Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Neighbor to Neighbor, page 1

I am a walker who loves long walks.  Being outside is refreshing or hot, cold, wet...  When I can, I listen to oldies rock music or sermons via my fancy phone.

One day, my husband and I wanted to do community service by cleaning up the busy street in front our subdivision.  I passed out fliers.  The first time took me 2 days and 4 hours.  We received about 20 phone calls.  Interestingly, the neighbors on my street were the ones who were the most active.  Then, I passed out more fliers.  This time for National Night Out.  I passed those fliers out to invite neighbors to come visit, sit, and get to know each other.

Now, this is my new flier - 
Neighbor to Neighbor

Dear Neighborhood Ladies ,
For some time now, I have felt the need to be a part of a women’s group that  meets weekly to share what they’ve learned from reading the Bible.  I’ve imagined it to be sort of like a book club. (Although, I’ve never participated in a book club before.)  Perhaps, we would select and read 1 – 3 Bible chapters at home during the week.  Then, we would meet one day a week to reread the selection and share what we’ve gotten out of the reading.  This would bless my Spirit, and I would hope it would yours, too.

I am not looking for a church Bible Study. (Although, I’ve been a part of some really wonderful ones.)  There will be no lectures, and we won’t use workbooks or manuals.  It will be just our group reading and sharing. 
If you’ve had this same burning desire in your Spirit, please join me in participating in a Neighborhood Bible Book club (that’s what I’m calling it for now J ).  You can reach me at....  I look forward to hearing from you.
Brenda Harris

P.S.  The Bible versions I enjoy reading from are: the New International Version (NIV), the Message, and lately, the New King James.  Do you have a favorite?

It's a sincere note. I'm hoping that those folks who have that same desire, will contact me.  I'll let you know how it goes. 
I took this picture in Costa Rica.  The church is called "The Faith Road." 
That's cool. And how symbolic is that car?!

Am I on a Faith Road? 
 Am I counting on God to find the right people for
a Neighborhood Bible Book Club?  You bet.

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