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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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Celebrate the Family Expo!

December 27, 2019

Special Feature Here’s a snapshot of just some of the fun, free activities taking place at the Celebrate the Family Expo! Saturday January 11, 2020 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hoover Met Complex’s Finley Center. 1. A “Herd” of Chick-fil-A Cows will be on hand to greet guests, take pics and share goodies. 2. Meet Mickey …

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Setting Goals and Boundaries When Your Teenager is Struggling

December 27, 2019

Parenting Points If your teenager is becoming increasingly irresponsible, you will feel a lot of strong emotions. But, even in the worst of times, there are things you can do to be a positive influence on them. Here are four of the most important is working with them to establish goals and boundaries. 1. Set …

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Christmas Gift Idea for Kids: Rivers Overseas

November 25, 2019

Best Books Meet Rivers. Take an incredible journey with the loveable and adorable puppy Rivers as he travels overseas with his adoptive dad. Rivers, through his own journey, experiences the world through God’s eyes and finds joy in God’s faithfulness as he encounters new people, places, and things. A delightful story of adventure and learning …

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Twas the Night That Began Christmas

November 25, 2019

Best Books I now have three grandchildren, so Christmas is not only a holy time, it’s a time of laughter and joy and excitement. We will have parties and decorate our home and I’ll tell the story of the night a baby changed the world. We will sing Away in a Manger with hand-motions. We might even dance. …

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The Power of With at Christmas

November 24, 2019

Parenting Points It is the most wonderful time of the year – filled with gatherings, gifts, and endless activities. We so often love it because it is a break from the routine and an opportunity to remind ourselves of the things that truly matter. Yet before we know it, we will blink, and it will …

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Faith, Family & TLC in Alabama

October 28, 2019

Cover Story God always answers prayers. Sometimes, the answer is “yes” and sometimes the answer is “no.” Once in a while, He says “Let’s try something else.” When Eric and Courtney Waldrop, of Albertville, were trying to have a 4th child in 2018, God gave them more than they ever imagined. The couple already had …

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The American Village Celebrates 20 Years

October 28, 2019

Special Feature  The American Village in Montevallo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. When it opened on November 30, 1999, only four buildings existed – including the original Barn that remained from the time when the campus was a working cattle farm. Today there are more than 20 buildings, inspired by some of our …