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How to Love Your Neighbor in a Sharing Economy

How to Love Your Neighbor in a Sharing Economy

Have you ever stayed at a vacation rental through a service like Airbnb or VRBO - Vacation Rentals By Owner? I have, and I've really enjoyed it! But have you ever considered what a whole town full of vacation rentals does to our sense of community? My friends at...

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When God Doesn’t Make Sense

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

Are you kidding me? Why should I be kind when the world is so cruel? Who will watch out for me if I'm always putting others first? What will I give my own family if I give everything away to others? It doesn't make sense. She knows how you feel. We don't even know her...

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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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How to Love Your Single Neighbor

How to Love Your Single Neighbor

Guest Blog by Alicia Hudson Welcome back, Alicia, as she shares from the heart (and from the school of hard knocks) how to love your single neighbor. Whether you have good intentions or are at a loss, her tips will help you connect with the singles on your street....

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Who are Your Quiet Times for?

Who are Your Quiet Times for?

Most Christians have heard of the term “spiritual discipline” which usually conjures up thoughts of hours alone meditating on Scripture and praying. Growing up, I had a  Sunday School teacher who would call my house in the middle of the week to ask how my Bible...

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How to Love Your Neighbor this Spring

How to Love Your Neighbor this Spring

I just EGGED my neighbors! To be honest, I was simply looking for an excuse to meet more people in the neighborhood where we spend some time in the winter. Although my husband's family has been coming here for 50 years, I had only met the neighbors on either side of...

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Neighborhood Cafe Bible Study Recommendations

How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Overwhelmed

How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Overwhelmed

With their typical generosity, my friends Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory are giving away a copy of their newest book, Overwhelmed: Quiet the Chaos & Restore Your Sanity, which just came out this week. If you'd like to get off the overwhelming cycle of making and...

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Moms, have you been Hoodwinked?

Moms, have you been Hoodwinked?

Do you all have a woman you look up to and admire, someone who is one step ahead of you and light years beyond you? She's been there and done that - and she's still smiling! Karen Ehman is that woman for me. She's a New York Times best selling author and a nationally...

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Recipes

Sarah’s Blueberry Scones

Sarah served up these delicious scones the very first time she came to the Rosewood Neighborhood Cafe! Sarah's Blueberry Scones In a large bowl, cream together: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1/2 teaspoon...

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Amy’s Cranberry Salad

Amy’s Cranberry Salad

No one in my family likes this except me... but that's OK, I can eat it all! In large bowl, combine until dissolved: 1 small pkg. Cherry Jell-O ¼ cup sugar 1cup boiling water Add: ¼ cup cold water 1 Tbl. lemon juice ½ small orange, ground 1 cup raw cranberries, ground...

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Vanessa’s Cranberry Puffs

Two-Bite Cranberry Puffs, Two Ways These savory or sweet cranberry puffs are wonderful during the holidays for brunch, tea, hors d'oeuvres, or dinner rolls.  Everything up to baking can be prepared ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator or another cold place. ...

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