Homeless No More

Mar 31, 2017  |     |   General

     This past weekend, my son and I drove a young father of four staying at the Lydia House down to the bus line.  It was misting, cold, and windy.  Despite this weather, the...

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Salvation at Midnight

Mar 30, 2017  |     |   General

     A man named Sean was trying to meet with me all evening. That night, however, I was doing intakes at our Men’s Emergency Center and it was busy.  At about ten minutes to mid...

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Super Hero Day

Mar 29, 2017  |     |   General

     The Children and Youth Director and I have been working with a volunteer named Dustin to bring Super Hero Day to the Lydia House!  This awesome group dressed up as super heroe...

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It’s the Little Things

Mar 28, 2017  |     |   General

     I work in the Maintenance Department and get to meet many of the men, women, and children that have come to Open Door Mission for one reason or another.  As I go about doing t...

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A Greater Impact Together

Mar 27, 2017  |     |   General

     I wanted to give a shout out to John Michael, our Homeless Prevention Manager at the South Omaha campus!  Every day, he is intentional about building a great relationship with...

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The Gift of Vision

Mar 24, 2017  |     |   General

     First Monday of every month, Dr. Matthew Taylor comes to Open Door Mission’s Free Health & Healing Clinic and to see guests in need of glasses.  Once he has given them t...

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The Panhandler’s Plan

Mar 23, 2017  |     |   General

     Sometimes God’s plans are different from your own.  One evening a little while ago, my plan was to rest.  I’ve been getting over the flu, but the process is slow. &nb...

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A Lenten Devotional…Part 1

Mar 21, 2017  |     |   General

Lent is a season of prayer and fasting for the 40 days before Easter.      During this time of Lent, I have been reading a special devotional every day in order to prepare my heart for ...

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Spa Day

Mar 20, 2017  |     |   General

     Last week, a group from the Veteran’s Association (or VA) came and provided a spa day for our Lydia House ladies in one of  our life-changing programs.  It was AMAZING!...

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Seeing the Symptoms

Mar 17, 2017  |     |   General

     Two weeks ago, a gentleman came into the clinic looking for a knee brace.  I was concerned about the symptoms he shared with me, so I asked if he could hang around and speak w...

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Double Salvation

Mar 16, 2017  |     |   General

Our bunkhouse is open to men seeking safe shelter.     Last week, God was surely moving in big ways at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center!  He touched two men’s lives as I spoke with...

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Girl Scout Cookies!

Mar 15, 2017  |     |   General

     Children of homelessness don’t often have the opportunities that children of more affluent families have.  My children were blessed to be involved in scouting (Boys & Gi...

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Another Man in Blue

Mar 14, 2017  |     |   General

     Rejoice with us that Open Door Mission volunteer August was sworn in as a new Police Officer!  He is an invaluable volunteer as he helps at our special events as a Spanish and...

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International Women’s Day

Mar 13, 2017  |     |   General

     In honor of International Women’s Day last week, I wanted to share one of my favorite Bible stories of women friendship. A few days later Mary hurried to the hill country of Jude...

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