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Wrestling With the Hard Questions

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Gathering together to know our Father deeper, being consistent in fellowship, and discussing the gospel with the lost are all acts of obedience and worship to God.
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It Takes A Village

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My kids and I first visited Brook Hills on a Sunday morning in 2015. I was roughly 48 hours into officially being a single mom and our world was spinning on its axis, to say the least. I nervously...
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Human Trafficking Awareness

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Human Trafficking is a huge global, national, and local crisis. It’s the second largest criminal enterprise in the world with an estimated 25 million individuals trafficked worldwide. It’s even...
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How Pregnancy Resource Centers Offer Help And Hope In Jesus’ Name

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When Rosa* first visited the pregnancy center where I volunteer, she was accompanied by her husband. He spoke only a little English, she none at all. She stood somewhat behind him as he and I...
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God’s Sovereignty Amidst Our Uncertainty

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“Things don’t always go the way we plan, but the risk is worth it, even with our physical lives,” Dave said. “We always want to be wise, but sometimes things don’t make sense. Knowing He’s...
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God Always Provides

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After traveling this past summer to a mountain village in Southeast Asia, Courtney Talley said one thing is crystal clear — God wants the people there to know Him. And He will send rain and disrupt...
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Sending our Children No Matter the Cost

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What would it look like to not only free your kids to go to the other side of the globe but also encourage them to do so? And what could it cost?
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A New Family

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The dreams started when she was 12. ...
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Extending Our Homes for the Holidays

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Across the city, decorations are going up and Birmingham is coming alive because it is “the most wonderful time of the year.” We will soon celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, two of our...
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Care for the UnAdopted

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There are approximately 153 million orphaned children in the world. That’s an unfathomable number. Yet even this number does not begin to cover the depth of the orphan crisis. This number excludes...
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The Mission Doesn't Change

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We aren’t to be any less intentional, driven, or excited about ministry because we are in our homeland.
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Gather Your People and Go!

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My husband, Rusty, and I often traveled together on mission, but once we started having babies, that had to change. We would take turns going on short-term trips while the other stayed behind and...
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The Prayers of Children

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I have seen God move in some amazing ways through prayer, but when I began volunteering in children’s ministry on Wednesday nights, I saw God working in a fresh, exciting way through an emphasis...
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The Blessing of Biblical Community

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Even after a year, this constant encouragement has continued. When it feels like my world is falling apart, they remind me that God never changes. His grace is constant, His love is consistent, and...
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Making a Church into a Home

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We moved to Birmingham in 2013 as we began a new phase of our lives and quickly landed at Brook Hills as our church home. Though the Lord provided biblical community through different avenues in...
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Embrace Change for Kingdom Glory

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Imagine with me, if you will, a person so shy as to be unwilling to order delivery pizza because it meant cold-calling a stranger. Pretty shy, right? Imagine that same person striking up...
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Partnering Together for the Gospel

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He was not your average missionary. He was highly motivated and sure of his calling. He was fully committed and willing to make any sacrifice to fulfill the mission. Both he and the church had high...
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The Global Impact of Friendship

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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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Stand for Orphans: Thinking Outside Ourselves

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“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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Seeking Joy

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The joy that God gives us is rooted in everything that He has done for us. To preserve that joy, we have to fight to keep our hope in Him by reading His Word and spending time with Him.
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Entering Fatherhood Through Orphan Care

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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

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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

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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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Relationships Fuel the Mission

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I wonder if many of us realize the importance our relationship with other believers and our involvement in the local church plays in our role of disciple-making.
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