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Dr. John Bressler - Do you choose to believe?

To the delight of some Bible students, there is value in uncertainty about Scripture. That means for some pastors and their flocks, the Bible's teachings are too vague. Really? Of course, those same groups love II Peter 3, "There are some things in Paul's letters hard to understand..." These groups also fail to read the rest of the quote, "Which gives a lot of ignorant people a case to twist his meanings."

May 02, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Questions and answers

"Hey!"

April 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Be a willing volunteer in God's army

The Bible sometimes refers to the people of God in military terminology (Ephesians 6:11–17, 2 Timothy 2:3, etc.). We are the army of the Lord, called into service to do battle with Satan. Our purpose, with Christ as our leader, is to defeat the devil's efforts to lead us and others away from God. There can be no greater or more worthwhile task given to those who serve God.

April 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Just build the best you can

I learned a lot at my first church down there in Sarasota, Florida: old folks - and I am one of them now - are very pragmatic, just worry about the things I can control; always do one thing at a time and do it well; I'll never live long enough to be an expert; afternoon naps are better than aerobics, my wife is smarter than I'll ever be; throw something away or give it away before I buy anything new; never tell a lie unless I have a great memory; all sermons are great if I love my congregation ...

April 26, 2014 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


An Easter feast of roasted lamb

Over two French doors in my kitchen hangs a sign that reads, "Good wine, good friends, good times." That couldn't have described the scene around my table more on the cool and rainy Tuesday night we had earlier this week. I'd invited a few of my closest friends to my early Easter feast, where we would dine on roasted lamb with mint chutney and farm-style side dishes hailing from the soil of Screven County.

April 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Torturing animals raises suspicions of sociopathy

Q: My 18-year-old son and a slightly younger friend recently found some mice and decided to dispose of them. They drowned one and set the other one on fire. When I confronted my son for torturing animals, his response was, "They're just mice." Is this typical boy behavior, or should I be concerned?

April 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Slow down and enjoy the moment

Twenty-five years ago when Julie and I drove into Statesboro with the kids, we knew we had been blessed by God Who had brought us home. Strangers waved at us as we drove in, the streets were clean and there was little traffic up and down old two-lane Fair Road. I think there were only a few places to eat - mostly family style - and Georgia Southern College had perhaps 9,000 students.

April 17, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Masters gives Statesboro hotels a nice 'bump'

Every now and then it is good to get out of the Boro and get a different perspective. One of my favorite places to get a feel of how the "ordinary Georgians" are doing is Bennie's Red Barn on St. Simons Island.

April 14, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Tribute to a friend I met online

All too often, we hear horror stories about "meeting" people online. It's true that predators and crazy people use the Internet as a tool to take advantage of others, but if one uses common sense, the world of cyberspace can lead to true, real relationships.

April 14, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Video games proving very problematic for teen boys

Q: Our 14-year-old son seems depressed - to us, at least. His principal sees no sign of depression but thinks he's socially anxious. The subjects of counseling and medication have come up. We have suggested to him that he get more exercise and spend less time playing video games and watching TV, but he says he hates sports. He appears to be withdrawing more and more into his video-screen world.

April 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Statesboro incorporated in 1866

Note: The following is the 28th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.

April 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Hut one, two: For love of the blitz

I know exactly when I fell in love with sports.

April 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - We live in battlefield conditions

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil" (Ephesians 6:10–11).

April 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


'Elijah' took me to Israel

It has been some 30 years since my brother-in-law and I stood on the top of Mount Carmel in northern Israel, the site of the remarkable biblical encounter between Elijah and the priests of Baal. We had talked about 1 Kings 17 the night before and when we realized that we were not bound to the travel itinerary and read about a side trip to Haifa - just a few miles from Mount Carmel - we jumped at the chance.

April 10, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Taking care of the lesser creatures

Have you ever been shopping at ReTails? Yes, that's the way it's spelled, and it just happens to be one of the best thrift shops around.

April 10, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Helicopter parenting helps no one

A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."

September 28, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia agriculture leads nation in produce

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

September 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley: Lennon and McCartney and Grannie

A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro's baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.

September 28, 2014 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Column: The problem of underage drinking

Michael Kaas is a young man who recently posted a petition on Change.org in protest of local police enforcing laws regarding underage drinking. He complains that arresting Georgia Southern students is ruining their lives.

September 27, 2014 | Holli Deal Saxon | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Pull-ups are permissible in special cases

Q: My 23-month-old son does well with potty training when we're at home. We use a "potty bell" and he goes every 90 minutes or so. When we're away from home, however, he seems clueless. He pees in his car seat about 5 minutes into a trip and simply will not use a potty anywhere but at our home or at my mother's (she watches him one day a week at her place). Would pull-ups be a bad thing to use when we leave the house?

September 21, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Can you sleep when the wind blows?

Mr. Jones, the owner of a small farm on the coast, advertised for a hired hand. But people were hesitant about working on farms in the area out of fear of the terribly destructive storms that so often threatened buildings, crops and the lives of both people and animals. Consequently, the farmer found it almost impossible to hire anyone to help him with the work.

September 21, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Living the dream through cupcakes and coffee

It's mid-morning on a sunny Saturday, after a satisfying brunch and visit to my local farmers' market. Dressed completely casually with nowhere to be, I stroll along East Main Street in downtown Statesboro to find an inviting sidewalk chalkboard and the doors open wide at CAKE Bakery and Cool Beanz Espresso Bar. Upon entering, I discover much more than cupcakes and caffeine. Here two kindred spirits - one culinary artist and one head coffee geek - have joined forces to make their dreams a reality.

September 21, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch County has trouble accepting first 'autoists'

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

September 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Column: Impacts of childhood obesity

Many people are uncomfortable talking about childhood obesity, especially when it comes to their own children. However, ignoring it, or thinking a child will slim down as he or she grows taller, can make things worse.

September 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Column: It's time for action

There's been a lot of talk lately about what the Statesboro City Council is going to do about the terrible tragedy that happened at Rude Rudy's a couple of weeks ago. And we've heard a lot of opinions on what the city "should do" and rampant speculation as to why the council won't do it.

September 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond - It's your child's homework, not yours

Q: I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with homework. I want him to be independent. What are your thoughts on this?

September 14, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - The backs of drawers

I found it in the back of a drawer. I had no idea how long it had been laying in wait.

September 14, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First speed limits and early driving ordinances

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

September 14, 2014 | Roger Allen | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - He only did it once: the sacrifice of Jesus

According to what may be an apocryphal story, shared by my friend Alan Smith, two visitors were touring the U. S. Naval facility in Annapolis, Maryland. As they followed the tour guide, they noticed several students on their hands and knees examining a courtyard with pencils and clipboards in hand.

September 14, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: September splendor awaits those with patience

Sweltering temperatures soaring in the 90-degree range makes one wonder if autumn will ever return below the Mason-Dixon line, but with prayers and patience, Southerners too will soon enjoy the splendor of September fall days. Beautiful hues of orange and yellow and red lay hidden until the shorter days of September.

September 07, 2014 | Julie Lavender | Columnists/Editorials


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