Credible Sources & Secret Identities

I’d venture to say that the most credible source of information on any topic is one who has been there, done that, and sat in silence for decades considering the implications both of their environment and their actions.

On a lighter note, and utterly disconnected from that last thought, we have begun something called iD.Core, a discipleship training program for junior and senior high’ers in our community.

Tonight, I sat with a 12 year old who was able to name the secret identities of 4 out of 5 superheroes.

I was astonished, and bowed my head in humble admiration.

How many can you name? Let’s build a list – who is the Flash? Who is the Hulk? Who is Captain America? Who is DareDevil?


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.