Encouragement

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Trusting in God’s Plan at Big Oak Ranch

September 26, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, www.mollymaid.com/birmingham “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I can still remember the long, awkward ride from my “home” to …

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Found at Big Oak: A Place to Belong

July 26, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, www.mollymaid.com/birmingham At Big Oak Ranch we say often, “A small thing repeated is not a small thing.” The reward for the daily, committed work in nurturing the hurting places in our children is frequently found in the glances, in the smiles, in the subtle comments …

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Growth in Unexpected Places at Big Oak

June 27, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, www.mollymaid.com/birmingham “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11 Growing up without a biological mother and father really hurt, but looking …

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Imperfections Crafted into the Extraordinary

May 31, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, www.mollymaid.com/birmingham  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 Grey Darrah, one of the first boys to live at Big Oak Boys’ Ranch, is a certified professional …

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To Make Jesus Known: The Unfolding Miracle at Hargis Christian Camp

March 29, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, www.mollymaid.com/birmingham “And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ,” Philippians 1:6 ESV For almost 60 years, Hargis Christian Camp in Chelsea, Ala. has made an impact for …

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Carried by Faith: Major’s Miracle Story

February 27, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, www.mollymaid.com/birmingham  “But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 On October 2, 2021, Brady McLaughlin and his son, Major, geared up for …

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The Gift of a Beating Heart

January 26, 2022

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, www.mollymaid.com/birmingham “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever,” Psalm 73:26 July 30, 2019 started as a normal day for Darryl Fuhrman. It wasn’t until he started his daily workout video that things took …

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God Sees

December 28, 2021

Miracle Moments Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, www.mollymaid.com/birmingham “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 Back in the spring, …

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Witnessing God’s Miracles: Lew Burdette

December 15, 2021

Cover Story When Lew Burdette was in first grade, his mother signed him up for a Bible memory class every Monday after school. Alone with 12 girls and a teacher when all he wanted to do was go outside and play ball, it felt like torture. As a high school sophomore, however, he would call …

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Faith for “Greenlights”

November 28, 2021

Encouraging Word We’ve all seen the stories of someone coming from behind with the win, the underdog that had odds stacked against them and overnight success stories. Some might say in these moments it’s luck, God’s favor, hard work and resiliency, or a combination of all. No matter what, it is faith put into action. …

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