Ash and Starlight: Prayers for the Chaos and Grace of Daily Life

Contributor to Prayers and Blessings for Healthcare Workers(New York: Morehouse Publishing), 2021.

Contributor to Upper Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions 2018, (Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books), 2017.

Contributor to Pause: Moments to Reflect, Ed. Marnie Fisher-Ingram (Birmingham, AL: Passport Media), 2013.

Discussion Guides

Group Discussion Guide for “Hope: A User’s Manual,” by MaryAnn McKibben Dana (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing), 2022.

Poetry and Lyrics

“Ash and Starlight” poetry/text for the musical composition, “Ash and Starlight” by Timothy C. Takach, TTBB a cappella choir, April 2015. This is featured in my original blog post.


Book review of Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance in The Christian Century, May 30, 2019.

Book review of Susan Silverman’s Casting Lots in The Christian Century, January 17, 2017 issue.

Book review of Marge Rogers Barrett’s Called: The Making and Unmaking of a Nun, 2016 chosen by Midwest Book Review as Reviewer’s Choice

Book review of Desmond and Mpho Tutu’s The Book of Forgiving in The Christian Century, October 1, 2014 issue

“Tending the Temple” in Presbyterians Today, October 2014 issue

“Running Toward Resurrection” reflection on running the Boston Marathon the year of the bombing, originally published in Presbyterians Today, April 2014 issue, and reprinted on the Collegeville Institute Blog.

“Growing Toward a Bigger God: My Theological Journey Through Suffering” in Horizons, January/February 2014 issue


Introduction in “These Moments: Claiming Time for Spiritual Growth,” in These Days: Daily Devotions for Living by Faith, Ed. Donald K. McKim, July-September 2014 issue, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

“The Wise and Worshipful Life” devotions in These Days: Daily Devotions for Living by Faith, August 12-18, 2012, Ed. Donald K. McKim, July-September 2012 issue, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation


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