Where did the name originate from?

By Carrie Cottrill

I observe people, that’s what I do. It started at an early age with my grandparents. I observed my grandparents relationship and even though I came from a broken home, I was blessed to witness how God designed marriage to be. My grandfather met the standard! He loved my grandmother like God loves the church. My grandmother loved the smell of Magnolias. My grandparents lived modestly but my grandfather still found ways to make my grandmother feel special. He worked at a clinic close by that was filled with Magnolia Trees, every week he would bring her a bloom. She would fill a clear bowl with water in the center of the table. The aroma would fill the kitchen with a wonderful, sweet smell. He would give her a kiss on the cheek and say, “I love you, Shug.” (Short for Sugar) This act of love has played in my mind since childhood. When the vision of MHM first came to me years ago, the name Magnolia House Ministries seemed fitting as we love on people and come along side them and their families.

2 thoughts on “Where did the name originate from?

  1. What a blessing to read about the beginning of MHM and to be reminded how many prayers have been answered through the years toward the vision God layed on your heart many years ago.
    My prayer for you my daughter is that you always lean on God and His leadership. What a blessing you are to me. Your mom.

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