Published Works



Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith 

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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)
From Heart To Page: Journaling Through The Year For Young Writers
Created for home schooling families, this tool encourages students to write with 180 starter ideas arranged by season of the year. (Wordsmiths)
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)
psalmsforkids Spark Story Bible Psalm Book: Prayers and Poems ForKids (Contributor)  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 talk to God when they are not sure what to say. (SparkHouse Family)


Pilgrim’s Road Trip


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


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


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

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


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.


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

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