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

Mack's Corner

This Week

VBS and the whale.. VBS is in a few weeks. I was trying to remember the things we did in VBS when I was a kid. I don't remember doing all the fun stuff they do now. We never had water day or food fight day or bounce rides or face painting or live bands or movie night. I think the funnest thing we ever did was glue popsicle sticks on the backs of cockroaches and pretend they were locust. It was a low budget operation. The only Bible stories we ever did were Moses (see locust... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 27, 2017

This Week

Graduation This week is Graduation week. Five High Schools and two Jr High's graduate at Hope, about 25,000 people and 8,000 cars. I'm in the parking lot the whole time with 5 other guys parking cars. After doing this for 10 years we pretty much know how it works. Unlike Sunday mornings at Hope it's kinda wild. People don't know where to go, don't know which door to go in and don't know the "Hope rules of parking".  So we don't... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Brennan's…. The Honeymoon We got married 39 years ago this Saturday (May 20). Most of our honeymoon was in New Orleans. We had walked all over town, seen Jackson square, had beignets at Café Du Monde, walked up and down Bourbon Street, had dinner at a couple of fancy restaurants and still had another day. So I was looking for something that was fun, relaxing and would kill most of the morning. I had read about "Breakfast at Brennan's". I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 13, 2017

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The Rocking Chair A few years ago I was being romantic (It actually happens more often than that). I took my wife out to dinner for burgers and fries. Then we went to the hardware store, nothing more romantic than chain saws and roofing nails. I was actually looking for a rocking chair. I had bought one earlier but I needed two. I wanted them for my brother's store so we could sit outside on nice nights and rock.  I've been looking for these for a while. I had... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Friday, May 5, 2017