Search for Significance

September 26, 2011  |     |   General

I have the honor and great pleasure of teaching a class called “Search for Significance” for our clients. It is a wonderful experience for me and I hope it is a blessing for them. I am constantly ...

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Baby bird fell out of nest

September 23, 2011  |     |   General

One day as I was walking into the Men’s center I noticed a baby bird on the ground; 2men that witnessed the event stated, it fell out the nest and continued walking by it without any concern. This s...

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Singing in the Rain

September 21, 2011  |     |   General

If you came to our Walk-A-Thon this past Sunday you’ll know it was raining all morning, sometimes downpour!I was one of the guide-walkers that day. Our assignment is to guide a group of walkers ...

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Give Them The Clothes of Your Rack

September 19, 2011  |     |   General

Give Them the Clothes off Your Rack. Open Door Mission’s Timberlake Outreach Center is serving record high numbers of homeless, near-homeless and flood victims – a 37% increase in comparison to th...

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Shining the Light of Jesus

September 16, 2011  |     |   General

As this is being posted, our three children are flying from Branson, MO to visit some popular theme parks located in central Florida. This has been a lifelong dream for them, and it is coming true tha...

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Mentoring Helps Kids Stay On Track

September 15, 2011  |     |   General

Studies show that children who have a mentor are less likely to skip school, use drugs, or drink alcohol. If a lack of education and substance abuse are directly related to poverty, having a mentor ha...

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God is Changing Lives

September 13, 2011  |     |   General

We have a woman who has been here at the Lydia House several months and has struggled with her addiction the entire time. She’s been abusing drugs for many years and this is the longest she’s been...

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Changing Seasons

September 12, 2011  |     |   General

As far back as I can remember the changing of the seasons have produced profound effects on me, and none more drastically than the Fall. My attitude changes and I drift into some kind of unexplainable...

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Fall – The best time of the year

September 10, 2011  |     |   General

Early fall has always been my favorite season of the year, warm days and cool nights. But the older I get I realize early fall leads to late fall then into my least favorite season, winter. But this i...

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Being a Blessing to others

September 9, 2011  |     |   General

My primary responsibility at Open Door Mission is to fill the Lydia House. This involves a great deal of paper work and an intense attention to detail. It is easy at times to get wrapped up in the pap...

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I Think I Can

September 6, 2011  |     |   General

“I think I Can” That was her motto after 4 months on the New Life Program. She started to believe in herself and trusting God. Doors were opening up for her. Michelle graduated the program...

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How Far Will You Go

September 3, 2011  |     |   General

Case management is a significant service we provide our men – it the Gospel in shoe leather. For one man, named Dennis, who has been at the Mission for over six years, aimless and mentally unable to...

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