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Publisher’s Note 

What’s Your One and One?


At a recent gathering, Kenneth Paschal with the Alabama Family Rights Association introduced himself and asked,

“Laurie, what’s your one and one?

What’s one thing you are particularly grateful for today?

What’s one thing you would like prayer for today?”

What great questions!

As a recent empty nester, the answer to both those questions were on the tip of my tongue that day and weighing heavy on my heart.

“Kenneth, as much as I miss them, I am so very grateful to God today for allowing all three of my sons to be away in college. And my big prayer today? For my three sons in college to follow God’s guidance and will for their lives.”

Today as our Birmingham Christian Family team prepares this 225th issue of the magazine for print my One Thing I am particularly grateful for is the opportunity God gave me almost 20 years ago to spread Good News in our community and the way He has chosen to sustain it with readers and advertisers like you who support our mission. My One Thing I ask of God today is for the magazine to continue reaching people with the Good News of Jesus Christ as long as He desires and in doing so impact our community in a very positive way.

I’ve decided to start each day with a One and One. At least One Thing to thank God for and at least One Thing I will share with Him and trust He will answer. I’m also going to look for opportunities to ask those God places in my path the question Kenneth asked me, “What’s your One and One?”

Hope to see you soon!

-Laurie Stroud

Founder, The Christian Family Publication, Inc.

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