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HEALTHY LIVING — How injuries can affect your mental health

By Capital Ortho   How injuries can affect your mental health   It’s no secret that a positive outlook plays a vital role in maintaining your body’s health — both mentally...

HEALTHY LIVING — How to prevent overuse injuries

By Capital Ortho     How to prevent overuse injuries   With spring approaching and warmer temperatures on the horizon, many different sports seasons will soon begin and kids will...

HEALTHY LIVING — Teen Rallies shine a light on bullying, suicide

By Jenny Cox Holman     Healthy Teen Rallies shine a light on bullying, suicide   Think about those days when the skies are filled with dreary, dark and daunting clouds that blanket...

HEALTHY LIVING — Tell them ‘thank you’!

By Lisa Owens   Tell them ‘thank you’!   In this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, we often use words like thankful, grateful, generous, giving and “in the spirit of the...

HEALTHY LIVING — Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF MISSISSIPPI     Protect yourself against BREAST CANCER   While breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed...

HEALTHY LIVING—Prevention 101 for Parents and College Freshmen

PREVENTION 101 for Parents and College Freshmen     Editor’s Note: The following information comes from a resource kit that the National Council on Patient Information and Education...

HEALTHY LIVING—The Power of Connection

By Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP, EMDR     The Power of Connection   God, in his infinite wisdom, created humans with an instinctual, hardwired desire for meaningful...

HEALTHY LIVING—7 Suggestions for Happier Holidays

By Branden Henry   7 Suggestions for Happier Holidays   The holidays are upon us, and whether they bring a time of joy, grief, or stress for you, here are seven tips to help them work out...

HEALTHY LIVING—Thanksgiving for Another Chance

By Adrian Hickmon PhD   Thanksgiving for Another Chance: 12 Trust Bridges for Building Strong, Intimate Relationships     The holiday season from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New...

HEALTHY LIVING—EMDR May Be Your Breakthrough for Anxiety

By Suzanne B. Russell, LPC   EMDR May Be Your Breakthrough for Anxiety   Clients ask, “Must I suffer with panic attacks, flashbacks, and this feeling of being overwhelmed for the rest of...

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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...

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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;...

2018 Christian Leaders of the Future Event

  2018 Christian Leaders of the Future Event     Mississippi Christian Living, in partnership with Belhaven University, honored our tenth class of Christian Leaders of the Future at an afternoon event on Belhaven’s campus March 5. Two...

AUTHOR PROFILE—Angie Camp—Real-Life Fiction

Author Profile Angie Camp—Real-Life Fiction   MCL: The description on the cover reads, “A Christian fiction inspired by true life events.” Can you tell us briefly what those events were? Angie Camp: The true life events brought into the story of Hells Bend are testimonies of several different...

AUTHOR PROFILE—Terri Blackstock

By Susan E. Richardson   Author Profile—Terri Blackstock   In Sunday School I used to see the friend who had invited me to come with her, the one who made me welcome every Sunday, and assured me a “go to” place to sit. She had a kind word for everyone and made other visitors feel as...