Month: March 2018

Character Fuels Calling

“I don’t think God has these expectations for us to be grand in our life.  He will give us big assignments, yes that is true.  But I think God is much more interested in developing our character than He isn’t the specifics of our calling. I think we define ourselves to be successful if/when we

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A New Chance at Life

My name is Daniel Christopher Harder. I started using drugs when I was 18 year old. I used meth on and off for the next 20 years while racking up felony charges and deteriorating into hopelessness. This led me to almost dying back in May when I jumped off of a bridge. That incident led

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A Fresh Perspective

Omaha can be an incredibly difficult city to get around in without your own transportation. I never understood this to be an issue until I started working at Open Door Mission. I admit I have always had access to a reliable vehicle. Working here at the Mission, we are humbled on an almost daily basis,

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I Am With You, Always

Hi there, my name is Holly Hannan and I am a 38 year old mother of five beautiful children. I have twins that are fourteen, an eleven year old, a six year old and a four year old. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.  Before coming to Lydia house, my life was chaotic. 

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Compassion is Key

Not all homeless are alcoholics. Some missed one payment and are kicked out onto the streets. Some are afraid to go home. Some are afraid to ask for help from shelters that are already stretched. Some are afraid because of how they are seen. Do not judge by what you see. Liam Moore New Life

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God is LOVE

As a child, I had all that I needed, but did not have what I wanted: my fathers love and attention. He was always there physically, but he wasn’t mentally. When he came home from work we were told, “Your father is tired, don’t bother him right now.” Or he was watching TV “So don’t

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Accepting the Gift

I met with Dorsey Taylor for discipleship tonight and he has been embracing the New Life Recovery Program. He is working on the first two packets we give to the program men and women when they are in basic. As we spoke, it was clear that he did not have assurance of the saving power

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Let Go, Let God

Before the New Life Recovery Program (NLRP), I had previously gone through a few treatment centers. Although I learned some ways to battle my addiction, I realized if my mindset about my addiction did not change, it would always have a hold on my life. My problem was I believed only I could win the

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Wisdom and Understanding

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it costs all you have, get understanding.      Have you ever found yourself providing “solutions” for situations you know nothing about? For instance, “if this is their life, why don’t they just (insert solution) to change things?” This is a question I often hear and

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New Life for Karlie

My name is Karlie Leigh and my first encounter with drugs was in the third grade. From then on, I spent most of my school years abusing drugs and binge drinking. While still in school, I had three children and also managed to graduate high school on time. In 2005 I was in a terrible

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