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The Giving Manger: Celebrating the Reason for the Season

October 28, 2019

Home for the Holidays What started as a desire to make Christmas centered around Jesus in a few homes has now become a tradition used in over 75,000 homes in just three years. A handcrafted Baby Jesus, a wooden manger, a bundle of straw, and a sweet family story introduces the idea of helping others …

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Great Reads for the Upcoming Christmas Season

October 25, 2019

Best Books Expecting Christmas That first Christmas, the world missed His coming. They missed worshipping the newborn King. Two thousand years later, people are still missing Him. What if you’re missing Him? What would this Christmas be like if your heart was prepared to expect Christ? Expecting Christmas offers forty daily readings to help center …

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Holiday Gift Finds at Briarwood Christmas Shop

October 8, 2019

Cool Stuff Are you ready to start your holiday shopping? You will not want to miss the unique finds available at the annual Briarwood Christmas Shop on November 7-8, 2019! This free admission event, hosted by Briarwood High School Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF), offers unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. Shoppers will find …

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First Down Devotions: Winning in the Game of Life

September 25, 2019

Best Books I wrote First Down Devotions: Inspirations from NFL’s Best as part of a series of books that highlights famous professional athletes. It is the second book in a series, with the first one being Dugout Devotions: Inspirational Hits from MLB’s Best.  First Down Devotions features well-known former and current players and coaches associated with the NFL. The …

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Give the Gift of Prodigal Pottery

September 25, 2019

Cool Stuff Looking for gift ideas for birthdays, weddings or the upcoming holidays? Prodigal Pottery offers handmade pieces for any occasion. Locally made in Birmingham by women escaping homelessness and domestic abuse, Prodigal Pottery works out of Birmingham’s women’s shelter, King’s Home. In addition to employing the residents of King’s Home Shelby, Prodigal Pottery employs …

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Southern Women’s Show: Birmingham’s Biggest Shopping Event

August 26, 2019

Fall marks the return of one of Birmingham’s most anticipated annual events, the Southern Women’s Show! The show runs October 4-6, 2019 at the BJCC North Exhibition Hall with three days of celebrity guests, exciting new features, exclusive offers, cooking classes, seminars and boutique shopping designed specifically for Magic City gals. The lineup includes fan …

Vulcan Park & Museum Lights Up the Holidays!

December 11, 2018

Looking for a great way to celebrate the Christmas season with the family? Visit Vulcan Park and Museum for the Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience, December 12-23 from 5 -9 p.m. At the top of each hour, beginning at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy a 15-minute lively array of dancing lights projected on …

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Local Businesses Offer Great Gift Ideas!

December 8, 2018

Briarwood Christian Bookstore. Decorate your home with a beautiful Nativity hand made in Anman, Jordan. It’s a gift that gives back in an amazing way. The olive wood pieces are from Glad Tidings Holy Land Designs and provide an avenue of economic support and stability for artisans and their families. The Holy Land Fair Trade …

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Give the Gift of God’s Word

October 26, 2018

Cool Stuff To get the whole family engaged in God’s Word, consider an Advent devotional time each day. The staff at Briarwood Christian Bookstore highly recommends, Little Hearts, Prepare Him Room, An Advent Devotional That Grows with Your Familyby Holly Mackle. Both content and reflection questions are designed to address what God says about us …

Great Gift Finds at the Briarwood Christmas Shop

October 23, 2018

Cool Stuff Find wonderful gifts for friends and family while supporting Christian education at the annual Briarwood Christmas Shop. The free admission event features more than 60 different artists and vendors and is hosted by the Briarwood High School Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF). “All of the money raised is used to support our teachers in …

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