Douglas Kaine McKelvey

Douglas Kaine McKelvey is an author, lyricist, poet, and screenwriter who was born in New Hampshire and grew up in East Texas. His published works include the best-selling prayer book Every Moment Holy: New Liturgies for Daily Life, a critically-acclaimed middle-grade chapter book titled The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog, a novel-length story in Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Tales collection (The Places Beyond the Maps), a family book journal (Stories We Shared) and picture books illustrated by Caldecott-Winner Richard Egielski, Thomas Kinkade, and Jamin Still, as well as a new novel currently awaiting publication. McKelvey has also penned more than 300 lyrics recorded by a variety of artists including Switchfoot, Kenny Rogers and Jason Gray. He is a regular contributor to the Rabbit Room website and to the annual Molehill publications. Douglas and his wife Lise live in Spring Hill, Tennessee. They have three daughters and two sons-in-law.

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Douglas Kaine McKelvey shares how we can practice the presence of Christ through the use of liturgical prayers, not just in church, but in our homes. View Show Notes →
Douglas Kaine McKelvey talks about when he was introduced to the Book of Common Prayer and how it changed his thinking about structured prayer. McKelvey explains the meaning of liturgy, and gives an example. View Show Notes →
What if there were liturgies for more menial tasks like paying bills, planting a garden, or changing diapers? Douglas McKelvey helps us remember that God is the God of every day. View Show Notes →