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  • I Couldn't Hold Back the Tears
    I Couldn’t Hold Back the Tears
    I love to have neighbors in my living room, talking about God’s Word together. With that desire, I’ve repeatedly sent out fliers, knocked...
  • 10 Neighborhood Christmas Outreach Ideas
    10 Neighborhood Christmas Outreach Ideas
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  • An Original
    An Original
    Enjoy our guest post today from Abingdon Women   The lotion bottle was sitting nearly empty among the crayons, paint, and other supplies.  I...
  • Lighthouse Report: Personal Struggles
    Lighthouse Report: Personal Struggles
      To listen to the interview, click the 1 minute segment, or the full 2 minutes. *STRUGGLES* MP3 1-MIN 2-MIN Debbie McGoldrick knows how...
  • A Banquet for Birds
    A Banquet for Birds
    Like any good southern girl, I hang Boston ferns out on my porch every year in late May. It just makes the whole,...
  • Love Your Neighbor As Yourself?
    Love Your Neighbor As Yourself?
    “Love your neighbor as yourself.”. Yes, but how? What comes to mind when you read this verse?  (Mark 12:31) What does it look...
  • Blessing Bags
    Blessing Bags
    Blessing bags are a great service project to prepare together within your NBS.  One blessing bag is kept by each person.  In the...
  • Start With Prayer
    Start With Prayer
    So you want to start something, but don’t know how, or where to begin, right?  Well… let’s start right here! Praying for Yourself...
  • "B" Released
    “B” Released
    “B” Released  The Three “B’s” of Letting Go Yesterday a friend and I released our balloons, buried our losses and burned our lists...
  • Unexpected Blessings... Amy's Story
    Unexpected Blessings… Amy’s Story
    Unexpected Blessings Amy von Borstel I could’ve never dreamed of the blessings that would come from my involvement in a neighborhood Bible study....

“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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Am I Seeking God Only for Answers or for Who He Is?

  I often wonder…. what if my desire to listen to God equaled His longing to speak personally with me? Listening prayer for me is simply being still in God’s presence, anticipating His voice, recording His words, impressions, or pictures, and then responding in love, faith and […]

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My Visit with Chip and Joanna Gaines last week

My Visit with Chip and Joanna Gaines last week

“If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.”   This past week I saw a new vision of this quote up close and personal through the lives of Chip and Joanna Gaines, America’s sweethearts of HGTV’s […]

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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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No panic, No fear, No figuring or forecasting

Trusting God All The Way to Africa (Enroute to Nairobi from London – after being awakened at 2:30 a.m. with a distressing phone call from home.  I don’t think I slept, but continued to pray, praise and rest in Your presence.  I sit between my husband Mark […]

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Be nice to everyone. You never know who lost an argument to a teenager.

Be nice to everyone. You never know who lost an argument to a teenager.

  Mothers need one another. I don’t know how else to say it. We need advice. We need “oh ya, I’ve been there too.” We need encouragement. We need affirmation. We need help, for pete’s sake.   Gathering mothers together is really fun. Throw out this question, […]

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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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It’s My yoke, My burden, not yours.

It's My yoke, My burden, not yours.

I AM – Listening Prayer I surround you with My love I hold you close to My heart I am with you always and in every situation. I AM   I AM sovereign I AM your peace I AM your strength I AM your counselor I AM […]

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Jailbreak: Set Free to be Free

Jailbreak: Set Free to be Free

Most prisoners in jail, regardless of the number of hours or years locked up, dream of the time they will be set free.   Imagine an inmate sitting in a prison cell with his back facing the door.  A guard unexpectedly unlocks his door and informs the […]

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