Mack's Corner

This Week

What if God stopped? While I was sitting reading a book by candle light after the electricity went out, I was thinking about all of the things going on all around us that we just assume will happen. Air conditioners, microwave ovens, refrigerators, water pumps (who ever heard of that? The electricity goes out so the water stops?? I thought that was run by gravity or the earth spinning.), Stop lights, alarm clocks, cell phones, the internet, TVs, radios, toasters, coffee... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 30, 2020

This Week

You can't know the players without a program … I have people ask me all the time what is the best way to get to know more people at Hope. It's easy to hide at a big church. With so many people you can come and go and never really meet anybody.  And really, that's not a bad thing, it's one of the things that makes Hope a safe place for people that just want to come see what happens. It's easy to sneak in, look around, and sneak out. We want you... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 23, 2020

This Week

Swing Away I was thinking about my "Spring Resolutions". Like New Year's resolutions except in the spring .. Spring is about new starts, flowers bloom, people get married, opening day for baseball … I really don't like spring because I sneeze from April till July, so I stay inside a lot. But, I love Baseball and especially baseball movies. Two of my favorites are "Field of Dreams" and "Signs" (you didn't know that... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 16, 2020

This Week

It's the shoes. If I go on vacation, I go to eat. I go to New York, or Chicago, or San Francisco, or New Orleans. I don't go to the beach, I don't go to the woods, I go to eat. Diets all go away, no more rules. One year we went to San Francisco and Napa Valley to eat and walk for four days. We ate at 5 different restaurants and walked 50 miles. So I'm fat and in good shape at the same time. We ate at Farallon, The Slanted Door, Terra, Bistro Jeanty, and The... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 9, 2020