Published Writing


“In a Director’s Home” and “Interdenominational Groups Direction in the Community” in An Open Place: The Ministry of Group Spiritual Direction, ed. by Marlene Kropf and Dan Schrock. Morehouse Publishing Company, publication date, November 2012.

“Personal lament”, “Living the alternative wisdom of Jesus”. “Mustard seeds matter”, “Holy resistance: A Holy Week tradition”, “Lessons from Daniel”, “Peacemaking through forgiving” in Seasoned with Peace: Spring, compiled by Susan Mark Landis, Lisa J. Amstutz, Cindy Snider, and Judith Baer Kulp. Peace and Justice Committee of Mennonite Church USA, 2011.

“Who has been entrusted to us?”, “Lord have mercy”, “Preparing for Advent”, “Advent lament, Advent praise” in Seasoned with Peace: Fall, compiled by Susan Mark Landis, Lisa J. Amstutz, Cindy Snider, and Judith Baer Kulp. Peace and Justice Committee of Mennonite Church USA, 2011.

“A prayer for the new year”, “Praying for the world”, “A prayer for the new year”, “Praying for the world”, “A prayer while flying west with Marine Recruits”, “Transformation and change” in Seasoned with Peace: Winter, compiled by Susan Mark Landis, Lisa J. Amstutz, and Cindy Snider. Peace and Justice Committee of Mennonite Church USA, 2010.

Three worship services: “In Anticipation of a Potential Health Crisis”. “During a Health Crisis”, “In the Aftermath of a Health Crisis” in Beyond Our Fears: Following Jesus in Times of Crisis, Guide for Leaders, Faith & Life Resources, 2009.

“One body, one church”, “Pre-sermon prayer”, “Invocation”, “Birth of a child” in Words for Worship 2, ed. by Diane Zaerr Brenneman. Herald Press, 2009.

“Experiencing God: For Sunday School Classes or Small Groups” and “Finding the Heart’s True Home: A Prayer Retreat” in Soul Care: How to plan and guide inspirational retreats, ed. by Rose Mary Stutzman. Herald Press, 2003.


“Practice resurrection” Purpose, MennoMedia, publication date March 2013.

“Shame on us” Leader Magazine, MennoMedia,winter 2012-13,  publication date November 2012.

“Lanctot encourages Congolese women leaders” The Mennonite, September 2012.

“A retirement of service” Leader Magazine, MennoMedia, Spring 2012.

“Divine Touch: Return Slowly” Rejoice!, MennoMedia, June-July-August 2009.

“Pondering the Word: A Lenten Journey” Leader Magazine, MennoMedia, Winter 2007-08

“A plea for God’s help: a prayer” Purpose, MennoMedia, April 2007.

“Mentored without knowing it!” Purpose, MennoMedia, August 2007

“Readers Write: Prayer” The Sun, April 2007

“Lord, have mercy” Our Faith Digest, Fall/Winter 2007

“Embodying God: The gift of congregational sharing” The Mennonite, November 7, 2006.

“Fierce Compassion: Integrating the Prophet and the Mystic” Mennonite Central Committee: Conciliation Quarterly, Summer 2002.

“Well done, my faithful servants” and “What is your call” The Mennonite, September 2002.

“Spiritual according to Oprah” Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology, Institute of Mennonite Studies, Fall 2000.

“Waiting: part of the birthing of God’s call” Timbrel, Mennonite Women, November-December 2000.

“What happened when I prayed for Newt Gingrich” Gospel Herald, November 11, 1997.

“Discerning and Using Your Gifts” Stewardship for Life: Spirituality Mennonite Mutual Aid Association, Goshen, Indiana, seven-page booklet, 1997.

“Church News: Saying he is ‘ready to do this,’ Bender retires from seminary this summer” Gospel Herald, July 16, 1996.

“Book review: Meditations for Adoptive Parents” Purpose, September 1, 1996.

“Elkhart couple pastors in Moscow” The Mennonite, December 28, 1996.

“Instead of despairing, try praying the news” Gospel Herald, January 4, 1994.

“Scene & Heard: ‘Betrayed’ movie review” World Christian, January 1989.

“States of Mind: Excerpts from Reader Essays—Acceptance” LA Weekly, January 29-February 2, 1989.

“Scene & Heard: ‘Salaam Bombay!’ movie review” World Christian, April 1989.

“Love is the Drug” Pasadena Weekly, May 15-24, 1989.

“Working joyfully for the Lord” Gospel Herald, November 14, 1989.

“The Dominican Republic’s Island Paradox: A sugar-based economy turns sour” and “Crack: Dominican baseball” World Christian, March-April, 1988.

“Banging on the Glass Dome” World Christian, July-August, 1987.

“Come and See” movie review of “Mother Teresa” World Christian, May-June 1987.

“Dear Mom & Dad” book review of Letters I Never Wrote, World Christian, September-October 1987.


“Our stories” Catapult Magazine, www.catapultmagazine.com/good-books-2  January 2012.

“My words for the year” Catapult Magazine, www.catapultmagazine.com/ten-things-4 January, 2011.

“Delivery” Catapult Magazine, www.catapultmagazine.com/lets-get-together-9  September, 2011.

“Quilting from the Soul: Living in the Intersection of Art and Spirituality” Mennofolk zine, www.mennofolk.org, Summer 2008.










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