A ReJoining To Come

Anthropologists have discovered in all rites of passage that there are three stages of process:

Separation: Leaving the familiar, the exodus

Liminality: A marginal stage, limbo, tension, shaping, regular rules don’t apply, the wilderness (from liminus, meaning threshhold)

Re-Incorporation: Re-joining a community, crossing a threshold, life renewal, healing, strengththe promised land

Our journey is cyclical, and we must traverse these terrains again and again.

The Church is on a threshold, in beautiful ways, right now. The normal rules do not apply, and we are forced by the pressures of our brokeness and our age to change.

There is a Re-Joining to come.


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help 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. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. 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.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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