Freedom To, Within Freedom’s Gain

Just a Canada Day (July 1) and Fourth Of July (July 4th) comment for citizens of earth, and heaven.

Isn’t it wonderful to live on a continent where we can freely rip our nation to shreds, both verbally and practically, from the safety of the very freedoms it sustains for us?

No one (most probably) today will be killed for maligning their nation or its current state here; I’ll live and serve, and challenge, in a place on earth like that. My wife lived at times in her life in places where that was not true, so we’re grateful today for imperfect nations like Canada and the United States.


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.