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Pull that weed for you lady? Several years ago we had the landscape guy come and cut down our weed with a chainsaw. It was just one weed, but it was a big one. 18 years earlier my wife bought 2 whiskey barrel halves to use as planters. She started out with different plants every 6 months, but when one of the barrels rotted she quit. But there was one weed that started growing in the non-rotted barrel. After a few years, it was 2 feet high, but we thought it would die soon, so we left... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 28, 2022

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The Great Conspiracy Years ago before we built the Sanctuary we had church in the South Hall and the Gym, it was one big room. We had to set up 2000 chairs in the gym every Saturday and take them down after church every Sunday. I had decided that there was a conspiracy called "Make Mack Crazy". Every week after I had spent most of the day Saturday getting the chairs set up for church, somebody moved one. Usually, they moved 2. Sometimes there was just a lone chair... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 21, 2022

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Does this go on my permanent record? I got to vote last week. It's pretty standard stuff, I've voted at the same place for the last 20 years. It's a little elementary school around the corner, all of my same neighbors work it every year. I usually go at 7am. A few years ago my wife walked in with me, we don't normally try to vote together or anything. I showed them my ID, signed the card and the book, said hi to everybody, and stepped up to vote. BUT!! That year... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Thursday, May 12, 2022

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I wonder what would happen? If you had the amazing experience to be at Hope when all the people who left the gulf coast during Katrina came to Memphis, then you will remember that 2 to 4 times a day I sent out an email to the whole church with a list of things we needed to support them. When everybody started showing up with water and pillows and all that stuff I had on the list, people started telling stories about buying every pillow that Wal-Mart had in the store, and... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 7, 2022