Norm Strauss And The Canada West School Of Worship In Kelowna, British Columbia

I’m off today for a week of friendship and teaching at Norm Strauss’ Canada West School Of Worship in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Norm is a great friend who has spent many years honing his own craft as a songwriter, artist and worship leader.

He continues to serve alongside friends like artist Andrew Smith, spiritual leader and visionary Todd Rutkowski – and many others I both admire and appreciate.

I’ll be teaching on Stumbling Into Mystery: Toward A Worship Theology with their international crop of students.

I would appreciate your prayers for our time together, and for divine moments to transcend my best teaching and usher us into unique worlds.


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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