Editor’s Letter August 2021

Editor’s Letter August 2021

    How 1 teacher changed my life       I don’t know when I realized that Teddie Faye Raines was my favorite teacher. The fact is, I didn’t have time to think about it. As a 17-year-old, I was too busy watching her dance on her desk (which I guess she did...
EDITOR’S LETTER July 2021

EDITOR’S LETTER July 2021

    Crying, cake, and the grace of God      Two days in a row, I cried. Two days in a row, I had cake. Two days in a row, I stood in a house of worship and watched dear friends make big life decisions “official.”       I cried on Saturday, June 26, when my...
EDITOR’S LETTER JUNE 2021

EDITOR’S LETTER JUNE 2021

    What ‘song’ is stuck in your head?   I’ve written before about how God spoke to me during my senior year of college, when I was questioning everything about Christianity. He spoke through the Bible and through trusted believers. He also used...
EDITOR’S LETTER MAY 2021

EDITOR’S LETTER MAY 2021

  Why it’s good that life is hard      “The journey is too much for you.”  I heard this in a sermon a couple months ago, just a few hours before making a difficult phone call to a friend. I knew I had to make the call, but I just wanted to enjoy my Sunday...
EDITOR’S LETTER APRIL 2021

EDITOR’S LETTER APRIL 2021

    What I learned from being dumped into a river        This month marks 11 years since my friend Goose dropped me into a river in Arkansas.  I wrote about this a few years ago in the Clarion Ledger, but it’s worth a repeat. It’s one of my funnier...
EDITOR’S LETTER MARCH 2021

EDITOR’S LETTER MARCH 2021

  What I wish I’d known at 18        Since this month’s edition features our 2021 Christian Leaders of the Future — 30 outstanding high-school seniors who are finalists for MCL’s yearly scholarship (see page 23) — here are a few things I wish I’d known as an...