COMMUNITY OUTREACH — What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

 By KATIE EUBANKS, ERIN KATE GOODE, LAURA KNIGHT, AND JANET THOMAS          The United States Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

LAGNIAPPE — Two generations find their home at St. Catherine’s

 Submitted by ST. CATHERINE’S VILLAGE           When it came time to retire and move to a more carefree and cared for environment, two generations of families found exactly what they were...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — From morning to night — 3 winning recipes

By CHRIS FIELDS        Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and father figures! June is National Men’s Health Month, so I am going to share some of the things I do to stay healthy spiritually,...

LAGNIAPPE — A stroke, a heart attack, and extraordinary care

 by ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN           Richard Conn, a resident of Summit, shares about his experience with a heart attack and stroke and how God used workers at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — It’s barbecue season!

Recipes by STEPHANIE HOUSLEY       Spring is here (with summer quickly following!), and that means it’s time to open up the grill. We asked MCL Contributing Writer Anna Claire O’Cain’s mother,...

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,...

LAGNIAPPE — How Life Plan Communities like St. Catherine’s can enhance seniors’ health and well-being

 Submitted by ST. CATHERINE’S VILLAGE           Studies have shown that seniors who live in a Life Plan Community that includes multiple levels of care on one campus reported that their...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — Recipes from Holy Trinity

Everybody knows the church cookbook is a great recipe resource, so we’ve raided the collective recipe drawer of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, the subject of our cover story (see page 16), for three...

LAGNIAPPE — Why you shouldn’t have a long-range business plan

By Dr. ROGER PARROTT     COVID-19 is the most straightforward example of why traditional planning is ineffective. Did your business plan include a global pandemic? Did anyone’s? Of course...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — The Garden Club of Jackson’s Spring Garden Tour

By OUIDA DRINKWATER and SUSAN SHANDS JONES            The Garden Club of Jackson’s 12th biennial garden tour, happening April 6-7, provides the perfect trifecta for getting outside...

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  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...

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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...

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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 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....