Another chapter begins........
As teenagers, my sister and I use to refer to each new little phase of life (a new boyfriend, a new school year, etc.) as "another chapter." Since that teenage period of my life, I have definitely turned the pages on many different kinds of chapters! Some of these chapters have been absolutely amazing; others have been totally devastating. The one constant theme in the entire "book" of my life has been knowing that I have a Savior walking with me through every high and every low. I have learned that when the Bible says, "the rain falls on the righteous and the unrighteous" (Matt. 5;45), it means that in this world I am not exempt from dark and difficult valleys no matter how close I walk with God. In these valleys, I have had to learn to make wise choices: whether to become bitter or to become better; whether to blame God or praise Him; whether to complain or give thanks; whether to feel abused by God or to be used by God. When I look at life with these choices flashing in front of me, it seems very obvious what the right response should be. However, I often slip........questioning, doubting, worrying, or simply not trusting. It is in these moments of weakness that God often teaches me the most pointed lessons. He seems to choose to speak in the most profound ways on the most unexpected days when I am searching for Him with all of my heart and soul. One thing He has taught me in my searching is that my joy is not dependent upon my circumstances. I can and should praise God....NO MATTER WHAT MY DAY HOLDS! When I do, I find everything about my situation becomes a little easier to bear. So, as I begin my first personal blog spot, I visualize the pages of my life turning to display yet another chapter. I pray that this chapter of my life develops into a ministry that helps you as you face the highs and lows of life. I pray that as I soak in the mercy of God on my good days and as I wrestle with God on my not-so-good days, I can continue to make the choice to live each day in a way that brings glory to Him and Him alone. Philippians 4:4 says, "Rejoice in the Lord, always, again I say, Rejoice!" This has been my favorite verse ever since I was a little girl. I remember the first time I learned that Paul wrote these words from a prison cell! I was probably around nine years old, but I remember that lesson like it was yesterday. How could I not rejoice when Paul was rejoicing from a prison cell? I have failed at being full of joy on many occasions, but God has given me the strength and the opportunity to redeem myself and have a fresh start! He offers the same strength and opportunity to you! Do you feel stripped of your joy? Do you feel bitter, complaint-worthy, and abused? If so, don't feel alone! Just know that there is hope! You can find it in "Another chance, another choice, another chapter, another verse!" Until next joy with all of your heart! God loves you!

About Me
I am married to Tim Nischan, Professor of Business at Kentucky Christian University. Together we have four beautiful children on earth ranging in age from 14 to 25!  We also have two beautiful angels in Heaven. Through the years, our family has experienced some amazing mountaintop experiences like the adoption of our daughter, Olivia, from India and the marriage or our son Erich to his beautiful wife Mallory.  However, we have also survived some very difficult valleys. In 1992, we lost our 6-week old daughter, Adrienne, to SIDS. In 2002, our son, Nick began a 6 1/2 year battle with brain cancer which he lost in the world's eyes on November 29, 2008.  We know and believe that Nick actually won a great victory on that day and joined his sister in Heaven. Through these highs and lows I have truly learned that the most important things in life are not things. I have also learned that a deep faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to survive on this planet! My hope is in Heaven! My strength comes from His Word! I live for Him and Him alone! My goal for each day is to read part of God's Word, His love letter to the world, and apply it to my daily life.   I believe that His Word holds the answer to all of life's problems and that it is alive, active, and sharper than a two-edged sword! In my blog I hope to share daily my heart and His Words! God Bless You All!

Speaking Schedule
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Tammy Nischan's message of hope and joy is spreading across the Eastern United States as she shares her own story of God's faithfulness through times of personal tragedy.  As both a She Speaks and CLASS (Christians Leaders and Speakers) graduate, she speaks transparently about the highs and lows of being a wife, mom, and friend. 

Tammy's message inspires women to live with greater passion and purpose even in the face of difficulty.  She has already helped hundreds of women find peace in the midst of pain, joy in the midst of sorrow, and hope in the midst of despair.

Tammy believes in the power of a living, active, and personal God.  She believes He came in the form of man by sending His Son Jesus Christ to walk on the earth, facing every struggle we face today, and that through the power of the crucifixion and resurrection we have been offered freedom from our sin and the promise of eternal life with Him.

These beliefs have carried Tammy through the loss of two children and have allowed her to live victoriously in spite of her broken heart.

Because of Tammy's deep trust in a faithful God, she has embraced her grief, discovered hope, and now experiences a joy that is only explainable in light of His love.  She is passionate about empowering women to find purpose in their pain so that they too can live victoriously.

If you would like to talk to Tammy about joining you for an event, please contact her at

September 27
Butler Springs Christian Camp
Fall Ladies’ Retreat
Hillsboro, Ohio
“A Lingering Fragrance”


January 5
Carter Caves Resort Lodge
“Fully Relying on God”

April 21
Spring Women's Retreat
Central Kentucky
“Peace Like a River”

May 11

Ashland City Park
Butterfly Release for Grieving Moms
“Letting Go and Trusting God”

September 22
West Carter Middle School
Ladies of Love Fall Women’s Event
“Just Let Him Use You”


March 11
Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY
“Giving Thanks in All Things”
Testimony During AM Services

March 27
Proverbs 31 Week
Grayson KY
“Loving Others”

May 12th
Central Christian Church Mother's Day Event
 Ironton, OH
“The Family of God”

May 13th
Greenford Christian Church
All Morning Services
Greenford, OHIO
“Fully Relying on God”

November 19
Sunday School Teachers’ Luncheon
Grayson, KY 
“The Power of the Nativity”


February 18-19, 2011
Women's Retreat
“Authentic Friendship”

April 15, 2011 
Kilgore United Methodist Church Women's Retreat
Rush, KY
“God Sings Over Us”

April 30, 2011 
Old Weldon Christian Church Ladies' Retreat
Brandenburg, KY
“Boundaries in Pleasant Places”

May 9, 2011
 Oak Grove Church of Christ
Mother/Daughter Banquet
Grayson, KY
“On My Knees”

June 2011
 Rhode Island Women's Conference

September 9th and 10th, 2011
 Women's Retreat (Northern Ohio)

September 24-25th
Howells Mill Christian Assembly
Women's Retreat (Ona, WV)

October 15th
 Bridges Christian Church
Women's Fall Gathering
“Blessing Through Raindrops”


MAY 1, 2010
Norwin Christian Church Ladies' Retreat
North Huntingdon,PA
“Fully Relying on God”

May, 2010
Gregoryville Christian Church
 Grayson, KY
Mother/Daughter Banquet
“Fully Relying on God”

September 24-25
 Howells Mill Christian Assembly Women's Retreat
 Ona, WV
“The Bride of Christ”

October 2, 2010
Women's Retreat
 Clinton, IN 
“Sisters in Christ”

November 5-6, 2010 
Stephens’ Small Group Retreat (Beth Moore) 
Grayson, KY
“Loving Well”

December 3, 2010
Ninevah Christian Church
 Lawrenceburg, KY
“Ladies' Christmas Tea: When Life Gets Tangled”


MARCH 24, 2009
Grayson Church of God
 Grayson, KY
"Peace....When the River Runs Wild"

MAY 9, 2009
Carter Caves Lodge
 Nazarene Church
Grayson, KY
“Trusting in Him”

MAY 16, 2009
Bowling Green Christian Church
 Bowling Green, KY  
"Pursuing Peace"

SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
HUNTINGTON, WV Women's Ministry
“Heart to Heart”

SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2009
Howells Mills Christian Assembly Women's Retreat
 Ona, WV
The Bride of Christ”

2009 Genoa Baptist Church
Westerville, Ohio, Ladies' Retreat
 “Fully Relying on God”

FEBRUARY 13, 2009
White Mills Baptist Church
 Elizabethtown, KY
“Our Life as a Love Letter”


NOVEMBER 11, 2008
Grayson Church of God
Grayson, KY
“Clinging to God when Life is Hard”

DECEMBER 6, 2008
Ekron Baptist Church, Ekron, KY 
"There's Always a Bright Side"

Published Words
Throughout my life, I have been blessed with these writing opportunities................

Standard Publishing's Magazine, "The Lookout,"  Article "Not on Your Life"
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Grayson Journal Enquirer, Nick's Story

Chi Omega Journal, Nick's Story

Kentucky Christian University's Alumni Magazine, "The Voice," "Tribute to the First Lady"

Sunday School Curriculum Work - 

Standard Publishing's Middler Curriculum Department
Standard Publishing's Elementary Curriculum Department
Standard Publishing's Preschool Curriculum Department
Standard Publishing's Christmas/Easter Program Department

Co-author of  "Twenty Memory Verses Every Child Know,"
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Story Contributor in the following books:

HUGS Bible Reflections for Women

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers

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RELEASE DATE:  September, 2013

Chicken Soup for the Soul:  Devotional Stories for Wives

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