Month: February 2018

Freed From Wickedness

 The other day I met with a young man who has parents of African descent. His father is from Liberia, and the family that he came from still lives there and actively participates in the spiritual beliefs of this country, including: witchcraft, voodoo, and other superstitions. This young man was deeply drawn in to these

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King of my Heart

As I am listening to the song King of my Heart, one of my many favorite songs, I came across this article. What a good reminder that we need to strengthen our spiritual hearts! It’s easy to get caught up in life and not take time every day to pray and dig in God’s word. The

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Lessons from ‘Night’

I attend high school, and there are many people that speak horribly and disrespectfully to each other. As I recently read Night by Elie Wiesel, I have realized that speaking to others in this way is not okay. However, ending hatred will be nearly impossible to do. But there are things that I can do in my

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God Moved Me to Move Me

My name is Jeremy and I’m 32 years old. I was born and raised in Southern California, and have lived in Nebraska since 2013. A lot of people ask me why in the world I would move to Nebraska from California, and the reasons are complicated and misguided. Now I believe there is more powerfully

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How Can he Not Seek Vengeance?

One of our staff members, Dillon, asked me to talk with one of our men in the New Life Recovery Program named Varney. He had Varney waiting in the conference room, so I entered and asked Varney what was going on. Varney read to me the verses in Genesis of all Joseph endured. Then he

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Servants’ Attitudes

I wanted to take a moment to recognize the men in our New Life Recovery and Journey to Work Programs for helping out so much around the Mission! I’ve seen men helping with snow removal, cleaning dorms, serving lunch, making sandwiches and sack lunches, and so much more. What’s even better is they always have

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Greet One Another

I am reading She Reads Truth Romans Study. It has been a challenge for me as Romans is hard for me to fully grasp.  Today I read Romans 16: I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way

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Inspired by Passion

Thank you for serving the homeless population in Omaha. Each night, nearly 2,000 people in Omaha are without food and shelter, and Open Door Mission helps care for these people. The team at Open Door Mission does amazing things to fight against some of the major problems in this nation like homelessness, poverty, and hunger.

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Now a Graduate!

My name is Dal. I started this journey at Open Door Mission after being unsuccessful at a couple of other treatment facilities. I joined the New Life Recovery Program and was doing pretty well until I had to leave for 30 days because I could not quit smoking. I restarted the program after than month

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This Drug-Addicted Lifestyle

This drug-addicted lifestyle You thought would fit you Losing sight of faith, family and love You were willing to give it all up for one hit of that drug You were 18 when it first happened Alone with someone who took advantage In your mind you wanted to scream, fight, shout But the meth overpowered

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