The boat rests on the shore. The oars are poised for use. It is such a quiet scene, and one which I love to enjoy. It speaks to me of rest and peace. Its tranquility is inviting, if I could just take time to enjoy moments like this. My life is so hectic, and I can’t seem to slow down for even a minute it seems. Yet I desire to get a way to a place to be encouraged again by God. “That was me,” remarked one pastor as he slipped out of the hammock after really resting for a couple hours. “I need to do this more often,” he said.