Ten Thousand Villages

This weekend a few friends and I are pulling out the hammered dulcimer (Dan), violin (Matt), mandolin (Dave), guitars and a bag of world percussion tricks to make music during the big Ten Thousand Villages sale in St. Stephen.

10K Villages is fair trade at its best, getting good money directly to the global artisans who make the products. Way to go Mennonites.

Also, we get first crack at some of the funkiest percussion pieces you ever did see. Sweet.


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.