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Christian Living / by Angie Nelson - 4 months

What If Prayer is Unanswered?

Life is unexpected. Have you noticed that things often do not turn out the way we think they will, even when we pray? Perhaps you have been praying for a certain friend or loved one, and you have not gotten the answer you had hoped for. Or perhaps you have been praying for a job or a mate, and it has not happened in the timing or the way you would like. Just like the disciples, we often do not get what God is doin...

Christian Living / by Angie Nelson - 10 months

Is God Listening?

“O You who hear prayer, to You all flesh will come” (Psalm 65:2). I am so thankful for the character of the Living God! He is a good God…and He is a God who hears prayer!! What if God was deaf to our prayers, or didn’t care?  Many think of God that way. So many people do not pray because they think that God does not know or care about their lives. But the revelation of Scripture from beginning to e...

Christian Living / by Angie Nelson - about 1 year

Where to Find Wisdom

I love the book of Job. I am so glad that God included it in the Bible. Its wisdom and raw gritty honesty about suffering is refreshing. One of my favorite sections, though there are many, has been Job’s cry for wisdom in chapter 28. It is beautifully written poetry that yearns in us as “deep calls out to deep” at the noise of His waterfalls (Psalm 42:7). Job’s cry for wisdom to speak into the circumstances of his...

by Angie Nelson - about 1 year

Highs and Lows of Christian Ministry

I have always hated roller coasters. Driving up great hills, only to be thrust down at “breakneck speeds” (I think rollercoaster rides are where that phrase was invented!), can in no way, be deemed fun in my book! I’ll never forget the time my husband talked me into riding the newly finished Disney ride, “California Screamin.”Once I was safely off the ride with my feet on the ground, I honestly had to resis...

by Angie Nelson - about 1 year

Inspired by the Life of Elijah

There are many people that influence us over the course of a lifetime. As I head ever so quickly towards my fifties and simultaneously reflect on over 30 years of walking with Jesus, I realize that there are many people that have impacted me in my life. There are Christian mentors and leaders that God has placed in my life to learn from, for which I am very thankful. There are also real people in Scripture that ha...

by Angie Nelson - over 3 years

Finding Joy & Peace in Difficult Times

How lovely is Your tabernacle,O LORD of hosts!My soul longs, yes, even faintsFor the courts of the LORD;My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.Even the sparrow has found a home,And the swallow a nest for herself,Where she may lay her young—Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,My King and my God.Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;They w...

by Angie Nelson - over 3 years

Essential Lessons for the Church Planter’s Wife

Pete and I have been a part of many church plants over the years. We have known many ups and downs in the process. We have come alongside others as they have planted, we have church planted in the United States, and we are currently venturing out again to church plant abroad in Australia. I have hopefully gleaned some lessons over twenty-five years in the ministry that I may pass on to those just contemplating a n...

by Angie Nelson - over 3 years

Biblical Femininity: God's Unique Design for Women

What does it mean to be a woman? How can a girl know how to be a woman? We need not look far to understand the messages that the world is sending girls. “Be pretty… and seductive.” “Be important.” “Strive to achieve equality with men.” As pervasive as these messages are in our western culture, are these the messages we should follow in order to be the very best version of ourselves? Do these line up with God’s mes...