As a teenager, I would drive to the beach and spend days and evenings just listening and watching the waves crash along the cliffs and rocks of the Connecticut shoreline. The pattern of the waves lulled my uneasy heart and gave me rest. Teenage life was not easy back in the day and today it is not any easier. We all need our place that fills us with peace and love. God hears us when we retreat and let his love wash over us.