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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - What did God have in mind for the family?

It has been suggested that God established three great "institutions" for our benefit - family, church and civil government. As he planned them, they are without any defects. When problems come, it is because of man's failings.

May 18, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Small changes over time make a big difference

(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)

May 18, 2014 | Canyon Ranch Institute | Columnists/Editorials


Remembering a wonderful mom

It's too bad that Mother's Day only comes once a year insofar as the holidays are concerned. I have a suggestion, but I'll save it for a bit later.

May 15, 2014 | Rev. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


A view from the sidelines

As most of you know, my father, Wright McLeod, ran for Georgia's 12th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. My family and I walked away from the race disappointed, proud and much more informed about people, politics, and patriotism.

May 14, 2014 | By COLLIER McLEOD | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - Waiting for the fruit to ripen

For 14 years I have walked the circle drive at the Screven County Courthouse. At least once a month for 14 years, I have walked, heels clicking against the pavement, files tucked under my arm or stuffed into a rolling briefcase, toward the double-glass doors and the wide, tiled hallway that leads to the courtroom. As often as not, in warmer weather, I have walked to the tune of a mower moving back and forth over the front lawn like a metronome, breathing in the shaved grass along with the scent of the roses Mrs. Pullen planted at the front ...

May 11, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Boys naturally are more aggressive, impulsive than girls

Q: For the past few months, our usually compliant 4-year-old son has been having problems with defiant behavior at school. He often refuses to do what he is told by the teacher. What concerns us even more, however, is that he recently had two episodes of aggressive behavior toward other children, both very well-behaved girls, and both during snack time. In the first incident, he stabbed a girl with a plastic fork when she told him that she said something he didn't like. The second occurred when he pushed a girl because of some minor territorial dispute.

May 11, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Live in hope, not fear: the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program

(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)

May 04, 2014 | By JENNIFER CABE, M.A., and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Social media found to compromise developing brains

The Wall Street Journal says there's no difference between a child whose primary interest is reading and a child who uses social media obsessively. In WSJ's March 22–23 "Mind and Matter" column, Alison Gopnik recounts, in fable form, her childhood obsession with "The Device," which turns out to be books. She then claims to know of research supporting the notion that reading books "hijacks" large portions of a child's brain, portions "that had originally been designed for other purposes."

May 04, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Thank you, Mama

As Mother's Day approaches this year, I'd like to tell you a little bit about the lady I call Mama. A strong-willed and feisty God-fearing woman about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a small frame and thick, wavy, rich brown hair, she loves a gadget, can't swim and watches the Home Shopping Network and QVC with pure wonderment. To hear my dad tell it, the UPS man knows her by name. A Tom Hanks movie or good Nicholas Sparks novel trips her trigger. A Saturday might find her spending time with her grandchildren, antiquing, getting a ...

May 04, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender - Make memories in May with fun and family

With only a few more bouncy bus rides, puzzling vocabulary tests and profound lectures, children and teachers soon will take a much-needed break from academics and lesson plans. Celebrate the end of another school year with much pomp and circumstance and family fun. Pick a few of the following holidays to celebrate, or create your own family holidays to make it a memorable May with those you love.

May 04, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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


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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


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