Mack's Corner | Hope Church - Memphis, TN - December 2019

Mack's Corner

This Week

Just another Day I was thinking about New Year's eve. I don't really get why it's such a big deal to people. It's just another day. The only thing different is that you have to learn to write the new year on your checks, not really a life changing event. I was trying to think of a New Year's Eve or a New Year's Day that was memorable, couldn't. The only thing I remember about New Year's Eve parties was the minute before midnight. That's... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 28, 2019

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12 inches from greatness P.K. (wife) and I had dinner at the French Laundry several years ago. My favorite thing ever is the Third Course called "Oysters and Pearls". Everybody gets it every time. It's got to be one of the top 3 greatest dishes ever served in any restaurant ever. It's described as: "Sabayon of Pearl Tapioca with Malpeque Oysters and Osetra Caviar".. When we were on our 4th course a Lady at the next table was getting the Oysters and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 21, 2019

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Milk I was thinking about Christmas with my family before I started coming to Hope. My mom was a life-long Episcopalian and the church she grew up in was very formal. One of the things we had to do was go to midnight mass on Christmas Eve. It didn't matter what was going on, we all had to go. The tradition was that the whole family had a big dinner Christmas Eve and then dressed up and went to Midnight Mass. We were always up for going at about 7pm. But after a big... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 14, 2019

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Just Bragging Sometimes I just have to brag on Hope. I can't help it.. This is an Email I got several years ago from Matthew Temple who used to run concerts for us. The email was a follow up to the 2nd Toby Mac Concert: "Because the way the tour was set up on our stage it made it so about 40 people were not going to be able to see well and/or were going to be sitting directly in front of a wall of subwoofer speakers.   So I had a stack of... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Sunday, December 8, 2019