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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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Living My Faith

Stripping away pretense

That tearing sound you hear is God stripping away pretense. He allows only so many layers to build up before he rips them off…

Living My Faith

You go first

An important safety tip for early season ice fishing is to politely tell your fishing buddy, “You can go first. I’ll be right behind…

Friends & Family

We’ve never stopped dating

My wife and I had a milestone wedding anniversary. It’s one that makes you wonder how you made it this long. There has been…

Friends & Family

Sins of the sons

I know about pain that doesn’t go away. I wrote a book about it. I’m writing about it again, but not because of my…

Life’s Challenges

Have some peace when it makes no sense

I’m starting to get how this blessing works: “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ…

Life’s Challenges

All is well

There are things that go bump in the night that disturb our sleep. There are things that go bump in the daytime that disrupt our plans. There are…

Living My Faith

Cover this

The prophet Jeremiah has a reputation for being very unhappy. He was dealt a lousy hand, and his audience regularly played the victim card….

Living My Faith

Work isn’t a four-letter word

A teacher, a nurse, a lender, and a welder. This isn’t the punch line to a joke. These are the occupations of my children….

Depression & Anxiety

Praying at our wits’ end

We hit our limits by getting ahead of ourselves: stretching, trying, straining, falling, adjusting, and trying again. We gain wisdom from overreaching. We learn…

Depression & Anxiety

The raw power of no

God is very accommodating, and I appreciate him for that. I can’t think of too many prayers he hasn’t answered to my liking or…