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.
On the Shores
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To record the music of your life is in itself a gift, but to do it with your best friend and the love of your life is a gift beyond explanation. In the 11th year of our marriage, we decided to take the beautiful journey of recording an album together. In the years past, we have soared to the highest heights and traveled to deepest depths and in the end have collected these melodies that are some of the greatest treasures we possess. As songwriters, we write to express the language of our seasons to God and to man. We gladly give these songs to you-the listener, the worshipper-to pour your own heart over....May you find Him as consistently good as we have.
In the autumn of 2010 we moved the furniture out of our house and filled our home with instruments. We invited some incredible musicians, who also happen to be our dearest friends, to spend a week arranging, creating and dreaming into the new songs we had written. The following week, we took these songs into a studio called “Threshing Floor.” The music that we captured in those days is the sound of a family diving deep into the heart of love. At the helm of this grand adventure stood our fearless friend and producer who gave the next year of his life to carefully weave together the songs on this album. There is nothing like being surrounded by a group of friends who fight for your dreams. To have among those friends musicians, artists, and a producer, who all helped bring our hearts and songs alive, is an honor beyond words.
Our favorite part of writing music is how a song can become like a diving board taking you to the deep places. This album is really like being on the shores of what happened that week in the studio. If you want to dive deeper, look for Endless Ocean, Bottomless Sea a double disc collection of the extended versions and experiences of these songs.