July 2013 - N. J. Lindquist

Archive Monthly Archives: July 2013

Unforgettable conversations with God

How would you feel if your best friend walked up and handed you a list of things he/she wanted you to do, then left before you had a chance to say a word? You’d be just a bit annoyed, right? Yet, all too often, that’s exactly what our prayers are like. “Here God, this is […]

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Being an author involves promoting yourself

Some days, I really hate the direction the publishing industry is going. Okay, I’ll admit it. I’ve become jaded, cynical, and a bit of a wet blanket. These days, it all seems to be about sales. Authors are constantly asking me to buy their latest book, watch their new and amazing  YouTube video, download a […]

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Is today’s church (aka the “body of Christ”) healthy?

I‘ve always known God was my best friend, and been part of the “church.” But over the years, I‘ve often wondered if we’re living the way he wants, or if there might be more. I‘d had a busy day and I was very tired, so I sat down in the living room and began mindlessly […]

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Jesus said, “Make disciples,” but what does that mean to us?

I grew up believing in God, and knowing he was my best friend, but…. Because of my environment, a part of me felt that as long as I lived a “decent” life, without hurting other people or breaking laws, and as long as I went to church most Sundays, and read my Bible, and prayed, […]

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Our quest for happiness

We all dream of being happy. But what, exactly, is happiness? We were drinking tea in a friend’s kitchen when she said to me, “You know, when we bought this house, I thought my life was finally perfect. I have a great family, a good job, more possessions than I ever dreamed of having, this […]

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What to do when God appears to change his mind

I love coming up with ideas and starting things. Unfortunately, it’s all-too-possible to start more things than I can realistically finish. Part of the problem is that I often fail to think through everything that’s involved in a project before I dive in. On the other hand, when I honestly believe God’s telling me to […]

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How are you, really?

“You know you’re a writer,” said the toastmaster at a banquet I attended recently, “if, when you ask someone how they’re doing, you actually listen to the answer.” But even though I am a writer, I don’t always listen. I live, as you do, in a busy, multi-tasking world where the art of listening to […]

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