Almost forty years ago, I found that I could go away to quiet places and think without interruption. Maybe I knew that as a boy but wasn't mature enough to understand the benefits. I used to take a beagle or two and sit in the field behind the house to watch the sun go down.

As I spent long periods of time in very isolated places, my thinking turned to praying. and I took every opportunity to get away because it changed who I was. Well, after all these years, it still does and I look for those opportunities daily.

Solace is comfort in times of distress, tension, or disappointment. A favorite verse of mine is found in Isaiah 26:3, "The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in Thee." I keep visiting the "quiet places"...listening and waiting and trusting.

Ken Jenkins
Ken Jenkins