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Written by Cindy Mundt
So this is my first blog! I’m so excited to share with all of you through this avenue of the written word! I LOVE words, and definitions of words, thus the reason I put the definition of “Blog” as my first sentence! Starting a “blog” and the first sentence is always the hardest to do. I Googled it, read other people’s blogs, researched, and thought to myself “you need to just go for it” and be yourself in the process. So here we go…
I LOVE TO READ!! Ever since I was a little girl, I’d get lost in my Trixie Belden “girl detective” mystery books, lock myself in the bathroom, with a pillow in the bathtub (don’t tell me you’ve never done that), and READ! Even now, I go to the library at least once a month and check out 4-5 books and leave with excitement and a smile on my face. I read mostly Christian fiction. Romance, suspense, mystery, and courtroom drama are among some of the subjects that interest me. I’m not picky, just give me a good storyline with a little bit of conflict, love, and a happy ending and I’m good. Some of my favorite Christian authors are: Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Charles Martin, Randy Singer, Katie Ganshert, and Becky Wade. I could name so many more and if you’re interested just message me on the Heartland website or Facebook. I just finished the 2nd book in the Angels Walking series by Karen Kingsbury and by far, she is the one that I will ALWAYS buy her books.
I have been challenged recently by a book entitled, The Art of Neighboring, Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door, by Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon. In the words of Jesus, he said “to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves”. This book takes that command literally and gives creative ideas on how to reach the people that live right in your neighborhood, get to know them, their families, their names! We did an exercise a few months ago where someone asked us to name the people that live on our cul-de-sac and I was embarrassed to say that I only knew one family’s name, and then the dog’s name across the street, it’s Sophie, by the way. ☺ Reading this book has inspired me, and also convicted me to pray and ask God for open doors of opportunity to be a blessing in my neighborhood. So what are you reading? Do you like to read? Have I mentioned that I LOVE TO READ?
Well, this is the ending of my first blog and just like starting, it’s equally hard to end so I’ll just say…”And we all lived happily ever after”.
The End xoxoGet “The Art of Neighboring” Book