Q: For the past several weeks, our just-turned 3-year-old has been waking up and coming into our room at all hours of the night with the usual excuses: He's scared, hungry, thirsty, lonely, can't sleep, has to use the bathroom, wants a kiss and so on. He goes to bed at 7:30 p.m. if he takes an afternoon nap and 6:30 p.m. if he doesn't. We are a marriage-centered household, so evenings are for Mom and Dad. Neither of our kids has ever even napped in our bed. When we take him back ...
It's hard to believe we're more than a month into the year 2013. (And it's even more incredulous what beautiful spring-like weather we've had while approaching the half-way point of winter in early February!)
Local restaurant entrepreneur Heath Robinson is at it again. When New York City Pizza in the Market District didn't work out as he had planned, he simply stepped back, and decided on a new concept for that location - Big Show Burger.
The Bible is literally full of not only interesting but, in many cases, gripping stories about God and his relationship with people. The Old Testament book of Jonah is such a story. A prophet of God, Jonah lived in the small town of Gath-hepher in Galilee, some five miles north of Nazareth in the eighth century before Christ.
Q: What should I do when my 9-year-old daughter loses all of her privileges because of her misbehavior but refuses to go to her room? I tried to physically force her, but she put up too much of a fight. I feel like she's in complete control of our family. I'd have never disobeyed or disrespected my parents. What have I done wrong?
For the first time in days the landscape is still and silent. The wind chimes outside my bedroom, like icicles, hang hard and motionless. The empty fields, rolled out like bolts of unpressed linen, the edges fringed with caramel-colored broom sedge, are empty. No flocks of blackbirds to be flushed by the sound of a door being opened, a car being started. No dead leaves rattling. Just stillness. Just silence.
Recently, Statesboro Parks and Recreation director Mike Rollins presented an overview of Splash in the Boro's operating results from the summer of 2012 at a Board of County Commissioners meeting. He very kindly forwarded that presentation to me, and I am going to share some of it with you.
Q: How can we help our 7-year-old twin girls stop fighting? They constantly provoke and antagonize each other. We thought this was just normal sibling conflict, but it seems to be developing into actual resentment. One of them is now saying we love the other one more, and the other one bullies and intimidates her when we're not looking. We seem to be doing nothing but mediating their fights. Help!
Note: The following is the sixth in a series of columns on the origin of currency in the American colonies and Georgia.
I write quite often about new businesses opening whether it be retail, restaurants, or professional. The one I am reporting on today is kind of unique.
My friend died.
Q: My 10-year-old daughter is having thoughts about other girls. She says she's worried because she notices and admires other girls' figures. I know this is normal, but I'm not really sure how to say this to her. She seems to be obsessing about it. What's your advice?
Is the Bible the word of God? Can we know for a certainty that "all scripture is breathed out by God" (2 Timothy 3:16, ESV), or given through God's "inspiration" (KJV)? Are the things we read in the Bible reliable insofar as being a trustworthy record of what God wants us to know of his nature, his activities and his will for his creation? Can we know the writers of these materials didn't just make them up and that they aren't just a bunch of largely unbelievable stories?
The calendars of 2012 are now rubbish, though hopefully the family memories of the past year will live on in the hearts of all. The year 2013 is upon us now, with slightly less than 365 days of opportunity for special family events and activities. Whatever goals and resolutions you made for the new year, I pray that the underlying theme of them all revolves around putting family first. Take time every day to spend precious, quality moments with family members and create fun, exciting adventures to treasure throughout the year. Make up new family traditions or celebrations for the ...
Note: The following is the fifth in a series of columns on the origin of currency in the American colonies and Georgia.
When I was in school, everybody had to join something or be an outsider. If you were a part of 4-H, Glee Club, Latin Club ...
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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