Laughter Is The Work Of Healthy People

“Laughter is the work of healthy people, and they take it very seriously.”

There’s my transforming thought for the day in the world of worship reflection.

Actually we had some amazing acoustic worship times this past module – hammered dulcimers, mandolins, guitar, violins, cajons, keys, voices and more just lifting the soul to the highest beauties. Laughter rounded out the music and the study, and life flowed like bright blue stars among us. So rich.

What a gift to lead this kind of study, work and formation. Come, Lord – reshape the world. Keep us laughing along the way.


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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