Missional Living

What If This Is Your Year of Living Neighborly?

An assortment of mail boxes side-by-side

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…

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How will your gift communicate a growing friendship?

A mother pushes a stroller past a piece of wall art which says – THE BEST GIFT IS YOU

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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Does Taking A Step of Faith Have to Be Scary?

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “step of faith”? Maybe you imagine talking with a colleague or friend about Jesus for the first time. Perhaps you think about having to relocate your family to a new city because God tells you to. Or perhaps you think of making a significant financial…

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3 Practical Ways to Live on Mission in Your Neighborhood

What does it mean to Live on Mission? To Live on mission is simply to live your life with a conscious intention of sharing the Gospel with those around you. If you’re like many Christians, sharing the Gospel with your neighbors feels as impossible as climbing Mount Everest. I think much of that impossibility comes from a…

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