It’s no surprise that in a quiet, remote place it is always easier to hear the Lord speak to us. Removing ourselves from distractions is both a blessing and a necessity. The Lord used the beautiful Ozark mountains to help me focus and hear from Him. One of the joys of pastoring is to get alone with God, think about the current and upcoming needs of our church, and opening God’s Word to let the Spirit speak. It never fails, when we get away, draw nigh to God, and listen He does indeed speak. While accomplishing some great study for upcoming sermons and future series, I shared sweet fellowship with three other pastors who were accomplishing the same thing. While three of us: “Doug”, “Brent”, and myself had never met, an immediate bond was formed that will last for years to come.