Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - November 2018

Mack's Corner

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The Roar When I was in college 2 friends and I decided to go on a raft trip down the Obed river. It's a small river outside Crossville. We had been down several other rivers with groups in canoes and figured we were experts. The difference was that those rivers were really slow. Most of the time they were like being in a lake. The Obed on the other hand had level 3, 4, and 5 rapids. If you don't know rapid levels, a level 7 is like Niagara Falls. We were going over a Level 5... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Aspirin Please One Sunday morning at church a man came up to me and asked if I had any aspirin for his son who had a headache. Of course I did, I just had to go up to my office to get it. On a normal Sunday morning church service I'll have 40 people ask me a question, or ask for something. They might be asking how to get to a room. They might tell me it's too hot or too cold in in the Sanctuary. They might be dropping off something and need to know where to put it. OR they... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Sweet Darling I went to a Red Birds game a few years ago, ate a few hot dogs, sat in the upper deck. I think the upper deck costs more (I didn't pay for the ticket) but I like the lower deck better, more people, better food, more foul balls. I always like to be doing something when I go to a baseball game, sometimes I keep score, but I can't ever remember if the shortstop is 5 or 6 so I usually do it wrong for a few innings till I hear the announcer call a 6-4-3 or a 5-4-3... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 10, 2018

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5:30am When I was in college I had a Young Life Club at Kingsbury High School. Most of the kids road around in pickup trucks and chewed tobacco and spent all night driving through McDonalds. There were nights when it was like walking in to some kind of time warp that took you back to the fifties, a Back To The Future kind of experience. I could go sit in McDonalds any day, any time and see at least 15 of my kids there. One of them would say "Hey Mack, want to go for a... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 3, 2018