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Reflections on the Existence of God by Richard E. Simmons III

December 13, 2019

Best Books Does God exist? In his latest book, Reflections on the Existence of God, Richard E. Simmons III answers this question in a series of easy to read, short essays full of fascinating illustrations. The book is the culmination of 25 plus years of research and provides a powerful answer key of sorts for …

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

November 28, 2019

Cover Story Christmas is the perfect time to gather the ones we love close and make memories. Most importantly it’s an opportunity for us to celebrate our Savior’s birth. Enjoy reading about favorite Christmas memories and traditions from these past Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) cover stories and BCF friends! Ruth Graham, Author of  Forgiving My …

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What About Faith?

November 24, 2019

Encouraging Word What is faith and how important is it? Faith is defined as confidence or trust in a person or thing.  The Biblical definition is found in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance (substance) of things hoped for, the conviction (evidence) of things not seen.” Saving faith is to place your trust in …

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A Story of What Christmas is All About

November 24, 2019

Special Feature Brought to you by: Community Partner White Plume Technologies, www.whiteplume.com Sometimes, we may wonder what Christmas is all about. Can we find the answer in a cartoon? Christmas is about a lot of good things. But, too often, we bring baggage with us into the holiday season. The fears and insecurities we carry …

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A True Story of Renewal & Restoration

November 4, 2019

Special Feature This story begins in 1980 in Miami, Fla. when a young, inexperienced pastor fresh from seminary arrived at his first pastorate to encounter some startling realities. Excited to pastor his first church, he soon learned of the desperate situation. Church attendance had diminished from over 1,000 to an average of 55. There were …

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My Heart Cries Out

October 25, 2019

Best Books The best books are not those which merely convey a message of truth, but those which also convey truth beautifully. My Heart Cries Out (Crossway Books) is an example of such writing. Paul David Tripp has given God’s people a gift with his latest book of meditations and prayerful reflections. Tripp’s writing is, as …

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Listening to God’s Threefold Call

October 25, 2019

Encouraging Word The word call is defined as “to ask or to invite.” I Corinthians 1:26 says, “For consider you calling…” And II Peter 1:10 tells us, “Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling…” It is amazing that Almighty God would call us to Himself and that He would …

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The Soldier’s Heart Retreat: Transformation Ministries

October 22, 2019

Mission Makers Brought to you by: Community Partner White Plume Technologies, www.whiteplum.com Transformation Ministries (TM) is offering a new program designed to help male and female veterans find freedom from the debilitating effects of PTSD on their lives and on the lives of their families. This faith-based program is designed to bring clinical and spiritual …

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How Happiness Happens

September 26, 2019

Best Books We live in the most affluent era of human history. We are surrounded by schools, medical centers and churches – each tasked with enhancing our mind, body and soul. And yet we are an unhappy folk. Even people of faith seem prone to live in discouragement. With the advent of social media, perpetual …

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What Can I Do About Stress?

September 26, 2019

Healthy Living First of all, stress is real. It is not simply in our imagination. Our bodies as well as our emotions are likely to feel its impact. As early as the 1980s, the American Academy of Family Physicians reported that two-thirds of office visits to family doctors were prompted by stress-related symptoms. Stress is …