Just another Monday morning - or is it? This morning as I wake I am surrounded by two special guests in the house - Kimura and Titan - our youngest son's pet dogs. Yes - babysitting pets while they take a week off for vacation. When you are retired - empty nesters - no children in the house - you get use to the quiet - adding in two small energetic dogs - breaks the silence.
So many times when we try to talk to God - bury ourselves deep into prayer - nothing but silence - no winds - no flaming visions - no chariots on fire - no doves flying above - just silence. Silence is great - until that is all you get - longing for that sudden rush of wind - sweet smell of lavender - rainbow in the sky. Yet - nothing. Sometimes it makes you wonder if you are all alone - all by yourself - you and - nothing. Then your mind snaps you back to reality - you remember a scripture verse you heard last Sunday - I AM the way - I AM Who AM - God with US - always. Then peace settles in and you rejoice in the stillness that is God.