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Evel  Knievel Friday morning I was coming to men's breakfast, which by the way if you don't come, you are missing one of the great things at Hope. It's the best breakfast you can get in Memphis for a chump $7 and the speakers are great!... Plus you can sit at my table... Anyway, I was riding in on my motorcycle like I do every morning, through the north side of the church and there was a line of cones across the whole drive. I didn't think much about it... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 25, 2022

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I'll call you back! Did you ever butt call somebody?  I got to church early one Sunday morning, about 4:45am. when I opened the door to my office a blast of heat blew past me and everything in the room was beeping. The power had gone off sometime that night and all of my UPS boxes (the things that keep your computer running if the power goes off) were running on battery and the air conditioner was out. The power was back on, but the UPS's were still not happy. I got... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 18, 2022

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Let's try one more thing!! This was years ago. I had just bought a new computer. At the time all new computers from Dell came with Microsoft Windows Vista, the new hoity-toity version of Windows, it was an awful operating system. I set it up like I did everybody, put all the standard software on it. Everything was fine. Then 2 weeks later it can't see the internet. No Google, no CNN, nothing. So I started doing normal stuff to fix the problem. Vista is mostly like Windows XP... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 11, 2022

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How many did you say?? Last week was Graduation week. We had 5 this year. Several years ago we had 7. The principals at the schools had told us a couple thousand people would come, maybe as many as 4000 at the bigger schools. No big deal, plenty of seats, plenty of parking.  And as we always do we thought we should plan for 5000, just in case (we thought 22,000 were coming… really had 32,000.. ooooops!)... We had put out an extra 300 chairs in the sanctuary. The first 2... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 4, 2022