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Holiday Gift Market Changes Lives for Students

October 6, 2020

Special Feature The holidays are just around the corner! Get a jump on your shopping at Samford Legacy League’s Holiday Gift Market on Thursday, November 5 from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Vestavia Hills. Visitors to the market will find a variety of fabulous goods, including jewelry, art, …

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Create Art with Dixon Creative

October 2, 2020

Cool Stuff Are you interested in creating a unique piece of art? The team at Dixon Creative, located in Hoover, is ready to guide you through the process. Karen Dixon, owner of Dixon Creative, says that this art space was designed to encourage creativity and provide a space where guests can escape and relax for …

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Candace Cameron Bure: A Full Life in Christ

September 30, 2020

Cover Story Candace Cameron Bure grew up before our eyes. At the age of 11, she came onto television screens in 1987 as a part of the popular family comedy “Full House,” and she became America’s favorite teenager during the eight seasons the show was on the air. As D.J. Tanner, Bure went through all …


Vintage Market Days

September 10, 2020

Special Feature Are you ready to shop? Visit The Hoover Finley Center for Vintage Market Days of Birmingham’s “Road Trip” on September 24-26 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m each day. This 3-day event will feature vendors from over 20 states. Vintage Market Days® is an upscale, vintage-inspired, market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade …

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The Value of a Good Rivalry

August 31, 2020

Best Books Recently I launched two books that are based on an intense rivalry. Over the years, I have either played, covered, or watched rivalries in the sports world. I remember the battles between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. There were the competitive encounters between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers back in the …

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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 …

Packed & Ready for the Next Excursion!

July 29, 2020

The Great Outdoors Vacation, vacation, vacation. That’s what summer is all about, right? Whether you are spending time with the family at the beach soaking in the strong summer sun, or looking for that next hill to climb to check off your summer bucket list, you need to be prepared with the best-equipped luggage. Summer …

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Handmade Hope: Empowering Women Fleeing Domestic Violence

May 29, 2020

Grand Re-Opening Prodigal Pottery is overjoyed to re-open after 38 days of temporary closure due to COVID-19! We were devastated to furlough all of our women and cancel seven Prodigal Pottery shows creating a revenue loss of $30,000 per month. To celebrate Prodigal Pottery reopening, we are offering $5 off every order for our friends …

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Anxiety Interrupted

April 29, 2020

Best Books As Christians we are called to be people of peace. But how do we practically experience peace when there is so much to worry about? Where good and evil live so closely together, it is sometimes hard to believe God is sovereign without asking hard questions. Anxiety Interrupted grapples with the anxiety and …

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Gracing the World with Artistry: Adorning the Dark

April 29, 2020

Best Books My mom has created works of art for as long as I can remember. Her painting featuring a cute little Cocker Spaniel has held a revered place in my kitchen for years. Although she doesn’t paint as much as she once did, she still graces the world with artistry, week after week, in …

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