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...
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...
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...
My Life in the Secret Service

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...