Month: June 2018

A Tale of Two Summers

Summer is a more challenging season than winter for people who live in the streets. In fact, summer is not necessarily a time our homeless neighbors look forward to. Here’s a tale of two summers, starting with the story of Mark from last summer: Mark was stumbling through the crowds outside the College World Series

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What Does Your Check Say About You?

I am privileged to help out processing incoming checks for the Development Department. Some days (and seasons) we receive lots of checks, and sometimes, not so many. During the past few years I have gotten to “know” our donors through their checks. It is easy to tell someone’s interest, beliefs or favorite sport/team by the

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Daughters of the King

Those that know me know I love to teach. Teaching some ladies at the Lydia House is one of my greatest blessings & joy. Recently I did a module on self-worth, emphasizing they were “Princesses” because they are “daughters of the King of Kings”. They find their worth in Christ, they are princesses & therefore

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Qualities of a Persevering Team

I shared this today to Lydia House Staff.  This message was preached on Sunday and it really encouraged me.  I think of these are also qualities of a persevering team! The one that spoke to me the most was spurring on the fainthearted, not giving up when things get hard but pressing into God and

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Heat and Homeless Neighbors

Do you remember your school days? Sometime in April you began to count down how many days were left until summer vacation. You knew summer would promise a few weeks of freedom from the everyday grind, and you couldn’t wait for it to come. What a lot of us – even those of us who

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Dental Equipment for Open Door Mission

I just got word that a dentist is donating over $10,000.00 worth of dental equipment: chair, lamps, portable dental unit, x-ray, etc. A dentist I contacted will pick all of the equipment up and deliver it here to the Mission, THIS WEEK. He will also have a technician with him to set everything up and

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Renewed Life

Yesterday, a young lovely lady came to me after shopping and said, “I want to say thanks for everything you guys do here. I was here 6 moths ago and I was hopeless  and homeless. That day I felt discouraged and disoriented, but you listened to me and prayed for me. I felt the love of

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Testimony of a Changed Life

One of the fun things about my job is getting to interact with volunteers and hear their hearts, learn about why they have come to serve and be able to thank them for making a difference.  We have very faithful volunteers and prayer warriors that meet monthly and are called Friends of the Mission.  This

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God’s Got This.

Do you ever have one of those days where nothing goes right? Yesterday, from the moment I woke up, chaos ensued and trended into the work day. Mondays, am I right?      I took a moment to breathe, prayed for a bit, answered some emails, and prepared for my Monday class with students from

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New ID!

You are looking at the proud owner of a NEW Nebraska ID! Ruby is so proud of this accomplishment. It had been 10 years since she had her last ID because of lost documents from other states. She was patient in the process and she got it! Thank you Jesus!  Now, on to housing!! Felicia

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