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Every human is flawed and imperfect, yet God loves us anyway. Even on our worst days, He loves us at maximum capacity. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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As we get into full swing for 2020, I’d like to highlight two of our city’s major events: Shades Creek Fest and Citizen’s Appreciation Day. Read more

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Even if you’re new to faith, even if you’re walking just one step ahead of your child, you can be a powerful prayer warrior. You can equip your child spiritually and point them to the source of all peace. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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City Council members Virginia Smith and Alice Womack have entered into a challenge with council members from Vestavia, Homewood and Hoover to see who can improve their recycling ‘stats’ the most between Nov. 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020. Read more

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They say God’s grace comes when you need it and not a moment sooner, and I think this explains how my heart began to thaw when I saw Camille, heard her cry and felt the doctor lay her 6-pound body on my chest. Read more

Kari Kampakis

On social media, however, we get to skip the real-life challenge of trying to work through differences and instead join tribes. Read more

Kari Kampakis

I find it interesting (and somewhat crazy) that Americans will pack stadiums and pour money into a sport that revolves around one ball. Many people care more passionately about who dominates that one ball than they do eternal matters. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Unanimously we agreed that when it comes to a happy marriage, character far outweighs charisma. What makes a guy a “keeper” is not the charm or splashy gestures that might impress outsiders. Read more

Kari Kampakis

It takes a thousand choices to get where you want to be in life. Read more

Kari Kampakis

A mom of five kids (all teenagers) once told me that something they discuss a lot in their home is recovery. Read more

Kari Kampakis

“My daughter told me I need to get a life,” my friend said, and we laughed because her daughter is in sixth grade. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Of the many lessons I try to teach my children, one of the most essential lessons is to trust their gut instincts and funny feelings. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Right now, if you are raising or influencing teenagers, you have a window of opportunity that won’t always exist. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Our world needs more people who take a genuine interest in others. Read more

Kari Kampakis

We are raising kids in a competitive culture with more upper-middle class families who enjoy higher standards of living and more disposable income than previous generations. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Comparison is never helpful. It makes us feel inferior or superior, less-than someone else or better-than them. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Oftentimes, what hurts most with rejection isn’t the event itself, but the emotions that are triggered. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Your vibe attracts your tribe, and the way to attract real friends is to be a real friend first. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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"Mountain Brook has a problem with underage drinking. Every community in the U.S. struggles with this serious concern, but student surveys show that we have a problem that is even more serious than most communities." Read more

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"It was a simple task, really, and one that many families had successfully carried out before us." Read more

Kari Kampakis

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