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HOMEWORKS—Summer Air Conditioning: Fact vs. Fiction

By RAYMOND NALTY Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading, and with the brutal Mississippi summer heat, you’ll probably want to read your favorite authors from the comfort of your reading...

HOMEWORKS—Sunday Dinners: 5 Reasons to Bring Your Family Together

By Carolyn Tomlin “What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering…” Robert Brault Many families recall a time when the traditional family meal was a...

My Best Farewell Tips

By Cathy Haynie It was well over 10 years ago when I met Marilyn Tinnin on the telephone. We became fast friends in the span of minutes just talking. It would be months before we actually met. That...

Transformational Habits – Getting Dinner on the Table

By Cathy Haynie It’s the thing I hear the most. Out of all the home responsibilities, the dinner hour seems to be the biggest challenge for many. Considering busy schedules and the cost of eating...

Transformational Habits—Closets

In a series on habits to help make your life a bit more orderly, we will look at 5-10 ideas each month for different areas of your home and your life. Pick just one or two ideas to transform a...

Transformational Habits

by CATHY HAYNIE A new year, a new you? Everywhere you look you will find opportunities to improve your life, and finding such advice in overload may keep you set in your ways. Before you dismiss the...

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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...

SPECIAL FEATURE—No Time 2 Cook: Karen Kurr Brings Families Back to the Table

By Sandra Massey Buckley   No Time 2 Cook Karen Kurr of Oxford Is Bringing Families Back to the Dinner Table     “I cannot recall when I did not cook,” says Karen Kurr of Oxford. “One of my earliest memories is sitting on the counter next to the stove...

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...

Good Reads from MS Christian Fiction Authors

By Janet W. Ferguson   Good Reads from Mississippi Christian Fiction Authors   I grew up in Mississippi, graduated from Ole Miss, and make my home in the Reservoir area near Jackson. An avid reader, I worked as a librarian at Northwest Rankin High School. My husband and I have two grown...