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

Mack's Corner

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This week 09-29-15 National Champs? When I was in College I played in the NCAA national Racquetball Championship. Impressed? Don't be. The deal was that there were so few teams playing that they opened it to the public. So for $25 you could play and get a T-Shirt. A friend of mine and I entered the doubles. We were the first to play so they put us on the main glass court (the glass was so people could watch from the sides). We were great! We were hitting... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 26, 2015

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This week 09-22-15 Am I standing still? One of the great adventures of working at Hope is changing light bulbs. It seems that every building has a room with light bulbs that are almost impossible to change. The original building, now the youth space, has the lights at the very apex of the roof, about 35 feet high. The first time I changed the bulbs in there I had a one-man, straight up, lift. It was a rental, old, and swayed. I had to extend it as far as it would go and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 19, 2015

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This week 09-15-15 Wait till you taste this! About 20 years ago I appointed myself the official judge at the Beast Feast a.k.a. the men's BBQ (I have since been fired.). All I did was get an official name tag and write "Official Head Judge" on it. This was both a great idea and a bad idea. The great part is that I always get plenty to eat. The bad part is some of the stuff I have to eat. Men and fire and meat. Here's how it usually works: a bunch of guys go hunting,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 12, 2015

This Week

This week 09-08-15 shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. Ready for the big show? I had to go to the dermatologist a couple of weeks ago. I had a mole on my forehead that was making me crazy. I've done this before and it has always been a 20 minute surgical procedure with stitches and scalpels and stuff. So I was ready for it. I was sitting in this chair that was like a very upright LazyBoy with my feet not touching the ground. The nurse walked in and asked me a few questions, then the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, September 5, 2015