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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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Cabin fever

Winter in the north is hard on machinery and people. Winter stops being crisp really fast. Ice-cold things grind slowly if they grind at…

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Thanksgiving memoir

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of…

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Dear Dad

Dear Dad, I miss you every day. Your prayer rings in my ears: “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord” (Psalm 130:1)….

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Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I miss you every day. Your motto rings in my ears: “Put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11). I appreciate…

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A place for lost sheep

Is there a place in your heart for lost sheep? They’ll return if we don’t give up on them, if reclaiming them is our…

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Collectivity

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875–1961) made important contributions to the field of psychology. He laid a foundation for understanding different personality types by classifying…

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Thank heaven for young women

The Equal Rights Amendment says, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any…

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Even if they roll their eyes

There were some eye rollers around my dinner table. They had my surname and were eating my food. Whenever I took that occasion to…

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The loyalty of a husband

I have a friend who studied art and design. He says, “The eye is drawn to a vertical line.” That’s the temptation men face…

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The feelings of a father

America was a mere 50 years old when Andrew Jackson was president. The country was frontier, and the unitedness of the states was a…

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Lord, place us in families

Lord, even when we are surrounded by people, we can feel so alone. We feel isolated and cut off from others because no one…

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Before all else fails

I don’t know why this is so hard. But we struggle to build sturdy bridges from our lonely little islands to the lonely little…