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Month: March 2018

We are Enough

I was listening to one of our student’s in the New Life Recovery Program (NLRP), Veronica, talking to another student about God. She explained that she has done so much bad in her life, that there was no way God would want anything to do      with her. I immediately had to stop what

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Reading the Bible With our Hearts and Minds

When I wasn’t a Christian, I used to think the Bible was a “how to guide to life.”  It was basically a manual of how to live life.  That if I’m stressed, I’ll read a Psalm.  If I feel anxious, I’ll look at verses speaking to that.  I never read from the Old Testament because

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Determination to Break the Cycle

Celebrate with us, Casey is beaming! Her smile is contagious. She passed her GED math test today! Casey has one more test to go in order to obtain her GED and with God all things are possible! Next to the GOSPEL, Education is the ticket out of homelessness and into self sufficiency. WE are so proud

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Journey to God

I was born in Biloxi, Mississippi to Shirley Ann Dankof Page. When I was young, we moved to a small town, Hamburg, Iowa. I started to attend school which I learned quickly I needed to fit in, and found that drinking and using drugs would help.      I worked many jobs and lost them

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Dance, Dance

The lobby of the Lydia House was filled with fun and laughter a few evenings ago with an impromptu dance party! We danced to Cupid Shuffle and the Cha Cha Slide and had so much fun! Everyone was laughing, dancing, and having a good time! It is nice to see the ladies smiling and enjoying

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One Man’s Response to Responsibility

A couple of nights ago, a young man came to me to talk about getting a hold of his parole officer. He said he wanted to go back to Lincoln and work to get a job and be with his family. We talked, and I shared with him if he was paroled here in Omaha,

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From Anger to Love

Before coming to Open Door Mission’s Lydia House, I was always in trouble. Every aspect pertaining to my environment was dark and violent. I used to drink a lot of alcohol to get away from myself and others, which eventually became a huge problem for my mental and physical health. When I went to prison,

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A New Venture for Council Bluffs

Keiyona is our new Master’s level Public Health Intern. She will be helping at our Council Bluffs Family Outreach/Donation Center, working with guests to provide healthy, nutritional food pantry boxes, listening to their health concerns, and guiding them through the healing process. She has past experience volunteering at the Timberlake Outreach Center, so she has

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Iron Sharpens Iron

Thank you to Clark Osborn of Real Momentum for sponsoring 50 men with from the New Life Recovery Program to attend the Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference! And thank you to the families at Calvary Christian Church for buying their lunches. God is good to allow these men to come to such an important conference.

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God Cares For All

Daniel’s childhood was ended at age 12. His parents were going through a divorce, and as a result, his Father committed suicide. What could a 12 year old have done? He blamed himself and decided that God did not care about him. Within months, his mother remarried and Daniel began trying to prove himself to

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