• By Pastor Steve Ellison
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As Jesus kingdom parables became more and more direct in pointing out the sin of the religious leaders, so they became more and more devious in their attempts to do away with Him. Matthew 22:15-22 is an excellent example, “Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him …

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Hundreds turned out this past Friday night for the annual "Spring Into Art" Silent Auction Drawdown raffle benefitting the Church Park Beautification Project. The event was sponsored by the Hernando Young Women's Club.

  • By Robert St. John
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In a lot of ways I feel like I’m “back home” in Barberino Val D’Elsa, Tuscany, and especially at Villa il Santo. I first discovered this area while on a lengthy tour of Europe with my wife and two children. I was also working on a collaborative book project at the time with my friend and wat…

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Kurt and Rebecca Earnhart of Ellisville, formerly from Hernando, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Abigail Earnhart, to Curtis Mallet, son of  Glen and Ladona Mallet of Moselle.

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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I am thankful for parents and churches who faithfully remind children that Easter is about Christ not a bunny rabbit. Several years ago, I saw a church sign that both amused and pleased me.  It read, “Easter is not about eggs, you silly wabbit!”  Easter is about the resurrected Christ.  I am…

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Arts enthusiasts from around the region turned out for the DeSoto Arts Council's "Bloomin' Birthday Bash" at the DeSoto Arts Council's headquarters on U.S. Hwy. 51. A silent auction and art exhibit were among the festivities.

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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God loves you.  That’s not new news to you. You have heard that before.  You have heard that God created everything and cares for His creation. However, very seldom do we stop to think that God loves each one of us as individuals.  He desires to have a personal, intimate relationship with YO…

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Upcoming artists and onlookers alike were invited to partake in a free wine and cheese reception recently featuring local artist at the Olive Branch Arts Council’s unveiling of its “Begin with Color” exhibition at the Painted Pigeon Art Gallery.

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God used Saul of Tarsus as an example of how one is adopted into God’s family. Acts 9, 22, and 26 record Saul’s conversion. God was providing a way to measure ourselves, to see if indeed we are in the faith. Saul of Tarsus was an enemy of God and God revealed Himself to Saul in such a way th…

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Mid-Southerners who support mental health services for veterans across the region, including DeSoto County, turned out to kick up their heels at the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras-themed Masquerade Ball benefiting Alpha Omega Veterans Services.

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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In Proverbs 23, God asks a series of generic questions that are basically directed at all of mankind.  The questions are rhetorical.  A certain answer is expected.  He doesn’t usually spell out the answer, but He does in this case.  Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has compla…

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I have a necktie which I love to wear.  It is a beautiful mixture of brown and green.  It has a stream, with four deer standing beside it.  Psalm 42:1, “As the deer pants for streams of water,so my soul pants for you, O God” is printed on it.  I have long loved that verse but upon a more car…

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Rev. Craig and Dr. Robyne Batson of Atoka, Tenn. are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Karyne Rebekah, to Williams Ashley Cross, son of Joe and Mary Nell Cross of Covington, Tenn. 

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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In the seventh chapter of the gospel of Luke, a Pharisee named Simon invited Jesus to dine in his home.  During the meal, an unnamed but notoriously sinful woman showed up uninvited.  This woman put on a tremendous display of love and adoration toward the Savior.  Jesus responded by telling …

  • By Robert St. John
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My wife and I first came here in the 1990s. We returned for our 10th wedding anniversary, and then started coming in the summer months after dropping our two children off at summer camp. Today we are here for our 25th wedding anniversary. After all of these years, and millions of miles trave…

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Bobby and Angie Percy of Hernando,  are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Percy, to Rich Jayroe of Memphis, son of Gary and Robin Jayroe of Forrest City, Ark.

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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“But God” are two of the greatest words ever written. They are found in Ephesians 2:4 and other places in the Bible. God spells out man’s condition very clearly in the larger passage (Ephesians 2:1-10).  The person who does not know God, does not have a relationship with God, is in a terribl…

  • By Steve Ellison
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Several years ago, I had a phone conversation with an old friend whom I had not heard from in about ten years.  He had engaged in a time of repentance and felt like God had forgiven him.  However, he was struggling with forgiving himself.  This is a perplexing problem for almost every Christ…

  • By Robert St. John
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For as long as I remember I have been playing “this or that” type games with my friends and family. I don’t remember the first this-or-that I ever proposed to someone, but it was probably in the late 1960s and went something like this, “Who’s the best band, The Beatles, or The Rolling Stones…

  • By Robert St. John
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For as long as I remember I have been playing “this or that” type games with my friends and family. I don’t remember the first this-or-that I ever proposed to someone, but it was probably in the late 1960s and went something like this, “Who’s the best band, The Beatles, or The Rolling Stones…

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The 18th annual Crystal Ball at the Arena at Southaven enjoyed the largest crowd in the event's history. More than 1,100 tickets were sold to the glittering social and philanthropic affair which benefits the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

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The B2B PM afternoon business networking event, recently involved a number of Southaven and Mid-South professionals who gathered for the group's monthly get-together. The event is sponsored by the Southaven Chamber of Commerce.

  • By Robert St. John
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I  am feeling blessed this morning. It’s a feeling that I’ve experienced a lot lately. It’s not gratitude for monetary or material things, but for experiences and relationships. I’m grateful for many things, mostly for time spent with friends and family— morning, noon, and night.

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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January 1 is a day like any other day.  Except for the calendar and football, there is really nothing special about it to set it apart from any other day of the year. However, it does provide a great reminder for us to evaluate our lives and resolve to make beneficial changes.  One area of l…

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Officials of the Mississippi Economic Council, considered the state’s Chamber of Commerce, came to the Landers Center in Southaven to talked about economic successes in the state and learn what issues are important in DeSoto County.

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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Expressing gratitude, being thankful is a quality we appreciate in others.  All of us long for people to show their gratitude for the things we do.   Giving thanks is commanded and commended in the Bible.  Living with an attitude of thanksgiving is promoted in the Scripture also.  The Old Te…

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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It is very easy for believers to become almost totally inwardly focused.  I am not speaking about contemplative self-examination like mystics would engage in.  Rather, what I speak of is individual Christians and their churches focusing inwardly in the sense that most time, energy, effort, c…

  • By Robert St. John
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There are a lot of benefits to being a restaurant owner for 30 years. The older I get, the more I have come to appreciate the non-monetary perks of restaurant ownership. It’s not always about the money. It can’t be. I’ve made some money in the restaurant business, but I’ve also lost a lot, a…

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Hundreds of participants took part in the ninth annual Homerun for Habitat 5K at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven to raise funds for the Hernando DeSoto Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The event is Habitat's largest fundraiser of the year, with a goal of $60,000.

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