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.
Overtaken, by Molly Kate Skaggs, is the second solo project to be released from the Cageless Birds Studio, and is a crafted testimony of the extravagant love of God.Eleven original compositions establish an altar of remembrance that highlight the album’s core theme: finding belonging in the heart of God. Through soaring piano melodies, sweeping strings and sincere lyrics, Overtaken explores the truth that in all things Perfect Love comes to banish fear and swallow up loneliness. This album is the sound and story of a devoted life that has given into that Love over many years and seasons. It is full of anthems that testify: everything will be overtaken with Light!
From singer-songwriter ballads to corporate worship anthems and intricately composed instrumentals, these tracks are an expression of Molly’s heart and a reflection on the last ten years of her life. This album was born in family and echoes what Molly has given her life to. The song "Anchor" was written in 2013 in collaboration between Molly and twelve 18 Inch Journey students. The title track, "Overtaken", is the fruit of lasting friendship, and was co-written with Melissa Helser.
Overtaken is rich and layered, featuring over a dozen unique instruments that were played and recorded live between North Carolina and Tennessee. The bulk of the album was produced and engineered at the Cageless Birds Studio in Sophia, North Carolina. Additional instrumentation and tracking was performed and captured by close friends and immediate family, including Molly's parents, Ricky & Sharon Skaggs at Skaggs Place Studios in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Jonathan David & Melissa Helser served as executive producers on Overtaken. The album was co-produced by Molly, Joel Case, and Molly's brother, Luke Skaggs, and was mixed and mastered by Dave Wilton at Coalesce Audio in Lafayette, Colorado.
This is only the first album of many to come from Molly Kate Skaggs. Our hope is that as you listen to this music, you too will discover the Belonging for which you were made.