After 13 days away, intensive ministry and teaching, a long flight home, a darling wife down with a peanut allergy attack and now pneumonia, and 3 cherubs needing a papa, I’m going underground for a few days of sabbath.

See you on the other side of unconsiousness, friends.

Oh, the preliminary Institute Of Contemporary & Emerging Worship Studies info site is up.

I’ll be back up blogging regularly in a few days. It was hard from Europe to stay up with it.


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.