Keep Smiling...with Rosie Preston

April 10, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston During the past few weeks, I have been filing papers found in a suitcase. It’s amazing the strange things I find to write on since I forget to keep a notebook by my side. I find myself grabbing anything I can to quickly write down my thoughts so I won’t forget them.
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The Month of New Life

April 10, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford I’m not sure what your favorite time of the year might be or what your favorite holiday is, but springtime and Easter are by far my favorite. The month we call April the Hebrew calendar calls “Nisan.” Nisan means “beginning” and is the month of new life. It is no coincidence that
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XX

April 10, 2020 chris
By John Larkins The way is the covenant, Church, method and instructions God has provided for humans to rejoin Him in this world and the next. It is singular even though God has modified it from time to time. The days of Jesus Christ on earth, some of which will be presented in today’s message,
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob -Preparedness for Extreme Camping

April 10, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart; who do not slander with their tongue, and do no evil to their friends, nor take up a reproach against
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Brunch Casserole, Eggnog Pancakes and Blueberry Monkey Bread

April 10, 2020 chris
Let’s do brunch! Brunch Casserole 10 slices of bread, cubed (I don’t remove crusts) 1 pound Dean’s sausage, cooked and crumbles 1 (8-ounce) package cheddar cheese, grated 8 eggs, beaten 4 cups milk salt and pepper to taste Put the bread cubes in a greased deep baking dish (lazy me uses a foil pan). Add
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Online trivia and pizza cravings

April 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last Saturday was a silent day for me as my husband Alan was occupied with his motorcycles, among other outdoorsy stuff. I just sat around, with the ultimate goal of taking a shower. I was invited on Facebook by a precious lady to play a trivia game with Faith Worship Center. The
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Faith: No Room for Laziness

April 3, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise. Without having any chief or officer or ruler, it prepares its food in summer, and gathers its sustenance in harvest. How long will you lie there, O lazybones? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XIX

April 3, 2020 chris
By John Larkins In Matthew 20:17, we read an account of a very busy and honored Jesus teaching and performing miracles. He and His 12 bishops-in-training are not far from Jerusalem while interacting with very attentive crowds. The time period probably is around spring of the Year 33. Jesus abruptly pulls his apostles aside and
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Please join the UNITE 714 prayer movement

April 3, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Each week, we are watching our world, our nation, and even our own state change as a result of COVID-19. Each day, whether on the television or through the internet, we can easily be overcome by all the information regarding COVID-19. While most of this news is not very positive, there are
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Strawberry Pie, Strawberry Bread, Strawberry Ice Box Dessert and Strawberry Pizza Crust

April 3, 2020 chris
The strawberry, red in all of its glory, is one of nature’s sweetest offerings. It can be eaten straight off the vine and can be barely sprinkled with sugar or salt. The peak season for strawberries is April to June, so now is the time to enjoy these recipes. My favorite way to use strawberries
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Appreciating nature's soundtrack

April 3, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott It was a morning like most every morning. I was leaving my home for my next adventure at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. There was some tension in our minds concerning our seniors getting fed through all the corona virus chaos. Then I heard the birds. My mind flashed back to
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Strawberry Angel Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

March 27, 2020 chris
Spring is here! I think one of the big reasons people do not cook anymore is the notion that it takes too long and it’s just too hard. I hope you learn from my recipes that good home-cooked food can be quick, easy and good. Pies are a great dessert to make ahead of time
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Weary and worn out

March 27, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott With anticipation, we have the honor of still sending out meals to our seniors at the George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe. Mayor Charles Gilchrist has ordered tests for us at the center, and no one who has a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit is allowed in to help. Volunteers from the
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Standing together with faith in God

March 27, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford I pray that each of you reading this article is safe and healthy. Each week, I continue to pray Psalm 91 over you and your families, especially verses 9-11, which say, “If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XVIII

March 27, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Soon we will be recalling the most important event in human history – The Way the gates of Heaven were re-opened after the sin of Adam and Eve. As the Roman governor was questioning Jesus in preparation for His crucifixion, Our Lord said, “I am The Way, the truth and the life.”
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - He Gives the Whole World with His Hands

March 27, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God…So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future – all belong to you, and you belong to Christ,
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Baked Marinated Chicken, Fried Meatballs and Stuffed Large Pasta Shells

March 19, 2020 chris
This week I am continuing recipes that I collected from people who attended Cottontail’s Village in Birmingham. Even though I have not yet tried any of these, they sound delicious! I plan to try all of these this week. Baked Marinated Chicken Four boneless chicken breasts Lemon pepper Bottle of Italian dressing One tablespoon Dale’s
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I want my hugs back!

March 19, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This past Sunday morning at Cove Creek Baptist Church, I almost cried. Precautions were taken to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Hand sanitizer was everywhere, and we were instructed to try not to shake hands or touch in any way. Hugging was strongly discouraged and pretty much prohibited. During the
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Love From the Beginning Has No End

March 19, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XVII

March 19, 2020 chris
By John Larkins One of the most emotional subjects in Christian thinking is the problem of suffering. Glib critics of Christ are wont to say, “Well, if God loves me, why would he allow me to suffer?” There are variations of this idea. If God is “God,” then He has the power to do everything.
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Psalm 91: The Soldier’s Psalm

March 19, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Last week our nation was called to a “Day of Prayer” concerning the coronavirus that has since been identified as a pandemic. Many churches across our country sent out a message encouraging everyone to pray Psalm 91. While praying that psalm over my family, our country and our nation as a whole,
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Keep Smiling...with Rosie Preston - Found on ladies' bumper stickers

March 16, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Found on ladies’ bumper stickers: * So many men, so few who can afford me! * God made us sisters, Prozac made us friends. * Princess, having had sufficient experience with princes, seeks frog. * Coffee, chocolate, men…some things are just better rich. * Don’t treat me any differently than you would
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The Vagabond - John Coffee’s adventures in Attalla

March 16, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Last week the Vagabond wrote about Davey Crockett passing through the Attalla area. This week, another famous man, John Coffee also came through the same area. On Oct. 4, 1815, Coffee (pictured at right) was appointed by U.S. President James Madison to survey the boundaries created by the Treaty of Fort Jackson,
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Hold on God, I’ll be with You in a minute!

March 16, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. Whoever says, ‘I have come to know him,’ but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys his word, truly in this
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Inspiration from God’s Word - No need to fear

March 16, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford I do not normally watch the news on a regular basis. Based on all that is happening around the world regarding the coronavirus, however, I decided to watch both the local and national news yesterday. If I was not alarmed or anxious before the news, I definitely was afterwards. Throughout the day,
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part XVI

March 16, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Do we live our lives – and so, stage our deaths – as though we believed in eternal life and God, including His complete jurisdiction over our fate? Many humans ponder these questions. For example, in his play Hamlet, William Shakespeare has the main character mulling this question while contemplating suicide, one
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Corn Salad, Pound Cake Sauce and Chicken Queso Casserole

March 12, 2020 chris
Cottontail’s Village 2020 at the BJCC in Birmingham was a great success for us this year. In fact, I signed more cookbooks than I did last year. The highlight of the weekend for me was talking to so many wonderful cooks from all over our great state. Mary and I asked many cooks what their
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Of old dogs, children and watermelon wine

March 12, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last week my darling husband Alan asked me to write about old dogs, children and watermelon wine. Even though that was my intention when I started, my story ended up totally different. At work the next day, Pat Hill, the director at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe, knew that song by
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Are We There Yet, Father?

March 6, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one. So I do not
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Why Worry?

March 6, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford I struggled this week with the title of this teaching. I wanted to title it something more positive and life-giving, but I kept coming back to this question I ask myself often when I let my circumstances become bigger than my God. It is so easy to let our circumstances and the
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