Laurie’s Blog

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Keep Peddling

November 16, 2018

From the Publisher Many Christmas’ ago, the big gift under the tree for my son Jonathan was his first bike. Not long after that, he experienced the freedom- or should we say fear- of “No Training Wheels.” He wanted to ride his bike- but he did not. A wide grin would cross his face as …

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THANK YOU for Helping Us Spread Good News!

October 22, 2018

Laurie’s Blog For almost 19 years, God has given us the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in our community- each and every month through Birmingham Christian Family magazine. When we started, we could only share the free magazine with you in print. Today, we are also able to share it with you …

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Tell Us Your Family Favorites!

September 21, 2018

From The Publisher Tell Us Your Family Favorites! Would you take just a couple of minutes to tell us your Birmingham Family Favorites when it comes to where you eat, shop, play and worship? It’s a part of a brief, anonymous on-line survey students from Samford University’s Brock School of Business are helping us conduct. Simply …

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My God Can!

August 22, 2018

Laurie’s Blog A wise woman gave me a great idea recently on what to do with my worries and concerns. She shared with me how she writes down what’s troubling her, dates it and places it in her “God Can.” She described a peace that she gained with each piece of paper she dropped in …

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“The Living One who sees me!” …but am I looking for Him?

July 23, 2018

Laurie’s Blog In church last Sunday as I listened to the story of Hagar in the desert, greeted by The Angel of the Lord in her time of need, it gave me such hope to know that my God sees me and knows my every need. (Genesis 16:7-16) It also reminded me that God has …

What IS! Not, What IF?

June 25, 2018

Laurie’s Blog For a worry wart like me, this is my new favorite slogan- “What IS! NOT, What IF?” If I allow myself the opportunity to be “in” today, I find so many things to be grateful for! A wise friend recently pointed out to me that in Philippians 4:8, we are encouraged to focus …

Packed & Ready to Go!

May 22, 2018

Laurie’s Blog It recently occurred to me I’ve been packing school lunches for 14 years! And as silly as it may sound- I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. My older son “graduated” to school lunch in high school, but my younger two always preferred a sack lunch. As their senior year ended last week, …

The WAIT 

April 23, 2018

Laurie’s Blog Have you ever felt like God has given you a “look forward” at what He has planned for you? You just know it’s coming, but then it doesn’t. When I was about 10 years old I discovered a book in the Shades Mountain Elementary School Library. I think it was called “Baby Island.” …

Where the Party Never Ends

March 24, 2018

Laurie’s Blog It’s been fifteen years ago, but I’ll never forget the look on my four and half year old’s face as we left his cousin’s birthday party. Tears were silently streaming down his face. What’s wrong? I asked. “I don’t want the party to be over. I don’t want it to end,” he replied. …

10 Words of Wisdom

February 26, 2018

Laurie’s Blog “I can’t. You can. And I’m going to let You.” Many years ago, these ten words became a part of my life and a regular conversation with my Savior. A mantra of sorts. At first, I’d grab hold of them only in a moment of perceived crisis- like today when I locked my …