Having a strong sense of God isn't new for me.
I have a definite sense of mission now, one that whispers, "Let go. Follow where the journey leads."
I watched the barges come and go on the Cumberland River in Clarksville, TN, where I attended college. I felt a deep pull inside me, the same pull I felt as a little girl watching the Naval Aircraft Carriers sail out to sea.
I was baptized in the Cumberland River, noting that Tennessee in the Bible Belt. As a newborn, I was baptized at the Mission San Luis Obispo. It a path for "born again" Christians.