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Celebrate the Family Expo 2022 Recap!

May 12, 2022

Special Feature Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) celebrated 22 years of GOOD NEWS at the Celebrate the Family Expo on May 7, 2022. Here are just a few of the highlights from the free day of family fun at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex! City of Hoover Mayor Frank Bracato helped us kick off the day of fun. …

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Helping Birmingham’s Homeless Women and Children

April 26, 2022

Church Leaders Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (OLS) parishioners recently volunteered to prepare and serve dinner to dozens of homeless guests at First Light Shelter in downtown Birmingham. OLS works with the shelter about 14 days each year, coordinated by Leslie Bentley. First Light offers the only emergency shelter accepting homeless women and families …

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Celebrating 22 Years of Good News!

April 26, 2022

Cover Story May marks 22 years of publishing Birmingham Christian Family and we are ready to celebrate with you! Here’s a look back at the cover stories over the past year. Click on the cover image or link to read these stories. Or if you prefer, simply visit and scroll to read your favorites …

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Inside Brookdale’s Dining Program

April 26, 2022

Senior Scene In our prime of life, we can have as many as 10,000 taste buds. But by age 70, many older adults have lost two out of three taste buds.1 The sense of taste deteriorates, often reducing the joy and desire associated with food. Plus, chronic conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as …

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Maximizing Your Family’s Summer

April 26, 2022

Parenting Points The countdown is on, and summer is just around the corner. Students anticipate the break from school. Parents long for a change of pace. And everyone just needs some sun, warm weather, and a change of scenery. The author of Ecclesiastes writes, “for everything there is a season, and a time for every …

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The Miracle of Life

April 26, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart…” Jeremiah 1:5 Sav-a-Life Shelby’s Mission is to develop a culture of life where abortion is unnecessary and undesirable in Shelby County while offering the hope of …

Protect Your Eyes While Enjoying the Outdoors

April 26, 2022

Great Outdoors presented by: Mark’s Outdoors Summer means more time to enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful sunshine. Before you step out the door, be sure you protect your skin with sunscreen and your eyes with UV blocking shades. Too much sun, particularly UV light, can damage your eyes causing cataracts as well as destroy …

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Is Generosity a Spiritual Gift or a Calling?

April 26, 2022

Money Matters If you are a follower of Jesus, then God has made you part of His plan and has gifted you to accomplish the works He put you here to do. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For you are His workmanship, created for good works in Christ Jesus, which God has planned beforehand, that you should …

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New Chapters of Life

April 25, 2022

Legal Matters Brought to you by: Community Partner Holliman & Holliman, Two major new chapters of life are newly graduated seniors heading off to college and mature seniors retiring and downsizing their homes to retirement communities or even assisted living. Both new chapters need a fresh look at estate plans. Late Teens. For the …

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Out of the Dark

April 25, 2022

Best Books  One day, in 2005, a young lady in Nashville picked up the phone, stated her name and phone number, and then sang an Aretha Franklin song for twenty seconds. The submission was among a multitude of vocalists who aspired to break into the music industry. Three days later, she got a return call …

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