Living In Little Ways

I continue to be amazed how dense life can be with two teens and a 9 year old. The combination of cultivating family life, accomplishing work, serving others in community and maintaining creative vitality is a challenge at the best of times.

As we look toward the future of the Church, we must continue to form and reform paradigms of Kingdom living that embrace the venture of Monday breakfast with the kids as being on par with ventures that impact global poverty.

Life is meant to be well-lived, in both the near and far, in both the large and small. Therese de Liseux (the “little Theresa” that Mother Theresa named herself after) continually calls us back to the “little way” of following Jesus – small deeds, done with great love, will change the world.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.