I am simply thinking

I am simply thinking this morning that:

My wife is like the silent dew of morning blanketing wide green fields,

My eldest daughter is like the shining of candlelights on stirring night waters,

My youngest daughter is like the spectral dance of northern lights on black canvass skies,

My son is like the hurried voices of playful angels clamoring for a second turn,

My family is like the hallowed murmurs of distant prayers rising in faraway rooms,

My friends are like the warming sun of summer on a face turned upward.

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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