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3 Tips for Pandemic Parenting

April 28, 2020

Parenting Points The other day I gave my daughter Holly permission to cut up magazines and use as much tin foil as she wanted, to create what I think will be a gorgeous mobile. I want to hang it over our dining table, if she’ll let me. It touched me to watch her snip and …

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Glow in the Dark with Sav-A-Life Shelby

March 31, 2020

Mission Makers Join Sav-A-Life Shelby by being a light for the world during this critical time when the need for prayer is paramount.  Sav-A-Life Shelby is following CDC guidelines in the light of COVID-19 for the 2020 Glow in the Dark Walk for Life on June 4 at First Baptist Church Pelham. The theme emphasizes …

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The 3 Rs of Homeschooling During Troubled Times

March 30, 2020

Education Extra During normal homeschool days, parents often worry if they are doing enough. Many find security by prioritizing the 3Rs of reading, writing, and arithmetic. A focus on these ensures the academic basics are being covered. During troubled times, homeschool life cannot continue as normal, and parents are even more prone to worry. Even …

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Look What’s Cooking! Church Offers Culinary Lessons

March 30, 2020

Education Extra Apprentice chefs Kenny, Eric and Braxton spent a morning in the Prince of Peace Catholic Church’s kitchen with parishioner and chef Gerald Buford and his wife, sous chef Deborah Buford, for a cooking lesson and some hospitality instruction. Their lesson began with dessert, piping icing into cupcakes, and then moved on to chocolate-covered …

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OLS Students & Faculty Embrace On-line Learning

March 29, 2020

Education Extra Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) teachers are taking a more personal approach to continue classroom instruction for students who are required to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interactive whiteboard apps, creative lessons, and videos activities are all a part of the school’s plan to help parents and students maintain classroom …

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Prayers for Your Kids as They Engage Culture

February 25, 2020

Parenting Points We live in a culture who embraces different values, priorities, and beliefs than we are called to have as Christ-followers. From turning on the TV to scrolling through Facebook, we constantly see things that push agendas that don’t promote the truth of the gospel. As parents, we also realize that every time our …

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UnlessU Benefits from Prince of Peace Knights

February 25, 2020

Education Extra Young adults in our community who have intellectual and developmental disabilities recently benefited from the generosity of the Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 11537. Grand Knight Jeff Allen presented a $600 donation to Lindy Cleveland, Executive Director of UnlessU, a nonprofit organization in Vestavia that offers young adults with intellectual and …

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Celebrate the Family Expo Recap!

January 27, 2020

Special Feature On January 11, 2020, Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) celebrated 20 years of GOOD NEWS at the Celebrate the Family Expo. Here are a few of the highlights from the free day of family fun at the Hoover Met’s Finley Center! The Chick-Fil-A Herd of Cows arrived in their “Cow Mobile” handed out plush …

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Why Every Day Should be Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

January 25, 2020

Special Feature As a nation, we recently mourned on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday the almost 62 million babies of all races killed by abortion since the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade. This solemn occasion is the result of President Ronald Reagan’s historic 1984 Presidential Proclamation of National Sanctity of Human Life Day, on …

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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer in 2020

December 28, 2019

Special Feature  As you set goals and priorities for 2020, consider investing your time in the life of a local child in need. For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare systems …

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