Do you understand how amazing the Bible is? Do you appreciate what this book contains? In the publication of this "Books of books," God used about 40 different authors living on three continents over a period of approximately 1,500 years. These men used three different languages to compose 66 books that were eventually bound into one volume and translated into thousands of languages spoken by people virtually everywhere on earth. These facts alone make it a remarkable book and worthy of historical and literary study; but that which makes this book most extraordinary is the nature of its single ...
Q: Our 18 month old is a table terror! While I'm preparing dinner, she walks around acting like she's starving, but as soon as we sit her in her highchair, she takes a few bites and then wants down, screams, cries, and will sometimes throw food. Through all this, our 5- and 3-year-old try to talk to us but can't get a word in for all the chaos. We absolutely dread eating in a restaurant. How should we address her behavior?
I've been paying attention, the last few mornings, to the sunrise. I've broken the waking-up routine that normally follows my abrupt coming to the surface of reality by getting out of bed and, before doing anything else, opening the blinds on one window. For three mornings in a row I've stood there in my nightgown, bare arms breaking out in a rash of chill bumps, and squinted at the first beams of daylight like a newborn pup.
On Feb. 7, 1946, the Bulloch Herald reported on James Lester Riggs, a resident of the Register community. Riggs had received a certificate from Henry L. Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War, for his work on the Manhattan Project, which resulted in the creation of the world's first atomic bomb.
An old English proverb spoke of March weather when it announced: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." March has certainly blown in with great pomp and circumstance, but I'm not sure most of us noticed because we were too busy paddling our boats and trying to keep our heads above water. What a wet way to start a new month! Nevertheless, celebrate the gift of another month of precious family time with some of the following celebrations, or create your own family ones for this month. Whatever the weather, celebrate together!
Someone recently told me she wanted her children to "think for themselves." Not me, I said. If I was still in my active parenting years, I would most definitely want my children to think like I do. That would be, in fact, my primary purpose. I would want them to accept that my values are the right values to hold, and I'd want them to eventually make every effort to pass those values on to their children. But then, I don't subscribe to the postmodern notion that all values are equal. I'm not a relativist.
The Bulloch Herald announced on March 23, 1939, that a farmer in Bulloch County had won "Best Negro Farmer of the Year," a prestigious competition of the Atlanta Constitution.
After this weekend, I think we are just seeing the "tip of the iceberg" as it regards a change in lifestyle in this country. If there was any doubt in my mind that there is a significant trend towards healthier living in the United States, those doubts have been removed.
Q: Our 17-year-old is a highly spoiled underachiever. As a junior in high school, he's failing two classes and borderline in the rest. We know that his problems are largely due to our parenting style. We read your book on teens and have made some progress, but we're feeling a sense of urgency. We're ready to do some drastic things. Where do you think we should start?
As adventures go, it wasn't a particularly exciting, frightening or life-changing one. In fact, most people wouldn't call it an adventure at all. I do because I define adventure as anything that requires me to do something risky or that interrupts my plans or even that I will at some point in the future have the opportunity to recount to some unsuspecting soul by uttering the words, "Oh, that reminds me of the day I ..."
As it became more likely that America would get involved in World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. This bill created the nation's first peacetime draft.
People respond to things in different ways. Early last week, the Herald ran a story about a man who understandably shouted with joy when he won a million dollars on a $20 scratch-off ticket. But some react in strange ways, even to what ought to be "good news."
Dr. Gerard Burke, Chair and Associate Professor of Operations Management in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University recently told me of a very impressive speaker that will be giving a lecture at the university next week.
In 1937, Bulloch County's citizens had a chance to match wits with the one and only "Sultan of Swat," Babe Ruth, perhaps the greatest baseball player in the game's long history.
The principal of a middle school recently confided in me that "this bullying thing has gotten completely out of hand." He wasn't referring to bullying itself, although that's certainly out of hand. Instead, he referred to the fact that many parents have become overly sensitized to the possibility that their kids might, at any moment, become bullied and overreact, therefore, to any indication that they have been.