certain songs or kinds of music.  Whether they're good memories or bad, it helps you hold on to the past.  You can reminisce about sweet times or be reminded of mistakes that don't need to happen again.
I think a lot of us would be lost without music.  I thank God so much for giving us the gift of music.  The world wouldn't be complete without it.

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:19-20

My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Psalm 108:1



Growing up and starting over.  Forgiving and forgetting.
Working things out.
Having patience and helping each other.
Doing things correctly this time around.
This could be the beginning of something beautiful.


broken and beautiful

We've messed up.  Made mistakes.  Made unwise choices.  We haven't been careful.
We're both broken.
And on the road to recovery.
Maybe we can help each other get better?
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Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11