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Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Jason had a career as a teacher, counselor, and leader. He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of topics related to the Christian life. He has been a contributing writer for Time of Grace since 2010. Jason lives with his wife, Nancy, in Wisconsin.

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Life’s Challenges

Explore your wilderness

“Can God really spread a table in the wilderness?” (Psalm 78:19). Can God provide what we desperately need when we feel lost and dead…

Living My Faith

Nine leper syndrome

Those ingrates! Isn’t that how we’re supposed to feel about the nine lepers who didn’t say thank you? Isn’t that why Jesus asked this…

Life’s Challenges

The gift of less to lose

One of the best gifts God ever gave me was getting to a point where I had less to lose. I am not trying…

Living My Faith

Dishonest scales

When I step on the bathroom scale, I generally don’t like the readout. I’ve tried pulling myself up a little with the towel bar…

Life’s Challenges

Wrestling with God

“So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until dawn. When the man saw that he could not win against Jacob,…

Life’s Challenges

Wrestling with the devil

“Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to…

Living My Faith

Giving and sharing

By definition, giving is a sacrifice. It is taking something we value and presenting it to someone we value even more, expecting nothing in…

Living My Faith

The truth test

I’d like you to take this little test about truth. The answers are below, but don’t peek now. T or F Truth is truth…

Depression & Anxiety

The ruminators

This one is for all the farm girls and boys out there. Y’all know that cattle are ruminators. Cows kill time lying around chewing…

Living My Faith

Called by name

I did this thing in the classroom if I couldn’t remember a young man’s name. I would just call him Maynard. I called one…

Living My Faith

The straightest shooters

My little grandson, Noah, doesn’t mince many words. One time I picked him up from preschool and gave him a convenient snack when we…

Who is God?

What kind of God is this?

On this holy night, we wonder, what kind of God are you? This is the question for the ages. You lack origins, but there…