It’s early in the morning, and I’m thinking about my deceased sister whose birthday is today as I read my daily devotions and listen to a song that has impacted my life profoundly, “Shout to the Lord.” My soul is flooded with a variety of emotions – mostly joyful – and I am profoundly reminded of the power of grace that enables me to deeply experience those things that matter most in life. In a world that is defined by consumerism, has become over-sexualized, is polarized and filled with so many distractions, this gift from the Holy Spirit fills me with memories, visions, feelings and dreams that help me remember that more than anything else, I am a child of God.