July 31, 2019  |     |   General

Panhandling brings a lot of discussion. During the summer the number of panhandlers seems to increase dramatically. What defines a panhandler?  Most dictionaries define a panhandler as an “urban be...

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Keep on Cooking

July 29, 2019  |     |   General

The Open Door Mission Kitchen is pretty busy…every day. We serve over 3,000 meals daily to our guests and the hungry in the community. Gary runs the kitchen and since he cooks in batches the food wa...

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Out On a Limb

July 26, 2019  |     |   General

Have you ever gone “out on a limb” for Jesus?  How important is it to you to understand Jesus? To Zacchaeus it was very important; in fact it changed his life. Zacchaeus was a short tax collector...

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Weeds in the Garden?

July 22, 2019  |     |   General

Did you know that Open Door Mission has a garden? We have a very large garden (14,000 square feet) that helps provides fresh vegetables to the kitchen. When the plants are first put into the ground th...

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Who is Lydia?

July 19, 2019  |     |   General

Why is Lydia House is named Lydia House? Just who was this Lydia of the Bible? When I first came to Open Door Mission I decided to learn more about Lydia and possibly why a building was named for her....

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More Gift-in-Kindness

July 17, 2019  |     |   General

Open Door Mission has large garden and greenhouse on our campus to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for the 3,000+ meals we serve daily. This year’s crazy weather, flooding and wildly fluctuating ...

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Hug Your Kid Day

July 15, 2019  |     |   General

Today is “Hug Your Kid” day, a great time to get in some extra hugs. The best thing about hugging your child is you get a hug too. In a recent Parenting Class we discussed the importance of parent...

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Summer Blues…Blueberry Muffins

July 11, 2019  |     |   General

Do the summer blues have you and the kids down? Now is the time to do something for somebody else. Studies have proven that volunteering (hint, hint) and doing for others is just plain good for you. W...

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Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh!

July 10, 2019  |     |   General

We are blessed to have a great maintenance department on the Open Door Mission campus. Everything from burned out light bulbs to leaky faucets, it is a big job to keep the campus safe and working eff...

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July 8, 2019  |     |   General

Open Door Mission cannot do all it does without “our Village” of caring people. Some of these people are our “every day what can I do to help” volunteers. We also have professionals that come ...

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Let’s Run!

July 5, 2019  |     |   General

Garland Thompson Men’s Center keeps busy in so many ways. The men have volunteered to help clean up flood damage in Plattsmouth. Last month they decided to something fun and supportive. They ran...

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July 4, 2019  |     |   General

Independence is something we seem to want, but too much of it can cause problems. It was a good thing when the colonists rebelled over 240 years ago…a new country was established. People want indepe...

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Brotherhood of Love

July 3, 2019  |     |   General

The guests that come to Open Door Mission’s Garland Thompson Men’s Center are special guys. They have usually been through a lot of trials in their lives.  They have seen addiction, gangs, pr...

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Cars for Graduates

July 2, 2019  |     |   General

Did you know that Open Door Mission helps our graduates become car owners? Open Door Mission and Chariots 4 Hope help the graduates become even more independent with their own “wheels’.  The proc...

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