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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - What’s the practical value of faith in God?

Faith is the channel through which we receive the blessings of God designed for his children. "By grace ... through faith" is the way Paul said it in his letter to the Ephesians (2:8). While it is true that "... he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust" (Matthew 5:45), the Lord blesses those who love him in spiritual ways reserved for them alone.

August 19, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parents must find balance when dealing with misbehavior

In the late 1960s, as psychologist B. F. Skinner's behavior modification theory made the jump from academia into popular culture, the focus in child rearing shifted from molding character to "shaping" behavior. Books such as Gerald Patterson's Living with Children promised perfectly well-behaved children through the proper manipulation of rewards and punishments such as time-out and systematic removal of privilege.

August 17, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Vintage Connections focusing on antiques

Vintage Connections in downtown Statesboro has new owners and the focus is on becoming an antique mall.

August 13, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - 10,000 acres and one new word

In opening the back door, I flush a flock of birds at the edge of the branch, their wings fluttering fast and thick like shuffled cards. They rise and disappear too quickly for me to make out any markings and they make no sound from which I, were I a person who knew birdcalls, could identify them. The strip of field grass, broom sedge, and dandelions that separates the branch from the backyard is relatively narrow and, on this filmy, overcast morning, their small feathered bodies are little more than momentary smudges across my contact lenses.

August 12, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Presidents visit southeast Georgia

Young Army officer Benjamin Harrison commanded the 70th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. On Jan. 16, 1865, Brevet Brig. Gen. Harrison was ordered to rejoin his unit, which was then stationed in Savannah.

August 10, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - 3-year-old's new favorite word is 'stupid'

Q: The first time my 3-year-old called his 4-year-old brother "stupid" I was caught off guard and probably made too big a deal over it. I told him that he is not allowed to call a person stupid because it is hurtful. He promptly began calling the dog, his cup, and everything else under the sun "stupid." He loves to call people "stoopy" or "foopid" or "poopid" (especially that one, since it combines two words he knows annoy me!) I've created a monster, haven't I? I have started ignoring the behavior, but what should I do when he ...

August 10, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Local housing market numbers are mixed

This week I received an email from local Realtor Todd Manack regarding statewide real estate sales trends, and it had some encouraging figures, but a mixed bag at best.

August 06, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender - Summer still lingers, though classes have begun 

The first few days of a new school year have passed, but according to the calendar - and thermometer, summer days linger. While celebrating a fresh year of school, don't forget to continue making summer memories, like another trip to the ocean, one more watermelon, or sprinkler fun on a hot day. In addition to those warm-weather activities, try some of these holiday suggestions or create family ones of your own.

August 03, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Germany seizes the Atlanta during WWII

Between 1802 and 1906 there were 14 schooners sailing the North Atlantic named the Atlanta. They ranged from the 45-ton vessel built in Maine in 1848 to the 104-ton ship built in Nova Scotia in 1862.

August 03, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - What is real Christian discipleship?

Some people have difficulty understanding what it means to be a Christian. Does it mean going to church, praying regularly and often, and reading the Bible daily? Does living as a Christian mean following a bunch of "dos and don'ts?" I would suggest it means all these things and others as well, but there is really no place in scripture that gives a neat list of what is involved in following Jesus.

August 03, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Those really were the 'good old days'

Jim Fusilli, rock and pop reviewer for The Wall Street Journal, recently opined that Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 Songs of All Time reflected "boomer bias," pointing out that a disproportionate number of selections were from the 1960s and 1970s. That got me thinking of the many times I've been accused of idealizing 1950s child rearing. I do, in fact, often compare the manner in which children were raised in those halcyon days with today's "parenting," daring to say that the 1950s was a much better time for kids.

August 03, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Latest honor puts East Georgia in rare air

East Georgia Regional Medical Center was recently named to the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. It is one of 17 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Chairman's category, the highest on the list.

July 30, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Happy to see sidewalk coming to Gentilly

For those of you who travel Gentilly Road on a regular basis, you may have noticed survey crews up and down the busy corridor that leads from Georgia Southern to Brannen St. and the mall area.

July 23, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - How’s your memory?

A friend of mine is fond of saying that if it wasn't for his wife, he wouldn't have a past! A lot of folks - maybe most - have trouble with memory as they get older. That has certainly been my experience.

July 22, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parent worries child will view punishment as unfair

Q: My 21-month-old has started hitting. Whenever he hits his 4-year-old sister, I put him in his crib until he calms down. Recently, however, his sister has started hitting back. I don't want her thinking that I go easier on him when it comes to discipline. How do I implement fair and effective punishment for the same offense for children of different ages?

July 20, 2012 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Encourage your child's flights of fancy

Today's parents tend to worry about all manner of things that do not deserve second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends they seem to think - and in some cases even insist - are real.

March 22, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Flirting with the sunrise

The color of this early morning in not-quite spring is liquid lavender, is pearly pink, is slightly silver in the way it glints and glows. The sky and the fields and everything in them are shaded as though tinted by a crayon unwrapped and swiped across the countryside with its long barrel, the sharp tip forgotten. Outlines and details are unimportant to the day as it languorously wakens.

March 22, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The long and juicy history of Georgia's famous peaches

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 22, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Patience is the cure in potty training

Q: I've been using the method described in your toilet-training book with my 18-month-old daughter and she's been doing great during the day. She rarely has an accident. However, I'm still using a diaper at nap-time and during the night (waiting for some consistency in dryness before taking that away). Is that correct? The only problem is: She's figured out the routine and now only poops in her diaper when I put her down to sleep. She has not gone poop on the potty during the day for several weeks. Is that cause for concern? Should ...

March 15, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Peanuts become and remain a huge cash crop in Georgia

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 15, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Time to put away childish things

The other day, I just happened to be in one of our prestigious retailers and my phone rang, so I answered it. It was one of our kids filling us in on the latest news about grandchildren, birthdays and not to forget the presents. Anyway, I noticed some high school-aged children staring at me and I asked, "You need something?"

March 12, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: A different solution to closet monsters

Q: About six months ago, our four-year old daughter began complaining of being afraid to be alone at bedtime. Upon questioning, she told us she was afraid of monsters in her closet and under her bed. We were unable to convince her otherwise. In fact, the more we talked to her, the more her fears grew to the point where she was becoming nearly hysterical at bedtime. As a result, I began staying with her until she fell asleep. The problem is that she wants to talk and doesn't end up falling asleep until 10 or 11 o'clock ...

March 08, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Those who receive God's comfort must comfort others

"Comfort." It's a nice word, bringing up thoughts of well-being, security and ease. It was a word that reminded the apostle Paul of his relationship with God. Writing to the Corinthian church, he noted that God "comforts us in all our affliction ... (2 Cor. 1:4). Finishing his thought, he added, "... so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." God expects those whom he has comforted to use their opportunities to help others.

March 08, 2015 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Me and Gloria Gaynor

This is what I heard. This is what I heard this morning. This is what I heard this morning when I walked outside into sunshine. When I walked outside into air that was warm and slightly cloying. This is what I heard: the songs of at least six different birds rising up gently from the branch like the voice of a mother waking her sleeping child. This is what I heard: the drip drip drip of water off the roof onto the curved mouth of the gutter, a message delivered by tom-tom.

March 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro's tobacco market becomes the state's largest

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 08, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Georgians with developmental disabilities deserve jobs, too

For individuals with developmental disabilities, the typical choices after finishing high school - getting a job or going to college - are difficult, if not impossible. There are thousands of Georgians with developmental disabilities, and the unemployment rate for that community is close to 87 percent.

March 07, 2015 | By Kathy Keeley | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: A lot going on in the Boro

Lawsuits, rezoning and booze.

March 07, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Dealing with the enemies of Israel

It has taken me three days to sit in front of my computer and start this article. The difficulty began when I sat down at my desk and glanced over at my open Bible. I don't even remember turning to Isaiah, but what was really disturbing was that I was staring at chapter 34 and I began to read, "Draw near, O nations, to hear, and listen, O peoples! For the Lord is angry with His enemies, furious, and has doomed them ... the mountains will flow with their blood. For the Lord has a day of vengeance on behalf ...

March 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Why teen mental health has worsened

In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school professors proposed that this trend could be explained with the flight-or-fight principle (i.e. in response to perceived threat, a person is inclined to either flee or stand and fight).

March 01, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: March is a month of merriment

With the rainbow of colors on recent weather maps and the shuttered doors of schools just hours north of here, it's difficult to imagine that March pledges shamrocks and springtime. But promise it does, at least on the calendar. Watch for leprechauns, greenery and Irish dances the first part of the month and delight in the early spring offerings toward the end. Look for every shade of green imaginable when new buds and fresh leaves make their appearances after a long winter's nap. Enjoy the hues and colors of springtime with lawns that awaken and trees and flowers ...

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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