Cageless Birds is a community led by Jonathan David & Melissa Helser of musicians, artists, cinematographers, writers, cooks, photographers and others from A Place for the Heart and the 18 Inch Journey. We believe that creativity is vital and essential to life as we are made in the image of the Creator. We are a vibrant community of friends and family that find wholeness in making incredible things and sharing them with others. Cageless Birds unites our love for Christ-centered community with our desire to create.
We are a small store that is quickly growing, and we have been blown away by all of the support and orders that have come through our online store! All of our Cageless Birds Store orders are personally processed, packaged and shipped out by our Cageless Birds staff and interns. We have a small but enthusiastic shipping team that is ready and excited to help make sure that your packages get to you as efficiently and safely as possible. When placing your order, please keep in mind that we are a young business, still learning and growing! Below you'll find some information about our shipping process and policies. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our shipping team any time via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our shipping team meets to process and ship orders Monday-Thursday. Orders placed after Thursdays at 8 AM (EST) will not be processed and shipped out until the following Monday morning. Once your order has been fulfilled and sent out for shipping, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided at the time of checkout.
All orders are shipped Priority Mail via USPS. Domestic orders typically arrive within 2-5 business days. International orders typically take between 2-6 weeks depending on the country. Please keep these shipping times in mind when placing your order. The Cageless Birds Store does not currently offer rushed or expedited shipping. All shipping costs will be automatically factored in under the shipping section when placing your order. This expense will vary based on the shipping location and the size and weight of the package.
RETURNS AND REFUNDS:
If you would like to return your item, our team will gladly work with you to make sure that your return process is as easy as possible. If you'd like to return or exchange your item, please email us at email@example.com with a detailed description of what you'd like to return or exchange and your original order number. Refunds and exchanges are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and Cageless Birds cannot refund initial shipping costs. When making a return, the customer may be asked to cover the cost of shipping. Please note that only unused or undamaged merchandise is eligible for a refund.
We are constantly dreaming into new products and merchandise for our online store. All of our leather goods are limited editions and are unlikely to be restocked or reproduced. If you see something you love, we encourage you to act quickly as many of our new releases sell out very fast! Additionally, many of our t-shirts are limited editions and will be retired as we release new styles and designs. Items such as CDs and books will be restocked regularly. If you have questions about a specific product that is out of stock, please email us and we'll let you know if we are expecting another shipment.
Thirty years ago my mother, diagnosed with cancer, was given a word from a prophet: "You will have a son, and his name will be Jonathan David. He will know me, play the harp, and have a voice like an angel." Since she was scheduled for a hysterectomy, she wondered how could this be true, but she touched the hem of Jesus' garment and was made whole.
Thirty years later, I was given the following dream. My mom and dad were standing with Melissa and I on the road that overlooks the field at "A Place for the Heart." All of a sudden the prophet walked up to us, and I asked him if he would pray for us. He spoke a few words and then breathed on us; as he did, I began to hear music coming out of heaven. Suddenly, our eyes were opened, and we began to see lights dancing in the field. He told us these lights were the angels. My dad and Melissa began to run though the field and play with the angels. As I walked into the field, suddenly I was lifted off the ground with the angels. While I was rising up, I looked back over my shoulder and saw my friend Elijah, who was seeing and hearing everything happening, standing in a field below. As I woke up from the dream, I knew my friend Elijah was to produce this new album, but I also knew that he represented the Spirit of Elijah.
The last verse in the Old Testament says, "See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers." When the Spirit of Elijah rested upon Elisha, a double portion of miracles came forth from his life. When we began tracking "The Reward Session," we had planned on recording just one album. But the same Spirit rested on us, and a double portion was released. The Lord did so much in those days at the Threshing Floor studio that this album became the first of two volumes.
- Jonathan David Helser