Encouragement

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From Stressed to Blessed

January 27, 2020

Healthy Living You can have peace regardless of your circumstances. My life was killing me. Every morning, when it was time to get out of bed after a night of not sleeping, I would lie there, preparing myself for all the problems, worries, lack, fear, anger, and resentment that would start chasing me down from …

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Be Inspired! Hear from Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Whitney Capps

January 20, 2020

Special Feature Author and speaker Whitney Capps will be in Vestavia, Ala. on February 13 to share from God’s Word and help provide much needed scholarships to students to attend Samford University. Capps and her husband, Chad, live with their four young sons outside of Atlanta, Ga. and serve at Crosspointe Baptist Church, where her …

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How Important is He?

December 28, 2019

Special Feature “The desire to live a life pleasing to Jesus and serve Him joyfully expresses our love for Him. This is only possible when His life becomes more important than our own.” OUCH! Does this step on your toes like it did mine? A dear friend shared this with me one morning, and it …

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Battle Weary? Read On!

December 28, 2019

Best Books Sometimes we slay the giants that defy the rule of God. We cast our stones and the monstrosities which defy Christ and his kingdom buckle and fall. We fight a good fight, we keep the faith, and evil crashes in defeat. But what happens when we sling our stones and Goliath doesn’t fall? …

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Celebrating 20 Years of Good News: Where Are They Now?

December 28, 2019

Cover Story The year 2020 is special to Birmingham Christian Family (BCF) magazine because it marks 20 years of sharing Good News with readers like you. 20 years can bring a lot of changes, so keep reading to find where past cover stories are now! You can also read the full length, powerful faith stories …

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Living in the Present

December 27, 2019

Healthy Living Lessons learned from Alcoholics Anonymous can often be applied with advantage by anyone. One such lesson is captured in the common saying, “One day at a time.” Underlying this admonition are two simple realities—we cannot change the past, and we cannot control the future. Also, implied by this slogan is the idea that …

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Setting Goals and Boundaries When Your Teenager is Struggling

December 27, 2019

Parenting Points If your teenager is becoming increasingly irresponsible, you will feel a lot of strong emotions. But, even in the worst of times, there are things you can do to be a positive influence on them. Here are four of the most important is working with them to establish goals and boundaries. 1. Set …

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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 …