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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 …

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June 25, 2018

What IS! Not, What IF? 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 …

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May 22, 2018

Packed & Ready to Go! 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 …

Laurie’s May Blog

April 23, 2018

The WAIT  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.” …

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March 24, 2018

Where the Party Never Ends 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 …

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February 26, 2018

10 Words of Wisdom “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 …

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January 23, 2018

Community Partners Help Spread Good News! 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 …

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 …

Laurie’s December Blog

November 18, 2017

The Reason for the Season It is such a thrill to see the minds and hearts of young children begin to understand what the birth of Jesus means for them. Which brings me to the tricky part. As parents, we know that our children are not only absorbing the messages of Christmas we share with …

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October 19, 2017

WORKING TOGETHER to Deliver Good News! It takes a lot of work every month for Birmingham Christian Family magazine to make it into your hands. It is the work of a group of people- many who work tirelessly behind the scenes and never see their names in print: Lyle and Jimmy who each month prepare …