Faith at Work

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 …

City Scene

March 3, 2016

Christian Women’s Leadership Center hosts Transitions Event  “Unexpected Transitions” are just that- we never know when they will come. God has a way of using these times to our benefit when we allow it. Unlike Star Trek where we can be beamed to our next location, transitions generally include a journey. The question is, “Will we …

Encouraging Word

February 28, 2016

Experience Success in what God has Called You to Do Most of us have a desire to be successful. We want to be good at what we do; to do our best; to accomplish what we set out to do; to get it right. Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart from your …

The Ultimate Planner

February 17, 2016

Encouraging Word The word PLAN is defined as design; procedure; or purpose. We know God is very organized and orderly. We see from creation He is detailed. He has a master plan. Genesis 1 tells us that God created the heavens and the earth and everything on the earth. God also has individual plans for …

Best Books

February 17, 2016

The Bible Tells Me So…Why Defending Scripture Had Made Us Unable to Read It This month’s recommendation is for those who are brave. If you are afraid to read anything which may call into question your established beliefs about the Bible, or if you’re of the opinion that all Christians must share the same perspective …

The Sixty Minute Sermon Called Hebrews

February 4, 2016

Before Hebrews was a letter it was a sermon. These early believers, probably living in Rome, grasped this well-crafted sixty minute sermon. Now it’s our turn to get the message! The finality of Christ’s revelation, the efficacy of his atoning sacrifice, and the everlasting encouragement of his faithfulness, energizes the sermon’s spiraling intensity of exposition …

BRONNER: A Journey to Understanding

December 25, 2015

I remember the day I heard the news. My family was sitting at a restaurant table, discussing the sermon we had heard earlier that Sunday morning. In the midst of our banter and laughter, a text message popped up on my wife’s phone. Suddenly, the world impinged itself upon us and the table grew somber. …

Birmingham Based Foundation Leads Charge in Helping Syrian Refugees

December 25, 2015

“Because of the increase in the number of refugees from Syria [to Jordan], we are seeing many families who are not being taken care of and have nowhere to turn,” says Ruba Abbassi, founder and director of Arab Woman Today (AWT). “They need food, blankets and basic necessities.” Birmingham based Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation …

Hotel Mission Field

December 25, 2015

Every 12 months more than one billion travelers stay in hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada, and studies indicate that more than 5% (50 million) will pick up and read whatever is in their nightstand drawer. For decades, adults have been blessed with finding the Word of God in hotel and motel room drawers. And …

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