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From the Publisher April 2018

JEREMIAH 29:7 Adrienne was kind enough to review any letters or articles that the magazine wrote dealing with sensitive race issues. I didn’t want the efforts of 4Memphis to help bridge and improve the complex race issue of our community to do just the opposite by writing about something from a cultural bias or lack of understanding that would offend …

KEEP IT LOCAL

Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.

The Rise and Fall of Heroes

The strength of the Mid-South is not its public heroes but its tens of thousands of private heroes. These heroes fill our churches, synagogues and not for-profit organizations. Their staffs, members and volunteers are all called to work quietly and most often with recognition to make a difference in their communities. This past week, I walked the grounds of an old …

Generational Passing is a Constant Theme.

After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. “Moses is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give them to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, …

The Gift of Differences

Young men without any physical defect, handsome showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. צעיר ללא כל מום גופני, כשרון מראה נאה עבור כל סוג של למידה, מעודכן היטב, מהיר להבין, כשיר לכהן בארמון המלך. דניאל Daniel 1: 4 The Puritan Work Ethic is more commonly referred …

“Madam President”

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; תן אהבה ונאמנות לעולם לא אעזוב אותך; לקשור אותם …

J. R. R. Tolkien & C. S. Lewis

I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these of these brothers of mine, you did for me. אני אומר לכם את האמת מה שאתה לא אחד לפחות של אלה של אלה של האחים שלי, אתה עשה ל MATTHEW 25:40

From the Publisher

I was 50 when I toured the King Center, much has changed in the country since I was eight, much has changed in my understanding and in my heart of my southern world, but nothing in the history books or my experiences taught me the lessons and insights I would learn from my visit with Martin. Martin spent much of …