It has been an interesting week in my profession-a profession where I get paid to talk and I struggled to do that because of all the coughing. And it wasn’t just a regular week; it was a busy week. Today, I get to just be quiet. Hopefully the quiet place will help me “Connect with God” and allow my body to truly heal. Although I am grateful that I have not been sick like this in over 3 years, I was and am disappointed that I had to do this “illness” yet again. The reading this morning is about the woman that wasn’t just sick a few times a year, she was “always” sick for years. And she “knew” that if she touched Jesus, she would be healed. In her “quiet place” she felt certain of what she had to do and knew that all would be well with her body and soul. Help me Lord today to be in my quiet place so that I too can feel certain of what I have to do and can trust beyond a doubt and beyond what anyone else thinks and believes, You will enter into where I am sick and weak and empower and heal.