This is an excerpt from one of my recent articles for the Women’s Bible Cafe.   We had been studying Read The Bible For Life by George Guthrie and I was honored to lead small groups as well as write the updates for the WBC website.  I have been so blessed to be a part of this online community of women who are devoted to the studying of God’s Word.  “The purpose of the Bible Cafe is to unite Christian women in fellowship and study of the scriptures, in an organized and spiritually rewarding fashion.”


If you would like to read the complete article please click here ~~~> Read The Bible For Life Week Five

or if you would rather peruse the entire series that I wrote for the Read The Bible For Life Bible Study click here~~~>Read The Bible For Life at the Women’s Bible Cafe 


It never ceases to amaze me how young girls who seem to have the most perfect lives have the most broken souls. As she began to feel safe with me, Emily shared from the shattered mirror of her soul. What she saw of herself and what we saw in her, were two very different things.

Although I saw her life as a perfect story of God’s grace and mercy, Emily felt as if she was a misprint. She needing someone to help her connect the dots of God’s rich mercy and love in her life. She just needed someone to bring a little bit of light to her story.

God does that for all of us in the misplaced pages of our lives. When the story of our life doesn’t make sense , He brings someone or something along that will illuminate the hope we need to carry on.

It was not long after she left us that I receive a simple letter from her that shook me to the very core of my being. It taught me a valuable lesson I will never forget. Honestly, I was so overwhelmed with what I read because I simply never knew the depths of the despair that she was carrying when she came to stay with us.


Again, this is an excerpt only, if you would like to read the entire article click here~~> Read The Bible For Life Week Five


Stasia is mother to six beautiful children and wife to a dedicated, loving husband.  They have served as a family together on the mission field on four continents for nearly 30 years.  Stasia’s passion is to share in true colors the grace of God in her life.  You can read more about her and the ministry of the Women’s Bible Cafe here.  If this article has blessed you in any small way, please consider showing your support by clicking subscribe in the upper right corner.  Copyright© 2015 Stasia Nielsen All Rights Reserved