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Your Prayers Matter

Brook Hills
A few months ago I sat in a room with a believer in Turkey who told me the story of how Christ had saved him. He grew up as a very devout follower of Islam, yet when he was young he began to pray that...
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Navigating Mother's Day

Brook Hills
Mother’s Day has always been a tactical challenge to navigate. By my 40th birthday, I finally learned how to bless each of my 5 stepmothers and my birth mother on this special day set aside for...
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College Ministry at Red Fern

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_441" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "Samford University, Birmingham, AL" by Chuck Grimmett / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Cropped[/caption] ...
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The Idolatry of Grief

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_426" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "Mourning" by Jeremy Sorrells / CC BY-NC 2.0 / Cropped[/caption]Today’s story was written by Sue Mooney. Sue has attended Brook Hills...
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Two Doors Down

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_417" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "McCulloch Hall, 4th Floor" by Geoff Hill / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Cropped[/caption] ...
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Cross-Cultural Christmas

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_443" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "A Very Happy Christmas 2012" by Tony Hammond / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Cropped[/caption]Have you ever wondered what the Christmas holidays look...
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A Journey of Change

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_445" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "Cambodia Village" by civ33 / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Cropped[/caption]When my wife and I felt called to go on a short-term mission trip to...
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Living Life Like Acts?

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_447" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "Indian farmer shows off QPM maize" by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Cropped[/caption]Have you ever...
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The Gospel at Work

Brook Hills
This past weekend we had the privilege of hosting The Gospel at Work Conference here at Brook Hills. The whole purpose of our time together was to explore how we can all live extraordinary,...
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Is Generosity Biblical?

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_453" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "Offering" by TenthMusePhotography / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Cropped[/caption]I lived most of my life as a cultural Christian, which meant I...
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Humility of Holiness

Brook Hills
There is this elusive verse in the Word that strikes me each time I read it. “Be Holy because I am Holy.” It seems simple in concept, but the reality of this verse has deep implications in life.To...
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Lean Into the Shake

Sarah Doss
In Exodus 29, God promises to sanctify the tabernacle by His glory. It is a beautiful picture of the holy God condescending to be among His people – covenanting to dwell (literally make His home)...
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Worship in Life Together

Brook Hills
Growing up I loved going to church. I got to sing great songs, I would tell God how awesome He is, the pastor would teach me something inspiring from the Word, and then – in all of its splendor–...
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A Mentorship Story

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_533" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "Horton Spring - Mogollon Rim - Payson Arizona" by Alan English / CC BY-NC 2.0 / Cropped[/caption]For me mentoring is a natural outflow of...
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Love One Another

Brook Hills
“Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13:34This is a command not a suggestion. It is not love based on feelings or emotions; it is agape love, divine love. So, how...
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Get Involved

Brook Hills
It must run in the family.My granddad used to be the guy who showed up early on Sunday to turn on all the lights. I remember helping my dad set up lights for church dramas, musicals, and even a live...
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Worship in Walking Shoes

Brook Hills
Being a part of this faith family has been one of the greatest joys of my life. God has taught me so many marvelous truths through the Word as Pastor David, alongside many other God-fearing men, have...
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Reach the World from Right Here

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_554" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "Birmingham's skyline from it's highest point" by André Natta / CC BY 2.0 / Cropped[/caption]My desire to serve internationals grew after...
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A Preschool Story: The Hinsons

Brook Hills
Mark Hinson, one of our elders, and his wife, Carol, have been serving in our preschool ministry for a while now. What began as an obedient answer to a call to serve as been both a blessing and a...
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The Heart of Worship

Brook Hills
A worship pastor is often prone to thinking that the Church’s peak moments of worship - on this side of eternity - are found in the 15-20 minutes we sing on Sundays. I should know. But it’s not...
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Working From God’s Itinerary

Brook Hills
[caption id="attachment_559" align="aligncenter" width="944"] "NYC at Night" by FaceMePLS / CC BY 2.0 / Cropped & Altered[/caption]We walked in New York City all morning, praying for opportunities...
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The Mystery of Manhood

Chris Kinsley
If I’m honest with you, I have to admit that I sometimes question whether or not I really understand what it means to be a man.I grew up surrounded by great, godly men. My father. My grandfathers...
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Pursuit Conference 2013

Brook Hills
On May 10-11, our Young Singles Ministry hosted their first annual Pursuit Conference. The theme for the weekend was "Learning the Art of Holiness: Because the Classics Never Die." Check out some...
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Preschool Disciple-Making

Brook Hills
I began serving in the Preschool Ministry 4 years ago. I had just graduated from college and received an e-mail saying there was a need for volunteers on Wednesday nights. I responded mainly because...
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