This may not be much to some, but to me, it was tremendous! I try not to watch the news...I try to stay away from it, yet I don't want to be one that has her head buried in the sand either, so I just have to peek in and see what's going on in the world. Some times are worse than others for me, but this morning I must have been particularly weak-spirited and as I was consuming the latest, I was overcome with such a heavy heart and a fear that I just couldn't shake. All I could do was sit on my bed in silence and close my eyes and pray to God for some relief. Being a newbie to daily prayer, I find that when I pray...I always try to fill my prayers up with words and I never give God a chance to get a word in edgewise. Well, this morning, I found that I was really out of words...I was so overwhelmed that I really didn't know what to say. So I just sat there and asked God for relief. After about 5 minutes, I felt a warming and a lightening of my heart and I truly felt God's spirit moving in me. The tears began to flow and all I could say was "Thank You God" over and over and over. God is truly with me and I thought that I knew that before, but he reaffirmed my faith when I needed His love. I am so grateful for His love and understanding. And I am ever grateful for this wonderful site and all of the kind souls of this community! God Bless You All!!