Grateful, I am for this place of respite. The silence supports my desire to go deep within and listen there. With the quiet, I can hear my heart beat and it is as if God is tapping in my heart, reminding me that I am never alone.

I leave strengthened by the reminder of who I am and who walks with me.

I am aware more fully also that God is ever present with all others, as well, and hope to respond as such.

“When you encounter another person, when you have dealings with anyone at all, it is as if a question is being put to you. So you must think, What is the Lord asking of me in this moment, in this situation?” from the Gilead

Linda-“Mystic Tree” March 2015