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FAITH: Reflections on regrets

By Michael Brooks A mentor when I was younger insisted Monday was a good day for pastors since the pressure of the upcoming Sunday hadn’t yet settled in. He was in the minority because many pastors joke about Mondays being “resignation day.” They feel badly about the day before and drag in on Monday with discouragement. Another pastor I knew did reverse psychology. He had staff meetings at 8 a.m. on Monday ...

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Kids talk about God: Can I trust the Lord to supply my needs?

By Carey Kinsolving and Friends Psalm 23 is one of the most beloved Scriptures in the entire Bible. Its simple, yet profound truths have provided comfort to millions for three millennia. My friends have plenty of ideas about what King David meant when he wrote, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." "Every time you go to the store, you don't have to ask for everything," says Meredith, 6. Or as Haleigh ...

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Mythic Cards & Games thriving in its new location

By Crystal McGough, copy editor CLAY -- Even a dreary, rainy day didn’t stop people from coming out to enjoy a night of gaming at Mythic Cards & Games Saturday night. Cars packed the parking lot and gamers filled the tables for multiple events at the popular game shop in Clay. Mythic, which originally opened in Clay in 2016, recently moved from its former strip mall storefront location at 6401 Old Sprin ...

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You Need More Than Money to Save Your Marriage

By Mary Hunt The phone rings. You pick it up to hear your husband say, "Honey, do you know what day it is? Seven years ago tonight we got engaged. Let's go out for dinner and a movie to celebrate!" Long ago, in what seems like another time and place, you fell in love with this man because he was both spontaneous and sentimental. Now when he asks you for a date, the first words out of your mouth tend to be, ...

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New community center in Center Point opening in April

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT —The city of Center Point is opening its new community center on April 30. The center offers a fitness center, a gymnasium and a variety of classes. Classes include CrossFit, pickleball, basketball, fitness and aerobics, weight lifting, tumbling and gymnastics. Walk-in visits are $5 for access to the fitness center and gym during open play hour. Monthly ...

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Faith: Thriving in His plan

By Mike Ennis, Faith Community Fellowship Springville Campus Pastor Life sometimes takes twists and turns that are well….not what we had planned. Truth is, everyone has challenges. Every family, every marriage, every parent encounters “stuff” in life that is different than how we planned it. Today, I want to share the story of someone who experienced some “twists” in life and yet found confidence and faith ...

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RECALL ALERT: Electric bicycle could be hazardous

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) — 195 Stromer ST5 electric bicycles have been recalled due to crash and injury hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. CPSC said the bicycle stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. The company has received one report of a stem breaking, but no injuries were reported. [caption id="attachment_74777" ...

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Faith: Prepare to meet your baker

By Richard Harp This is the slogan for the local Great Harvest Bakery in Trussville. Recently, a challenging yet inspirational story took place regarding their company and our congregation.  We had a family of three visit with us for worship one Sunday. Their mother filled out a visitor’s card, explaining that she and her daughters had just moved to Alabama from the far Northwest and were looking for a chur ...

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Faith: Calvary, not Calvin

By Andy Waits If you want to get someone’s blood boiling bring up Calvinism. Better yet, if you want to make a life-long enemy, accuse them of being a Calvinist. This label has become the scarlet letter, the ace in the hole that people pull when they want to rally a mob against a pastor or church member. ​How do you define Calvinism? Everyone has an opinion. Some say “a Calvinist doesn’t believe in missions ...

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Calvary Chapel Trussville to host Rest for Your Soul on Saturday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Calvary Chapel Trussville, a new church plant established in September of last year, is holding a public event called “Rest for Your Soul” at the Trussville Public Library on March 16. There will be two different sessions, one at 11 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Each session will have a different topic, so come for both if you are able. "Since coming to Ala ...

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