LAGNIAPPE — Restoring the family, 1 healing at a time

By TAMMY TILLMAN          When I first came to work for Pro-Life Mississippi, I did not tell them I had an abortion in my past. I was one of the millions of women sitting at church and...

LAGNIAPPE — CPC expands Abortion Recovery Program

By JENNY STIGLER          When most of us hear the word abortion, we think of the loss of a child’s life. We advocate for the child but may not realize the woman is hurt in the process as...

FAITH, FASHION & FITNESS — How will you ‘fashion’ your life in 2023?

By SHAY GREENWOOD        How can I have a vision for my life for the coming year if the simplest daily decision to pick out an outfit stresses me out? Have you ever experienced coming into a...

LAGNIAPPE — ’Tis the season to check on senior loved ones

Submitted by St. Catherine's Village          As we celebrate the season with loved ones and friends, spending time together gives us the opportunity not only to catch up with each other...

LAGNIAPPE — Partners in Hope: St. Dominic’s ministry helps families in need

By ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN          Partners in Hope, a ministry of St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, has been around since the 1980s, collaborating with St. Dominic’s employees and local...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — Sinners welcome at men’s prayer gathering

By KATIE EUBANKS          Every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m., 20 or 30 men from across the metro area meet at Mama Hamil’s in Madison. Some are ex-cons, some are pastors, some are regular...

FAITH, FASHION & FITNESS — 6 tips for staying healthy during the holidays

By JADE WHITEHURST        The holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing, and for many of us that can feel like a losing battle when it comes to maintaining our health and fitness goals. I...

FAITH, FASHION & FITNESS — How to purge your closet for winter

By SHAY GREENWOOD        Does your closet (or closets) have so many items that it’s hard to see what you have? Have you ever felt like you’re spending too much time deciding what to wear?...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — McCoy House growing and ‘rocking’ for recovery

By CHRIS BATES          Nine years ago, MCL published a story on The McCoy House in Jackson. At the time, it was a relatively new program, founded in 2008 as a sanctuary for women to heal...

FAITH, FASHION & FITNESS — Does God really care about my health and fitness goals?

By JADE WHITEHURST          As a health and fitness coach, I have the joy of guiding women through their health and fitness journeys by encouraging a godly mindset around the goals they...

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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

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2018 Christian Leaders of the Future Event

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