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Brief descriptions of how I have found God’s leading throughout my life.
Excerpts from journals over the years. Thoughts from this amazing relationship!

COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

COVID-19 and Domestic Violence

For some families, it is a gift to be at home together more. Spending quality time together and with your children is good for all homes in America. According to an article by Emily Leslie and Riley Wilson which appears in American Politics and Policy and the London School of Economics at https://bit.ly/2UvIJp, there has been a ten percent increase in domestic violence cases across the country; an increase of about 1,400 cases across the United States each day!! Families…

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Peace in The Midst of War

Peace in The Midst of War

DO NOT PANIC!!! In Matthew 24:6 Jesus tells us that ” you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars (or pestilence and violence) See that you be not troubled, for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet.” And in Deuteronomy 31:6 God says to Moses and the people “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them (he was about to go to war)for the Lord thy God,…

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30 Days of Fasting and Prayer

30 Days of Fasting and Prayer

Join us for the next Thirty days as we take a moment at noon to bow our head and ask the Father for peace and healing and safety. It is critical for all our nation and especially for women, youth, and children who may be locked in with an abusive person. Pray: II Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their sinful ways, then…

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Hope’s Door Places First Four Care Kits For Domestic Violence Victims

Hope’s Door Places First Four Care Kits For Domestic Violence Victims

Today we had the honor to place our first Hope’s Door Care Kits with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Greystone. We have been working with Officer Debbie Sumrall and Captain Mike Dehart to collaborate on having emergency Care Kits available for women who are fleeing Domestic Violence. These kits will be at four of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office substations. Hope’s Door is very thankful for the support of many volunteers who have helped us in this effort.  

YOU Made a Difference in 2017

YOU Made a Difference in 2017

“Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not….” (John 4: 14-15a) In 2017 Hope’s Door has given this water of life to hundreds of women and their children through outreach counsel, and training. Because of you we have met these…

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October Domestic Violence Awareness Event

October Domestic Violence Awareness Event

This is domestic violence awareness month and Hope’s Door just held it’s first awareness event at the chapel on the Chelsea King’s Home Campus the evening of October 11, 2016. It was well attended with over 100 youth, women, and guests. Shelby County Judge Lara Alvis as well as Shelby County Sheriff’s Outreach Coordinator, Debra Sumrall were in attendance. The evening opened with an inspiring interpretive dance by several of our lady residents to the song, “Break Every Chain.” We…

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Hope for the Hurting

Hope for the Hurting

It’s 7:00 am Saturday morning with a forecast of rain and overcast skies. The nine of us have loaded the vehicles and now stand hand in hand to ask God to move through our hands and feet and voices as we serve the women at Jessie’s Place. We arrive and set up. No one. Then there is one woman. Slowly another arrives. We wonder should we start anyway? O ye of little faith!!! Within a few more minutes there are…

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By The Washing of Water

By The Washing of Water

Ephesians 5:26 NIV gives a key that I have used often this week: That we can be made holy and clean. We all want that. I love this picture of the mighty roaring ocean waters swirling and washing around the rocks. Scientifically we know that action does eventually wear down the rock and it scours it completely with every wave. As women whose lives are often filled with such dirt and grime from life itself, we often feel the need…

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Unexpected First Day

Unexpected First Day

God always has surprises for you and He knows what you can do even when you don’t. In fact, you wouldn’t have done it! So, I am hot and sweaty, no makeup, it’s 5 pm and I am searching the facility’s kitchen for ice and water. I hear a soft voice speaking “I’m looking for Ms. Liz?” Somehow the first clients I had scheduled for the next day were told to come today by their supervisor and this was the…

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Update-Hope’s Door, a Work in Progress

Update-Hope’s Door, a Work in Progress

“Don’t be nervous; Moses started out as a basket case!” While we wait for things to take shape in our offices on Kings Home Drive we are forging ahead in outreach. On April 29 we spent the day with eight precious ladies who are residents in Kings Home Tuscaloosa shelter. It seemed obvious at first that they were there because they were mandated. Many things had gone wrong. We could not get childcare and at the last minute used our…

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