September 11, 2018

On September 11, 2001, people walked right past this church, St. Paul's Chapel, and this cemetery filled with last words on tombstones and memories of people who had long been forgotten. The brevity of life doesn't evade any of us from all walks of life. How should this reality of the brevity of life make us view today and the future? We should live life without fear of the future and unknown,...

June 20, 2018

Social media has changed the way we see our lives. We see the best of others. They see the best of us. But we all know that the best, the perfect, all things happy-go-lucky is not reality, no matter how social media chronicled lives makes it seem. Sometimes scattered on our timelines are glimpses of true transparency for those who share the struggles of their lives, but yet it isn’t the norm. What we...

June 7, 2018

Jenny Cox Holman, Lifestyle | Travel Editor for Mississippi Matters, visited with Kathleen Cooper Fitzpatrick, Director of Group Travel with Magnolia Travel Group, to learn great travel tips and vacation planning advice for unforgettable family vacations and couples' cruises.

May 21, 2018

I’ve always loved all things bread - freshly made bread, homemade cornbread, buttery biscuits, flaky croissants and delicious pastries.

It's interesting that Jesus calls himself “The Bread of Life” obviously knowing that the generations before us and those of us like myself would share an affection for bread and be intrigued by His analogy!

When Jesus looked through a crowd to those eager and hungry for...

May 15, 2018

Are you ready to focus on a refreshed lifestyle and fitness routine changes to meet personal goals for summer? Lifestyle & Travel Editor Jenny Cox Holman, interviewed Tierney Russell Quick, an award-winning personal trainer and owner of Beyond Fit Studio to gather valuable fitness tips for all seasons of life!  Enjoy Tierney’s helpful fitness advice to feel empowered and confident to make healthy chan...

April 27, 2018

As I took some time to admire their beauty, I thought that these flowers were a poignant reminder of our lives at times. Those vibrant wildflowers seemed so out of place. There is beauty right where you are even if you aren’t surrounded by the most ideal or desirable life circumstances.The concrete parking lot and commercial building sat drably in contrast to the masterpiece of nature freely blooming a...

April 20, 2018

Spice up the mundane task of cooking daily dishes with new recipes and trendy techniques taught in fun, interactive settings at cooking classes throughout the South. Hands-on cooking classes offer the perfect setting for friends to share great conversations over a delicious meal, a tasty team-building activity for co-workers, and a memorable date night with your love. Whether you are a beginner or seas...

March 22, 2018

Atlanta is a happening hotspot filled with trendy restaurants, bustling boutiques and shops, meaningful cultural attractions, and fun-filled sightseeing and recreational activities. A weekend adventure in the capital city of the Peach State makes for great memories for solo business travelers, families and road-trip loving couples. Action-packed Atlanta is sure to serve up a weekend of fun with a side...

March 5, 2018

In a day and time when people are living in a tizzy from the morning rush hour and from one activity to the next, running on less than ideal hours of sleep and busy to-do-list days, organization of the home seems to be an unattainable goal. Clutter fills closets with clothes that “maybe I will wear one day” and attics stacked with boxes of unexplored and unreachable last season’s decorations. Old pape...

February 26, 2018

Colorado captivates even the most avid travelers with its majestic mountains, fields of fragrant wildflowers, romantic starry nights and outstanding music festivals and cultural activities. Colorado is a dreamy destination for an extended weekend getaway or a leisurely week-long vacation.  Adventure-seeking couples, solo wanderlust travelers and fun-loving families can create unforgettable memories fro...

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