On female insecurities and the lies we believe

By Katie Ginn Nobody’s at their best in high school, right? As a teenager, I was insecure, opinionated, and judgmental, and I let those traits sour into gossip. This affected my friendships,...

On Golden Buzzers and salvation

By Katie Ginn I was browsing YouTube recently and came across an “America’s Got Talent” audition by a girl named Jane, whose stage name was Nightbirde. She was alarmingly skinny, with a pixie...
A letter to our Christian Leaders of the Future

A letter to our Christian Leaders of the Future

By Katie Ginn Dear 2024 Christian Leaders of the Future, As I write this, our scholarship awards program is only two and a half weeks away, and I can’t wait to meet all of you. I’m so excited to...
On Stanley tumblers and stewardship

On Stanley tumblers and stewardship

By Katie Ginn Can we talk about the Stanley cup for a minute? No, not the golf tournament - the 14- to 64-ounce tumbler that recently replaced Yeti as that most enviable of objects, the Trendy...

What does God want for you in 2024?

By Katie Ginn I’ve never been what you’d call a church hopper. I was part of one congregation from pre-K through high school; attended my “hometown church” or my “college town church” for four...

Count your Blessing

By Katie Eubanks Ginn I don’t know how to say this without bragging, but I had a pretty fantastic Thanksgiving. (The one disappointment was that my parents couldn’t make it to the Eubanks family...
Climbing the plum tree in our backyard in Dardanelle, Arkansas

Editor’s Letter: On climbing trees and learning to rest

By Katie Eubanks Ginn My first memory of a tree involves climbing one. A plum tree grew in our backyard in Dardanelle, Arkansas, and while the fruit didn’t thrill me, the tree did. I was happier...

Editor’s Letter: The power of God to salvation

By Katie Eubanks Ginn In the 2006 thriller “Déjà Vu,” Denzel Washington asks: “What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they’d never believe you?” To which...

EDITOR’S LETTER – Yes, God cares about your mental health

By Katie Eubanks Ginn I was watching an episode of “The Crown”* the other night, and at one point I was struck by how closely Queen Elizabeth’s aides were following her.    In the scene, the queen...

EDITOR’S LETTER – Where do you get your worth?

By Katie Eubanks Ginn I recently attended a Pro-Life Mississippi luncheon. Before I even sat down, somebody asked, “How’s married life?” It’s the question of the hour, and I’m happy to answer: Being...

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Cindy Townsend: On life, ‘lemons’ and the Lord

By KATIE EUBANKS          Cindy Townsend picks up a plastic lemon and turns it over in her hands. At first glance, it’s just a lemon — one of many she’s used to adorn her kitchen table, where we now sit with her husband, as well as other surfaces in their...

Jackson Leadership Foundation Supporting leaders, transforming lives

  Katie Eubanks: What is Jackson Leadership Foundation?      Samuel Bolen: We are a ministry to ministries. Our desire is to work with ministry leaders in Jackson to help (them) grow as leaders, and grow their ministries to the scale of the vision that God has...

Michael and Julie Estes Finding a ministry home at Ridgecrest

By KATIE EUBANKS   Michael and Julie Estes Finding a ministry home at Ridgecrest        In 1998, Michael Estes finally worked up the nerve to ask out Julie Stone.  They’d both grown up in Clinton, and probably met on a Clinton High School...

Shower Power — Jackson organization empowers people experiencing homelessness

By KATIE EUBANKS   Shower Power Jackson organization empowers people experiencing homelessness        Lying in the shade, a young man named DJ spreads his Bible on top of his face and reaches his arms up to the sky. He doesn’t take medication...

Anne Graham Lotz talks cancer, loss, and seeing God’s blessings

By KATIE EUBANKS     Anne Graham Lotz talks cancer, loss, and seeing God’s blessings        In early 2019, Anne Graham Lotz — daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham — was scheduled to speak to the women at First Baptist Jackson. A brutal round...

Sean Milner: He grew up at a children’s home — and now he runs it

By KATIE EUBANKS   Sean Milner He grew up at a children’s home — and now he runs it        Sean Milner remembers the gunshot from when Oma wounded herself in the shoulder.      “(My siblings and I) ran out on the back porch and...

FEATURE — But God Ministries finds a home in the Delta

    JONESTOWN — Linda McGrew thought she had grown up poor — and she had. But then she visited some homes in Quitman County.   “I (was) inspecting the units that we were to rehab (at a nonprofit). You could look through the ceiling and see outdoors. You...

SPECIAL FEATURE — Doing diversity in the local church

By Katie Eubanks   Doing diversity in the local church     Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week, but not if these churches have anything to do with it. In the greater Jackson area, leaders at several churches — from a megachurch...

DYNAMIC DADS—Stories of Fatherhood

Introduction and Questions by Marilyn Tinnin Dynamic Dads   We have looked for a few wise men here in Mississippi Christian Living’s Annual Man Issue. We have loved gathering these stories and getting these guys to put words to the heart issues of priorities,...

MILLENNIAL MOMS—Stories of Motherhood

  Fenley Akers Davis Age 28 Married to Price Davis (5 years) Mother to daughter Paschal (Newborn)   Work Background: Administrative Assistant to Governor Phil Bryant; Account Executive WLBT News Channel 3; Co-Founder + Director of Development Club Sally;...

AUTHOR Q&A — 1 pilgrim, many interruptions

By KATIE EUBANKS          Author and Jackson native Susan Cushman will release her eighth book, “Pilgrim Interrupted” — a memoir in the form of an essay collection encompassing faith, mental health and more — on June 7. She will be at Lemuria Books in Jackson for a signing on June 11....