Published Works

 ***Coming Summer 2018 from Moody Publishers ***

Born To Wander: Recovering Our Pilgrim Identity

BOOKS

Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith 

People rarely slow down to experience their days, and so they feel rushed through life even as they begin to suspect that life lacks significance. By introducing (and reintroducing) us to the feasts and festivals of the Bible, as well as the special celebrations of the Christian calendar, Moments and Daysrestores a sacred sense of time throughout our year, enriching our experience of each “holy day” and enlivening our experience of even the most “ordinary time.”

If Only: Letting Go of Regret

Learn to let go of the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” thoughts in life. Discover how Jesus can redeem our regrets for his glory and our good. He can transform our past into wisdom for today and a flourishing, free future.  (Beacon Hill Press, 2014) AWARD OF MERIT: Christianity Today’s 2015 Book Awards, Christian Living category 

Parable Life: Living the stories Jesus told in real time

This book offers us an insightful, creative and Biblically-faithful exploration of ten stories Jesus told in order to describe what it means to follow him, step by step, choice by choice. (FaithWalk/CSS)

 

Uprooted: Growing a parable life from the inside out

Jesus’ stories starring grocery store ingredients like mustard seeds, yeast, wine and figs show us his power to transform us from the inside out. (Faithwalk/CSS)

 

 

Holy Bible: Mosaic (NLT) (Contributor)

This Bible is about helping us encounter Christ in a deep and authentic way, through insight from every continent and century of the Christian Church. Historical and contemporary art and writings from across the globe offer a depth of Scriptural wisdom and understanding as you read and reflect on God’s Word. (Tyndale)

Quiet Reflections of Hope: 120 Devotions To Start Your Day (Contributor)

Each reading includes Scripture, a devotion that highlights God’s promises, and a prayer of encouragement for the day ahead. (Revell)

 

NIV Hope In The Mourning Bible (Contributor)

Complete text of the NIV and daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness. (Zondervan)

 

Take My Heart, Oh God: Riches from the Greatest Christian Women Writers of All Time (Contributor)

Each one-page, 150-word devotional exposition references a short, insightful quote from a famous woman writer from history or a woman on today’s bestseller lists. Each daily reading includes a Bible verse and brief prayer. (Zondervan)

Spark Story Bible Psalm Book: Prayers & Poems For Kids (Contributor)

Fifty of the most well-known psalms are rewritten in child-friendly language. Divided into four sections, the Psalm Book contains prayers of morning and evening, prayers of praise, prayers of comfort, and prayers of creation. Covering topics ranging from overcoming fears and facing bullies to expressing thankfulness and joy, the prayers in the Spark Story Bible Psalm Book help children (ages 5-8) talk to God when they are not sure what to say.

ONLINE ARTICLES

Regular contributor to Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics blog:

At CT Women

At ChristianityToday.com

At ChristianityToday.org

At Today’s Christian Woman

At Christianity Today‘s Parse blog

At In Touch magazine:

Spirit Calling: How To Hear The Voice of God in Old Testament Prophecy (05-06/17 issue)

At the Washington Post Acts Of Faith blog:

At Conversations Journal blog

The Well/InterVarsity

Convergent Books blog:

Missio Alliance blog:

Sojourners online:

PRINT ARTICLES

Articles and curriculum reviews in print magazines including Discipleship Journal, Pray!, Practical Homeschooling, Children’s Ministry, Group, Charisma, Today’s Christian Woman and more.

VIDEO SPEAKING SAMPLE: You Tube

2016 Trinity International University/Trinity Society of Women Theology Conference: Exiles & Pilgrims

Guest spot: Igniting A Nation 4/6/17

RADIO/PODCAST

Podcast discussions with Martha Manikas-Foster of Family Life Radio’s Inside Out program – Looking Your Age, But I Want THAT, The Church Over 40, Regret, Avoiding the Pitfalls of Homeschooling

Moody Radio Network’s Midday ConnectionHow People 40+ See The Church, Generational Differences, If Only – Part 1, If Only – Part 2, If Only – Part 3, If Only – Part 4

Moody Radio Network | Chris Fabry Live! – The Whisper App & Confession (hour 1 of the program)

Moody Radio Network | This Is The Day podcast with Nancy Turner – Calendars and time

Chicago Sunday Evening Club’s Things Not Seen podcast: Healing From Regret

Legacy Out Loud with Carrie Abbott – Sterilization: Fear Or Faith (Parts 1 & 2, 6/25 and 6/26/14), Fear Of Missing Out!

Millrose Podcast with Lori Neff and Mark Breta – Episode 1-003

Faith Conversations with Anita Lustrea: Episode 42, Episode 51, Episode 78, Episode 95

Post-Consumer Reports podcast with Chris Marchand: Episode 33

Moments & Days conversation on WYLL Chicago

Chained No More Radio 12-20-16 – Stepping Out Of Regret and Remorse

PLAYS

The Selfish Giant (Pioneer Drama Service)
Fairy Tale Academy and Imagination’s Music (Brooklyn Play Publishers)
Skits for the church market published by Eldridge Play Publishing, National Drama Service and Lillenas.

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER GUIDE

A Quiet Chamber Kept For Thee (Creative Communications for the Parish)

Together In His Footsteps: A Family Lenten Booklet (Creative Communications for the Parish)

The Blessed Way (Christianity Today)