Faith at Work

Music Notes

June 27, 2016

Legendary Oak Ridge Boys in Birmingham   When the Oak Ridge Boys take the stage in Birmingham on August 6, the patriotic spirit the band shares will be on full display along with their resilient faith that bass singer Richard Sterban says has kept the band going strong after 40 plus years of touring. The …

Faith at Work

June 27, 2016

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Michael S. Anglin, DDS Dr. Michael Anglin, DDS began serving children in our community 23 years ago, specializing in pediatric and adolescent dentistry. Observing his Hoover practice, I noticed right away he is not what you would describe as a routine dentist- seeing a succession of patients whereby little attention …

Encouraging Word

May 27, 2016

Gain as You Give I’m convinced that some people miss out on the blessing of giving. I’m sure there are a number of reasons why they choose not to participate in sharing their blessings with others, but what a loss. I believe a part of the reason God blesses us is in order for us …

Best Books

May 26, 2016

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens I have long held the opinion that God would much rather be fought than ignored. Jacob wrestled with God by the river Jabbok and was blessed for being so audacious. Paul kicked against the goads until God shattered his worldview with a blinding light. C.S. Lewis spoke of being dragged, …

Impacting God’s Kingdom thru Foster Care

May 11, 2016

John DeGarmo, Ed. D. is a leading expert in the foster care field and the author of the recently released must have foster care resource, (ITALIC)Faith & Foster Care: How We Impact God’s Kingdom (New Hope Publishing). DeGarmo shares insight into how all of us, and particularly the church community, can provide support to the …

Faith At Work

May 2, 2016

From Church Ministry to the Marketplace: Daniel Friday, Southern Swinging Beds “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15 From the beginning, it is clear that God created us to work. As His image bearers, we have the incredible …

Encouraging Word

April 10, 2016

7 P’s for Problem Solving Problems; those situations or circumstances that are unpleasant, undesirable, inconvenient, uncomfortable and unwelcome. Nobody likes them yet everybody has them. Problems are inevitable, yet we seem surprised and become disappointed when they cross our path. Jesus said in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me …

Parenting Points

April 4, 2016

The Spring in Your Soul Right now we are witnessing a miraculous transformation. We see it every year when the seasons transition from winter to spring. Everything that has been bare and brown bursts with life and color. Places that were cold and hard soften, allowing new life to take root and grow. In short, …

Brodie and Reagan Croyle

Passing Down the 4 Promises: Siblings Brodie & Reagan Croyle Take the Lead at Big Oak Ranch

March 12, 2016

Special Feature Growing up on the Big Oak Ranch in North Alabama, Brodie Croyle and Reagan Croyle Phillips were trained in compassion from a young age. They helped their parents—former University of Alabama football defensive end John Croyle and his wife Tee—welcome in abandoned and abused children with the following four promises: We love you. …

Mission Makers

March 6, 2016

Freedom Fighters: Birmingham’s Shepherd’s Fold Ministry Celebrating 30 years of ministry, Shepherd’s Fold, Inc. was founded in 1986 to help individuals released from prison find complete freedom. The Birmingham based ministry teaches men and women how to make positive life-choices, ultimately becoming a contributing member of our community. Each participant is provided room and board …

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