Today, Luanne Nelson is a #1 Best Selling author, an ordained minister, professional photographer and a motivational speaker. Luanne understands the importance of nurturing body, soul and spirit.
She studied English Literature at Westminster College in Pennsylvania and Journalism at Marquette University. In years gone by, Luanne was a fashion model traveling the world, a chain smoker and a flaming bon vivant. She and her husband David live in a suburban forest they planted together years ago. Together, they share a spirit of adventure. They lived in Alaska for a while and ran away to faraway places. They had fun in British Columbia and loved St. Petersburg, Russia. They’re convinced, however, there is no place like home. After all, Milwaukee has the best cream puffs in the world.
"But we are not those who turn back and are lost. No, we are the people who have faith and are saved." Hebrews 10:39 (ERV)
Tulips are the Angels’ safe houses on earth; it’s where they land to rest. The tulip’s stigma is the perfect shape for them to lay down, stretch their wings and sleep. When she was a little girl, Luanne knew if she got up early enough, when the light was just beginning to peek through her bedroom curtains, she could see the angels flying from their tiny beds as the petals fanned open in the new morning sun. Squinting her eyes in the bright light, she could see way down to the other end of the flower garden, far away, where the snapdragons were breathing fire. Growing up in a fractured family shattered by loss, Luanne learned to navigate the world using her imagination and inherent grit. It was later on in life that she came to know survival springs from God’s grace.