Powerful Lyrics

Jul 29, 2016  |     |   General

     There are so many good Christian songs with powerful lyrics available to listen to nowadays.  Sometimes I find myself tuning out the words, but it’s worthwhile to actually l...

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Lemonade Stand

Jul 28, 2016  |     |   General

     These girls are Ellie and Layla.  They heard about Open Door Mission’s urgent need for bottled water during the hottest days of the year, and decided to make a difference.&n...

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Angels From God

Jul 25, 2016  |     |   General

     “You are such a blessing to us who find ourselves living on the streets,”  said a man who was sitting on the corner of a building.  He had nothing but the clothes...

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Jesus is…

Jul 22, 2016  |     |   General

     As I work full time in ministry, here is what I am reminded of about Jesus: Jesus is know as the suffering servant (Isaiah 53) Jesus is known for his calmness (Mark 4:38) Jesus is ...

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Whose You Are

Jul 21, 2016  |     |   General

     Recently I found this quote by one of my favorite authors, Lysa TerKeurst.  She says, “Each day, let God whisper into your heart the truth of who you are – and Who...

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Watering the Seed

Jul 20, 2016  |     |   General

     Last week I met Bob at the Council Bluffs Family Outreach/Donation Center.  He lives at another shelter in Council Bluffs.  He has no family connections, and was just dia...

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Christmas in July

Jul 19, 2016  |     |   General

     God is SO GOOD to us at Open Door Mission!  This past week, we had several issues with our website this week, making it difficult for volunteers to sign up for our Christmas i...

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CHI Health Fair

Jul 18, 2016  |     |   General

     I want to send out a special, “Thank you!” to all of the CHI nurses and Healthcare Professionals who came this weekend to help put on the most fabulous health fair!  We ha...

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Dangerous Temperatures

Jul 15, 2016  |     |   General

     The heat waves that land in our area can be terrifying.  Some days by noon, it feels like 108 degrees outside, lasting well into the evening.  Other days it can reach 100...

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His Daughter

Jul 13, 2016  |     |   General

     When I pray every morning, I always ask God to help lead me to be a better wife, mother, and friend.  Lately though, I’ve been feeling as though I have plateaued in my walk ...

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Making a Difference

Jul 12, 2016  |     |   General

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy compl...

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Sunday Morning Devos

Jul 8, 2016  |     |   General

     Every Sunday morning, I lead a devotional with the men in the Emergency Services at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center.  The guys are calling it my ten minute devotional beca...

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