Journey with Jesus

Thank you God for your good and faithful servants     our forefathers and foremothers in faith     who nurtured us and encouraged us     to

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All We Desire

This is what we desire: Your love breaking down barricades of hatred. Your peace melting permafrosted hearts. Your joy cascading over bleak resignation. Your patience

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Divine Default Settings

In our remote control world advertisements compete to control body, mind, thoughts. Pop-ups telling us how to look, walk, eat, buy. Telling us who to

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Waiting for God

We are waiting for your presence, God– patient, like a lover sitting by the telephone waiting for the voice of their beloved; attentive as a

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at

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