GPS Guide, June 19th 2018

Take a moment to download the Nextdoor app on your smartphone or go to Nextdoor.com. Nextdoor is a great tool for staying connected with the people in your neighborhood. I have used this app for several years now and have found it to be useful for keeping up with the news and people in my […]

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GPS Guide, June 18th 2018

  This week, I want you to begin to think about what it would look like if you threw a block party in your neighborhood. A block party is a great way to get to know your neighbors. Write down one or two people who might be able to help you plan a party. Along […]

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GPS Guide, June 14th 2018

Block Map Prayer Day Reflect on this past week. Did you do anything to address the priorities you mentioned on Monday? What is one step you took to make neighboring your priority? Was there a moment this week that you were proud of? Take 5 minutes today and be in prayer for your neighborhood. Pray […]

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GPS Guide, June 14th 2018

Imagine yourself with the time it would take to be a great neighbor. What are the things you would have to sacrifice to make that a reality? Why would it be worth it? What could change in your life or in your neighborhood? This is a strategy often used in counseling. If people can imagine […]

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GPS Guide, June 13th 2018

Read: John 12:1-8 If you were going to defend Mary in that moment, what would you want to say? Do you relate more to Judas or Mary in this story? They both seem to make good points. They difference between the two are intentions, however. While he makes a good point about serving the poor, […]

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GPS Guide, June 12th 2018

Read: Luke 10:28-42 What is your biggest obstacle when it comes to your neighbors? For most people, including those in this story, it is time. We are very busy people. We do not have time to get to know our neighbors. But Jesus tells us that those who follow him will make time for their […]

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GPS Guide, June 11th 2018

Today, I want you to make a list of your priorities for the week. What do you wish to accomplish and where do you want to spend your time? Write at least 3 things that you want to focus on. Next, take a second to pull up your calendar. You can do this with a […]

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GPS Guide, June 8th 2018

Block Map Prayer Day. Review it and fill out any information you may have learned about your neighbor. Pray about the next steps you need to take to get to know your neighbors. Wave, say hello, and be friendly. What easier first step is there? Take 5 minutes today (set an alarm if you need […]

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GPS Guide, June 7th 2018

Read: Acts 17:26-27 God created all nations. How often do we look at other nations or peoples and think that they are inferior or less-than? No matter what we think about other people, the book of Acts shows us that God created us all. We are all one people. The most interesting part of these […]

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GPS Guide, June 6th 2018

Read: John 13:35 There is a song by Catholic priest, Peter Scholtes called “They’ll Know We Are Christians” that was inspired this verse. He wrote this song because of a phrase that non-Christians would use to describe Christians. They would say “Behold, how they love one another.” Christian love should turn heads and surprise people. […]

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