Hope & Grace

My hope is to paint in true colors
the grace of God in my life.

Our Favorite Beer Cheese Bread

Our Favorite Beer Cheese Bread

  This is the most amazing bread recipe, the ultimate comfort food.  It is super easy to make and you can even be creative and try different ingredients like apples and cinnamon or jalapenos.   I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do and please feel free to...

Nielsen Family Update Summer 2019

June 21, 2019 Hello Friends, Greetings from our family to yours! Thanks for taking a couple minutes to let us fill you in on our upcoming plans.SUMMER OF TRANSITION! Summer 2019, for our family, is transition time! After 7 years serving as directors of Laredo Stepping...

A Very Nielsen Christmas

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....

Haters, Lovers and The Golden Rule

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

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...

Sacred Life – A Kona Story

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...

The Belonging

  Throughout the years our family has grown like the morning glories that stretch across my front entryway, tenderly reaching out to the dark places and endeavoring to bring God's beauty into the lives of others.  We have a knack for giving those around us a...

Shattered Art

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...