If God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling brooks and whispering pines.” Robert Brault
I remember as a child learning in Catechism class that God was everywhere and in everything. I was in awe of that concept. There was a downside to this everywhere concept though; God could see me no matter where I went or what I did. I thought of God as a bit of a Santa Claus figure judging me as naughty or nice. I grew out of this idea though and began to feel that our Creator is a loving presence and always available and visible to me. Nothing puts me in touch with him as much as being in nature does. Looking at a full moon sky blanketed with brilliant stars I know there is a greater power that has provided this beauty for me to enjoy and appreciate. I still look at God as a bit of a Santa Claus but by no means the judgmental one. Instead I see God as the gift giver and all I have to do is open my eyes and receive!