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....
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...

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...
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...
A Gumnut Storytime

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...
Anticipating the Miraculous

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...