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The Global Impact of Friendship

Brook Hills Contributor
The two of us (Haley and Paige) have served overseas in short-term and mid-term contexts and were fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of gracious hospitality from locals. The kindness of a...
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All We Need Is To Ask

Brook Hills Contributor
Wisdom belongs to and is given from God. The Bible doesn’t tell us that we just fall into wisdom. It is something we seek. We ask for it. And even in the midst of brokenness, God is kind and God is...
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Let's Dig Deep

Brook Hills Contributor
Ten minutes after looking over her surprisingly, empty calendar for the month of June, Kewanna Mickens received a call from our Global Pastor, Chip Bugnar. He wanted to know if she would consider...
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Stand for Orphans: Thinking Outside Ourselves

Brook Hills Contributor
“Mom, can we PLEASE do a lemonade stand today,” begged the kids. They had been wanting to do one for a long time, so I reluctantly agreed to do a stand that hot day in May 2015. We gathered a...
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Entering Fatherhood Through Orphan Care

Brook Hills Contributor
While I might not have initially envisioned becoming a father by becoming a foster parent, the way God has had his hand in our story during this journey is amazing. I am constantly reminded of our...
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Extraordinary through the Ordinary

Brook Hills Contributor
God used the very ordinary means of discipleship in the past to do something very extraordinary in my life.
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A Modular Farewell

Brook Hills Contributor
As we bid farewell to the oh so picturesque modular buildings that have graced our campus for more years than intended, my mind takes a walk down the wooden, memory lane that runs down the middle of...
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This Is Hard, but There Is Hope

Brook Hills Contributor
Seven years ago, The Church at Brook Hills sent a team of people who had been called by God to go and serve among an unreached people group in East Asia. The East Asia Church Planting Team is a...
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Encouraging Family Worship

Brook Hills Contributor
When I was a new father, I had grand intentions of faithfully shepherding my family toward Jesus but no real plan for how to actually do it.
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Freedom for the Incarcerated

Brook Hills Contributor
The last thing Jeremy Miller wanted to do was leave everything familiar and move to Alabama. He had recently been married and started his own business in construction, and they lived right around the...
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In Every Season

Brook Hills Contributor
I may not ever know the whys or what is to come. What I do know is God will never leave. He will always send His children to remind me of His unending love for us and how He will never abandon us.
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Brook Hills Loves Birmingham

Chris Kinsley
It’s difficult to know exactly from where the impetus of an idea stems. So, I can’t quite recall how it came about or when we first started talking about it, but for some time Brandi Etheredge,...
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I See the Stars

Cassie Moore
It was pitch black. All we could see through the windows as we rolled along the desert highway were the occasional headlights of other cars as they sped by—that and a blanket of stars expanding...
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Legacy of a Brook Hills Small Group

Brook Hills Contributor
The dictionary defines a “legacy” as a gift that is handed down from one person to another. For us, one of those gifts came in the form of a small group at Brook Hills.
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A Letter From Pastor Matt

Matt Mason
Brook Hills, I have so much to say, and it’ll be hard to say it all here.
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Paralyzed by Anxiety

Cassie Moore
It all happened very fast. They quickly wheeled Jean Adams in her bed to another hospital room and hooked her up to a machine that helped her to breathe. She didn’t know exactly what was happening,...
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When Things Don't Go as Planned

Brook Hills Contributor
Have you ever prayed for something without really thinking about how exactly the Lord was going answer your prayer? Looking back at the end of last year, my prayer was for the Lord to deepen my faith...
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The Joy of a Community in Christ

Brook Hills Contributor
If, at the end of my life, I can point to a single common thread that God has woven throughout my life, I’d be willing to bet it is community. I’ve only lived 25 years of life so far, but that...
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What the Law Could Not Do

Cassie Moore
Dakota Carter, member of Brook Hills, shares how just a few verses changed his perspective and reversed the course of his life.
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The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ

Cassie Moore
Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God” has been a part of our family’s Christmas tradition from the beginning. Jaime and I were already fans of Peterson’s work from our college days, but...
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Helping Children Meet Jesus

Brook Hills Contributor
She was a first-time visitor to our class sitting beside me in the “big room” upstairs on the third floor. We were listening to Pastor John speak when suddenly I felt her nudge my side. I turned...
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Praying the Psalms

Brook Hills Contributor
We all know studying God’s Word and praying are essential elements of the Christ-follower’s life. These two disciplines can also work together hand-in-hand when we not only practice them...
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Life Verses

Chris Kinsley
You may have heard people talk before about having a life verse and wondered exactly what they meant. Was this something given to them? Was it something they picked? Did they have a life verse for...
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Partners in Christ

Callie
Pastor Martin never imagined when the protests started back in April that his country and community would be caught in a wildfire of violence and that many in his church would be left to scrounge for...
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