Everyone needs a quiet place, and this is mine. Whenever I need to recharge, I step out my back door, sit on the steps and see this. Sometimes, I'll take my Bible with me; sometimes I just sit. I sit, I breathe, and I know that God is with me.
He's with me in the stillness, in the golden glow of sunlight on the treetops, in the brilliance of the leaves, in the crisp air all around me. He refreshes me, invigorates me, loves me and strengthens me.