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Flu or COVID-19: When to Seek Treatment for Your Child

December 28, 2020

Healthy Living Is it flu or COVID-19? That’s a question many parents and caregivers may be asking when a child shows signs of illness. Symptoms such as fever, muscle aches and a cough are similar in both viral illnesses, so a phone call to the child’s pediatrician or primary care provider will help determine next …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham Celebrates National Mentoring Month

December 28, 2020

Special Feature January is National Mentoring Month which is a great time to apply to become a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham. As an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham (BBBS) has provided positive adult role models for youth through its mentoring …

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Pursuing Your Family’s Spiritual Health in the New Year

December 28, 2020

Parenting Points As we begin a new year, we begin to evaluate what priorities and plans that we have for our family. In a year where growing spiritually looks very different than it did in January 2020 due to churches meeting online and the cancellation of many church age group ministries, the importance of parents …

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

December 28, 2020

Special Feature  As you set goals and priorities for 2021, 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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Putting Music to God’s Word: The Corner Room

November 23, 2020

Music Notes 2020 has been a year of constantly changing circumstances. As Christians, we have been reminded that we can only look to and put our trust in God. His Word is sure and unchanging. What are the ways you hide God’s Word in your heart? Adam Wright, the creator of The Corner Room, has …

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For the Love of Big Balooka

November 23, 2020

12 Gifts of Christmas After months of neglect and abuse, Josh is rescued! The summer is ending and rising fifth-grade scholar, Meg Wilson, prays to be kind to those classmates who taunted her in third and fourth grades. Most of all she prays for a “powerful purpose” this school year. As Divine providence would have …

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Lives Impacted: Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes

November 17, 2020

Special Feature With every child that is placed in our care, every mouth that is fed, every story that is shared, every prayer that is uttered—lives are impacted. Lives like Becka’s* . . . Before foster care, 5 year-old Becka lived an unpredictable life. She was often left alone to care for her little brother, …

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Pumpkin Patch Comes to OLS School

November 9, 2020

Education Extra What would you do you if you couldn’t take a field trip to a pumpkin patch due to COVID-19? Well, you bring the pumpkin patch to you! That is exactly what the first-grade teachers and room mothers did for the first-graders at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. “Since our annual first-grade field …

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Preventing Child Injuries

October 28, 2020

Healthy Living Children are naturally curious and can often be injured by falling, touching a hot stove, etc., but there are steps parents and guardians can take to prevent these injuries. Dr. Kathy Monroe, medical director of the Children’s of Alabama Emergency Department and a professor of pediatrics at UAB, shares that injuries are the …

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The Epic Bible

October 28, 2020

Best Books When I was a child, I understood things as a child. That means, of course, that I spent much of my formative years reading comic books. The aforementioned literary category suffers from an obvious misnomer, for the genre is rarely comedic. The exploits of Conan the Barbarian, Sgt. Rock, and Spiderman often deal …

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