Parenting

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Don’t Miss Out on the Church: The Importance of the Local Church in the Life of the Family

September 26, 2019

Parenting Points  We live in a world where it is easy to be surrounded by Christian teachings and influences. We can turn on Christian radio to hear the truths of the Gospel sung. We can read a Christian book where we can learn with others how to faithfully live for Jesus. We can download the …

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Joining Forces to Help More Families: Sav-A-Life, Inc

September 16, 2019

Mission Makers Sav-A-Life, Vestavia and the North Jefferson Women’s Center (NJWC) in Fultondale have joined forces to help more families in our community. Final paperwork on the landmark merger was recently signed to form the single organization, Sav-A-Life, Inc. Serving families on two campus, Sav-A-Life, Inc is the single largest nonprofit crisis center for pregnancy …

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Grandparenting with a Kingdom Focus

August 25, 2019

Special Feature  A new frontier of ministry is advancing within the grandparent generation. It’s a new ‘old’ with profound Kingdom potential. Introducing: Intentional Christian Grandparenting. Before you dismiss the term as far from ‘new,’ observe the grandparenting culture of today! Consider that there are more grandparents living today than any other time in our nation’s …

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Watch the Bible Come Alive for Students with Epic Curriculum

August 25, 2019

Education Extra Did you know that only four percent of Generation Z holds a Biblical worldview? Birmingham’s Iris O’Brien and Don Akendbrandt developed the new Bible curriculum Epic (Eternal Perspective Influencing Culture), in response to this startling statistic. Epic engages students while helping them gain a complete understanding of the whole Bible. “Our vision is …

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Packing for College from a Legal Point of View

July 28, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com While you’re packing dorm linens and electronics, remember to pack the legal documents that you hope your child never needs during college. Contact Info. Make sure your child has every possible contact means for you in his or her wallet and in their cell phones, …

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Samaritan Counseling Centers Offer Nondirective Play Therapy for The Family

July 28, 2019

Healthy Living For more than thirty years, Samaritan Counseling Centers have emphasized the value of healthy families. Today, Samaritan counselors offer nondirective play therapy to children, teenagers, adults, couples and families as a safe way to express and work through unconscious conflict. Since its conception, Nondirective Play Therapy has been a treatment method most often …

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The Power of a Moment: Having Eyes to See God’s Everyday Work

July 28, 2019

Parenting Points “God is at work.” It is a popular Christian phrase that pastors exclaim from pulpits and missionaries use as they recount stories of sharing Jesus overseas. This is a truth that many would believe theologically, yet they would fail to embrace practically. If we truly believe that God is at work not just …

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Advocating for Change: The Will Bright Foundation

July 9, 2019

Mission Makers The mission of the Will Bright Foundation (WBF) is to fill a critical need in the fight to break the barriers of addiction specifically in in Central/West Alabama area. “There is an unfilled need in the Birmingham/West Alabama area for a place for someone fresh out of recovery to live, receive spiritual support, …

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What Every Teenager Needs to Hear: STEPS Proactive Parenting

June 25, 2019

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies www.whiteplume.com It’s important for parents to talk to their kids. But have you thought much about what to say?  Research validates that parents positively impact their kids by talking to them. And there are some things that desperately need to be said. In fact, they are …

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Broken Yet Rescued: How the Gospel Impacts Your Family Relationships

June 25, 2019

Parenting Points If we were to pull back the curtain of “perfect” social media posts, we would have to acknowledge that there is one word that describes every family – brokenness. Our homes, marriages and relationships with our kids are defined by the fact that we are sinful people in relationships with one another. At …