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About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!

Conversations with a One Year Old

There’s just nothing like a conversation with a one year old. Nothing. I sat down in the rocker with Becca, age 20 months. Oo ha oo ha! You want to read the Curious George book? Yeah! (said in a voice … Continue reading

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“Hello, God, Answers Please?”

Many moms have commented on the blessing I enjoy of having my kids in a wonderful daycare. And yes, it’s a blessing! I’m so grateful to work from home, with such flexibility, with a lady who loves my kids I … Continue reading

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Were the years wasted???

Originally posted on Journey On …:
I have a tendency to state things rather dramatically, especially when emotions are running high. Today, I need to say these words, even though I know they’re illogical, not true, and completely for “theatrical affect”: “I…

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Too Pretty to be a Pastor’s Wife?

“How you doing today?” As I filled my water bottle at a rest stop in southern Minnesota, I looked to my right to see two older men, sitting in an office. “I’m doing fine–how ’bout you?”  “Good, good. Going far?” “Madison … Continue reading

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How Spontaneity Helped Me Clean the Bathrooms

Tonight, from 5pm on, I cleaned two bathrooms, bathed two children, gave one haircut, made three dinners, cleaned one kitchen, baked one cake, dressed two children, painted 10 fingernails and 10 toenails, created two Easter baskets, did a 30 minute … Continue reading

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Thankful on Easter Eve

Tonight I am thankful. Thankful for a sunny Spring day, albeit a little windy and chilly. (Trying to focus on the positive) Thankful for frilly blue princess dresses that flutter in the wind and make strangers smile. Thankful for a … Continue reading

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When You Finally Get the “NO”

People always say “Oh, God’s never not answering you. His answer is just ‘not yet’.” People say “It’s in times of waiting, hoping, dreaming, wishing, begging for answers that we are shaped, molded, and challenged to trust.” People encourage “Just keep … Continue reading

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Plodding through the Airport

I’m plodding I thought this to myself as I traipsed through yet another airport. Is that an output of my state of mind right now? YES. I’m plodding. I’m not strolling, skipping, speed-walking … But plodding. If you know me, … Continue reading

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Trust in the LORD

Originally posted on ERIK LINDEEN:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him,     and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) Its a Bible verse I’ve had memorized for…

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I’ve Been Half-Lying

“God is sovereign!” We’ve all said it. Complain, complain, critique, question, complain … “But it’s all good–God is sovereign!” I’m know I’m guilty of it. Saying that TRUTH but not wholeheartedly believing it. I mean, I BELIEVE God is sovereign. … Continue reading

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