Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - July 2016

Mack's Corner

This Week

That Magic Moment Over the years about once a month somebody would walk in to my brother's wine store and start the conversation by saying "When I was in Italy..." It usually continues: "We were on our honeymoon in Tuscany having dinner on the balcony of a villa over looking.." It goes on and on about the Italian waiter and his grandmother making handmade pasta and it was so romantic..etc, etc. "Do you have this bottle of wine?" .. Of course what... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Wait,listen,move... Several years ago there was a beep going on during the sermon, especially at 9:30. About 9:35 a bunch of staff people started to panic because they could hear it even during the music. It was loud. About every 20 seconds BEEEP.. BEEEP.  I was getting text messages and phone calls. Of course I was out in the parking lot with the ConeHeads.. I got inside and started looking back stage. I could hear it, I just couldn't find it. I knew it could be only 2... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 23, 2016

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3 Names? I have bunch of people who want to be my friend on Facebook but I never know who they are. They all have these formal 3 word names : "Robert Allowishish Jones has added me as a friend".. Who the heck is that? Then there's a picture of him from 400 yards away walking on a beach with 20 people??? It could be anybody...  There are a bunch of people now who have 3 names. Almost every Christian song writer has 3 names. A bunch of book writers have 3... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 16, 2016

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THE Watermelon When I was growing up the 4th of July meant one thing, Watermelon… My mom had told us so many bad stories about fireworks that we thought anybody who had ever touched a firecracker was missing a body part, so even when other kids had them, we mostly stayed away. In our house buying a watermelon was an event. It had to be planned for. It had to be scouted. It had to be timed… It was also a commitment. We had to clear a whole shelf in the refrigerator... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 9, 2016