Tonight, it’s just good to be alive, and home with my children and community.

Thanks to all who prayed for us this weekend; it was a rich time.

The parenting issue in the emerging expressions of faith will continue to be paramount; how will we raise mission adults, with a deep sense that they are part of this world, and part of another, with a sense of justice and goodness that is normal for them and not novelty, and with a vision of God that expands their hearts and the world around them, and doesn’t shrink it to the size of the nearest belief.

I’m after wide-eyed wonder in my children; squinty-eyed skepticism may be necessary as we wrestle with issues, but I want them drinking in God’s goodness from every draught He gives.


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.

These artful, poetic, and classic devotional books are a perfect gift, and feature compelling stunning illustrations and 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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