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Broken Plans

Brook Hills Contributor
I had a plan for how life was supposed to work. As a girl who had grown up on the mission field, graduated from Bible college, and married a man in pastoral ministry, my life was mapped out. I would...
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Consider the Birds

Cassie Moore
“The Lord was gracious to me,” says Candice Rice, a single mom and member at Brook Hills. “Even though I didn’t deserve it – I am so far from deserving – He provided. This was God’s...
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Hope in Heartbreak

Cassie Moore
Martin and Elle met when they were young kids at a church in Orange Park, Florida in 1979. Both children of Navy pilots, their families became close while they were growing up. Martin’s first...
Women

3 Tips for the New Year

BH Women Contributor
1. Start your day on purpose. Instead of rolling out of bed and scrolling through social media, spend those first quiet moments setting the purpose of your day. Spend time with the Lord in prayer,...
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Knowing God

Nate Farrow
One of the significant milestones in my faith came during my senior year in college. I was at the bottom of an eighteen-month spiral that began with a career-ending football injury. As I sat across...
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A Drink of Living Water

Brook Hills Contributor
When I first I started the ministry in my village, it was very difficult for me to share the gospel with villagers because they hated Christianity so much.
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For the Sake of the Unreached

Callie
I’ll never forget the first time I heard Pastor Jonathan Bean give his lecture on “The State of the Kingdom and Unreached People Groups.” It was 2010, and we were sitting in a small classroom...
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A Story to Tell

Callie
One Sunday morning in May of last year, Hannah Diamond stood in the aisles with other Mid-Termers at The Church at Brook Hills surrounded by friends, family, and the church. They prayed for God to...
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A Bright Star

Brook Hills Contributor
Vijay came to Bright Star House 10 years ago, a young boy who lost both of his parents to HIV/AIDS. After his parents’ death, none of his relatives wanted to take care of him. They were afraid of...
Global

Share the Promise

Callie
This time of year reminds us that we are the recipients of the greatest gift the world has ever known – the love, grace, and mercy of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Leader Tips

New Year, New Challenges

Jay Gordon
As we get ready to flip the calendar to a new year, it is a natural time to evaluate the last year and to make plans, commitments, or resolutions for a new and improved year. As Small Group Leaders,...
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Make Your Life Count

Brook Hills Contributor
In the remote hill tribes of Northern Vietnam, we were researching people groups for a mission agency. That particular day, we were traveling down a jeep track that attempted to follow a river as it...
Women

Advent Resources

Ashley Chesnut
I wanted to become more intentional about focusing on Christ throughout the holiday season and not just on Christmas Day. If you're looking for some resources to help you with this,
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Sustained by His Faithfulness

Brook Hills Contributor
In 1986 we had an earthshaking spiritual awakening. We were finally, after 25 years of marriage, on the same page spiritually and going in the same direction – a great joy to both of us.
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We Thought We Were Just Helping Others

BH Women Contributor
After three years of marriage, Charlie and I decided to move from my modest, 3-bedroom house in Adamsville to Homewood to be closer to Charlie’s business. We had a blended family of eight children,...
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In Our Sorrow

Brook Hills Contributor
In the spring of 2001, Tim and Linda Flowers decided to take their two kids, Melanie (15) and Daniel (11), to visit their families in their hometown of Demopolis, Alabama. They had no way of knowing...
Leader Tips

7 Good Reasons to Multiply Your Group

Jay Gordon
...It seems the first step in this process is the most difficult, but it's the most important! The first step is to believe that we should work toward multiplication. I’d love to give you seven...
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The Gift of Relationship

Brook Hills Contributor
It was the summer of 1999, and I had just finished my freshman year of college at Texas A&M. As part of a student exchange program, my job for the next three months landed me in North Carolina.
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Solo Por Gracia – By Grace Alone

Brook Hills Contributor
The first time I heard the gospel was in Mexico. I was visiting several apartment complexes looking for a new apartment for my family. While I was looking, I visited one complex where some people were...
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When Following Jesus Isn't Easy

Brook Hills Contributor
By God's grace, my career of following Jesus has been pretty simple up until this year. Sure, I was still occasionally tempted to sin and probably should have been working through things from my life...
Leader Tips

4 Ways to Equip Your Group for Generosity

Jay Gordon
There are two primary areas where that is important—evangelism and generosity. While those two items are critical for the spiritual maturity of every believer, they are doubly for the leader. Why?...
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The Love of a Church

Cassie Moore
God’s ways are mysterious and astonishing. And it’s impossible to predict the miraculous ways God prepares hearts long before they come to know Him.
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Carrying One Another’s Burdens

Brook Hills Contributor
Grief by definition is intense sorrow. I would describe becoming a widow as a deep pain throughout your mind, body, and soul. It felt like an amputation of half of my body. It took time and resting in...
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The Gospel in the Life of a Child

Cassie Moore
The first time Noah Chappell heard about Jesus, he was very young. But Jesus moves in the hearts of children and uses their lives for His glory every bit as much as He does with you and me. Noah’s...
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