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December 24, 2018

In my dream, this was the best Christmas

December 23, 2018

If Jesus appeared out of nowhere

December 23, 2018

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Finding young writers. Taking Them to New Levels!

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A new grass-roots writing initiative identifies talented young writers and gives them the same "select" opportunity that their peers in sports and music have. The results are already are great and the plans for growth statewide are big. 

December 17, 2018

Angels? Mangers? Christmas is about so much more than that. It's about more than what happened in the past. It's about a battler for your future. 

May 3, 2018

Keep an eternal perspective because what you do now will resonate forever.

For those who are feeling weak today, remember that today will turn into eternity, and more quickly than we can fathom.

Chip Henderson challenges us to always keep in mind that our present life an...

April 17, 2018



HENDERSON: “You may look at the promised life and say, ‘That will never happen for me. I’m so shackled. My problems are so big. I’ve been this way so long.’ And your fear will cause you to live your life and you will die in the wilderness, and God never intended for...

March 21, 2018

Somebody may need encouragement today.

Or an invitation to be with a great group of people who follow Jesus.

That "somebody" may actually need you to reach out to them.

So why are we ashamed to bring Him up with others?

Don't be.

The power of  Jesus may be exactly what...

February 28, 2018

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"Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil."

#freetoflee #setyourselffree #Godwilldeliver#fleefromsin#chiphendersonontemptation#thelordsprayer#livefreefromsin

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Confused and frustrated by others and his state, Horace Benbow in William Faulkner’s 

Sanctuary says, “I need a change. Either I, or Mississippi, one.”

     Do we sometimes feel like Horace? We love our state, but it confounds us.     

      Mississippimatters' creative co-op of writers, videographers and thinkers invites wrestling with such tensions.

     MM won't cover much breaking news. Instead, it will reflect, suggest  and chat.

     Some entries will be a bit deeper. We will feature investigative articles other publications avoid. Lots of lighthearted ideas will be tossed in about enjoyable people, places and things. Expect an eclectic mix.

      If we're easily pegged politically or socially, we need to do better. Let us know.

     Some contributors have "extra" degrees, others are "degree-less." All can write; they care and dare to share their hearts and minds (and they can turn a phrase).

    Our writers come from unlikely places. We think some of the best thinkers use a wrench. not a pen. 

     Some of our "takes" may upset you.Thanks for feeling! Some may prop up your opinions. We hope to prompt banter at water coolers, coffee shops and family tables.

     It’s so true—we in the Magnolia State often feel like Horace Benbow. Faulkner tapped into us. 

     How about us doing some head-scratching together?  

     Let’s laugh, muse and talk. After all, Mississippi Matters. 

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MississippiMatters is a news blog of cooperative writers, videographers and podcasters published by  The Well Writers Guild, a 501c3 devoted to mentoring Mississippi writers and to addressing uncovered or under-covered topics.  MississippiMatters focuses on offering creative "takes" on our state's culture, ideas, events and more.