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...

Keep Calm and Read On

  You can never get a cup of tea large enoughor 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 book...

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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 and...

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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 it....

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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 and the rest...

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From Hacked to Holy

Even though most banks offer excellent recovery service when there is a security breach, 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, there is...

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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....

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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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