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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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December 23, 2018

Christmas is my favorite holiday and day of the year. It’s the day

most families and close friends come together and enjoy each other by

eating and observing their traditions. This is also the day that we

celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Christmas is when you’re ready to be s...

December 23, 2018

In a small country there lived families that celebrated Christmas dearly.

Everything was decorated from the tippy-top. Until one day, there was a family that wasn’t so fortunate to celebrate Christmas. But they gave their children their all.

Then one day an unknown...

December 23, 2018

Well, it’s another Belzoni Christmas and nothing much is going on.

As usual, people are singing songs about Jesus being born.

Jesus the Son of God who came down and died for our sins,

allowing us to be born again.

Around this time of year, people sing about His birth,


December 23, 2018

Christmas is one of the earliest traditions that has been celebrated all

over the world.

During Christmas people enjoy shopping and meeting each other,

among other fun activities.

It seems like the celebration goes on and on until New Years Day.

Christmas trees are one of t...

December 23, 2018

On the Christmas eve of 2018, the Lord Jesus was standing in an open

heaven above Belzoni. The open heaven was invisible to the citizens of

the town, but as people passed by, they felt the glory and love of God.

One of the Redeemed in heaven walked up to Jesus and asked,...

December 23, 2018

Maria Rodriguez stood leaning against her mother.  World War II was in full swing. Maria’s father was about to be killed. Right there. On Christmas Eve. In front of his own daughter and wife.

Maria’s father had been playing as a double agent between the Nazis and the Al...

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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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