Social Media

The only social media I am on is Truth Social. I don’t post often, but I do comment on occasion. I get news and information from various sources not including legacy media. I seek the truth and reject lies, which takes discernment and the willingness to be corrected when wrong. I pray for the rescue of the children, the revival of the Church, the exposure of corruption in our society’s institutions and the cutting off of evil-doers. This entry is a departure from the usual “inspirations” I post, but these are unusual times.

I trust in God the Father, Son, Holy Spirit and it is to Him I pray. I urge people to be reading and meditating on the Bible, the word of God and praying. I believe we need to “get with God’s program” by agreeing with Him in prayer and the way we live. He said we are to be salt and light as long as we are in this world. So be it!

Truth Social

Moving Day Coming Soon

I have often said, “Faith leads to adventure.” My life has been full of both faith and adventure. Moving from place to place has been part of that.

We are leaving Missouri where part of the inspiration for the RJ series began. We are moving back to Minnesota where I’m sure there will be more adventures for us. And, I have two manuscripts, which are set in Minnesota, waiting for me to get back to work on them.

What a Dog!

We got Gracie 12 years ago this month when we lived in Texas. She was a puppy and it greatly offended our 13 year old chihuahua to share the family with this obnoxious pup who would not give up wanting to play with her.

Anyone who has been around golden retrievers know they are lovers not fighters and eventually Gracie won old Jewel over. Not that Jewel would admit it.

We still miss Jewel who died at 17 years of age. We see the age on Gracie’s face and the effort it is for her to get up from a nap. But, the loyalty in this pet, this friend, and the love she has for her “pack” is inspiring and touching.

She is the same age as our oldest Grand-daughter. They were “pups” together. The young family had stayed with us for a couple months before they left for Belize for ministry. The dog had become attached to that baby girl. After they left it became Gracie’s habit to lie down under the crib where her little friend had slept. A show of loyalty and love.

Through the years the family has grown and Gracie has four human kids and four human adults in her pack. She loves us all and prefers when we are all in one place together. We love her, too, but probably not as much as she deserves.

So, when we leave the house and she jumps on the sofa or our bed we can’t be too angry with her. She knows she disobeyed the rules, I can tell by the look on her face.

She is in many of our family pictures. She poses and smiles like the rest of us. Someday she won’t be around for the pictures but she will always be in our hearts.

“Gracie, you’re such a good dog!”

Christmas gift ideas

Maya and Max

All my books are available on Amazon. Look for my titles by entering Ardith Nelson into the search.

Maya and Max series follows these twins during their 5th grade year of school. The books are enjoyed by 8-12 year olds and have discussion questions for family discussion. I, also, recommend the series for Sunday School, homeschool and private school classes.