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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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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…

Social Issues

God of the others

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born….

Living My Faith

Repairing the breach

“You shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in” (Isaiah 58:12 ESV). The mission of God was…

Bible 101

Where else would we go?

It was a roller coaster week for Jesus. “A large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs.” These were hungry people who…

Living My Faith

Becoming intimate

If you read on hoping for some sex talk, you’re in for a letdown. Sex and intimacy were decoupled a long time ago. Intimacy…

Friends & Family

Expressing love

Our lasting impression of love is formed by our earliest experiences at home. Home is where we discover a thing called love and how…

Friends & Family

Making friends

I still think friending people best occurs in the wide open spaces of the here and now. I know people can start relationships online….

Social Issues

Lord, cast your vote through us

We are excited, Lord! This week we can participate in democracy. We can choose our leaders. We enter a voting booth like it was…

Life’s Challenges

Lift us up

The mark of good coaches is that their teams get better the more coaching they do. Not perfect, just better. They see potential in…