Youth/Kids

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 …

Parenting Points

February 17, 2016

4 Tips to Leading Your Child toward Good Decision Making Good decision making is not a skill with which we are born. We can look back at examples from our past when we made very poor decisions that were not properly thought out and the unfortunate consequences that accompanied those decisions. There are two very …

Bringing Out the Winner In Your Child

February 16, 2016

Cultivating Common Sense Recently, a young man from the Boys’ Ranch helped me with a couple of projects in our yard. As we were working in the garage, we passed by a stack of manuals that were sitting on my workbench. He asked, “What are those?” Piled about six inches high were manuals, parts lists …

Shakespeare Comes Alive

December 25, 2015

Prince of Peace Catholic School has a long-standing tradition for its eighth grade students to study and perform William Shakespeare’s plays as part of their world literature class. In seventh grade, the students learn about the life and times of Shakespeare through novels and story versions of plays and then perform the plays during their …

Why Christmas Needs Advent

November 25, 2015

Some of the common ways people describe the Christmas season are: Busy, Hectic, Stressful, even Chaotic. We hustle through the season shopping for gifts, looking for deals, going from one Christmas party to the next, not to mention the family dinners and get-togethers. Before we know it, New Year’s Day has come and gone and we …

Praise of The Father

October 25, 2015

A thankful heart can be the antidote to a multitude of sinful behaviors and attitudes. A truly thankful heart offers thanks to God for all of his good gifts. But a thankful heart does not merely thank God for the good things we have, but thanks God for God. Psalm 100 teaches us by example …

Area Schools Advance to the South’s Best Robotics Competition

October 25, 2015

Over thirty schools recently competed in this year’s BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) robotics competition at Bartow Arena. The competition for sixth thru twelfth graders challenged each team to build a robot from scratch using the engineering design process to perform specific tasks. Each year the competition has a new theme designed to solve …

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