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Judson College: Rigorously Academic, Resolutely Christian

February 18, 2020

Education Extra Located in Marion, Ala., Judson College has been educating and empowering women for lives of purpose for 181 years. From our founding in 1838, we have been committed to the idea that college should be about more than obtaining a degree and the job you want after you graduate. It’s about becoming the …

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Servant Leader: Vestavia’s Ben Cox

February 17, 2020

Special Feature Cheer on Vestavia’s Ben Cox as he bikes across America for people with disabilities! Cox, a sophomore at Troy University and a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, will bike across America from California to Washington, D.C. in an annual cycling trip called The Journey of Hope. Cox plans to raise $15,000 for …

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Meet & Greet Exotic Animals at the Magnolia Festival!

February 14, 2020

Are We There Yet? It’s almost time for the 19th Annual Gardendale Magnolia Festival on April 17-18, 2020. With over 150 vendors, two stages of live entertainment, a pooch parade, car show, petting zoo/pony rides and more, the festival is fun for the whole family. On Saturday, the festival will welcome for the first time, …

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Experience Beth Hallel Birmingham’s CommUnity Seder

February 11, 2020

Special Feature Easter and Passover might seem unrelated, but did you know that Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a traditional Passover meal? Or that when Jesus introduced communion, He was fulfilling a traditional Passover element that had been practiced for thousands of years by Jews? The mysterious links between the first Passover meal and Jesus’ …

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Birmingham’s Own New York Time’s Best-Selling Author Patti Callahan Henry Takes the Stage at Samford

February 11, 2020

Special Feature Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of 15 novels and the recipient of the 2020 Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s distinguished writer. She has also been selected as the 2020 Corts Distinguished Author and will take the stage at Samford University for the 10th Annual Tom …

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What is the Deal with TikTok?

February 3, 2020

Tech Talk If you are a parent of a teenager, you have probably heard about this app. It is like Instagram, but not really. It is similar to Vine but very different. TikTok is simply its own thing. What started as an app that had some of the sketchiest ads out there has become a …

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The Gaither Vocal Band Birmingham Connection: Grammy Award Winning Wes Hampton

January 29, 2020

Cover Story Growing up, Wes Hampton listened to a wide genre of music with his parents. The Gaither Vocal Band was a favorite but Hampton never expected to one day sing tenor for the group! His Childhood. Born and raised in West Tennessee, Hampton grew up in the church. “I was involved and knew the …

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Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

January 27, 2020

Enjoy one of Wes Hampton’s recipes from his cookbook, Wescipes. Be on the lookout for Wescipes Volume Two releasing in 2020! If there’s one dessert I’ve made that I could successfully make with my eyes closed, it would be this one. 9 ingredients. A bundt pan. Cooking spray. An oven. Ingredients: 1 box yellow cake …

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February 2020 Giveaways

January 27, 2020

FEBRUARY GIVEAWAYS TO SAY THANK YOU for reading and supporting the businesses and organizations that advertise with us and make spreading Good News possible, we have some Great Giveaways for you and your family! Win TWO TICKETS/Mother & Son to the King’s Home Queen’s Ball February 28, 2020 at The Club, Simply Follow Us …

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From Stressed to Blessed

January 27, 2020

Healthy Living You can have peace regardless of your circumstances. My life was killing me. Every morning, when it was time to get out of bed after a night of not sleeping, I would lie there, preparing myself for all the problems, worries, lack, fear, anger, and resentment that would start chasing me down from …