Find an Isolated Place

Find an Isolated Place

Several years ago I found an isolated place where I could sit quietly and listen for God’s voice. A place where I could bask in the wonder of his creation and pray. Cooks Butte Park, a wilderness park on the summit of a hill where we used to live, hosted towering fir trees and a […]

That Drove Me to My Knees!

That Drove Me to My Knees!

I recall visiting a friend in his home for the first time. He greeted me warmly, and we walked into his den. The first thing I noticed was the forty-two-inch HDTV on the wall. Its screen flashed a colorful and precise image while the surround-sound speaker system delivered crisp highs and a chest-thumping bass line.

Because I hadn’t come over to watch a sporting event or movie, I assumed he would turn off the TV, or at least mute the sound while we talked. Instead, his head swiveled back and forth as he gazed at the TV and glanced at me. After a few minutes, I concluded he didn’t want to talk, and so I gave up trying and waited until the next commercial to slip away.