I have balanced a very successful writing career with a variety of leadership roles within the Christian church. Having worked in both Catholic and Protestant venues, I am skilled at teaching and mentoring students of all ages and backgrounds. A seasoned director of faith formation programs, I’ve written curriculum and designed retreats, workshops, and keynote addresses. I am also a regular presenter at the Coalition of Grief in the Minneapolis area, supporting the newly bereaved and drawing on my own stories of loss and healing to encourage participants. Having raised a child with Down syndrome, I welcome opportunities to work with those who are challenged by disabilities. I am currently working as a Chaplain at Allina-Regina Hospital and Senior Living in Hastings, MN. My role is to provide pastoral encouragement and support to the patients and residents.
Testifying to the life-changing and joy-giving power of the sacraments, Catholic author Nancy Jo Sullivan shares how moments in her life and that of her late daughter Sarah--who had Down syndrome--unexpectedly triggered a renewed faith and deeper relationship with God and others.With startling and courageous clarity, Nancy Jo Sullivan recalls the journey that led her to renew and reclaim the f... read more
People who are only nominally spiritual have relatively little trouble sensing some sort of Divine presence when looking up at a beautiful snow-capped mountain or looking around in a grand cathedral. But even deeply spiritual individuals would likely admit that finding God in the places and faces that define daily life can be a bit more challenging.In Small Mercies, fifty-something Nancy Jo Su... read more
Millions of people struggle with questions about how to pray, what to pray for, and even whether to pray at all. Nancy Jo Sullivan and Jane Kise help people get away from the magic formula mentality of prayer and recognize how God is at work in their lives. With explorative retellings of relevant Bible stories, true accounts of people's prayer experiences, and reflections by the authors, this ... read more
Sometimes God's greatest gifts are unrecognized. Such was the case with Nancy Jo Sullivan, an expecting mother who received the unexpected: a Down syndrome child. Open to God's plan, and filled with love for her child, Nancy Jo came to realize that her daughter Sarah was a sacred surprise disguised as a handicapped baby.
In this heartwarming volume, surprising, true stories illustrate how normal people can move the mightiest mountain. Fascinating anecdotes reveal the ways an extraordinary God uses ordinary Christians to transform lives: a retired landscaper-turned-church maintenance man starts a nationally recognized ministry for the poor; a teenage girl offers comfort to a teacher who has just given birth to ... read more
There are times we may feel overwhelmed by the hectic pace of our lives; and when it comes time to reflect upon our day in meditation and prayer, we may be unable to concentrate. Finding inspiration and receiving grace each day is important to a prayerful life, and 2015: A Book of Grace-Filled Days provides a concise and structured way to listen to God’s voice every day of the year.2015: A Boo... read more
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Rediscover your most tender friendship in these heartwarming stories, uplifting poems, and nostalgic hand-tinted photographs celebrating the special bond between sisters.
Stories for a Teen's Heart: Book Three features this series' best stories yet reviewed by teenage readers -- over 100 selections showing teens making a difference among their friends and peers. Captivating stories on themes such as family, friends, tough times, character, and doing the right thing will encourage teens to make wise choices and put God first.
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