Much Apple Merriment


I’ll soon be able to launch a full-blooded, full-bodied podcast here, within the next few weeks, thanks to Apple’s new iLife.

Their iWeb is fantastic, integrates seamlessly with Garage Band, and sets everyman and everywoman to easily create podcasts and much more.

Only issue I can see is some slow upload (or poor compression) on the images you drag in.

Other than that, I’m astounded at how Apple – though it wants your money like every other computer company – continues to aim right for the felt need brooding in the heart of its logically loyal customers.

I’ll pay for that, and use it to amplify communication across the global landscape that is the web.

No, I don’t advertise for Apple. I’m just sold on something in a market that continually takes from us all. Steve Jobs does a Keynote at the MacWorld Expo that demos all of it, and its pretty incredible.


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.