What’s New(s) @ Good Neighbor?

Reflections from a settler: “Small Moments of Purposeful Interaction”

I was eager to not let opportunities for connections to be missed or to become too busy with my own concerns to overlook the reason for my placement at the house, which was the community. My time at the Good Neighbor House feels most like a combination of small moments of purposeful interaction, trying my best to make each interaction matter rather than get lost in the abstract of what we were hoping to accomplish.

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Update on Using GNH for your party or event

The Good Neighbor House is available for use by community groups, classes, informal gatherings of friends, book clubs, prayer meetings - just about anything you can imagine! Write us at info@goodneighborwaco.org or call 254-716-3079 with the date and time range of...

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The Mighty Oak

In the backyard of the Good Neighbor house, there is a tiny sapling planted into the ground. It stands across from a much larger, older tree —a constant reminder of what it may someday become. This sapling doesn’t look like much, and it’s not. There’s nothing...

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5 Ways to be a Good Neighbor

The poet John Donne once said that “no man is an island” and yet we have found ourselves living increasingly isolated lives. On a national scale, we are witnessing communities hunkering down and drawing lines in the sand, often refusing to engage with anyone outside...

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Top 5 Reasons to be a Good Neighbor Settler

My husband Chuck and I have now been settlers at the Good Neighbor House for 9 months. We’ve seen a huge change in the house, as it went from mid-renovation to open and functioning, and we’ve seen the vision for the house begin to spring to life. Chuck and I live in...

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Good Neighbor House covered by the Waco Trib

In case you missed it, check out the terrific article that the Waco Tribune-Herald ran, both online and as the cover story of the "Neighbors" section of the print version on Sunday, November 20! The online story includes 13 photos (including the one above), so if...

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Good Neighbor House is open!

We can hardly believe we’ve made it to this point, but we’re so excited that we have. Our excitement got us thinking: what better way to celebrate new achievements than by looking back on where we’ve come from? To do this, we sat down with Laine Scales, our fearless...

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