Be Merciful

Aug 31, 2017  |     |   General

     Whenever people hurt or disappoint us, our human nature leads us to dislike them because of their shortcomings. But God’s desire for us is to love all people, including our enemi...

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What I Learned in Paris

Aug 30, 2017  |     |   General

     Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. For that reason, my husband and I love to travel. Experiencing new cultures, seeing new sights, and st...

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Sunday Devotional

Aug 29, 2017  |     |   General

     I get to lead short devotions with the men in our Men’s Emergency Center each Sunday, and wanted to share an example of what those devos are like. Hopefully you’ll receive some...

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Healthy Discipleship

Aug 28, 2017  |     |   General

     Last week, David blogged about a conversation with a man in our New Life Recovery Program named Gary. I recently met with Gary, and wanted to share a little about the progress he h...

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Robotics Club

Aug 25, 2017  |     |   General

     A group from Blair came to put on a robotics club for our Lydia House kids, and they did an amazing job! The kids had a blast and it was planned and laid out very well! The student...

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Our Burden Bearer

Aug 24, 2017  |     |   General

     We have a student by the name of Gary, who came to us very burdened by bitterness. His mother died when she was only 50, and Gary just could not handle this loss so he turned very ...

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Attitude of Gratitude

Aug 23, 2017  |     |   General

Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining…Complaining is dangerous business. It is easy to complain. We likely do not realize how much we do it. It can damage or even destroy ...

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College Ready Scores

Aug 22, 2017  |     |   General

     Please join me in congratulating Eunice on obtaining her GED! She worked hard, studied diligently, and passed with college ready scores on most of the test subjects! So after compl...

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Less Than a Fast Food Meal

Aug 21, 2017  |     |   General

One nutritious meal at Open Door Mission costs less than acheap meal at a fast food restaurant.      Have you ever tried to forget about food even when it’s so accessible to you? ...

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Celebrate Who You Are

Aug 18, 2017  |     |   General

      This morning, I was reading in Corinthians about the gifts that God has instilled in and promised to each one of us. As I thought about the scriptures I was reading, I began to wo...

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Ready for What’s Next

Aug 16, 2017  |     |   General

     I’ve just come back from a trip home, and I’m glad to be back – refreshed, renewed, and ready for what’s coming. I am truly excited about what God has in store for several ...

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At the Eleventh Hour

Aug 15, 2017  |     |   General

Photo by Doug Walters on Unsplash.      It ended up being one of those busy nights at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center. I got things wrapped up and handed off to the night shift ...

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