Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

February 26, 2020  |     |   General

Believe it or not…Easter is fast approaching. At Open Door Mission we start planning for holidays way in advance. We will be serving 100 or more children, not to forget the adults too. (Numbers fluc...

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Always Delivering What We Need

February 24, 2020  |     |   General

Open Door Mission has a lot of “unsung heroes”, from volunteers to donors to our delivery men. Yes, our delivery men have become a part of how the Mission serves the less fortunate. Those of us at...

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Where is Your Heart?

February 19, 2020  |     |   General

Do you have a heart to serve? Do you like to teach? Do you like to help in the kitchen? Are you an organizer? Do you like to cuddle children? Do you have a skill or hobby you would like to share? If y...

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Super Food for Super People

February 17, 2020  |     |   General

A couple of weeks ago there was this big football game…the Super Bowl! The guys at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center, at Open Door Mission, pretty much love sports. There were parties all over...

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True Valentine

February 14, 2020  |     |   General

Valentines’ Day is a time to turn your thoughts to love and loved ones. The card industry loves the day, as well as candy maker and jewelers. Why do we have Valentines’ Day? St. Valentine is celeb...

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Lincoln’s Birthday

February 12, 2020  |     |   General

In the “olden days” when I was in School we celebrated Lincoln and Washington’s birthday, now days we just have President’s Day. As I researched the topic of Lincoln I was surprised to find th...

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Thoughts from the Schoolyard

February 10, 2020  |     |   General

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 alway...

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Baby Shower

February 7, 2020  |     |   General

You are expecting a new baby, what joy. You begin planning the nursery filled with all you will need to care for the new baby. There is so much needed for such a little one…Pack-n-Play, baby swing, ...

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“Feed My Sheep”

February 3, 2020  |     |   General

Today is National Feed the Birds Day, a day to remember to feed the birds during a time of little food. Taking care of all God’s creatures is important; after all His eye is on the sparrow. Jesus re...

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Simple Math Word Problem

January 31, 2020  |     |   General

One homeless young mother + (her two children) + one man addicted to drugs + two single women (1 victim of domestic violence, 1 struggling with mental illness) + three veterans (1 Viet Nam, 1 Iran war...

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The Poverty Puzzle

January 29, 2020  |     |   General

When you are living in poverty it is a daily puzzle to figure out how to “make it”. According to the Federal government the poverty level is $25,000 a year for a family of 4 to live “comfortably...

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Pie Day

January 24, 2020  |     |   General

Yesterday was Pie Day, do you like pie?  Pie tends to be a “special” dessert, served on Thanksgiving and other celebrations. Most of the time we think of pie as a sweet treat, but there are savor...

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Soup for the Body and Soul

January 22, 2020  |     |   General

January is National Soup Month…a great month to enjoy your favorite hot and comforting soups. Soup dates back to 6000 B.C. and was made from hippopotamus. Soup has long been considered a food with h...

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