Faith at Work

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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 www.prodigalpottery.com 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. †

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Creating a Happy Home: Charlotte Evans Russell

September 26, 2019

Cover Story Meet Charlotte Evans Russell- a pastor’s wife, stepmom and social media sensation. With more than 60,000 followers on Instagram alone, Russell has gained a notable platform in the home decoration community, but instead of just sharing ideas on how to make your home more inviting, Russell encourages her followers to grow in their …

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The Rich History of Old Baker Farm

September 26, 2019

Special Feature Nestled in the city of Harpersville, Ala., Old Baker Farm is a busy, family owned and operated farm – and has been for more than 200 years! Jerry Baker and his wife Pam are the fourth generation to farm cotton on the land. Jerry’s great grandfather, John Robert Baker, bought the land in …

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Living Out Your Calling & Finish Well

September 26, 2019

Special Feature Brought to you by: Community Partner Convene, www.convenenow.com For 38 years Young Business Leaders (YBL) has been taking the gospel and discipling men in the marketplace. We have taken the teachings of Jesus and applied them to work, family, and community. We hold evangelistic events, our Summer Series, place men and women in …