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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 …

Community Partners Help Spread Good News!

January 23, 2018

Laurie’s Blog February 2018 marks the 212th Issue of Birmingham Christian Family, magazine. A part of our mission has always been to provide the magazine every month, free of charge, at easily accessible locations throughout Birmingham. In 2000 that meant hard copies of the magazine at high traffic locations throughout the Birmingham metro. In 2018 …

What’s Your Word?

December 22, 2017

Publisher’s Note Have you ever picked a “word” for the year? Last year my word was, REST. The word came to me in the form of a note of encouragement from my godmother. She slipped the verse, Psalm 91.1, in with a letter she sent me. I tucked the verse card away in my Bible …