LAGNIAPPE — How God introduced a Jackson man to his musical heroes

By KATIE EUBANKS          In the 1950s and ‘60s, Jacksonian Bill Morris fell in love with doo-wop music. He listened to groups like The Drifters (known for “Under the Boardwalk” and “This...

LAGNIAPPE — St. Catherine’s Village receives CARF accreditation

  St. Catherine’s Village receives CARF accreditation as continuing care retirement community        St. Catherine’s Village has once again been issued accreditation from CARF...

LAGNIAPPE — Pinelake honors civil rights champions with scholarship

By KIM MILLER   Pinelake honors civil rights champions with scholarship        Last month, Mississippi’s largest Southern Baptist church donated $200,000 to establish an endowment fund at...

LAGNIAPPE — Why faithfulness is worth it: Words of wisdom from a past Christian Leader)

By AUSTIN FORTENBERRY   And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9         This verse is one I return to frequently....

LAGNIAPPE — How to take your bone and joint health to heart

By DR. CHAD HOSEMANN     How to take your bone and joint health to heart        As we age, most of us don’t typically think about the relationship between bone and joint health and...

LAGNIAPPE — Even during a pandemic, residents are not alone at St. Catherine’s Village

Submitted by ST. CATHERINE'S VILLAGE   Even during a pandemic, residents are not alone at St. Catherine’s Village        One drive past the grounds of St. Catherine’s Village, and Barbara...

LAGNIAPPE — Emergency

By SHEENA BAKER   Emergency   SOS, 911, Sound the trumpet, Call the Holy One! Emergency within, Inside the church, A desperate need, Lord, it hurts. Enemy’s attacking, On every side, God,...

LAGNIAPPE — What Habakkuk can teach us about 2020

By WILLETTE MYRICK What Habakkuk can teach us about 2020        The book of Habakkuk serves as a reminder that there will be times when God seems silent and not concerned about our lives — but...

LAGNIAPPE — Chatting with ‘The Voice’ winner Todd Tilghman of Meridian

Chatting with ‘The Voice’ winner Todd Tilghman of Meridian     On May 19, Mississippians got some good news when Todd Tilghman — a husband, father of eight, and pastor from Meridian — won...

LAGNIAPPE — 4 ways exercise improves your mental health

Submitted by CAPITAL ORTHO   4 ways exercise improves your mental health        It’s no secret that inactivity can create a vicious cycle in one’s life. While leading a sedentary lifestyle...

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