Quest for the Perfect Christmas Tree – just posted a short story I wrote a few years ago, called Quest For The Perfect Christmas Tree on their site.

Quest for the Perfect Christmas Tree –

After this year’s Quest experience, I may be adding another paragraph soon:

The Judgement-Of-The-Trees-Ceremony – a dark and foreboding ritual when the hopeful trees must succumb to the spoken criticisms of the True Believer, while the Compliant Spouse and Unwitting Hordes follow behind, seeking to counsel the “un-chosen trees” through their experience of unqualified rejection. The seven-year old says, “You’re a nice tree. You’re a good tree. Someone will cut you down. Someone will cut you down today.”


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.