A Day In The Land Of Wee Giants

I was going morning, noon and night since we got here in Northern Ireland, so I haven’t had a chance to update.

The What Is Worship? event couldn’t have gone better. Rich worship times (co-leading with Kathryn Scott), wonderful interactions in the teaching/workshop session, and lots of great times with our Irish friends from Port Stewart and Belfast. Oh, good Guiness in the homeland.

It’s been a blast doing the event with Peter and Mary Ellen Fitch, too. We blend well on so many levels. Playing with Callum Rees, Matt Weeks, Jesse Duley, Claire, Dave and Kathy has been just plain over the top fun.

You make music a tapestry of groove and sonic wonder — thanks for creating a transcendant atmosphere for people to encounter God.

More later. Big ferry ride after the Great Big God children’s event we do today at the Causeway Coast Vineyard.


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.