Literally, there is no place in God's creation where God is invisible. Gary Henry has said, "Surely, we are surrounded by traces of God. God has not left Himself without "marks" or "signs" that He has been here. So telling are the tokens of His creativity, we can hardly come into contact with anything that God has done without being reminded of the power of His existence and the richness of His love." (www.wordpoints.com) Among countless considerations about a supreme being are these:
Just the other day I was headed cross country toward Valdosta - one of those places in our wide and wonderful state to which it is difficult to find a straight shot from here. Having gotten widely varying estimates of time and distance from three different Internet mapping services, I decided to play rabbit and head out in what I knew was the general direction, the back roads known as the Woodpecker Trail. I can't remember when I've enjoyed a drive more.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My blood pressure has been under 150, and I am 59 years old. Recently, family stress due to illness, the holidays, getting fat, life, etc., all coming at once caused my blood pressure to rise to the 160 to 170 range. I went to the doctor, and he gave me some medicine and told me to come back in four weeks.
Believe it or not, Martha Bulloch, the granddaughter of Archibald Bulloch, was both the mother of a president, and the grandmother of a first lady. What's more, she is suspected as having been the actual model for the character Scarlet O'Hara in the famous novel Gone With The Wind. Both women (real and fictional) were portrayed as smart, witty, fit, black-haired beauties that lived in elegant southern plantation mansions set in an idyllic location (Bulloch Hall and "Tara").
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Suspected Shiite militiamen dressed as Interior Ministry commandos stormed a Higher Education Ministry office Tuesday and kidnapped dozens of people after clearing the area under the guise of providing security for what they claimed would be a visit by the U.S. ambassador.
Vanee Blanchette, with Wise Choice Realty in Statesboro, has recently been awarded the designation of Accredited Staging Professional (ASP).
WASHINGTON - Humbled by elections at home, President Bush is heading into talks with leaders in Asia and Europe who will be watching for signs of weakness, uncertainty or retrenchment.
ATLANTA - Michael Vick sat on the Georgia Dome turf, looking around in disbelief while the boos came at him from all directions.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Even on a bad day, Georgia Tech was good enough to clinch a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
AUBURN, Ala. - The Georgia Bulldogs did more than just spoil No. 5 Auburn's title hopes. They finally played like defending Southeastern Conference champions.
DEAR ABBY: On Thursday, Nov. 16, millions of smokers will take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. During the last 30 years, we have learned that the combination of a smoke-free community and smoking cessation support is vital to helping smokers quit.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My mother, at the age of 93, is taking a combination of medicines including Tiazac, Lanoxin, Coumadin, Lasix and Zaroxolyn. She has frequent bouts of diarrhea. My question is, are these medications formulated using aspartame, sucralose or sugar alcohols, which cause the same symptoms in other members of the family?
A recent read of New Zealand Bridge unearthed this deal, which was played in 1975 during a match between Auckland and Canterbury. At one table, West was in four hearts doubled; at the other, South was in four spades doubled. What do you think happened at each? Can four spades be defeated?
Once you make a number of constructive changes that you already know are needed, you will benefit considerably. Diligent effort might be required, but the rewards you realize will be worth it.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas - the good and the bad. Now the Yankees captain has another milestone to go with them there.
CORDELE - Former University of Georgia 400-meter standout Torrin Lawrence died Monday morning in a car accident as he made his way home to Jacksonville, Florida. He was 25.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.
ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.
Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.
H.A. Sack Co., Inc. just celebrated going more than one million hours without a lost time injury.
Today, 12 years ago, my life's priorities changed dramatically when my wife's doctor uttered three words, "you have cancer."
WASHINGTON - Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?
Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Christine Anne Manning and Jeffrey Allen Lipsey.
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville, Georgia, and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.
WASHINGTON - Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.
Lives were changed during the seventh annual R.E.A.D.Y. 2000 Inc. Summer Enrichment Camp, held last month at the W.W. Mann Center and The Body of Christ Assembly, Inc.