I found writing

all man-scribbled

on the white board


And it took me a moment

to figure it out


Husband had jotted

the names of our neighbors


Those on one side of our house

and the other side

and across the street


And it made me smile


A deliberate action

to know people


To honor his neighbors

and remember their names


And it is further evidence

to me

of a man after God’s own heart


Loving the Lord

and loving people


And I am thankful


– Susie Stewart



Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.  The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

– Matthew 22:37-40 (NLT)


Don’t seek revenge or carry a grudge against any of your people. Love your neighbor as yourself. I am God.

– Leviticus 19:18 (MSG)


Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.

– Romans 13:8-10 (NLT)


Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

– Romans 15:2 (NIV)


I’ve searched the land and found this David, son of Jesse. He’s a man whose heart beats to my heart, a man who will do what I tell him.

– Acts 13:22 (MSG)


Photo by Susie Stewart


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  1. That’s a great idea! I have to admit, my wife knows all their names better than I do, but we should all do this. What better way to remember them in prayer!


    1. I know, I was convicted on that one for sure. Remembering to pray for them, yes!


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