Faith at Work

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Challenges and Miracles: Seeing God at Work in Both

April 20, 2022

Faith at Work The Sims family of Inverness has had their share of challenges and miracles. They credit God for growing their faith in Him through both. During his 22  years of military service, John Sims spent much of his time separated from his family fighting for our country oversees in war zones like Afghanistan …

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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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Business & Ministry: Thomas Waters State Farm

September 24, 2021

Faith @ Work “My mission is to be there for people in life’s toughest moments. And sometimes, it’s insurance,” Thomas Waters of State Farm says. Waters has served Alabamians through State Farm Insurance since 1991. He strives to make each client feel seen and valued through every interaction. “You only get one chance to serve …

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Same Great Service AND Chicken at a Future New Location

July 27, 2021

Faith @ Work Jerry Cotney’s career as a team member with Chick-fil-A started the same day the Spicy Chicken Sandwich released in 2010. Cotney brought with him to Chick-fil-A several years in purpose driven work- including helping Soles4Souls get started. The non-profit which collects new shoes and clothing for people in need worldwide. It was …

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Mission Minded T. Fox SalonSpa

April 15, 2021

Faith @ Work It is about much more than great hairstyles and haircuts at T. Fox SalonSpa in Hoover, Ala. “When I hire a new employee, it’s really based on servanthood,” says Traci Fox, owner of the faithbased full service salon on Valleydale Road. “I have a team of service providers that really have servant’s …

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A Life of Service: Birmingham’s Lane Harper

March 25, 2021

Special Feature Police officer, humanitarian, actor, and man of God are just a few ways to describe Birmingham’s Lane Harper. After serving in Birmingham area law enforcement for more than 20 years, Harper felt compelled to do more for those in need in our community and throughout the southeast. He founded the nonprofit Power of …

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Give the Gift of Evangelism: Relay for Life

November 23, 2020

12 Gifts of Christmas God the Father calls His people to not only follow His Son Jesus, but to go and invite others to “come and see for yourself.” (John 1:46) Christianity’s vitality and endurance relies on us sharing our faith with others, both in the here and now and with future generations. If you …

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Faith & Food Flourish at Ashley Mac’s

October 31, 2020

Cover Story An old Latvian proverb proclaims that “A smiling face is half the meal.” Ashley McMakin, the owner of the Birmingham area’s five Ashley Mac’s restaurants, has been putting smiles on the faces of her customers for more than a decade with her delicious comfort meals. The restaurant’s signature dishes-mouthwatering creations like poppyseed chicken …

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Prodigal Pottery

October 26, 2020

12 Gifts of Christmas As you are looking for unique gifts for Christmas, buy locally made pottery pieces, ornaments, mugs and more online at and also locally at King’s Home Thrift Stores. Made by women escaping homelessness and domestic abuse, Prodigal Pottery is created at the King’s Home Shelby women’s shelter. In addition to …

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“I Cared Enough” Continues Even During Covid

October 2, 2020

Mission Makers Brought to you by: Community Partner Covene, Meeting the practical needs of people in the name of Jesus is a great way to share the Gospel through actions. Daniel Cason Ministries is once again hosting their annual Thanksgiving outreach “I Cared Enough” in which volunteers will help meet the needs of the …

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