This feels like a reunion, and it sounds like some good stuff's been happening! I really need a job, but am busy at university with a degree in music (classical singing) and visual arts (photography) and don't have the time or energy to do much else. But praise God, a local church has been paying me to sing in services every week, sometimes solo, sometimes in a choir. The money isn't huge, but it's a great help!! Re: Spending time alone with God in nature. When I was 15 and depressed, I thought about killing myself, but considering nature - even just hills and trees I could see out my window - I knew there had to be a God, that killing myself might be wrong and that I needed to get to know this God. If nature can point an unbeliever to God, then spending time in nature is good for everyone!!