Laurie’s Blog

Laurie’s Blog

September 18, 2017

Papa Can Fix It My father has never been afraid of trying to fix anything. And as my mom will attest, most of the time he succeeds. His motto has always been, “Only if I run into a snag, will I call the professionals.” Papa has fixed many things in our home- a leaky faucet, …

Laurie’s Blog

August 19, 2017

Perspective I was given a gift two summers ago, that will last me a life time. It came in the package of perspective. My oldest son and I spent a week at JH Ranch in northern California. On the ranch, high up on the side of a mountain, sat a white cross. From the valley, …

Laurie’s Blog

July 20, 2017

Best Dressed My memories of the first day of school include wanting to always wear something new and feeling a bit anxious about how the school year would go. Admittedly I wanted to look good when I walked through those doors. I wanted to be accepted, liked, and included. Looking at old pictures that my …

Laurie’s Blog

June 26, 2017

17 Years & 205 Issues of GOOD NEWS! Looking back over the 17 years since the first issue of Birmingham Christian Family magazine was published, I am reminded of the many, many ways God has guided and grown His ministry of Good News. The magazine was established as a resource for families and over the …

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May 22, 2017

Laurie’s Blog Looking back over the 17 years since the first issue of Birmingham Christian Family magazine was published, I am reminded of the many, many ways God has guided and grown His ministry of Good News. The magazine was established as a resource for families and over the years we have grown as a …

Laurie’s Blog

April 24, 2017

We Want to Hear from You! and say THANK YOU! It was July 2000 when we published the first issue of Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) magazine. When that first issue arrived, my sons were ages 2, 1, and 1 and we were all traveling around town together delivering that first issue of Good News! It …

Laurie’s Blog

March 24, 2017

Watch this Mommy! When I recently looked at old photos of our boys learning to swim, it gently reminded me of the trust God asks us to place in Him for our security and well being and the rewards that will follow when such a relationship exists. Jumping off the wall into the arms of …

Laurie’s Blog

February 24, 2017

A Mountain Top Experience When my sons were just four and five years old, we decided to improve the look of our “weed happy” front yard. To the great pleasure of the boys, a large load of red rocks was dumped on what was once a “nature area.” It was only a matter of seconds …

Laurie’s Blog

January 26, 2017

Celebrating 200 Issues of GOOD NEWS! The February 2017 Issue of Birmingham Christian Family marks 200 Issues of GOOD NEWS shared in our community. We consider this a milestone that could only be reached through God’s guidance and your embrace as a reader. If it were not for readers like you- sharing the monthly publication with …

Laurie’s Blog January 2017

December 30, 2016

 HAPPY New Year! Every once in a while, my mom will bag up and bring me some “treasures” of the past like old letters, photographs or childhood toys. Among the “treasures” is a note I wrote to my mom and dad many years ago. Judging by the artwork and handwriting— I was about eight or nine years old. …

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