Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

August 30, 2019  |     |   General

Evelyn from the Timberlake Outreach Center is sharing a special moment of guest/staff interaction that makes working at Open Door Mission so special. I am so honored and grateful to serve alongside ...

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Does Free Really Help?

August 28, 2019  |     |   General

I recently had someone ask me if I really thought we helped people by giving away everything for “free” at the Timberlake Outreach Center (and at Elkhorn and Council Bluffs). My answer was a resou...

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Fathers, Stories of Hope

August 26, 2019  |     |   General

Open Door Mission has quite a few men staying here that are fathers. You hear a lot about mothers that are separated from their children and seeking reunification. What people may not know is we have ...

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Be an Angel

August 22, 2019  |     |   General

August 22nd is National Be an Angel Day. Have you ever thought about how you can be an Angel to someone, maybe even several someones? The joy of being an angel is that you get the blessing too. Being ...

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National Potato Day

August 19, 2019  |     |   General

Who doesn’t love potatoes? There are so many varieties of potatoes and ways to fix them, giving a variety of flavors. Nutritionally potatoes are a powerhouse of goodness and gluten free. Did you kno...

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Family Games

August 15, 2019  |     |   General

Does your family have a “Game Night” or do you just like getting together to play some outdoor games? In my family it was always fun to work 1,000 piece puzzles together. The families at Lydia Hou...

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Thought Provoking

August 13, 2019  |     |   General

I recently read a Letter to the Editor in the Omaha World Herald. The writer pointed out that some people want to make sure that the immigrants are being taken care…housing, clothing, health care, f...

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In the Lions’ Den

August 9, 2019  |     |   General

Daniel was a man dedicated to the Lord, even defying a King and his rules. I am not advocating we defy laws that are set in place, but how much do we trust the Lord? Are you willing to go into the lio...

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The Walls Come Tumbling Down

August 7, 2019  |     |   General

We all build walls around our life, walls that protect us from the hurt of the world. Like the rest of us, our guests at Open Door Mission build walls to protect themselves. The problem with walls is ...

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This Is Fun!

August 1, 2019  |     |   General

One of the best things about being the Blog Coordinator is I get to share a variety of things that happen daily at Open Door Mission.  Various staff send me pictures and stories of things that make t...

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