Laurie Stroud

2022 Christmas Services & Events

November 29, 2022

Looking for Christmas services and events to attend this holiday season? Click on the links below for details on great local options. December 1: Carols, Cookies and Cocoa in the Park December 7-9: Walk Through Nativity @ Briarwood December 10: Pancakes with Mary December 10: Live Nativity @ Brookview Wesleyan Church December 11: Christmas Celebration …

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Sav-A-Life Resources Expand

November 29, 2022

Mission Makers Sav-A-Life’s newest clinic in Crestwood recently received a new ultrasound machine and training. The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, in partnership with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, donated the machine. Sav-A-Life was founded in 1980 to provide a …

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King’s Home Dedicates Ashley’s House

November 29, 2022

Mission Makers King’s Home recently dedicated their Girl’s Moderate Youth Program Home as “Ashley’s House” in honor of their beloved donor, Ashley Wheeler, and A2Z Foundation. The eight female youth enrolled in King’s Home Moderate Youth Program have a new house to call home. Wheeler, who lives in Chelsea with her family, grew up in …

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The Added Value of a Year-end Net Worth Summary

November 29, 2022

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Holliman & Holliman, The value is so much more than the net dollars from assets minus liabilities. By keeping an accurate record of accounts, whose names are on the accounts, as well as the dollar value on a regular basis, you can make more informed decisions …

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Financially Planning for Children

November 29, 2022

Money Matters Brought to you by: OneAscent Wealth,  According to the latest data from the USDA, parents can expect to spend between $200,000 – $300,000 raising a child from birth to age 17. And that’s just spending on necessities like food, clothing, transportation, and medical care! Once you add any extra-curricular, educational, or entertainment …

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The Good News of Christmas

November 29, 2022

Best Books Each Autumn I browse through all the new Christmas books for children, looking for the one that I like best. I have four grandchildren, so the ritual is of considerable significance. This year I have chosen a lovely book that will undoubtedly enrich the hearts of many children this Christmas. The Good News …

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The Readable Bible

November 29, 2022

Best Books The Readable Bible is Scripture the way it would look if the biblical writers had been sitting in front of a computer when God spoke through them. There hasn’t been a cover-to-cover Bible formatting update in the last one hundred years! Just think of how much differently we format today than in the …

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Gifts that Empower: Kisanii Market

November 28, 2022

Christmas Gift Guide Looking for a gift for a work colleague or business client? Look no further! This executive padfolio is handcrafted with 100% genuine leather and contains a large pocket for document storage, a small pocket for accessory / iPad storage, business card slots, and a holder for multiple pens. The item($120) is handcrafted …

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Unique Gifts from Uganda in Avondale

November 28, 2022

Christmas Gift Guide Looking for a special, handcrafted gift this holiday? Come shop at Sozo Trading Co. in Avondale for items like this set of 4 handblown glasses made in Uganda from recycled glass. Each purchase benefits the ministry of Sozo Children by helping provide housing, healthcare, education and counseling for children rescued from abuse, abandonment and trafficking. The set of …

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Megan Alexander: Earning a Seat at the Table

November 28, 2022

Cover Story Who Could Know? When a baby girl was born on February 15, 1980, in Seattle, Wash., no one on this earth knew where this girl would go or what she would do, or who would ultimately direct her life. No one could know she would be gifted with such honors as Emmy-nominated national …

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