So, God does have a sense of humor. Careful what you ask for. Since mid-October I have been struggling with a problem with my lower back. It has made it impossible for me to do a high level workout. I am learning how to be a bit more still and rest more. I also have been experiencing numbness in various places so my need to continue to sit still continues. I had my first MRI on January 1st (bringing the New Year in with style) and actually found the time to be fairly meditative. I was not able to do anything else other than lay still and wait. I found myself praying or having fleeting thoughts between the loud sounds of the machine. It was a great practice in sitting still and knowing God. I found great comfort that no matter what the MRI results were that I had what I needed. I am loved by an amazing God and trust that I and those I love will be taken care of. (Thankfully the MRI showed that all things were clear.) We'll see where this journey takes me as I learn how to sit still and know God.