More than a business

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 09:31 AM.

Veldman opened the shop after she moved to Walton County, but said her background and experience left a lot to be desired. After nearly 21 years, she’s figured out how to function and keep her business afloat.

Through the shop, she’s found a way to not only meet customers but to share her passions of writing and music, and to show love to those she meets who are broken and in need of a kind word or prayer.

Veldman said her father passed away a few years ago, and as he was being buried a song came to her. Even though she’d only had short stint of piano lessons, Veldman said she was able to sit down and play the song.

“I have no idea what key I’m playing, but it comes out,” Veldman said. “That music has touched a lot of people.”

Veldman’s piano sounds were shared along the Emerald Coast with individuals, at centers with chemotherapy and radiation patients and in hospitals. She said the music makes the hard times better.

She also has written five books and is working on her sixth.

Through her music and customers, Veldman said she was inspired to do more. She founded Nancy Veldman Ministries, which she said helps cancer patients, single mothers, abused women and men, and other suffering people.

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