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THE DOCTOR IS IN – Staying in the game

By Molly Staley   STAYING IN THE GAME   In the South, excitement fills the air as children head back to school, temperatures begin to drop, and Friday night football begins. Fall brings...

THE DOCTOR IS IN—The Opioid Crisis: How Your Family Can Help

By Leah Claire Bennett, PhD, and Peter Kamp, MD   The Opioid Crisis: How Your Family Can Help   At the end of May 2018, the Washington Post reported that troopers found enough fentanyl in...

THE DOCTOR IS IN—A Cataract Procedure As Unique As Your Eye Itself

by DR. KIRK R. JEFFREYS, III     A Cataract Procedure As Unique As Your Eye Itself   Have you noticed a decrease in your vision? Have you avoided activities you once enjoyed?...

THE DOCTOR IS IN—Vaccines—Yes or No?

Vaccines—Yes or No? Editor’s Note: Mississippi Christian Living has followed the debate in the Mississippi Legislature over religious exemptions for parents who choose not to vaccinate. We take no...

THIS IS MY STORY—When Skin Color Didn’t Matter: The Callaway Chargers Football Champs of 1975

By Marilyn Tinnin When Skin Color Didn’t Matter— The Callaway Chargers Football Champs of 1975   With the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in December, so many stories of racial...

THE DOCTOR IS IN—Skin Care Through the Ages

Skin Care Through the Ages   Ever have a bad skin day? It doesn’t have to be. Despite hormone fluctuations and other inevitable challenges of aging, skin can retain a youthful healthy glow well...

THE DOCTOR IS IN—Egg Donors Make Dreams Come True

By Marty Gebhart, DNP, NP Egg Donors Make Dreams Come True   Infertility affects 1 out of every 8 couples, and for nearly 40 years couples have utilized Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)...

THE DOCTOR IS IN—The Opioid Crisis

By Issac L. Boose, M. Ed, LPC-S, LMFT, ICAADC   The Opioid Crisis   Prescription opioid drug use and overdose deaths have reached shocking levels throughout the United States. Media...

THE DOCTOR IS IN—Taking Care of Loved Ones Means Taking Care of Ourselves

BY DR. JOHN VANDERLOO   Taking Care of Our Loved Ones Means Taking Care of Ourselves   Dads wear lots of different hats—coach, handyman, yard guy, grill master—not to mention protector,...

THE DOCTOR IS IN—Eye Care Do’s and Don’ts: Myths vs. Realities

By Dr. Kirk R. Jeffreys, III   Eye Care Do’s and Don’ts—Myths vs. Realities   As a practicing ophthalmologist here in Central Mississippi for more than 22 years, I have been truly blessed...

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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...