Poems

Step One

On the journey with Jesus there is always the first step; the first prayer, the first self-less act, the first encounter with scripture, the first

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God chooses face-time

We’re always calling God. Where are you God? Why don’t you pick up? The phone rings and rings, echoing in that heavenly chamber. We check

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Newborn at Christmas?

This Christmas can we find a newborn love for Jesus? Can this baby disarm us; agendas, busyness and grudges dropped on the ground? Will we

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Dark Imaginings

Night time brings with it a host of fearful thoughts crowding; sickness striking and life changing forever, debts looming and bills that can’t get paid,

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Mothering Mended

It’s not easy to trace the tears, the gaping holes where mothering went wrong. I can point to the withering look that day at the

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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 www.leadinginworship.com” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at carol@leadinginworship.com

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