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.
DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.
INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
As a marriage counselor, I see all sorts of couples in my office. They come to me with problems ranging from infidelity to not putting the cap back on the toothpaste. When they decide to go to marriage counseling, most couples have decided that their problems are so big that they need to get it sorted out - or else. However, there are a lot of problems couples have that aren't really problems at all. They're small enough that it's not really worth the argument.
A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday, at Claxton Poultry, according to Atlanta police.
The United States falls behind other countries in terms of federal protection and support for working parents. Individual states can implement policies to make it easier to be both a parent and an employee, but a report from the National Partnership for Women and Families shows that states don't rank too high, either.
Pharrell William's song, "Happy", has topped the music charts and kept people dancing all summer long. But do those who "clap along" really know what makes them happy?
Mr. Austin Emerson Deal
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.
EDINBURGH, Ind. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Graham Rahal are used to occasional fireworks when drivers get upset at the track.
NEW ORLEANS -- Georgia Southern and Appalachian State have long been known for having two of the best gameday atmospheres in the Football Championship Subdivision.
The Bulloch Academy varsity softball team will do its part to bring an end to a horribly devastating disease by hosting the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking Out Alzheimer's" softball tournament on July 30-31.
LOS ANGELES - Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.