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Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth — How 1 family’s lives were changed through adoption

By JAMIE HIMES        Did you know that in the United States, more than 20,000 youth exit the foster care system every year without a family?      They have no one to call, no support, and no soft place to fall when life gets crazy.      When thinking about...

Magnolia Speech School — Building on a firm foundation

 By ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN        Since the 1950s, Magnolia Speech School in Jackson has served children with hearing and speech impairments. From the school’s early days in the late Elizabeth “Libba” Matthews’ home to its current facility in Jackson and soon-to-be...

Felecia Marshall — How God turned 1 woman’s tragic loss into a calling

By ANNA CLAIRE O'CAIN        The story of Grant Me Justice begins with a tragedy that no mother would ever dream of having to endure: the loss of a child.   Felecia Marshall, Prentiss native and mother of the late Alexia Krushét Buckhalter, shares how God turned...

How 1 teen learned to ‘Embrace Grace’ — and her unplanned pregnancy

By COURTNEY BUZEK          Curtnisia’s day starts out like any other teenager’s. She wakes up and gets ready for a busy day of high school, where she is an honor student. Like other 16-year-old girls, Curtnisia enjoys hanging out with friends and being part...

Dick and Melodie Tunney — From arena shows to ‘Carols by Candlelight’

By KATIE EUBANKS          When Dick Tunney and Melodie Ware joined a gospel group called Truth on the same day in 1980, they were as different as could be.        Melodie was a rule bender, while Dick — “to a pharisaical degree,” he admits — was a rule...

The Formans: Finding their purpose in foster care and adoption

By ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN          “We always wanted a big family,” says Adrienne Forman, native of the Franklin County community of Roxie, and wife of nine years to Alex. “We weren’t able to have children naturally, so that’s kind of what got us into foster...

The church that stayed — and offers a glimpse of heaven

By ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN          Imagine the day that believers are able to enter the gates of heaven in awe of our Savior’s presence. Picture strolling the streets of gold and shouting praises to Jesus alongside the rest of His saints. In that beautiful place...

But God Ministries — Providing jobs, changing lives in the Delta

by ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN          Just a couple months from now, one of MCL’s favorite missions organizations will celebrate its 10th anniversary. But God Ministries            (BGM) started its work in Haiti and has since expanded into the Jonestown...

Palmer Kennedy becomes head of school at Jackson Academy

By KATIE EUBANKS   Fulfilling his calling        In 1738, future Methodism leader John Wesley reluctantly attended a meeting on Aldersgate Street in London, heard a reading from Martin Luther’s preface to the book of Romans, and felt assurance of his...

Word of Life Highland Colony celebrates 1 year

By KATIE EUBANKS Word of Life Highland Colony celebrates 1 year        In June 2019, Word of Life Senior Pastor Joel Sims was watering his grass when, in his words, “the Lord dealt with me in a real big way that we would do a work in Madison County.”      Joel...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — My sixth-grader wants a cell phone

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC QUESTION:  My sixth-grade daughter wants a cell phone. How young is too young? ANSWER:       Hi, reader, and thanks for such a timely and poignant question. Cell phones are wonders and have the capability of keeping folks in touch with each other, as well as entertainment and...

TOUGH QUESTIONS — My son says he doesn’t believe in God

By DR. FRED HALL, LPC   QUESTION: My 14-year-old says he doesn’t believe in God anymore. Should I still make him attend Easter service with us, or let him make his own choice?  ANSWER:      Thanks for the question, reader. This is an interesting question with no easy or one-dimensional...