I Serve Because I was Served

Apr 28, 2017  |     |   General

     Sometimes people ask why I work at Open Door Mission, and the answer is close to my heart.  I am blessed to have experienced both sides of Open Door Mission—as a guest and a...

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Congratulations are in Order

Apr 27, 2017  |     |   General

     Please join me in congratulating Lydia House guest Kelly on obtaining her GED!  Last Saturday she also graduated from the New Life Recovery Program AND walked the stage as a H...

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There’s Love Here…Part 2

Apr 26, 2017  |     |   General

Continued from Tuesday, 4/25.     “Because that process of jail, then a judge, then a different recovery program, then another arrest, then another hearing, finally brought me to Open...

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Love of Chocolate

Apr 24, 2017  |     |   General

     She walked to our van with her head held down.  One of our Streets of Omaha volunteers got down to her eye level and asked if she wanted a chocolate bunny.  Her head shot...

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Impromptu Devotionals

Apr 21, 2017  |     |   General

     The other day I was walking from the Administration Building to the Timberlake Outreach Center.  When I entered the Receiving Area, I found a group of guys from the New Life R...

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Striving for Excellence

Apr 20, 2017  |     |   General

     Every day I get the opportunity to be an example at Open Door Mission by ministering to the men on campus.  Getting to know them and their story is such a blessing as this giv...

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Innovation and Competition

Apr 19, 2017  |     |   General

     As Gift in Kind Coordinator, I get to meet with many groups—ranging from businesses to churches to classes to Girl Scout troops to everything in between—who have decided to ble...

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LOOK…Part 2

Apr 18, 2017  |     |   General

     Annie F. Downs then discussed how there is a difference between having a personal relationship with Jesus and working for God in employment/vocation.  Sometimes from working i...

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LOOK…Part 1

Apr 17, 2017  |     |   General

     A couple of weeks ago I was able to hear Annie F. Downs, one of my favorite Christian authors, speak at Lifegate Church’s Brave Event (a women’s conference).     ...

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What Easter’s All About

Apr 13, 2017  |     |   General

     This weekend we will celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead! “Christ suffered for your sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to ...

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Celebrate Recovery

Apr 12, 2017  |     |   General

     I take a group of guys to Celebrate Recovery at Sojourn Church in Council Bluffs on Thursday evenings.  One of the guys who comes is named Caleb.  He has been in and out ...

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The Next Best Right Step

Apr 11, 2017  |     |   General

     I would like to lift up in praise that out of our most recent group of WorkNet students, three students have full-time employment, one has part-time employment, two are continuing ...

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The Blessing of a Car

Apr 10, 2017  |     |   General

     My name is Angela and I recently graduated from the New Life Recovery Program.  A week after graduation, the van I owned blew up and I had to sell it for scrap.    &...

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Update on Jane Doe

Apr 7, 2017  |     |   General

     I have an update on Jane Doe!  A couple of days ago, she came to Open Door Mission for lunch.  Sarah and I were able to talk with her, and she told us that she wanted to ...

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