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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer in 2021

December 28, 2020

Special Feature  As you set goals and priorities for 2021, 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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Putting Music to God’s Word: The Corner Room

November 23, 2020

Music Notes 2020 has been a year of constantly changing circumstances. As Christians, we have been reminded that we can only look to and put our trust in God. His Word is sure and unchanging. What are the ways you hide God’s Word in your heart? Adam Wright, the creator of The Corner Room, has …

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For the Love of Big Balooka

November 23, 2020

12 Gifts of Christmas After months of neglect and abuse, Josh is rescued! The summer is ending and rising fifth-grade scholar, Meg Wilson, prays to be kind to those classmates who taunted her in third and fourth grades. Most of all she prays for a “powerful purpose” this school year. As Divine providence would have …

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Lives Impacted: Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes

November 17, 2020

Special Feature With every child that is placed in our care, every mouth that is fed, every story that is shared, every prayer that is uttered—lives are impacted. Lives like Becka’s* . . . Before foster care, 5 year-old Becka lived an unpredictable life. She was often left alone to care for her little brother, …

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Pumpkin Patch Comes to OLS School

November 9, 2020

Education Extra What would you do you if you couldn’t take a field trip to a pumpkin patch due to COVID-19? Well, you bring the pumpkin patch to you! That is exactly what the first-grade teachers and room mothers did for the first-graders at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. “Since our annual first-grade field …

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Preventing Child Injuries

October 28, 2020

Healthy Living Children are naturally curious and can often be injured by falling, touching a hot stove, etc., but there are steps parents and guardians can take to prevent these injuries. Dr. Kathy Monroe, medical director of the Children’s of Alabama Emergency Department and a professor of pediatrics at UAB, shares that injuries are the …

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The Epic Bible

October 28, 2020

Best Books When I was a child, I understood things as a child. That means, of course, that I spent much of my formative years reading comic books. The aforementioned literary category suffers from an obvious misnomer, for the genre is rarely comedic. The exploits of Conan the Barbarian, Sgt. Rock, and Spiderman often deal …

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Teaching your College-Age Child About Money

October 27, 2020

Money Matters presented by: Community Partner Vision Financial Group Lesson 1: Budgeting 101. Perhaps your child already understands the basics of budgeting from having to handle an allowance or wages from a part-time job. But now that they are in college, he or she may need to draft a “real world” budget. Here are some …

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Science Fun at OLS!

October 13, 2020

Education Extra Science experiments have never been more fun! As a part of their STEM curriculum, the fourth-grade students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School recently used everyday items to perform some interesting experiments to help the students understand the concepts. Pictured here are Alexander Johnson and Garrison Owens testing the power of static …

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Fine Art Assists First Priority to Share Christ

October 1, 2020

Youth News Internationally renowned artist  Steve. R. Skipper recently unveiled his latest work,  “Intercession in Washington” and announced a portion of the proceeds from limited edition prints of the oil painting will benefit First Priority of Alabama. “We are excited about being a benefactor of this particular work because of the bold, yet humble example …

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