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How to Love Your Neighbor Who is Suffering

How to Love Your Neighbor Who is Suffering

When Darci caught my attention on Instagram we started chatting. We quickly figured out that we live in the same state, and it only took a few messages before we figured out that she's good friends with one of my good friends. We already knew we both loved Jesus and our neighbors, so I'm just delighted that Darci took the time to share this guest post with us all. When someone well-acquainted with suffering tells us how we can help, we must listen.   How to Love Your Neighbor Who is Suffering...

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How Loving Your Neighbor Will Grow Your Faith

How Loving Your Neighbor Will Grow Your Faith

Jennifer is one of those friends who you feel like you've known for years just a few minutes into your first conversation. Maybe it's the Holy Spirit in her that communes so sweetly with others, or maybe it's her attentiveness that makes you feel like she could sit and chat all day. Don't be fooled by her soft Southern drawl and gentle spirit, Jennifer is a ger-er-done woman who makes things happen. Her passion is spiritual growth, appropriate for her farmland roots, and she painstakingly...

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Bible Study Recommendations for a New Neighborhood Cafe

Bible Study Recommendations for a New Neighborhood Cafe

Bible Study Recommendations for a New Neighborhood Cafe "Do you have suggestions on books or studies that work well when a group is first getting established? If the group gels, I figure the group can help decide on the next study, but choosing the first topic is up to me." Julie Hostesses like Julie understand that choosing a topic for your Neighborhood Cafe is different than choosing a topic for your Bible Study at church. Most Bible studies are written by Christians, for Christians, about...

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Do It Scared

Do It Scared

I've knocked on hundreds of my neighbors' doors to invite total strangers into my home for an Open House followed by a women's Bible study. And I've been scared every single time. It does get easier, but it's never easy. Sure, I'm an extrovert, but I fear rejection just like you. I'm busy just like you. I need to clean my house just just like you (no judgment).  So if you're thinking of loving your neighbor this way, I can safely assume you might be scared, too. And my best advice is: Do it...

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Hope Less

Hope Less

In uncertain seasons of personal crisis, cultural chaos, or global catastrophe, we wonder if life will ever be the same. Have you ever gazed into your foggy “new normal” and felt hopeless, lost, dazed, or despairing? Or maybe it's just me? Here's a surprising way to escape these hopeless feelings: just hope less. Hope less in the temporal,hope fully in the eternal.Hope less in the physical,hope fully in the spiritual. I didn't make it up. Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being...

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