Living on Mission

What If This Is Your Year of Living Neighborly?

When the religious authorities asked Jesus to reduce everything in the Bible into one command, He answered with two. The first is to love God with everything you have. The second, He said, is to love your neighbor as yourself. What if He meant that we should love our actual neighbors? You know, the people …

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How will your gift communicate a growing friendship?

December is a season of giving as gifts are exchanged at gatherings in homes like mine and probably yours. But the big kickoff — Black Friday — has become a tradition side by side with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Refreshingly, we met a woman who uses Black Friday to purchase poinsettias which she delivers all through …

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Here’s What You Might Have Missed on the Blog

Inspiration can be a tricky thing. Sometimes I experience moments of inspiration that fail to translate into consistent action or lasting changes in behavior. When that happens I can feel hopeless or guilty. Are you that way too? Maybe at church or Bible study you hear someone say, “I think God’s telling us we need …

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When You Can’t See What God is Doing with Your Steps of Faith

So you’re looking for opportunities to take steps of faith with your neighbor. You’re doing everything you can think of to demonstrate the gospel. And you really want a chance to discuss what each of you believe. But it seems like nothing is happening. It feels like God isn’t present or active. What do you …

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