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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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Let’s do something to care for the children of our world

I encourage you to watch these videos. Our family has sponsored many children over the past 35 years, all through World Vision Canada. My husband and I have also partnered with World Vision Canada to give out almost 60,000 copies of our two Hot Apple Cider books to women and men across our country. Now […]

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Why I relate to Noah

The Commission by Tom duBois

When you put up a website, in essence, it represents you. People who don’t know you personally see your site and come away with a lasting impression. For years, I’ve been trying to find a look and tag-line for my website that feels right to me. It’s not enough to give my name and what […]

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Walking the Fiction Tightrope: Writing with Faith and Honesty

I was writing a scene around Paul Manziuk, my police officer in Shaded Light, and suddenly he decided to swear. I told him he couldn’t. I don’t swear myself. Why would I swear when writing? He said he wasn’t me. True. He said that he was hot, tired, and frustrated, and he really needed to […]

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The dilemma of being a Christian who writes fiction

Writing fiction would be easier if I wasn’t a Christian. I’d just sit down and write whatever I wanted. No problem. But I am a Christian. And it’s frequently been a problem. When I began writing more than 35 years ago, I had a BA in English and the English medal for my graduating class. […]

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On taking things for granted

Some years ago, I endured a long night at a hotel where I tossed and turned, trying to get comfortable. You see, I had forgotten to bring my own pillow, and the one the hotel supplied just didn’t feel right. So at 3:00 AM, I lay there wide awake thinking about pillows. When I was […]

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Some of my favourite music

I thought you might want to listen to a song while you’re here. This is my “theme” music.

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Our award-winning bestseller, A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, is now available as an e-book

It’s available for Kindle on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com and also as an e-Pub for Kobo or other readers. Above everything else, this is a book of hope. And our goal is to get it into the hands of everyone who needs hope.  We’d love for you to check it out and tell your friends. What […]

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My Christmas thoughts

I actually wrote this short devotional some years ago, but it sums up what I’d write today. It’s actually posted on another blog, but I thought I’d mention it here, and give you the link. The Babe of Christmas Christmas. We think of the lovely pastoral setting with stable, animals, tongue-tied shepherds, priceless gifts delivered […]

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N. J. Lindquist Closes a Chapter at The Word Guild and Write! Canada to Focus on Writing

Markham, Ontario—After helping to equip Canada’s Christian writers for 11 years, N. J. Lindquist is stepping aside from all leadership roles in Write! Canada and The Word Guild in order to concentrate on her own writing and speaking career. Lindquist is an award-winning Markham-based writer, editor, publisher, and speaker who has authored 10 books, edited […]

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