Professionally and as a community volunteer, Sally Nelson Brenden is known as a passionate and fearless champion of the disenfranchised. Her heart has found its calling in creating sanctuaries of honor for at-risk youth, mothers of children with disabilities, and the dying. Sally is also a playwright and lyricist. Her first musical, “Fishing Widows: The Reel Story” opened in 2010.
Her pleasures are simple: crème brulee coffee, bike rides on a summer day, rainbows in the Rocky Mountains and Panera mornings by the fire with Jesus. Sauk Rapids Minnesota is home to Sally, her family and her spiffy hat collection.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Max Lucado, Philip Yancey, John Eldredge, C. S. Lewis, Robert McCloskey
Describe your desk
Mostly I write at my kitchen table in my 50's Diner kitchen on a laptop I have borrowed from my son. My other desk is a cozy little table by the fireplace at Panera Bread when it opens at 6:00 a.m.
Not all that many decades ago I left my professional job and became a stay-at-home Mommy for six years. I went from excellence in managing people and millions of dollars to the baffling world of wee ones, one of whom would be diagnosed with autism. I was a loving Mommy, but a flop at everything related to homemaking. Join me in the thick of the fray. You deserve to know the sorry truth.
Does the Creator of the Universe enter the lives of ordinary people living ordinary lives? Are there moments when He is so present you have no doubt that it could only be Him or do you live out your days in this customer unfriendly world not convinced He has shown up for your life? How glorious the cherished moments of serendipity when He surprised and overwhelmed me by entering mine!