Each Conversation A Gift

front-mosaic-apostlesI am continually astounded by the brilliance that resides in every conversation.

As humans, the way we say what we have to say, the heart that beats behind the choice of words of phrases, the history of our family that speaks when we voice a perspective – all of these elements find their way into a chat, a dialogue, or an in-depth sojourn together.

I believe that the quality of our lives is indeed expressed in the hidden places of the heart, and come out in our interactions with others. Today, I found a jewel in each conversation, waiting for me in a one minute hug-and-run, a five minute how-does-this-work, and a sixty minute let’s-change-the-world.

Each conversation a gift, each chat enlarging the story you and I are privileged to live – together.


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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