Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Review: How To Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird

How To Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird
By Amy Lively

When I first received this book I wasn't too sure about it. I mean, how much interesting information can there be about going out and meeting your neighbors?

Then I read this book!

There is a wealth of knowledge and advice in this book. It is the kind of book you will want to keep handy so you can refer back to it for encouragement.

So many neighborhoods are filled with people who don't know each other. Not even the people living right next door to them.

Jesus commands us to love our neighbors. This book gives you the support to do that. Yes, it is scary to put yourself out there. But what if someone in your neighborhood needs you? What if you need them too, but you'll never know because you never knocked on their door and said hello? Don't wait for a disaster to strike to meet your neighbors. Believe me, I have been there!

We are missing out on serving and obeying because we lock ourselves away in our houses.

Are we all not starving for fellowship? I know I am all the time. How amazing would it be to have women living around you to have that fellowship with? It would be a huge blessing!

I highly recommend this book as a tool to reach out and minister.

I was given a free copy of this book from Bethany House for my honest opinion.

State of the Garden Address {2}

The garden is doing mediocre. LOL.

The bush beans fell over. So I used a tomato cage to prop them up a bit. Next time I will make sure to use small cages for these.

Cucumbers are still growing and starting to have male flowers.
Also pictured is some lettuce in a pot that I used in my salad today!
I weeded this area finally. I left all the columbines from seeds we tossed in here (top of pic).

We're still waiting to see if these bell peppers will grow anymore fruit. There is some new growth on the bottom right one!

The strawberries I am not sure about. They look like they are producing tons of berries all of a sudden, but they don't look very good. I do cover them with picnic food covers. Darn birds.

Hubby vacuumed the pool this morning. Daughter and cousins are going to be playing in it for the next few days.

Two volunteer cherry tomatoes popped up, but I pulled one out (it was in a bad spot). I will let this one live and see what it does.

New Zealand spinach is growing! I used some of this one in my salad today too! There are three of these, one is right under the tomato so I don't know if it will grow well there. It was there before the tomato! Sorry for the blurryness.

One lonely lettuce. I forget the name of it. It was the freebie from Seeds Now.

Two of the snap peas are growing very slowly. I used some yarn to get these buggers to climb up. Sorry for the blurryness.

Anabelle planted these baby watermelons and is taking care of them all by herself!