Month: November 2019

A Special Advent Calendar

Most of us are familiar with Advent calendars. Children love the ones that have piece of candy or other treat. There are some “adult” ones that count down the time you have to have everything ready for the holiday (I call them stress calendars). I would like to share a special Advent calendar that the

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Pray with Thanksgiving

Tomorrow, Thursday November 28th, is Thanks giving Day. It is a time to pause and remember all our blessing throughout the year. It should be a “family affair”, where even children can give thanks for the blessings in their life. Prayer and being thankful go hand-in-hand. Praying is just talking to God, not some bombastic

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Thoughts From the Schoolyard

I am blessed to speak to various middle and high schools in the area about homelessness. The students often write me notes about what they learned and how the information has affected them. I am always amazed the most of the young people have no concept of the effect of homelessness on society and their

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Sharing the Bounty

Open Door Mission relies on the help of our volunteers to share the bounty of their time and talents.   Throughout the year we are blessed to have a variety of volunteers make a difference, sometimes they never see the fruits of their labor. Our garden is a prime example. Volunteers get it ready for planting.

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Thoughts From the Schoolyard

I am blessed to speak to various middle and high schools in the area about homelessness. The students often write me notes about what they learned and how the information has affected them. I am always amazed the most of the young people have no concept of the effect of homelessness on society and their

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Sleep Warm

Think about it…don’t you love going to bed on a cold night to snuggle under warm blankets?  I love snuggling under blankets and am blessed to have quite few (gifts from those that know my guilty pleasure). At Open Door Mission we can always use blankets, quilts and sleeping bags in the winter months. When

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Turkeys and Hams, Oh My!

Would you like to help Open Door Mission feed 213,500 this holiday season?  In order to meet the growing need of providing holiday meals to the homeless, working poor, disenfranchised and those without family we need your help in stocking the Manna Pantry and our kitchen shelves. Through the Timberlake Outreach Center several thousand families

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Financial Planning for Senior Veterans: Tips for the Future

Financial planning can be a stressful undertaking; for seniors, it means figuring out the best ways to ensure their comfort and safety for the future, and sometimes this includes making changes to the home, some of which can be costly. If you’re a veteran, however, there may be resources at your disposal that other seniors

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Adopt-A-Guest

Do you want to make Christmas memorable this year? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life (or several people’s lives)? Would you like your children to have a chance to show the true Christmas spirit? Open Door Mission has an opportunity for you!  Every Christmas we ask loving caring people (like you)

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Finding True Peace

In today’s busy world it is hard to find true peace and calm. As Christians we know that only Christ can provide peace and calm in the storm of life. For our guests the storm of life, as well as their pasts can create confusion and be very unsettling. David, a Discipleship counselor , share

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