Up where Canada and Minnesota share the waters of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, I recently enjoyed the companionship of some other pastors as we paddled and portaged from lake to lake. Most noticeable was the silence. Even the most talkative person would have to take a break from speaking and find the quiet refreshing.

Sitting in a canoe with a paddling companion was a good place for some conversation, but it provided plenty of time for reflection, leading to a greater conversation.

I’ve written about it on my blog, you can find it here if you like.