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Faith FULL

March 22, 2019

Publisher’s Note  As I am writing this, our panel of five judges is reading through more than 60 essays submitted by high school seniors in our community. Each student took the time to share with us about a time their faith impacted them during their high school career. What great stories they have to tell! …

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Publisher’s Note 

February 19, 2019

What’s Your One and One? At a recent gathering, Kenneth Paschal with the Alabama Family Rights Association introduced himself and asked, “Laurie, what’s your one and one? What’s one thing you are particularly grateful for today? What’s one thing you would like prayer for today?” What great questions! As a recent empty nester, the answer to …

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My Two Front Teeth

January 24, 2019

Publisher’s Note My oldest son Benton tried to make his teeth wiggle all through Kindergarten in hopes of having his name on the “snaggel tooth” bulletin board. Finally, at the age of six and a half, he came running to me with not one- but two loose teeth. He grinned and bared it as he …

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Thank You Readers!

December 21, 2018

From the Publisher TO SAY THANK YOU for reading and supporting the businesses that advertise with us and make spreading Good News possible each month, we have great giveaways to share with you! January Giveaway. TWO Ways to Win A $75 Gift Card from our friends at Trak Shak in Homewood and Hwy 280/Hoover!  Like & Follow …

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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 …