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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

If Jesus appeared out of nowhere on Christmas day, what would you


I would be so happy that Jesus came, and I would tell him all of the

things I want to talk to Him about.

We do many holiday things in December, but Christmas is a special day because Christmas is about J...

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

Lying in a manger

so sweet and chubby

tears streaming down his face

the pressure put on him was immense, just a child

with the weight of the world on his shoulders

lying in a manger

forgotten and dismissed

he would make the world better and free of danger

if not for the king


December 23, 2018

It was the night before Christmas, and I just got kicked out of my house. “Go find something better to do,” my mom said as she shut the door. I muttered a curse under my breath. It was freezing cold and she expected me to find “something” to do. I decided that standin...

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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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