In Boston For The Week

Just a quick post to say that we had a rich time this past weekend with the Mechanic Falls Vineyard in Maine, and with many of the Northeastern Maine Vineyard worship leaders. It was great to see good friends and worship together.

I used the hammered dulcimer to lead worship with most of the time (which always brings me alive again, it seems), and we had such rich times of worship, lyrical and instrumental. A wonderful cellist and fiddler joined us as well, and some moments felt transcendant.

Now, I and the fam are in Boston, Mass. for the March Break week, trying to catch the kids up on some US history, do some aquarium time, some walking tour time, and maybe take a walk through Berklee College Of Music.


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.