Laurie’s Blog

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What Kind of Communicator are You? 

September 24, 2019

Laurie’s Blog I believe God gives each of us unique opportunities to share the amazing love He has for us with others. It is no coincidence the family He placed us in, the co-workers we encounter, the strangers that cross our paths. We are called to communicate His love to others, but to do that …

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All Things… 

August 25, 2019

Laurie’s Blog The words of Romans 8:28 have hung on the wall of my home for as long as I can remember. In fact, I’m pretty sure the framed verse came with me into my home almost 25 years ago and found its place right inside the front entry way. It’s been a great reminder …

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Got Good News?

July 22, 2019

Publisher’s Note I come from a long line of people called to spread Good News. You see my dad, my granddad, my great granddad and my great great grandad all served as pastors spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ- the ultimate in GOOD NEWS for all of us! I can remember as a small child, …

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Pick Up the Word!

June 23, 2019

Publisher’s Note Looking for a Great Read this Summer? Pick Up the Word! Interviewing Kathie Lee Gifford for our cover story this month, I could not help but get caught up in her excitement of being a student of God’s Word. “The Bible is our treasure map,” she said and I knew exactly what she …

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What’s Your Fish Story?

May 22, 2019

Laurie’s Blog I had the wonderful opportunity to attend church at the beach a few Sundays ago. After the pastor read the Gospel Lesson from John 21:1-14, he asked, “Where are you fishing? He challenged us to be “fishers of men” wherever we may find God taking us this summer. He suggested the “best bait” …

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Start with Hello

April 22, 2019

Publisher’s Note When you think of ministering- where does your mind go? Leading a Bible study, visiting the sick, taking a mission trip? All very good and important things but have you pondered how a simple “hello” at the office or anywhere can minister to someone? The Leader of Prevention and Wellness Efforts for Google, …

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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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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 …