At The Meeting House

Right now I’m in Oakville, Ontario with Craig Douglas and the worship leadership crew of The Meeting House around the region. They are a church of a few thousand that is “church for those who don’t like church,” and blend a movement away from religious systems with emerging and ancient ideas of living faith in the world. They’re connected with the Brethren In Christ community, which Anita and I were connected with for years.

We’re having a retreat exploring some rich issues of the heart for worship leaders. Craig and his wife have a beautiful family, and its been fantastic to reconnect with my good friend, and senior pastor of The Meeting House, Tim Day. (Some of you may know of the teaching pastor, Bruxey Cavey).

Anyway, we head out now, so your prayers as you read this post would be so appreciated.

We’re doing some teaching, interaction, prayer ministry and song sharing, along with some delving into the heart, ancient ways, worship worldview and creative instinct.

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Sheltering Mercy 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. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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