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...

Jill and David Dale — Honoring their ‘Bulldog’

By KATIE EUBANKS          Every September, 12-year-old Avery Dale picks out a birthday cake for a team of nurses at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. The “3C nurses,” as Avery’s...

John and Helaina Damon — ‘God always provides’

By KATIE EUBANKS          You never expect somebody’s salvation story to involve a house fire.       John Damon, CEO of Canopy Children’s Solutions in Jackson, describes how he wound up...

Dara Evans — Truth and beauty in education

By KATIE EUBANKS          “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD,...

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TOUGH QUESTIONS — My sixth-grader wants a cell phone

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC QUESTION:  My sixth-grade daughter wants a cell phone. How young is too young? ANSWER:       Hi, reader, and thanks for such a timely and poignant question. Cell phones are wonders and have the capability of keeping folks in touch with each...

LAGNIAPPE — A stroke, a heart attack, and extraordinary care

 by ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN           Richard Conn, a resident of Summit, shares about his experience with a heart attack and stroke and how God used workers at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson to provide him and his wife, Sheila, with care and support through...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — It’s barbecue season!

Recipes by STEPHANIE HOUSLEY       Spring is here (with summer quickly following!), and that means it’s time to open up the grill. We asked MCL Contributing Writer Anna Claire O’Cain’s mother, Stephanie Housley, to share a few of her favorite recipes for springtime...

Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth — How 1 family’s lives were changed through adoption

By JAMIE HIMES        Did you know that in the United States, more than 20,000 youth exit the foster care system every year without a family?      They have no one to call, no support, and no soft place to fall when life gets crazy.      When thinking about...

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — How the right question can spark deeper dialogue

By REV. EMILY SANFORD          Have you ever noticed how often scripture emphasizes dialogue? Throughout the Bible, we find conversation after conversation spoken among people, between people and God, and even between a talking donkey and Balaam in Numbers...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — Mama, you are called

By COURTNEY INGLE        Mama, you are called.         This Mother’s Day, your family and your church may be celebrating you. Your kids may shower you with extra hugs, a gift, or they may even keep their arguments to a minimum when you pick out where you...

THIS IS MY STORY — I am not enough — but He is

By EMILY HUNT   I was 13 years old when I gave my life to Christ and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  I had gotten pretty involved with the youth group at my church. I had friends at church — friends I enjoyed seeing at youth group and choir. Friends that I looked up to and...