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When “Likes” Aren’t Enough: Social Media & the Search for Value

January 26, 2019

Parenting Points In the mind of every teenager echoes a simple question: “Am I enough?” One of the greatest struggles of the teenage experience is determining who they are, where they fit, and if they matter. Students seek to be cool enough, smart enough, athletic enough, popular enough, or successful enough. No matter what area …

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Giving Your Child Their Best Education

January 25, 2019

Education Extra Everyone has an opinion, a strong opinion, and they’re not afraid to share it. It’s been true since before your child was born. Sleep training or co-sleeping. Disposable or cloth diapers. Bottle or breast. When it’s time for school, the debate continues. Everyone seems ready to assert their thoughts. Public, private, homeschool, tutor. …

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Sensory-Friendly Mass

January 25, 2019

Church Leaders Dedicated to those with special needs and their families, caregivers, teachers and friends, Prince of Peace (POP) Catholic Parish in Hoover will hold a sensory-friendly Mass on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 5 the main sanctuary. The POP Knights of Columbus Council #11537 are coordinating the Mass which will be followed by …

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It’s a Dance Party!

January 23, 2019

Are We There Yet? Your children or grandchildren are sure to smile and maybe burst into laughter as they meet their favorite Disney characters, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars characters and more- all while enjoying a “Dance Party.” There will be two “Live with the Characters” shows, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., on February 23, 2019, …

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Connecting Your Child to God’s Word

December 26, 2018

Parenting Points In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses gives the people of Israel a picture of passing their faith down to the next generation. He encourages the people that “these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when …

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Where to Invest Family Time in 2019: Consider an International Mission Trip

December 26, 2018

Mission Makers Brought to you by: Community Partner Brilliant Web Works, When your teenage son chooses Haiti over Disneyworld, you know you’re doing something right as a Christian parent. When your 11-year-old shares his salvation story in a park with over 100 people, you don’t have to wonder if the cost was worth it for …

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God Did It!

December 26, 2018

Special Feature Through the collaboration of hundreds of Jesus loving people and a leadership that is sold out to Jesus every hour of every day, the I Cared Enough Thanksgiving Outreach has been happening for 18 years. Can you believe that?! 18 years of sacrifice and faith rides of trusting and waiting on God and …

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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer in 2019

December 26, 2018

Special Feature  As you set goals and priorities for 2019, 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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New Resource to Help Local Families in Crisis

December 21, 2018

Mission Makers Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Vestavia recently dedicated its new education building at a ceremony honoring the ministry’s founders, Wales and Jean Goebel. The Wales Goebel Family Education Center will house Sav-A-Life ‘s rapidly growing programs for family support and counseling.  Wales Goebel Ministry gifted the commercial building at 1484 McGuire Road in …

Vulcan Park & Museum Lights Up the Holidays!

December 11, 2018

Looking for a great way to celebrate the Christmas season with the family? Visit Vulcan Park and Museum for the Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience, December 12-23 from 5 -9 p.m. At the top of each hour, beginning at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy a 15-minute lively array of dancing lights projected on …