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Why I Refused to Love My Neighbor (Plus a Giveaway!)

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When our daughter outgrew her swing set, we sold it to an acquaintance who struggled to find a truck and some buddies to help haul it away. We weren’t home when his plan came together, so we told him to go ahead and get started. They removed the swings and were dismantling the slide when […]

Church Shopping | Finding a New Faith Community

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It’s the last Sunday of 2014. And my Christmas shopping is not quite over. There is one really important item still on my list to find: a new church community. Our move this year to New York has been an adventure and brought lots of changes. But one thing has not changed is my need […]

Community, Making a Connection

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I love to be around people. It fills me with smiles and good cheer. You would think since I know this about myself I would have taken more time to get connected to my new community. I have been busy settling our house and trying to make it a home. Unpacking all the boxes and […]

Home for the Holidays | Spreading Cheer to Your Neighbors

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Have you included your neighbors in your Christmas plans this year? All you have to do is set aside the time you’d spend watching one Christmas movie or making one trip to the mall, and use that time to do something special with your neighbors. Let me show you how! The Neighborhood Café is offering […]

Getting to Know Your Amish Neighbors

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When we had a question from a blog reader about the best way to meet your Amish neighbor, I jumped on the chance to respond. Not because I live next door to an Amish family, but my long-distant Amish friends in Lancaster are forever telling me, they are normal people, just like me. In my […]

Self Care | You’re Not An Anorexic, But Your Life Is

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As 2014 begins to wrap up I naturally reflect on living into my God-sized dream this past year. It causes me to remember these words: “You’re not an anorexic but your life is.” Words spoken to me over 12 years ago by my therapist. While that may seem like along time ago to you, it […]

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