Posts Tagged Friendship

How Would You Feel if This Showed up at Your Door?

How Would You Feel if This Showed up at Your Door?

Do you have a friend or neighbor who is feeling blue? A woman in my neighborhood Bible study, Amy, recently received some discouraging news about an adoption that she and her husband were going through. As a study, we really wanted to come around her, just love […]

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Diane’s story: Having a Heart for the Community Where God Plants Us

Diane's story: Having a Heart for the Community Where God Plants Us

Our family moved to Buford, Ga., from Florida two years ago in a total faith move. We had no jobs, no friends, family or connections. But we were convinced the Lord wanted us in this geographic location. I’ve always had a heart for the community where God […]

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Housewarming Gift Ideas

Housewarming Gift Ideas

Here’s a fun idea for you and your neighbors! Plan ahead by dropping your friends a note with the idea and a list of things that can go into the jars.  Schedule a date, (at your regularly scheduled NBS would be perfect!)  Gather the supplies and get […]

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I am a type A personality. Only opposite.

I am a type A personality.  Only opposite.

 It is late September. One of my best friends just sent me this text. “Target has Christmas lights for sale.” She knew it would make me laugh. For you see I am a type A personality.  Only opposite.  In my life A=adrenalin lover (i.e. love doing things […]

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A Young Perspective on Open Hearts & Open Doors

A Young Perspective on Open Hearts & Open Doors

This weekend I hosted a party in our new neighborhood for a former neighbor. (A little background on the eight of us hostesses – we’re all in a really fun season of life. We’re all 20 somethings, we’ve been married about five years, and we’re young in […]

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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 like to accomplish this!  What stirs within you when you hear Christ say this is the second greatest command? I often feel inadequate. Don’t […]

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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 future, whenever an NBS member sees someone in need during day-to-day commutes or in travels, they may bless the individual (or family) with the […]

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Adrienne’s Story: My Whole Life Would be Suspect

Adrienne's Story: My Whole Life Would be Suspect

There was no way I was going to a neighborhood Bible Study! These people were radicals. They would no doubt judge me. I didn’t own a Bible, and I certainly wouldn’t be able to find my way around one if I did. All my life prior to Bible Study attendance […]

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Jan’s Story: My Heart Began to Heal

Jan's Story: My Heart Began to Heal

Following the tragic loss of one of my children in 1992, I was invited by a neighbor to attend Debbie McGoldrick’s NBS. Through understanding God’s presence and purpose in trials and receiving the encouragement and love of neighbors, my heart began to heal. I know personally the […]

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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. I hadn’t planned to be a part of a Bible study group. I got involved in a roundabout way. It all started when my […]

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