The Dilemma of the Unanswerable

From my Sunday morning sermon notes...   (We left the service only to learn of the inexplicable tragedy that had just happened in Sutherland, Texas.)   Christianity isn’t immune from the dilemma of the unanswerable. Unanswered questions are part of our faith. Perhaps that’s one reason it’s called, “the faith.” If all we...

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Take A Stand! Go MAD!

Erma ministered to the Mansion staff and children this morning. I was not able to be there, but I know she did great! And I know what she spoke about, because we share an Evernote account, and I eavesdropped on her notes. Here are some excerpts: GO MAD! You are not on this...

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Somebody asked me the other day what I've been reading lately. Here's the list:   - Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, by Jon Krakauer (Recommended by my son-in-law, Chad Utermark. Good read!)   - Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown (Just ordered gift copies...

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There’s Still Time To Make A Year-End Gift to TCM!

  On Mansion Sunday, November 6th, there were a number of unsolicited testimonies posted on social media from former residents expressing their appreciation for the TCM. My heart was warmed as I read them, and want to share them anonymously with you. “I want to say that Tupelo Children's Mansion saved...

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Thomas L. Craft’s Tribute to Dad

Rev. Thomas L. Craft, Bishop of the First Pentecostal Church of Jackson, Mississippi, sent me a letter expressing sorrow that circumstances had prevented him from attending my father's funeral. Please allow me to share some excerpts from the letter...   It is understood by all that when one looks up the...

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