The Wilts Have Landed

front-ben-flowerWell, blog friends, we have landed in our new home in Franklin/Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

I am going to be working with great friend Kim Gentes, of and, developing our Essentials Community and much, much more. I’ll be excited to share things with you as we progress, but it’s still a bit early for announcements. I will say this – the vision is far reaching, and the goal will be more of what we have been doing through the Essentials Course, only expanding our reach in exponential ways.

Suffice it to say, our family made the hard, screeching turn that is a quick move for a family of two parents and 3 teenagers (Anna is in North Carolina with Anita’s parents doing her last year of high school, Abbi is with us here and is in 11th grade at Page High School, and Ben is with us here and is in 8th grade at Page Middle School.)

We live in a lovely location in Franklin, and are meeting some of our neighbors, slowly, but surely. I’ll be continuing to lead the Essentials Community, our beautiful and growing group of worship leading friends across continents, and the Master Of Ministry program in Worship Studies And Spiritual Formation in partnership with St. Stephen’s University. I.e. The Worship And Arts Institute is alive and well, and we are anticipating some exciting things around the corner.

That’s a brief “we landed” update for all my blog pals, and you will hear more from as we progress!


Sheltering Mercy and Endless Grace help 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. Sheltering Mercy helps the reader pray Psalms 1-75; Endless Grace leads in prayer through Psalms 76-150.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. Each book contains 75 prayers drawn from the Book of Psalms, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning there. 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.

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