Posts Tagged neighbors

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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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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10 Neighborhood Christmas Outreach Ideas

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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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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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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   Pray that God will give you His vision, His plan for your neighbors, and that you will see people and their needs as […]

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