Holy Ground Under Your Feet

A good friend and I stood out in front of my office for a few minutes this cold, autumnal morning, ruminating on the meaning of joy, passion, suffering and responsibility.

These words came to me, as the idea has again and again:

The ground is as holy under the feet of the plumber, as it is under the feet of the pastor. Live from your core; live from the Center.

When the Church can physically let go of its sacred and secular paradigm, and embrace simply the covenant distinction (those who embrace it and those who do not), we may well take our true place in human culture once again — and become the most generously-spirited people on earth.


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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