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Wonder – Choose Kind. Be Ordinary.

Wonder – Choose Kind. Be Ordinary. Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, is a beautiful story that has been adapted to film.  It releases to U.S. theaters, today, November 17, 2017 and I can’t wait to see it. I hope moviegoers pass through the double doors, walk down the […]

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Thanksgiving: to host or not to host

Thanksgiving: to host or not to host

Thanksgiving: to Host or Not to Host? Guest post by Karen Guzman I grew up in a house regularly filled with guests, whether for a meal or for a semester. So, when I joined InterVarsity staff and moved into my own place, it was natural to host […]

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How will you answer “the knock?”

How will you answer "the knock?"

  Throughout the year we seek moments with our neighbors to show God’s love and perhaps to invite them into our homes. We may have asked a neighbor several times to come over and they have never accepted. Yet for Halloween, many of these same neighbors will […]

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No More Excuses!

Reposted with permission from Calvary Life Magazine No more Excuses! (By Judi L) Excuses, excuses….I can’t do a Bible study with women in my neighborhood! I certainly can’t do one in Traverse City this summer! That’s my time to read all the books I can’t get to […]

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“They threw me to the animals. No one wanted me.”

Caroline’s soft voice drew the crowd closer. With attentiveness that no one expected nor planned for, her authentic words of vulnerability accomplished what some speakers only dream of but never achieve.   For Caroline, her size and stature began her testimony before she uttered the first word. […]

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Ugly Fear – Beautiful FAITH!

Ugly Fear – Beautiful FAITH!

Ugly Fear – Beautiful FAITH! ♥Reposted with permission from Calvary Life Magazine.♥   FEAR seems to be a common theme from those who have been sharing their experiences about their Neighborhood Bible study journey! “How will my neighbors respond when I invite them to come to my house […]

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Meet Aiden, a 9-year-old who caught a vision

Kid’s Back Yard Bible Club   Designed by kids, for kids!   Want to try something different with your family this summer?   Along with your summer bucket list of: *pool time *friend time *vacation time How about adding: *neighborhood Bible club for kids! Nine-year-old, Aiden, caught […]

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5 Simple Ways to Connect with Neighbors at Easter

5 Simple Ways to Connect with Neighbors at Easter

5 Ways to connect with your neighbors at Easter   A pastor was recently sharing that his family initiated with a neighbor who lived two doors down. They had the family over for Easter lunch.  As the conversation progressed he asked them what Easter meant to them.  […]

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Lord, don’t I need new clothes?

Lord, don't I need new clothes?

What is keeping you from reaching out to your neighbors?  Are you hiding behind your door? So far NBS2GO has encouraged you to host a Bible study in your home, emphasizing that it doesn’t matter what type of countertops you have, where you live, and if you […]

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Tears Filled Her Eyes: Fresh Idea for a Sweet Valentine’s NBS

Tears Filled Her Eyes: Fresh Idea for a Sweet Valentine's NBS

As a facilitator of a neighborhood Bible study for nine years now, I am continually looking for fresh ideas. If the Lord is creative enough to design butterflies and the zebra, certainly He can give me creativity with the women in my Bible study! It’s a well known fact that for Valentine’s Day, […]

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