It is early morning, the sun’s rays just reaching my comfortable chair on the back patio. The busy street behind my house is eerily quiet. I am very still, very aware of the sound of the same bird that sings each morning; aware of dewdrops glistening on the intricate spider web hanging from the Encino Oak tree; aware of the fresh, crisp air that fills my lungs, and the color of the morning sky. Has it ever been that exact shade of blue? I am still. And I know exactly who my God is. “Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 (KJV).
–Connie Vandeman Jeffery