August 2013 - N. J. Lindquist

Archive Monthly Archives: August 2013

The deadly duo: why we don’t make more disciples

According to all the studies I’ve read over the last 40 years, the typical churchgoer will never help another person enter into a meaningful relationship with God. Wow! How can that be? On second thought—maybe it’s not so hard to believe…. A co-worker has cancer, and you want to say you’ll pray for her, but—what […]

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My greatest fear

Over the years, I’ve been afraid of many things. Having a flat tire on a freeway. Or worse, having a flat tire at night. The result of this fear is that I avoid driving on freeways whenever possible. Losing a small child in a large shopping mall and not finding him for an hour (other […]

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Review of the book, Off the Map

If you’ve ever watched in frustration wondering why on earth someone in an abusive relationship didn’t get out at the first sign of trouble, I have a book you need to read. The title is Off the Map: Follow Me Out of Domestic Abuse. Jacquie Brown, the woman who wrote the book, says she was […]

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Wanted: companionship

It seems to me that if we really knew God the way he wants to be known, we’d be falling all over ourselves trying to introduce him to others. Unfortunately, many people’s relationship with God goes like this: “I’ll believe in you, live a fairly decent life, and attend church when I can; you’ll see […]

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Church is really not about us

I’ve often heard people say, “We have so many talented, capable people in this church, the church can’t help but grow.” Each time I hear those words, I cringe inside. Not because I don’t believe the church has been gifted with talented people. Most churches have. Many church members are college-educated people who are professionals […]

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Eating healthy: my journey with food begins

For some time, I’ve been wanting to write about my journey with food. I know, that sounds strange. But think about it. If there’s one thing we have in common, it’s eating. And for each of us, that eating can be a lot of trial and journey. It seems that every day we’re told something […]

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