My family and I have lived next door to our neighbors for about six years now. Although, we do not often hang out with each other due to busy lives and differing schedules, we call each other family. We know that we can always call on the other if we need something. Our little girls have decorated cookies together, played in the sandbox together, and talked to each other from bedroom windows. Over the years, we have shared a number of things with one another including the following: *Stamps *Milk *Tools *Sidewalk chalk *Watermelon *Popsicles *Bedroom furniture *Toys *Socks *The best pizza in town *Homemade desserts *Fabric Softener *Cleaning supplies *The name of a good doctor and *Advice This weekend my family had dinner at the home of a couple my husband and I met while in seminary 17 years ago. We sat around a large table with each other and all our children (four total) eating ham steaks, homemade macaroni and cheese, and the best green peas I have ever tasted (Thank you Harris Teeter). As we spent time together we shared with one another some of the following: *Laughter that turned into tears of joy *Sorrows *Frustrations *Medical challenges *Financial Challenges *Dreams *Triumphs *Hot tea and *Games of BINGO with the kids complete with prizes
As you go about your week this week, look for ways you can share with someone else around you. It is a very joyous aspect of living life as a follower of Christ. Do not let the opportunities pass you by, and seriously don't miss out on the Harris Teeter brand of frozen green peas either!
"All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds[j]to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved." (Acts 2:44-47)