Ice Chess

For my son and I, games we make up such as CrazyChess, FlameChess, PawnsAgainstBigGuysChess, PowerChess and much more drew me to find this.

I love the creativity involved in these expansions on the simple – so physical and sensory, so creational. The way the light dances at night on the large pieces is lovely.

So creational to “play” with simplicity like this.

Watch the vid on the site.

A new kind of cold war: Ice chess – Europe-


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.