The term "God" is a bit generic
The term "God" is a bit generic and evokes little emotion in me. But as I worked through the meditations in Joyce Rupp's book this morning, the term "Eternal Parent" sprung to mind. Now this is an evocative image for me - the one who, just before my life began, said, "OK, live"; the one who watched over me during my childhood, was present as I discovered my likes and dislikes, watched my interests deepening, my path becoming more certain. This "Eternal Parent" watches over me still, though I am rarely conscious of it these days.
I suppose "Heavenly Father" is an equivalent term, but I hear it so often that it doesn't carry as much of an emotional punch.