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Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa

"Via Dolorosa" means "Way of Suffering" and it's a remembrance of Jesus' route to the cross. I've expanded this reflection for my own personal use by combining the Gospel accounts from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John into one continuous reading. Reminiscent of the...

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How to Love Your Neighbor Who Struggles With Depression

How to Love Your Neighbor Who Struggles With Depression

Guest post by Jess Leigh Hanna When I applied for The Book Proposal Bootcamp, I was looking for a book proposal. An added bonus I also received was an incredible support group of talented, passionate, articulate, hilarious, encouraging women who instantly became...

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How to H.E.L.P. Your Neighbor Achieve Racial Unity

How to H.E.L.P. Your Neighbor Achieve Racial Unity

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” And he said, “Go.” Isaiah 6:8-9My sweet friend Tiffany Edwards has been placed in an unexpected mission field that's a world apart... and also...

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Coronavirus Quiz

Coronavirus Quiz

We're all in this together, but we've had vastly different experiences dealing with COVID-19.   Reflect upon how the pandemic has affected you in the areas of personal loss, health and wellness, community, economic impact, vocation, and mental health. Check the...

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How to Love Your Neighbor in 2021

How to Love Your Neighbor in 2021

Special Bonus ChapterUPDATED FOR 2021PANDEMICS, PROTESTS, POLITICS & MOREThis decade is off to a rough start. So far, the 2020’s are marked by a deadly global pandemic, distressing racial tensions, divisive partisan politics, and white-knuckle economic...

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Not My Will

Not My Will

“On the night He was betrayed...” That’s tonight. It’s now. Today is Maundy Thursday, the night of the Last Supper. The betrayal. Then Gethsemane. I've been wrecked by Gethsemane for more than a dozen years. I’ve read academic volumes and ancient texts, pored over...

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Neighborhood Cafe Bible Study Recommendations

How to Love Your Hurting Neighbor

How to Love Your Hurting Neighbor

Guest post by Sarah Beckman Last year, as I was finalizing plans for my book release, working harder than ever to balance work demands and family needs, I went through a very dark, personal trial. I prayed every way I knew how, and confided in a handful of trusted...

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Books that Build Relationships: Alongside

Books that Build Relationships: Alongside

If any of you have gone through a trial, you understand the impact others have on your healing process. You may have also experienced the tough conversations that were more harmful than helpful. We are all imperfect in the area of comforting others which is why we...

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Books that Build Relationships: the year of small things

Books that Build Relationships: the year of small things

Warning: by living a “radical faith” you may start a mini-revolution in your neighborhood. As I read the charges from Christ in Matthew 25 to feed the hungry, to welcome the stranger, to clothe the poor, and visit those in prison, I begin to feel a sense of guilt. I...

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Recipes

Soup-er Bowl Party!

Soup-er Bowl Party!

If you've been waiting for the perfect excuse to love your neighbor, it's coming up soon! On Sunday, February 5 at 6:30 PM EST on FOX, the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. This is one day when everyone loves football!  Host a...

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Amy’s Tuscan Bean Soup

Amy’s Tuscan Bean Soup

This soup is simple and hearty, and very healthy! It's vegan and can be made gluten-free, and I promise you won't miss a thing. Serve with a salad and bread for a delicious meal. Amy's Tuscan Bean Soup     Saute in a large stock pot over medium heat for 5...

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Joan’s Apple and Pear Pies

Joan’s Apple and Pear Pies

I met Joan through this ministry, and she often sends me endearing emails about her neighbors. She and her husband have chosen their home because of the needs of their immediate neighbors and their community. They are homeowners and landlords, active volunteers and...

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