The first time that Jesus talks about the kingdom of God in terms of family is found in Matthew's record: "While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, 'Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.' He replied to him, 'Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?' Pointing to his disciples, he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother'" (Matthew 12 ...
Every time I pass the Aspen Heights student housing development on Highway 67 South, I am amazed. This massive development which is slated for completion Aug. 1 is coming together at a rapid pace thanks to the hard work of many local subcontractors.
Q: Our 9-year-old daughter is going to the fourth grade next school year. She loves school and has always done very well.
I've often been called a chip off the ol' block. I am my father's daughter, there's no doubt about it. We're built just alike. I have his eyes and his exact feet, only mine are prettier. I get my trademark curly hair from Daddy. We love a classic country song and the Georgia coast. We like good eatin', going fishing and front porch rockin' among the pine trees on our home place. We love pickin' and grinnin' and spending time singing Southern Baptist hymns and 1990s Alan Jackson hits. We're a lot alike, my Daddy ...
If you are a regular at CHOPS in Statesboro, then you probably know its resident bartender Scott Martin. Martin has been bartending there off and on for the last several years.
The morning after a rain, no matter how sparse, is always startling. It isn't just that every sprout and blade and leaf of green is greener. It isn't just that the vista has been swiped by a giant squeegee and everything is in clearer focus. It's not even that the birdsong is deeper, as though the entire genus overnight has become a choir of contraltos. It's that some of the pall of dust that the rain has washed away wasn't that clinging to the landscape, but to you.
The first white man to meet Georgia's native peoples was Dr. Henry Woodward, a surgeon and world traveler who had joined the English colonists sailing to the area that would become the Carolina colonies. In 1670, Woodward journeyed far inland to the Indian village of Cofitachequi, located between the lands of the Creeks and the Cherokees.
Q: My 3-year-old started preschool three days a week (with a private sitter the other two days) about two months ago. He did great.
There is always a certain excitement in the air around graduation season.
A good road trip becomes a great road trip at first sight of those often hand-painted, wooden, one-to-two-word signs seen along the interstate, leading up to an exit a mile away. Sometimes they're nailed to trees at eye level or simply secured in the ground one after another and written in shorthand exclaiming, "Boiled P-Nuts," "Peaches" and "Watermelon." The sign that makes me grin the widest that's often included in the mix - especially in the South - says "Jesus Loves You." Truck beds and tractor-trailers turned produce stands have an inviting way of making you pull over, take a ...
Q: Our son's fifth birthday is in August. He did just fine, socially and academically, in preschool, but the counselor at the school he's slated to attend has recommended that we hold him back a year because of his late birthday. She says that kids with late birthdays, especially boys, do better if they're given an extra year of maturation before starting school. What do you think?
In the May 4, 1938, edition of the Bulloch Herald, it was reported that on the coming Saturday, May 6, the first legal whiskey would be sold in Bulloch County since Dec. 19, 1879.
The calendar officially may be counting down the days of spring, and some early mornings bless us with spring-like temperatures, but late-sleeping children with no homework to complete, the absence of large yellow vehicles on the road and teachers vacationing at the beach or pool signify that summer has arrived. Make plans to celebrate sunny, summer days with the family, and don't miss a minute of fun during the month of June.
Recently, I attended the annual scholarship banquet held by the Professional Women of Statesboro in which two scholarships were given by the organization totaling $2,500.
In the face of a chorus of loud, yet inaccurate, attacks on the Common Core State Standards, we felt it necessary to set the record straight.
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church has asked me to teach a class for the next month and a half leading up to Palm Sunday. It's ...
Socrates said, "Know yourself."
"It was a dark and stormy night," goes the novel noir, and boy, was it one like that early last Sunday morning! There was a ...
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