Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - August 2015

Mack's Corner

This Week

This week 09-01-15 8am.. IHOP I was talking to one of my good friends after church Saturday night and she introduced me to her friend. She said they were going to start coming to church together every week and that their job was to make sure the other one went. Church buddies.. That took me back to my freshman year at Vanderbilt and my friend Gordon. We were on the same hall together in ... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 29, 2015

This Week

This week 08-25-15 Pay attention A few years ago on a Wednesday the day started out being just another day. "Wednesdays at Hope" A.K.A. MTV was starting back up that night but all of that was pretty routine.  I was getting ready to go setup tables in the gym for dinner when one of the sound guys who was working in the sanctuary walked by and said "I don't know if it means anything but there's water coming in to the sanctuary on the left side of the stage.. Just... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 22, 2015

This Week

This week 08-18-15 True expectations A few years ago when they were still open in Saddle Creek Frank Stitt was at Williams-Sonoma selling his then new cookbook and doing a cooking demonstration. If you don't know Frank Stitt, he's one of the great chefs of the south. His restaurant is The Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham. I owned his first cookbook and was going to buy the second when I saw that he was going to be in town. I thought I would wait and buy it then,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 15, 2015

This Week

This week 08-11-15 Is  there an age limit on this stuff? I was at the Leadership Summit this week at Christ Methodist. All of the speakers are good, some are amazing. One year I heard Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder of Teach for America. www.teachforamerica.org  . When she graduated from college she had an idea: Get new college graduates to commit to teaching school in low income public schools for 2 years. She wanted the best of the best from Harvard,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, August 8, 2015