STASIA NIELSEN

Sharing Hope and Grace in a broken world

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”

Ephesians 3:20

The Gardener

    I want to share this beautiful poem with you.  Written by my own daughter for me on Mother's Day.  The Gardener~   Here she comes, Upright and joyful, Head high and singing She waltzes gaily in the world. Here she stands Hands on hips Eyes firm and...
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Sacred Life – A Kona Story

  The sand was cool and the sun warmed my pregnant self as I stepped onto the shores of La'aloa Bay.  A perfect paradise as I walked along the shore knee deep in the crystal clear blue water.  Gorgeously colored fish nibbled at my toes in the calm waters.  Never...
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Shattered Art

  I have unwittingly become a connoisseur of the human experience.   Being a career missionary has given me an in-depth look into the trials and triumphs of those precious lives I have been honored to love and serve.   It is a labor of the heart when you work...
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My Life in the Secret Service

  After nearly 30 years of being in the 'Secret Service', I am finally coming clean, in a manner of speaking.   I can no longer withhold the facts of the service in clear conscience.  It is the most important work I have ever been honored to be a part of.  But it...
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I Just Want You To Smile, Okay?

  I had been completely oblivious to his presence as he snuck up behind me.  His words caught me unaware, leaving me nauseated and dizzy as if from a blow. It was a sucker punch from behind and as I reeled around to face my assailant I reached out to steady...
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Pray For Our Leaders

  It is true that we are living in an age of political animosity and social unrest.  We have come to question the actions and motives of every aspect of government.  From our foundations we have been the Outspoken Nation, one that fearlessly defends the oppressed...
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Dangerous Prayers

  It is the type of prayer that one might pray in a grand cathedral while kneeling on a cushioned hassock with arms extended and head bowed in reverent awe.  But the moment that prayer hits the heavens, life will never be the same.   I know, because I prayed...
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From Hacked to Holy

  Even though most banks offer excellent recovery service when there is a security breech, it is still a hassle getting new cards issued and ensuring that your personal information is secure once you have been hacked.  Unfortunately for this missionary momma,...
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A Very Nielsen Christmas

    If you are anything like me you may have stared with glossy eyes into the heavens throughout the Christmas Season wondering WHY God chose an empire wide census, Bethlehem and a dirty manger for the backdrop of His Most Precious Gift to be presented to...

Haters, Lovers and The Golden Rule

Hate is contagious, the more you surround yourself with it, the more reasons you find to wield its destructive power. Haters are simply those who have never stopped to find a better way.   Love is contagious as well, the more you surround yourself with it the more...

The Gardener

    I want to share this beautiful poem with you.  Written by my own daughter for me on Mother's Day.  The Gardener~   Here she comes, Upright and joyful, Head high and singing She waltzes gaily in the world. Here she stands Hands on hips Eyes firm and...

Sacred Life – A Kona Story

  The sand was cool and the sun warmed my pregnant self as I stepped onto the shores of La'aloa Bay.  A perfect paradise as I walked along the shore knee deep in the crystal clear blue water.  Gorgeously colored fish nibbled at my toes in the calm waters.  Never...

Shattered Art

  I have unwittingly become a connoisseur of the human experience.   Being a career missionary has given me an in-depth look into the trials and triumphs of those precious lives I have been honored to love and serve.   It is a labor of the heart when you work...

My Life in the Secret Service

  After nearly 30 years of being in the 'Secret Service', I am finally coming clean, in a manner of speaking.   I can no longer withhold the facts of the service in clear conscience.  It is the most important work I have ever been honored to be a part of.  But it...

A Gumnut Storytime

  Cecilia May Gibbs began her writing career at the tender age of 8.   Although she was born in England, the Outback was her world and some of Australia's most beloved children's classics were birthed from her imaginative interpretation of the bush.  She was first...

I Just Want You To Smile, Okay?

  I had been completely oblivious to his presence as he snuck up behind me.  His words caught me unaware, leaving me nauseated and dizzy as if from a blow. It was a sucker punch from behind and as I reeled around to face my assailant I reached out to steady...

Keep Calm and Read On

    You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S.Lewis   The rise of technology and social media has seen a decline in the desire for the written word.  A recent study showed that more than a quarter of Americans had not opened a...

Pray For Our Leaders

  It is true that we are living in an age of political animosity and social unrest.  We have come to question the actions and motives of every aspect of government.  From our foundations we have been the Outspoken Nation, one that fearlessly defends the oppressed...

Dangerous Prayers

  It is the type of prayer that one might pray in a grand cathedral while kneeling on a cushioned hassock with arms extended and head bowed in reverent awe.  But the moment that prayer hits the heavens, life will never be the same.   I know, because I prayed...

Pizza Night in Thailand

    We had such a beautiful time when we were at the Home of the Open Heart in Chiang Rai, Thailand this year.  We have been blessed to serve at many homes for children around the world and this special place was by far the loveliest.  Penny and Paul Wilcox...

From Hacked to Holy

  Even though most banks offer excellent recovery service when there is a security breech, it is still a hassle getting new cards issued and ensuring that your personal information is secure once you have been hacked.  Unfortunately for this missionary momma,...

Anticipating the Miraculous

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 We have our return tickets to Bangkok, Thailand in hand.    Although we are are still short of our goal by nearly $1300 USD,  it is an absolute miracle that Chelsey and I leave for our...

My Favorite Bible Study Apps

  We moms often feel overlooked and undervalued.  Endless hours of caring for our families and wee ones can put us in the position of exhausted apathy when it comes to our own needs.  These feelings are magnified for missionary moms living in marginalized places....

A Music Box Story

Her tiny frame shook with sobs as she stood before me. She obviously knew me and yet I hadn't a clue as to her identity. Beautiful jet black locks framed her delicate features. Her big brown eyes filled with tears.  It was one of those tender weeks for me, where my...

Invisible Soul

Spectators lined the streets for more than a quarter of a mile. Exuberant cheers filled the air as the runners made their way towards the Finish Line. "Go Steve! Go! You've got this!"         "Looking good Tiffany, so proud of you,"     the excitement was contagious....

A Special Brew

Recently I visited my favorite coffee haus' in Gruene, Texas.  {Gruene Coffee Haus} The owners are lovely Christians and they really do make an awesome Pumpkin Spice Latte.   If you ever get a chance to visit Gruene it is a wonderful little historic district with a...

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Book Reviews…

Bruchko- The Bruce Olsen Story

    Bruchko details Bruce Olsen's amazing true life adventure of his work with the Motilone. The Motilone are a primitive tribe that live in Columbia and Venezuela. As a missionary myself, I have come to appreciate that Bruce Olsen did not go to "Westernize"...

The Blessing~A Review

  John Trent and Gary Smalley eloquently express the Biblical meaning of the "gift of the blessing" in their outstanding revised and updated version of their 1986 parenting classic, The Blessing. Parental approval is the driving force behind how we see ourselves...

Max on Life~A Review

    In Max on Life, Max Lucado shares thoughtful biblical answers to over 170 of the most challenging questions. For more than twenty-five years, Lucado's writings have been a source of encouraging advice to many a burdened and perplexed believer. This...

A Gumnut Storytime

  Cecilia May Gibbs began her writing career at the tender age of 8.   Although she was born in England, the Outback was her world and some of Australia's most beloved children's classics were birthed from her imaginative interpretation of the bush.  She was first...

Disappointment With God Book Review

Disappointment With God by Phillip Yancey offers a powerful look into the nature and character of God. Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and chosen as Christianity Today’s Book of the Year, it addresses with candor the age old question:  Why does God allow...

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