Laurie Stroud

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Quite a Catch! Regency Retirment Residents Enjoy Time Outdoors

June 27, 2018

Photo Fun Residents from Regency Retirement Village, www.regencybirmingham.com, recently visited Oak Mountain State Park for a fishing adventure. Joe Faust, Mike Bearden, Jack Hoffman and Debbie all caught fish!

Buckets Full! Regency Retirement Residents Enjoy Drive in the Country

June 27, 2018

Photo Fun A drive in the country for Regency Retirement Village residents, www.regencybirmingham.com, included a stop in Hayden for strawberry picking. For some of the seniors, it was a first-time experience.

Kudos!

June 27, 2018

Photo Fun Congratulations to our Community Partner Sawyer Solutions who was recently recognized as the Category II (companies with 6-10 employees) Shelby County 2018 Small Business of the Year at the Annual Shelby County Business of the Year Awards Luncheon at the Pelham Civic Complex.  

Samford University Offers Online Certificate in Worship Leadership

June 27, 2018

Special Feature Samford University’s Center for Worship and the Arts will launch its third-annual Online Certificate in Worship Leadership August 2018. Created in partnership with Samford University’s Ministry Training Institute, this certificate offers an introduction to the basic principles and practices of worship leadership. Each course presents vital worship leadership practices as well as the …

Seniors on Mission

June 27, 2018

Senior Scene Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 12:6 to “remember Him before the silver cord is broken and the golden bowl is crushed” adding in verse 13, “don’t let life slip away before fulfilling its purpose to fear God and keep His commandments.” One of those commandments is the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20): “go, make disciples …

STEPS Proactive Parenting

June 27, 2018

Parenting Points  Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies www.whiteplume.com Sometimes, teenagers take drugs or drink. Maybe even the one in your home. You may be thinking, “That can’t happen to us!” Are you sure? Because 75% of high school students have tried some type of addictive substance, and 40-50% use drugs, drink alcohol, or …

The Real (& Remarkable) Deal About Cardio: YMCA

June 27, 2018

Healthy Living Long before Jane Fonda donned her first pair of leg warmers, “cardio” has been a major buzz word in the exercise world. According to an article published by Muscle Mag Fitness, both the term and the style of exercise were introduced in 1968 by a team working at San Antonio Air Force Hospital …

Starve Worry When You Feast on Worship

June 27, 2018

Healthy Living Worry is often my default emotion—tromping a well-worn path in my mind. I feel like I am being proactive when I worry, yet Matthew 6:27 (NIV) proves otherwise, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Worry is a backbiting friend, isn’t she? She promises comfort yet …

The Harmonics: Singing Praises to Help Families in Need

June 26, 2018

Music Notes The Harmonics, a nationally acclaimed acapella group from Uganda, will be in Birmingham July 8 to perform a free concert at the Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills. Expect to be inspired by this group as they sing mostly Christian music in African and American styles. The Harmonics began performing together in high school …

5 Keys to More Successful Investing

June 26, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial While there is no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, here are five basic principles that may help you invest more successfully. Long-term compounding can help your nest egg grow. It’s the “rolling snowball” effect. Put simply, compounding pays you earnings on …