We recently lived in an apartment for almost three years. The longer you live there, the more people you see. As a mom, I wanted community. So I finally got the courage to ask some of my neighbors for their number so we could schedule play dates with our kids. It was such a blessing to have ready made friends in the same building as ours! It's so encouraging to talk to other moms and share the struggles and joys of motherhood. Our backgrounds or differences didn't matter; we had a common denominator - being a mom. All it took was stepping out of my comfort zone and asking if we could hang out sometime. What was the worst that could happen? She'd say no? Without the Holy Spirit's nudging (more like banging me over the head), my kids and I would never have had the relationships we have now. I've learned that I just need to be a friend and our conversations about Jesus will happen naturally. Living on Mission may take me out of my comfort zone, but I wouldn't have it any other way. On the other hand, Living on Mission is as easy as sharing cookies with my neighbor. I'm so thankful for the community at Calvary that has encouraged me to live on mission!

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