Laurie’s Blog

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. …

Laurie’s Blog

November 23, 2016

Christmas Roles Wise man? Shepherd? Angel? I have great memories of my three sons preparing for their much anticipated church Christmas programs. One year, at the ages of 7, 6 and 6, they each had a very exciting role to play. One son escorted Mary to the stable and watched over baby Jesus. Another put on his most …

Laurie’s Blog

October 23, 2016

Jesus Loves the Children “Jesus Loves the Children” are the simple, profound words engraved into a plaque below a stained glass window. The window beautifully depicts Jesus gazing upon the children that surround Him (Matthew 19:14). It was given in memory of a child taken from this world and now in the hands of our …

Cookie Ministry: The Legend of Mark Norton

September 24, 2016

After retiring from a career in real estate, Birmingham’s Mark Norton enjoyed working a few hours each month for Bud’s Best cookies, sharing samples of “the little cookie with the big taste” with grocery store customers. When declining health led Norton to move into assisted living at Fair Haven Retirement Community, the owner of Bud’s …

Life is a Stage

September 1, 2016

The morning before my oldest son graduated from high school I was feeling both excitement for him and anxiety. I sought to settle my mind on God’s presence and the image that came to my mind was one that I had not seen for many years but had seen almost every Sunday growing up. I …

Pick Me Up Wednesdays

April 4, 2016

Pick Me Up Wednesdays I don’t know about you but it seems like I can start out the week with a full head of steam- ready to take on the world, but by Wednesday I’m feeling drained, and not quite so enthusiastic. Birmingham Christian Family magazine is here to provide you with a “Pick Me …

Laurie’s Blog

February 29, 2016

Beautiful Feet A pedicure is one of those special spring time treats I love to give myself. I had the pleasure of giving my niece her very first pedicure. Painting her tiny toes, brought a big smile to her face and mine. She loved looking at her beautiful feet. God tells us, “…how beautiful are the …

Margins

January 20, 2016

The holidays are over and the kids are back in school. For many of us that means getting back into a more regular routine. As that routine begins to take shape, I continue to remind myself to create margins on my “to do” list. The margins on this page make the copy look neat and …

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