the color of eden

In recent years I’ve been encouraged (literally by a hundred friends or so) to post my writing. So today, I post it here on my blog.

In classic artist form, I’ve felt very vulnerable when it comes to the writing I do that is not “what I am known by.” Most people think of me as a Church leader/influencer/trainer/worship leader.

While I’ve professionally written primarily Church directed pieces for magazines, CD/DVD covers and other print media, this area feels far more vulnerable for me.

It’s closer to home, and what really is going on behind my eyes.

Here is my draft form poetry collection (approx. 300 poems to date). They are quite varied in form, and all need editing/review. Here is as good a place as any to let them rise to the surface for a season.

Word Doc Download: the color of eden

RELEASES FEB. 8, 2022 | Brazos press

Sheltering Mercy 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. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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