TOUGH QUESTIONS — How to help a suicidal friend

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC   QUESTION: I have a friend who said he is having suicidal thoughts. How do I help?          ANSWER:  Thanks for your question, reader. Suicide is the 10th leading...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — Confessing my struggle with bulimia

By CHRIS FIELDS          The Bible admonishes us to confess our sins to one another. This is a Christian discipline we are all reluctant to practice, for the sake of perceived shame and...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — Holiday not required

by CAMILLE MORRIS        No need to wait for Thanksgiving or Christmas to prepare special meals for family and friends. These days, any opportunity to get together and share a meal is a reason...

But God Ministries — Providing jobs, changing lives in the Delta

by ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN          Just a couple months from now, one of MCL’s favorite missions organizations will celebrate its 10th anniversary. But God Ministries            (BGM)...

THIS IS MY STORY — How I misused my talents, and how God changed my path

By ANTONIO MACK          As far back as I can recall, I’ve always been creative and ambitious. First were the music years, which began in my youth and lasted until my early adulthood....

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — Bearing with one another

by VIKKI DILLON MUMFORD          In the midst of this season of suffering caused by the pandemic and post-pandemic, our community is saturated with forbearance opportunities. You may ask,...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — A spiritual wellness check for teens and adults

By LIBBO CROSSWHITE          As mental health is finally being brought to the table and real conversations are starting to be had in living rooms, classrooms and counselors’ offices, it’s...

OUTSIDE IN — What is your identity?

By CHRIS BATES          On a trip several years ago, we got to spend more than a week near San Cristobal, Nicaragua, digging ditches and working on other projects. My daughter and I met...

EDITOR’S LETTER September 2021

  Saying goodbye to a furry friend        Y’all, don’t hold this against me, but I’m a cat person.         I know dogs are more popular. I know they’re nicer. I know they’re “man’s...

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TOUGH QUESTIONS — How to help a suicidal friend

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC   QUESTION: I have a friend who said he is having suicidal thoughts. How do I help?          ANSWER:  Thanks for your question, reader. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Nearly every 11 minutes, someone dies from...

HEALTH & WELLNESS — Confessing my struggle with bulimia

By CHRIS FIELDS          The Bible admonishes us to confess our sins to one another. This is a Christian discipline we are all reluctant to practice, for the sake of perceived shame and potential judgment from fellow brothers and sisters, but the reason...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — Holiday not required

by CAMILLE MORRIS        No need to wait for Thanksgiving or Christmas to prepare special meals for family and friends. These days, any opportunity to get together and share a meal is a reason for celebration. Here are some Morris family favorites that we enjoy...

But God Ministries — Providing jobs, changing lives in the Delta

by ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN          Just a couple months from now, one of MCL’s favorite missions organizations will celebrate its 10th anniversary. But God Ministries            (BGM) started its work in Haiti and has since expanded into the Jonestown...

THIS IS MY STORY — How I misused my talents, and how God changed my path

By ANTONIO MACK          As far back as I can recall, I’ve always been creative and ambitious. First were the music years, which began in my youth and lasted until my early adulthood. During this time, I released three mixtapes, performed shows, had articles...

MISSION MISSISSIPPI MOMENTS — Bearing with one another

by VIKKI DILLON MUMFORD          In the midst of this season of suffering caused by the pandemic and post-pandemic, our community is saturated with forbearance opportunities. You may ask, “Why should we forbear with one another?” In this era, the world says,...

MODERN MOTHERHOOD — A spiritual wellness check for teens and adults

By LIBBO CROSSWHITE          As mental health is finally being brought to the table and real conversations are starting to be had in living rooms, classrooms and counselors’ offices, it’s been incredibly encouraging to have real dialogue with teenagers as...

OUTSIDE IN — What is your identity?

By CHRIS BATES          On a trip several years ago, we got to spend more than a week near San Cristobal, Nicaragua, digging ditches and working on other projects. My daughter and I met the rest of the team once we arrived in country. We anticipated that it...

EDITOR’S LETTER September 2021

  Saying goodbye to a furry friend        Y’all, don’t hold this against me, but I’m a cat person.         I know dogs are more popular. I know they’re nicer. I know they’re “man’s best friend.” I lived with various roommates and their canine BFFs for...

Palmer Kennedy becomes head of school at Jackson Academy

By KATIE EUBANKS   Fulfilling his calling        In 1738, future Methodism leader John Wesley reluctantly attended a meeting on Aldersgate Street in London, heard a reading from Martin Luther’s preface to the book of Romans, and felt assurance of his salvation.        Wesley wrote...

Word of Life Highland Colony celebrates 1 year

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