Mack's Corner

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I know I sent something? A few years back one of our Kitchenaid mixers that we use in the kitchen broke some gears. We've had a white one and a silver one, the silver one broke. They're great mixers, I've had mine for 40 years, but this one didn't hold up. So I told Jennifer, who runs the kitchen, that I would send it back for her. I called Kitchenaid, they said they needed a serial number, it was on a piece of paper stuck to the bottom… not there... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 13, 2020

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Lemon Tarts I was making Lemon Tarts (like a lemon meringue pie without the meringue. Thomas Keller's version:  Thomas's Lemon Tart   Scroll down for full recipe.) one time. I thought I would make a couple extra and take them to some friends. The pies are a little fragile so I had them all covered with foil and I left them in the tart pan for support. I put them in the front seat of my truck and the first thing I did was dump them in the floor at the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 6, 2020

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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

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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