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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 …

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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 …

Best Books My Heart Cries Out

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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