Youth/Kids

Education Extra

December 26, 2016

Area Students Developing Unique Relationship with God If you had one desire for your child what would it be? Maybe to recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd through His words in the Holy Bible? Or know that their baptism calls them to follow Jesus and to spread His light throughout the world? If you …

Music Notes

October 28, 2016

Night of Song Helps Children in Need  Grammy Award Winning singer/song writer Amy Grant’s recent visit to Birmingham marked the 10th Anniversary of the Auxiliary of the Big Oak Ranch and raised more than $57,000 for the 150 children who call the Big Oak Ranch home, www.bigoak.org. Grant sang to an enthusiastic crowd of more …

Photo Fun

October 28, 2016

4th Graders Rally to Help Humane Society To celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, Prince of Peace Catholic School’s fourth grade class collected pet food for the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.  Principal Connie Angstadt sent out a school-wide request on Monday for pet food donations …

Education Extra

October 28, 2016

Keeping It Real: Greater Shelby County Chamber Between now and March 2017, the Greater Shelby County Chamber staff and volunteers from Shelby county organizations will visit 9th grade students at 12 different Shelby County schools to help them begin to think about future occupations. It’s all a part of the chamber’s Keeping It Real program …

Education Extra

September 28, 2016

Addiction Prevention: What Parents Need to Know One of the largest growing problems in our state today is prescription drug abuse. According to the DEA, Alabama received 10.5 million prescriptions for pain relievers and tranquilizers in 2015. Compare that to the population of Alabama at 4.8 million people. That means on average we are getting …

Healthy Living

September 27, 2016

Support Our Troops & Avoid Cavities! Looking for a way to ditch all that Halloween unopened candy, bring a smile to a soldiers face, and let your kids have fun? Check out the 2016 Halloween Candy Buy Back hosted November 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. by Dr. Michael S Anglin and Dr. Erin …

Bringing Out the Winner

September 25, 2016

Formula for Success in Tough Decisions As parents we are making decisions every day regarding our family. Now imagine you are one of my children, Brodie or Reagan, who are now leading Big Oak Ranch. When they make a decision, it affects over 220 children and staff. That is a lot of pressure to say …

Celebrate Family Day!

September 9, 2016

The Alabama Family Rights Association, and the Exchange Club of Shelby County are partnering to encourage the entire state of Alabama to participate in this year’s “Family Day” September 26. Family Day is a national movement to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. Scientific data indicates that …

Bringing Out the Winner

September 9, 2016

What’s on your Priority List? I had the chance recently to take two of our grandsons to a bungee jump park in Panama City. They both did very well and had a great time. The youngest, Gibbs, jumped so high, he was above the support beams. His older brother, Will, was doing backflips – and …

Face Adversity with Meekness?

September 9, 2016

How do you respond when your character is attacked or questioned? When someone accuses you or slanders you what do you do? If you are a normal person, you defend yourself. You point out all the ways they are wrong and have mischaracterized you. You describe all the good you have done and all the …

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