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Students Share Faith & Readers Vote in Birmingham Christian Family Scholarship Essay Contest

March 25, 2021

Publisher’s Note As I am writing this, our panel of judges is reading through essays submitted by high school seniors throughout 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! Five students will be …

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Here’s to Our Teachers & Students!

January 26, 2021

Publisher’s Note With all the challenges of the last year, our BCF team believes it is particularly important to recognize and encourage our community’s teachers and students. Please consider taking a few minutes to share with us how a teacher has made a difference in your life or the life of your child. We will …

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Rest In HIM

December 28, 2020

Publisher’s Note Is there anything more peaceful than the face of a sleeping child? Do you ever yearn for that kind of “peaceful rest”? The beautiful image of a sleeping baby visually reminds me of where real REST can be found- only in the creator of that beautiful child, our Father. Just before Christmas, as …

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Merry Christmas to You- Our Readers!

November 20, 2020

Publisher’s Note As we celebrate the Christmas season, all of us at Birmingham Christian Family wanted to do something special for readers like you who spread that Good News with your family and friends each month- either sharing a print issue or reading and sharing one of our articles on-line. So, get ready to enjoy …

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12 Days of Christmas

October 26, 2020

Publisher’s Note As we continue to celebrate our 20th year of spreading Good News in our community, all of us at Birmingham Christian Family wanted to do something special for readers like you who spread that Good News with your family and friends each month- either sharing a print or digital issue or reading and …

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I Can Do It Myself!

September 28, 2020

Publisher’s Note My sons are almost all grown up now- finishing college in these crazy pandemic days. The house is quiet, for now…but back when I had a four-year-old and two three-year-olds in the house, the birth of independence could be heard and felt! I cannot tell you how many times I looked at 3-year-old …

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Let’s Stay in Touch!

July 27, 2020

Publisher’s Note While many of us right now may be unable to connect in person, we can still touch the lives of others with God’s love. Pray Together– Some of my most valued prayers have been said with close friends or family by text, prayed through an email, or spoken over the phone. Consider texting, …

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The Blessings of a Dead End

June 23, 2020

Publisher’s Note I realized the other day that all the homes I have lived in over my 50 plus years have all been on Dead Ends- five of them! As a young girl growing up in Homewood, our house was situated at the very end of a dead end street which made for a great …

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What’s Your Story?

May 27, 2020

Publisher’s Note As we remember and honor our fathers this month, my Daddy’s Big Hugs are at the top of my gratitude list. Something about the way he wraps me in his arms, melts away the worries of this world and replaces them with a blanket of security. During this time of quarantine, I have …

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Thank You Momma!

April 28, 2020

Publisher’s Note I have received many gifts from my mother over the years including unconditional love, confidence that with God’s help I could do anything (within reason), hugs and shared tears when I did not meet “my goals” like the drill team in 7th grade, a loving touch when I thought I could not go …

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