Erasing the stigma — 3 therapists talk faith and mental health

By KATIE EUBANKS      MCL Editor Katie Eubanks recently sat down with three licensed professional counselors (LPCs) who love Jesus and want to help people live by His design through mental health —...

20 years of Mississippi Christian Living!

By KATIE EUBANKS and MARILYN TINNIN        Twenty years ago this month, Marilyn Tinnin launched a little monthly newsprint magazine called Jackson Christian Family. Today that publication has...

Roosevelt and Shay Greenwood — Outlasting stage 4 cancer and other storms

By KATIE EUBANKS      Roosevelt and Shay Greenwood don’t do anything halfway. If they experience a storm (literal or otherwise), it’s a roof-ripping monster. If they experience a victory, it’s...

Meredith and Joel Travelstead — ‘God will use your limp’

By KATIE EUBANKS          If you’ve lived in the Jackson area long, you might know Joel and Meredith Travelstead  — but you might only know the highlights. They’re a CPA and OB/GYN...

Holy Trinity Anglican Church — Gathering around the table

By KATIE EUBANKS        For folks whose blood runs Baptist, the little grey building with the red door on Bozeman Road might seem like a portal to another world: Holy Trinity Anglican. What’s...

2022 Christian Leaders of the Future

  In summer 2008, Belhaven University President Roger Parrott approached MCL with an idea for a Christian scholarship program. Since then, Belhaven has partnered with us each year to honor...

Chris and Carla Snopek — On love, faith and baseball

By KATIE EUBANKS      “God used Carla to save my life, end of story.”      When Chris Snopek talks, you listen — the Ole Miss alumnus and former pro baseballer’s voice is a couple octaves deeper...

Finding hope in Mississippi — 2 ‘hope stories’ + 1 HOPEful organization

By KATIE EUBANKS          Mississippi needs hope, and Dawn Beam knows it. As a Mississippi Supreme Court justice* and former prosecutor and chancellor, she can rattle off the numbers: “One...

MCL’s Christian Leaders of the Year

By KATIE EUBANKS   Earlier this year, MCL called for nominations for our 2021 Christian Leaders of the Year. Each of our five winners has a unique story of God’s work in their lives, whether...

Charlotte Waller — Faith, family, and ‘heavenly’ tea parties

By KATIE EUBANKS          When you walk into Bill and Charlotte Waller’s house, you know you’re going to be taken care of.       That’s not because the home itself is the color of a...

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By KATIE EUBANKS        In 2011, Shelby Neese was venting to God near an old, crystallized lava flow in Kenya’s Chalbi Desert.        “Why are these people living here with no water?” he prayed.         Shelby and his wife, Mary, had been missionaries...

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Recipes by CATE MCCRORY        Summer is still here (just step outside if you don’t believe it), but school is back in session! Here are three recipes to get you and yours through a busy week.  Breakfast: Egg muffins 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped 1 cup...

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 By PASTOR JOHNATHAN SANDERS          Faith begins where the will of God is known. Those words coming from my pastor, Ronnie Sims, resonated with me after I began my walk with the Lord.          Before that, I had no desire to pursue the will of God. I...

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 By CATE MCCRORY and KATIE EUBANKS         Tara Cummins’ baby girl, Journey, was always happy and smiling. When her stomach got a little bigger at six months old, “I thought nothing of it,” Tara says.          “(But) a friend of mine who had a little girl at...

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By ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN      People in the Flowood area might know Olivia and Dr. Chris Kneip through their competing in triathlons, or from their work as a teacher and orthopedic surgeon respectively. But many do not know how God used difficult times in the Kneip’s...

AS I SEE IT — On suicide

By DAN HALL        From the time I was about 13 until I was nearly 40, suicide was an incessant thought in my mind. I thought about it daily and often throughout the day. Every. Single. Day.        It was very rare I planned to take my own life, but it always seemed a better option than...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — Finding hope in the capital city

By SAMEUL BOLEN          Have you ever wondered if it is truly possible to make a difference in Jackson’s under-resourced communities?  What if Hope was more than a cliché but a reality?        At Jackson Leadership Foundation, we believe there is Hope and you can make a difference!...