Sporadic Enigmatic Postomatic

We’re off to Pennsylvania (my home) and North Carolina (Anita’s home) for some vacation, so my posting may be sporadic for a few weeks. I’ll do what I can though. No shortage of opinions, perspectives or passions here!

Besides some kid wrestling, fly fishing and general family seeing, I hope to take in a hammered dulcimer fest in Black Mountain, NC, about an hour from my wife’s homestead in the Great Smokey Mountains. The dose of beauty is usually pretty high there; I hope I don’t go into BeautyShock.

Then again….


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.