I was always a shy person. I never did like to share myself with many people. I took a course in communication in college to be able to talk to people better. I could speak publicly but hardly ever privately. I was not willing to expose myself to hurt or ridicule. I remember as a child at my parent’s home, there was a 50 foot cedar tree in the backyard. I would climb to the top of tree. There was a fork at the top I could sit on. It was above the roof of the house and in the open. I could see all around. The breeze would blow through. No one could see me or talk to me except God. There God developed a relationship with me. I saw all of creation there. Its beauty and wonder. This is how I began to know God. When I first accepted the Lord into my heart, I wasn’t willing to share with anyone my relationship. Every so often I would speak about knowing God personally. But most times it had to be dragged out of me. My relationship with my Father is personal and intimate. But if you will read with your heart, you will see me.