Dancing With The Flame

It’s a quiet moment on one more Sunday eve in my brief lifetime, and my heart is hushed before God.

I feel the warmth of His presence near, and to dance with such flame is the danger I find my heart embracing again for the next decade of my life.

I’d rather live on the edge of epiphany, even if it means that death in the chasm is just a tumble away. I’d like my kids to live that way, too.

The next stock of the songs and writings from me will flow from, as Alison Krauss puts it, “the ache in my chest.” They will be the things I have to say.

Of course, I say these things in the quiet moments of an evening.

RELEASES FEB. 8, 2022 | Brazos press

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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