eGood and eGad.

We had a rich time of worship this morning, in an acoustic-driven set. Joel Mason and I led together, along with Matt Frise on violin and Dan Frye on cahon. Ry Siggelkow brought up the end with some beautiful original ministry music textures.

We went back to the early church (Phos Hilaron/Joyous Light), then onto a new one from me called I Will Respond (With My Life), then onto a fresh version of my previous Apostles’ Creed arrangement, then onto Joel’s rendition of the hymnFor The Beauty Of The Earth (very Coburn-esque).

Then, no matter how cool your community is, there are always budget gatherings. From there, kids to a jewelry-making class (very cool – a local jewelry artist named Grace Rouleau), then picking up my youngest from his hockey game trip, then groceries for the week (my wife is very ill this week), then dinner, then my middle daughter to indoor soccer practice, then….

This is one sabbath that was pulled out from under my feet – I suppose it’s fine if its the exception rather than the rule. Overall, a rich day, but full.

eGood and eGad.


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.