Youth/Kids

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Readers’ Choice for Fall Family Fun!

September 29, 2020

Special Feature Congratulations to our Readers’ Choice Winners for Fall Family Fun! Dining: Ashley Mac’s Entertainment: The Great Pumpkin Patch After School/Extracurricular Activity: Jackie O’Neal School of Dance Recreation: The Great Pumpkin Patch Thank you to all our readers who participated in our Readers’ Choice Survey. As a thank you for taking the survey, reader …

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King’s Home Offers New Help for Foster Youth

September 15, 2020

Mission Makers The girls enrolled in King’s Home Youth: Transitional Living Program have a new house to call home. The Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides an alternative living arrangement for foster youth (ages 16-19) in the custody of Alabama DHR with opportunities to practice independent living skills in a variety of congregate settings with decreasing …

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OLS School Opens!

September 11, 2020

Education Extra Excitement filled the halls at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS) as students kicked off the 2020-2021 school year eager to learn and prepared for the new health protocols the school established based on the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Association of Pediatrics, and state and local recommendations. “This year, …

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Heritage Christian Academy’s Miracles Continue

August 31, 2020

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, mollymaid.com/birmingham Throughout the Bible, God used specific individuals and unique circumstances to bring about ultimate good for His people. In some of those circumstances, His people likely were feeling something less than blessed. From Heritage Christian Academy’s (HCA) purchase of the campus of Grace Life …

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Grand Monday Nights!

August 20, 2020

Senior Scene Attention Grandparents! Grand Monday Nights is the newest ministry focus of Legacy Coalition, a ministry whose heart champions intentional Christ-like grandparenting. Larry Fowler, Founder of Legacy Coalition, kicked off “Grand Monday Nights” August 10 with – “Awaken: A Call to Action for Christian Grandparents.” There is a nationwide movement of Christian grandparents embracing …

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God’s Very Good Idea

July 31, 2020

Best Books In the mysterious Book of the Revelation, the apostle John has a glimpse of heaven. In his pre-Christian days, the writer would have undoubtedly envisioned a heaven filled mostly with Hebrews like himself, perhaps with a handful of God-fearing Gentiles in the mix. Much to his surprise, the visionary did not see a …

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Family Conversations in a Broken World

July 28, 2020

Parenting Points The year 2020 has come with much news that points to the deep brokenness of the world. The growing death toll of Coronavirus, the senseless murder of George Floyd, racial unrest in our nation, and whatever other trouble fills the headlines of the local news all create discussions that we must have with …

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Heritage Christian Academy’s Uncertain Future in the Hands of a Certain God

July 28, 2020

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, mollymaid.com/birmingham Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) was in need of a miracle. What had begun in 1974 as Shades Mountain Christian School, a ministry of Shades Mountain Independent Church, was facing an uncertain future. After officially separating from the church in 2010, HCA experienced a decade of …

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Overcomers: Opportunity to Help Area Youth

July 28, 2020

Education Extra Teenage youth at King’s Home come to us with tremendous educational deficits. Without intervention statistics show most of these children will drop out of school, dramatically increasing the chances of a life of hopelessness, poverty, and crime. Education is key to building confidence, opening doors for opportunity, and creating future success. Giving our …

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Quiet Time with Kids?

June 26, 2020

Parenting Points For a long time as a mother, it felt like the right thing to do was to get up early and read my Bible before my kids awoke. That seemed like what “good moms” did, and it is what I had done all my adult life. It would have been a great plan, …

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