Introducing: Amos Lee

I was put onto this singer/songwriter, Amos Lee, by good friend Michael Ackerman, along with amazing bands like Death Cab For Cutie and City And Color.

He’s a mix of acoustic music with a touch of R & B. While I initially thought he wasn’t alternative enough for me, I’m really enjoying his lyrical sensibility and artful songwriting. I’m getting inspired to do some songcrafting this summer, in the non-corporate genre, and some of these guys and their music are giving me nudges toward internally familiar territories.

Enjoy. This song is called Seen It All Before.


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.