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Christian Living / by Angie Nelson - 3 months

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 - 6 months

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 - 9 months

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 - about 1 year

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 2 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 2 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...

by Angie Nelson - over 3 years

Jesus, Your Identity and Valentines Day

My husband, Pete, and I just returned from the celebration of our daughter’s wedding in Australia. After three years of dating, she married her high school sweetheart and the man of her dreams. The ceremony was pure joy! Every wedding is a preview and picture of an even greater wedding that’s to come. There is a Groom, shining in glorious beauty, waiting for His bride and longing for their union. T...

by Angie Nelson - over 3 years

The Privilege of Parenting

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1). As Christians, we have the amazing privilege to be called children of God. When we come to believe in and follow Christ, the book of John says that we are then given “the right to become the children of God” (John 1:12). There is no better parent than God. I am so thankful that I have ultimatel...