Taking Liberty With Liberty

As most of our friends know, our entire family holds the privilege of being both Canadian and American citizens. Liberty is an amazing gift — when one is cognizant of the incredible sacrifices that purchase it. Liberty enjoyed without the awareness of the sacrificial gift that it is usually degrades into self-absorption and me-centered living.

Enjoy the gift of universal liberty by the sacrifices of God, and of national liberty by the sacrifices of brothers and sisters in the human family.

As for us, we’ll be in “fam” mode through Monday, so this may be the only post you see for a few days.

“Fire burning deep in planet’s core, rise, enflame rich souls of earth dust made.”


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.