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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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Called to Serve: Alan Miller, Candidate for Shelby County District Judge

January 20, 2020

Special Feature Alan Miller is a husband to Meredith, father to John Ryan, Tulane University and University of Alabama School of Law graduate, and a United States Marine Corps veteran. With these valuable experiences and relationships, Miller is now running for Shelby County District Judge in the March 3, 2020 primary. After enlisting in the …

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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer in 2020

December 28, 2019

Special Feature  As you set goals and priorities for 2020, consider investing your time in the life of a local child in need. For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare systems …

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Empowered to Serve: Tom McLeod, McLeod Software

November 25, 2019

Faith at Work If you decide to travel the interstates of Alabama or across the country this holiday season, the chances are excellent that you will encounter an 18-wheeler stamped with the slogan “M-Powered by McLeod Software.” For nearly 35 years, the Birmingham based company has been serving the trucking industry and has established a …

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Prodigal Pottery

November 25, 2019

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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25 Years of Sharing the Reason for the Season: Christmas Gift Shop

November 25, 2019

Mission Makers Every year, we hope the holidays will be a time of enjoying family, making wonderful lasting memories, and celebrating the gifts that God has given us. Unfortunately, the season does not always go as planned. A mom is struck with a terminal illness. A father loses his job. A grandmother on a fixed …

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Passing of the Torch: Jimmie Hale Mission Welcomes New Executive Director!

November 14, 2019

Mission Makers After 29 years of service as Executive Director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, Tony Cooper passed the torch to Michael Coleman. “I have been blessed to be a part of the Mission for the past 29 years. It has been exciting to see how God has blessed this ministry and to be a …

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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 …

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Faith, Family & TLC in Alabama

October 28, 2019

Cover Story God always answers prayers. Sometimes, the answer is “yes” and sometimes the answer is “no.” Once in a while, He says “Let’s try something else.” When Eric and Courtney Waldrop, of Albertville, were trying to have a 4th child in 2018, God gave them more than they ever imagined. The couple already had …

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Caring for the Church

September 27, 2019

Photo Fun Leaders of the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Women’s Altar Sodality perform many services for the parish and the community including cleaning and caring for the sacristy, collecting food and items for the needy, making rosaries and baptismal stoles, and cooking meals. †