Youth/Kids

Agape’s Enhanced Foster Care

May 31, 2016

Keep Siblings Together: AGAPE’s Enhanced Foster Care Every child deserves a loving home. Every child deserves to be part of a stable, protective family. Sometimes this means removing a child from an unsafe environment. It may only be temporary. Or it may be long-term. In either case, AGAPE of Central Alabama is ready to help …

Two by 2

May 27, 2016

Avoid the Heartache of a Lost Pet Oh no! Statistics show that one in three pets will get lost at least once in their lifetime and only 22% of lost pets that enter animal shelters are reunited with their families. A big reason is lack of identification. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty …

Education Extra

May 27, 2016

Avoiding the Summer Slide: Why Summer Learning is Critical The brain doesn’t have an off switch. Kids are always learning—even while sleeping, which is when the brain processes and stores the information that was learned throughout the day. That’s why, cognitively speaking, it doesn’t make sense for kids to take a complete break from learning …

Parenting Points

May 26, 2016

The Greatest Example of a Father If you Google “how to be a good father” you will get an almost endless list of results. The advice given will be as broad as the list is long. Everything from how to be an authoritative figure to how to be your kid’s best friend. You will get …

Impacting God’s Kingdom thru Foster Care

May 11, 2016

John DeGarmo, Ed. D. is a leading expert in the foster care field and the author of the recently released must have foster care resource, (ITALIC)Faith & Foster Care: How We Impact God’s Kingdom (New Hope Publishing). DeGarmo shares insight into how all of us, and particularly the church community, can provide support to the …

Great Outdoors

May 5, 2016

Shades of Adventure  Summer means more time to enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful sunshine. Before you step out the door, be sure you protect your skin with sunscreen and your eyes with UV blocking shades. Too much sun, particularly UV light, can damage your eyes causing cataracts as well as destroy the retina, the …

Bringing Out The Winner In Your Child

May 5, 2016

The Lion’s Den Test God designed us to have a real relationship with Him. Even more significant is the fact that the Lord wants us to desire to have a relationship with Him. One of the best-known stories in the Bible is Daniel in the Lion’s Den. He chose to honor God with his life. …

City Scene

April 20, 2016

Bible Reading Marathon The front steps of Birmingham’s historic Southside Baptist Church will be the site of the sixth annual Birmingham Bible Reading Marathon. Reading of the Bible begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 and will continue around the clock until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, the National Day of Prayer. The Bible Marathon will …

Parenting Points

April 4, 2016

The Spring in Your Soul Right now we are witnessing a miraculous transformation. We see it every year when the seasons transition from winter to spring. Everything that has been bare and brown bursts with life and color. Places that were cold and hard soften, allowing new life to take root and grow. In short, …

Bringing Out the Winner

February 28, 2016

Be at the Finish Line I watched a video recently about a young girl who was a successful long-distance runner. As a high school freshman, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a horribly crippling disease. The video shows her grit and determination to not let this disease stop her. In her senior year, she won …

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