Creative Collaborations: Stirring The Waters

The other evening I creatively collaborated with good friend, Jeremy Dunn.

Jeremy is an excellent musician, and we are working on a project bringing clearly presented hymns to the table – with a savory flavor all our own.

After a session the other night, working out some parts, we realized that we shared a similar taste in sounds and song direction that both of us found quite refreshing.

When I came home, I felt a bit healthier in soul than I had in some time, and realized that the creative waters in my spirit were stirred. I began to work on a few other songs, and welcomed some fresh creativity to the table.

I encourage you, if you have had to still some of the creative or artistic sides of you due to time, the wear and tear of life, or otherwise, to begin to “creatively play” again.

When the angel stirs the waters, jumping in could get you healed.


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.