92025E11-D468-4DFE-9EDE-5D41EE99AA9AIn 2010, I moved from a single, detached house in a small town to a corner apartment in a 27-storey, high-rise condominium in a big city. What would happen, I wondered, if I took seriously the ancient command to love my neighbor as myself. Quite a lot, it turns out. Welcome to my vertical life, and the many stories it holds. Some of them are included in blog posts, others are taking on a life of their own in a book, My Vertical Neighborhood: How a Group of Strangers Became a Community (to be published by IVP March 30 2021).  If you’re interested in sharing stories about what life among neighbors looks like to you, I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment below of send me an email at lmacgibbon@gmail.com

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  1. Wow! I’m American and You could be the Canadian version of me: I’m in my 50s, single for life, no kids, lives alone, deeply Christian, okay childhood, had one home during my upbringing, I also like to write, but that’s not my career (it’s clinical research) I even have a round face and reddish hair. Do you have a cat? lol! Anyway, I love your book! My church is using it as a book study. I am seriously thinking about reaching out to my neighbors, even there’s language barriers. Your story is a wonderful inspiration. God bless!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to write and for reading my book! It’s lovely to hear you are part of a book club that is reading it together. If you think they’d be interested in connecting with me I am happy to Zoom in to one of your meetings. By the way, I love cats but no longer have one. I hope you take the risk in reaching out to your neighbors – even small connections make a difference.

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