Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - January 2017

Mack's Corner

This Week

Just close your eyes and push off…. I was going home one Sunday afternoon and there on the side of the road in one of the fields by the Agricenter people were ice skating. The field had been flooded and had frozen. It was a little winter wonderland. Some people had skates, some were just sliding around. One kid had Skates, a hockey stick and a puck and was skating around like he was in the NHL. A girl was doing spins .. It looked like Rockefeller center in the middle of a... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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The $4500 Table When we first moved in to our house in 1988 we didn't have much furniture. We moved from a 900 sq ft house. So I started building my own, all wood. I made a chair, an end table, a bench/loveseat, 2 big book shelves and a kitchen table. This was my normal Saturday routine. I would get all the cars out of the garage, pull out my table saw, turn on my little black and white TV to watch football and start. Everything I made was my design and very non-exact. If I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Ice Dancing After all of the ice this last week it made me think of a time a few years ago...  I thought should come check the parking lot early Sunday morning. I got to Church about 4:30am and started opening the gates to the upper lot. The upper lot is only about 6 feet above the road but you still have a little hill to climb to get up to it. The first gate was fine. I got in my pickup and drove to the second gate, a little slide, but nothing big, opened it. Got to... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Screwed When I was a little kid my grandfather had a garage. It was separated from the house and it had a big wooden roll down door. I thought he was the strongest man in the world because he could lift this door. Then he said I could try it. It was light as a feather. How could that be? Turns out it had all these weights and pulleys inside the garage. When the door went up the weights went down, it would almost open by itself. My wife called me one day and told me the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 7, 2017