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

Mack's Corner

This Week

New Year's Resolutions I was thinking about New Year's resolutions. I make New Year's resolutions the same way I give up things for Lent (I usually give up eating liver and sky diving. I could probably give up both of them for life, but then I would have to come up with something else for Lent.) My New Year's resolutions are either something I do every day or something that is totally hopeless and so I don't feel too bad if I don't get it done.  ... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Christmas Tree Jail When my wife and I were first married we lived a little 900 sq. ft. house. We didn't have any money and we never bought a Christmas Tree. We poached it. I spent weeks scouting, looking for possible Christmas trees in vacant lots and fields. Usually I would find some undeveloped property that had a bunch of cedar trees. Then the Saturday before Christmas I and my 2 other broke friends (Eli Morris and Kenny Bennett) would go out at 5:30 in the morning, while it... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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Sure, no problem, how hard can it be? A few years ago we were getting the sanctuary ready for the Christmas eve services. We were putting up Christmas trees and moving lights and spraying snow. When we were done Chase, one of our amazing light guys, said "Hey Mack, there's one of the big moving lights up in the catwalk that I need on stage. Do you think you could get it down for me?" and I said "Sure, no problem, how hard can it be?" …. God should have... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 16, 2017

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Playing for the 44 million people I was watching the movie Invictus. The title comes from a poem by Ernest Henley. The poem was a stronghold for Nelson Mandela while he was in prison for 27 years. The story is about Nelson Mandela in his first term as the South African resident as he gives the national rugby team a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Mandela knew 2 things: the rugby team was a really big deal to the whites in South Africa and that people can be brought... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 9, 2017