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An Unexpected Gift

BH Women Contributor
What if people found out I had a bipolar disorder? Would they think less of me or wonder if all of my genuine smiles and bursts of laughter were just an act or the result of some manic high?
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Desire to Make Disciples

Jay Gordon
My name is Jay Gordon. My role at Brook Hills is as Adults and Small Groups Minister. The call on my life to work in adults and discipleship started 32 years ago. I was serving a small church in...
Stories

Steve & Karen Dewhirst: Ministering through Apartment Life

Brook Hills
We were involved in ministry preaching and teaching for 38 years and recognized that the group we were associated with was not where we needed to be. So we just walked away from it and didn’t know...
Stories

Mfreke Obot

Brook Hills
My real name is Mfrekemfon Obot. That’s what my parents named me but since I came here not everybody can pronounce the entire thing so I just shortened it up to Mfreke Obot. I’m 27. I was born in...
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Nate Farrow

Brook Hills
I see my role in singles ministry as trying to bridge that gap between college students and young married adult. And I’m not interested in just seeing the Singles Ministry itself growing and...
Women

A Closet Hater

Ashley Chesnut
But that’s what happened this spring. And it took taking a class on “problematic emotions” for me to recognize it.
Women

Haters Gonna Hate, But Not Christians

Ashley Chesnut
politics and laws do not change people’s hearts, which is why we are a nation still divided this long after Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Act.
Women

Making Peace With Your Past (Book Review)

BH Women Contributor
tired of living in the past or of being defined by their past
Stories

Living with Purpose

Ande Underwood
The call from a friend, followed by a voice mail, came in about 9:30 in the morning on June 10th. Since I was on vacation, I did not have my phone in the same room. I returned the call about an hour...
Women

When Our Feelings Do Not Match Our Beliefs (Part 2)

Ashley Chesnut
Don’t carry around the guilt Christ came to set you free from.
Women

When Our Feelings Do Not Match Our Beliefs (Part 1)

Ashley Chesnut
Have you ever experienced a disconnect between what you knew to be true and how you felt?
Stories

As We Go...

Rocky Mayo
If you had told us three years ago that it would be difficult to leave Birmingham, it would have been pretty hard to believe you. As natives of southern California, the South seemed like a foreign...
Women

Am I Emotionally Unhealthy?

Ashley Chesnut
You might have read these descriptions and thought, “Oh no! That’s me!”
Women

Emotions & Smoke Detectors

Ashley Chesnut
There wasn’t a fire. In fact, I even had a warning
Stories

A Father's Day Reflection

Chris Kinsley
My wife, Liza, will tell you I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to have kids, but that’s not precisely correct. I always wanted to be a father. I mean, it wasn’t something I passionately pursued for...
Women

God and Emotions and You

Ashley Chesnut
It is a lie that we cannot control our emotions.
Stories

Casey Boss

The Church at Brook Hills
I pray a lot, about all kinds of things. But I especially pray that the Lord would open my eyes to what girls and all our students are going through. I see them going to school, and it’s totally...
Women

Discipling Your Emotions

Ashley Chesnut
This scene in Inside Out is my favorite in the entire movie. Don’t you wish you could have such running commentary
Stories

Shepherd the Flock

Josh Dowis
“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is...
Women

Summer Reads 2016

Ashley Chesnut
for those who have more liberty with their choice of reading materials (or will try to squeeze a non-school read in like me), here’s a few that I recommend.
Women

Celebration and the Church

BH Women Contributor
Since I’m 25 and live in Birmingham, I’ve attended a lot of weddings over the past few years.
Stories

A Journey to Open Adoption

Brook Hills
It was about the time of our first wedding anniversary that we started seriously considering going to some classes just to learn more about adoption. It had always been on our hearts as individuals,...
Women

Making Confession & Hearing Confession

Ashley Chesnut
you can imagine my surprise when the college junior sitting across from me chose that particular place and time to tell me about
Global

God Answers Prayers

Brook Hills Mid-Termer
Have you ever experienced the peace that comes with knowing that you are doing God’s will? I am moving to East Asia this summer, and I am fearless. I am fearlessly moving to an area that many would...
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