Encouragement

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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 …

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What About Sin?

September 25, 2019

Encouraging Word Sin is not a popular topic these days. Sin is something that we do not think about much. Sin is defined as transgression: to break the law. I John 3:4 says, “Everyone who sins breaks the law (God’s law),” in fact, sin is lawlessness. James 4:17 says, “Therefore, to one who knows the …

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Living Limitless: No Limits Women’s Retreat

September 20, 2019

Special Feature Across the United States, women ages 18-54, battle with bouts of depression, anxiety and other mental health diagnoses at an alarming rate. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, mental health and substance abuse are the second greatest health concerns in the state. Nearly one in five U.S. adults have been diagnosed …

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Worship with MercyMe in Concert!

September 18, 2019

Music Notes Multi-platinum MercyMe, along with Grammy nominee Crowder and GMA Dover nominee Micah Tyler, will stop in Birmingham on October 17 as part of the Imagine Nation Tour! Recent radio favorites “Best News Ever,” “Grace Got You” and “Even If” are housed on MercyMe’s most current album, LIFER, and will be among the hits …

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Author Morgan Cheek to Share Faith Journey at Samford Legacy League’s Luncheon

September 7, 2019

On Thursday, October 10, the Samford University Legacy League will host their annual Fall Luncheon as they welcome Morgan Cheek, a Birmingham resident and gifted author, as their featured guest. Cheek, author of two books, On Milk and Honey: How God’s Goodness Shows Up in Unexpected Places and Are We There Yet? One Sojourner’s Journey …

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5 Tips for Social Media Success

September 3, 2019

Special Feature The social media world can be a scary place if you do not know what you are doing. What if I mess up? What if everyone notices? What if NOBODY notices? I get it! This is your business and you want to protect it. Here are 5 social media tips that can help …

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Exploring the Jewish Roots of Christianity with Beeson Divinity School

August 26, 2019

Special Feature  Did Jesus want to start a new religion? How did the New Testament writers use the Hebrew Bible? Does the church replace Israel? When and how did the church split with the Synagogue? Hear leading Christian scholars explore these questions and more at Samford University Beeson Divinity School’s second annual Anglican Theology Conference, …

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All Things… 

August 25, 2019

Laurie’s Blog The words of Romans 8:28 have hung on the wall of my home for as long as I can remember. In fact, I’m pretty sure the framed verse came with me into my home almost 25 years ago and found its place right inside the front entry way. It’s been a great reminder …