Laurie’s Blog


Your Opinion Matters

January 26, 2022

Publisher’s Note Would you take a moment to help us improve your reading experience and give you more of the Good News you want? Our very brief online reader survey may be completed anonymously or if you provide your email address, we will enter you in a drawing for an opportunity to receive two tickets …


Delivering Good News

December 27, 2021

Publisher’s Note Birmingham Christian Family has had the privilege of sharing Good News with readers in Central Alabama for 21 years! So many of those Good News stories have come from you, our readers, letting us know how God is at work in your life and your community. As we embark on our 22nd year, …

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Jingle All the Way Reader Give-A-Ways

October 26, 2021

Publisher’s Note Readers like you make spreading Good News in our community possible. Thanks to you our issues and articles are shared online and in print with tens of thousands of people every month. You are the ones responsible for making sure our advertisers know you do business with them and understand their advertising each …

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Fall Family Fun Abounds!

September 23, 2021

Publisher’s Note I hope you will take a moment to check out some great ways to spend your time this fall as a family by visiting our Fall Family Fun Guide at We would love to know which activities you find to be your favorites. To say thank you for voting/completing a brief survey, …



August 26, 2021

Publisher’s Note  September can be a month marked by the making of new friends, new activities, and new challenges. It can also be a time of loneliness. As a child growing up, the start of the school year was always very apprehensive for me. I was not quick to introduce myself or make friends. When …

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The WORD is Out!

June 28, 2021

Publisher’s Note When YOU share a copy of Birmingham Christian Family magazine, share an article post from our website or social media pages, or forward your E-subscription email to a friend, you are helping us get Good News into the hearts and minds of those who need it. And only because of YOU, who choose …

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Ride the Wave!

May 25, 2021

Publisher’s Note “Look Out!”  was a phrase I found myself often using with my three adventurous little boys. During the summer, their favorite pastime was spending time at the beach and running into the surf. At the ages of about 4 and 5, they truly delighted in being knocked down by a wave in the …

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Come Celebrate with Us!

April 26, 2021

Publisher’s Note As we turn 21, we would like to invite you to come and celebrate with us! Here’s a snapshot of just some of the fun, free activities taking place at the Celebrate the Family Expo! Saturday May 8, 2021 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pelham Civic Complex. Kid Zone inflatables courtesy Fun …

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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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