Hope & 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

Life Unsung~A Missionary’s Faith

My mother-in-law was one of the most amazing and inspirational people I have ever had the privilege to meet. I met her when I was only 16, and as a young girl she made it her responsibility to teach me as much as she could. I can still see those chubby little hands of...

Missionary Momma’s Secret Handbook

Finding the wisdom of the ages within the tangle of my humanness has been a life long process.   We have lived literally by faith  since the mid 1980's.  It has been an amazing journey full of exciting stories of God's provision and faithfulness.  There have been...

But I wanted to be the Princess~

I always knew I was of noble birth. I had imagined that someday a finely dressed courier would come with a gilded letter on a silver tray and herald my royal ancestry to the world. It just had to be so. There were many reasons why I knew this to be true, not...

The Old Pot

There was a dear woman who lived near me in the barrios of Mexico. She was very poor and cared for several of her grand-children all by herself.  She was so sweet, and had an amazing smile.  About once a week some of the children would come to the gate looking for...

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 all of mankind....

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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...

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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 steady A queen...

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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 in my...

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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 with...

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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 is not...

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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...

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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 myself. Hot...

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Welcome to Stasia's Blog!

Find articles written by Missionary Mom Stasia Nielsen as she shares her journey of hope and grace. Get an inside peek at her adventures on the mission field, raising children and cultivating an intimate relationship with Jesus. Follow along and discover her amazing testimony!

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Psalms 25:6-7 “Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord.” (NIV)

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