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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.

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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.

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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The church at Rome in the first century and your church in 2017 both have a problem.  Both have people who are confused about what is really important.  Both have people who have no idea how much damage they are doing to their church. Both have people who make terrible choices for very self-…

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Tracy and Rudy Flores of Madison, Ala., are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kara Wingfield, also of Madison, to Adam Riethmaier of Olive Branch, son of Vickie Miller of Olive Branch and Alan and Margie Riethmaier of Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

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Women of faith in the greater DeSoto and Mid-South area gathered recently at the Hernando Performing Arts Center to hear keynote speaker Donna Gaines and proclaim their Christian faith.

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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We have dead churches all over the world, or at least the part I am familiar with.  These churches are not dead primarily because of incorrect doctrine, apathy, lack of enthusiasm, lack of service, etc.  Those are all symptoms of the real problem.  The real problem is that there are too many…

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The first two chapters of Colossians are written so that we might see Jesus more clearly.  The last two chapters of Colossians are written so that we might be able to examine ourselves to see if we have indeed seen the Savior as He is. Chapters three and four test us to see if our character …

  • By Pastor Steve Elllison
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Searching the Scriptures is a commendable work.  Acts 17:11 praises the Bereans, “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.” (NASU)  We need to remember tha…

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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Oh, the questions God asks!  He really is the Master Teacher.  Nowhere else can one find such amazing insights into human behavior.  Proverbs 29:20 says, “Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”  (NASU)   It is easy to see the obvious truth in…

  • By Dale Lilly
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When I was growing up my grandmother had an “old maid” cousin. Now wait a minute. I know that’s not politically correct but my grandmother said she was an old maid and this was in an altogether different society than what we occupy now. Besides, Miss Bessie would tell anyone who listened tha…

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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Oh, the questions God asks. Proverbs 27:4 says, “Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy?” (NKJV)  The verse describes two different individuals. Neither is right.  Each is guilty of wrong attitudes and almost certainly guilty of wrong actions.  By the wa…

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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There is an old Jewish saying, “Two men argued over a cow.  One pulled on its head and one pulled on its tale, while it was being milked by a lawyer.”   We have an epidemic in the United States.  Unnecessary lawsuits are paralyzing this country.  Not only are court dockets tied up at every l…

  • By Robert St. John
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To live 90 minutes away from one of the top restaurant cities in the world is an embarrassment of riches for a restaurateur/food writer/food lover. It would be as if Bruce Springsteen lived next door to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, or if Joe Montana lived a hop, skip, and a l…

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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July 4th is a lot of fun and a timely reminder about the freedoms we enjoy in the United States.  It also provides an opportunity to remind ourselves of a much more important freedom.  Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would come “To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind …

  • By D. W. Wilber
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I recall from my childhood often times being told by my parents about why America was such a great country, such a wonderful place to grow up and live.  A country that we should protect and defend with all of our might from all of those other people who wanted to take away the freedoms our U…

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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In Proverbs 24:21-22, God presents a question that is hard on most of us and particularly hard on me.  “Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with the rebellious, for those two will send sudden destruction upon them, and who knows what calamities they can bring?” (NIV)  

  • By Pastor Steve Ellison
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In Proverbs 24, God asks you and me a very significant difficult to answer question with eternal consequences.  We should consider our answer very carefully. We also ought to understand that our answers are not given so much by our words but with our future actions.  Proverbs 24:11-12, “Resc…

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