"We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior." That's the advice given by author John Stott in "Authentic Christianity". It's good counsel, since it's based on what the Bible - "the Word of God" - teaches about its contents. The Bible claims to be from God. But I imagine you believe that. (If you're among those who aren't convinced The Book of books is from God, please examine its nature and claims carefully, because if it is, you ...
Thanksgiving. My fifth grade teacher was Miss Edith Manning, a member of one of Cobb County's pioneer families. She was a good teacher and I responded to her efforts.
The witchcraft trials of Salem, Massachusetts, are shrouded in mystery; many details have been lost over time. After all, 1692 was three centuries ago, and documentation of legal proceedings was less than adequate. However, many attempts have been made to string together the details of the witchcraft trials, whether through fiction or fact. The famous drama "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller is one such example, and the story is now the popular version of the Salem witchcraft trials; other works include Ann Rinaldi's "A Break with Charity," or, for readers of nonfiction, the more adult "A Delusion of Satan ...
The name Olliff has a long and storied role in the formation of early Bulloch County. According to many colonial records, the earliest Olliff may have been known (purposely or accidentally) been known by a slightly different (but similar sounding) name. For European immigrants, this situation often arose from a simple misspelling of the name made by whoever was writing the documents. One thing is certain: John Shears Olliff, the first Olliff born in America, was born in 1752 to John and Mary Shears Olliff in Duplin County, North Carolina. Most historians agree he died in either 1801 or 1802.
This has to do with two events on Dec. 7. First, there is the GSU Henderson Library Fund Raiser at the Gallery on West Main Street No. 33 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
A couple of months ago Lily and Tamar got into a terrible fight. It was Saturday night. We took them, in separate vehicles, to the animal emergency room, driving the 20 miles into town with all kinds of fear and trepidation that the vast amounts of blood spread all over Mama and Daddy's deck and laundry room were an indication of horrible, horrible injuries.
This is about two Bulloch County couples who ventured into French speaking territories.
Do you know how many shopping days are left until Christmas? Is your calendar filling up with more to-do than you can get done? Right now, while there's still room left to write, pencil in fun things to do with the family for the month of December. Spend time together enjoying the beauty and splendor of the season. Happy celebrating!
Are our children's lives too rushed? Many of the problems children experience may be related to the chronic stress of today's busy lifestyles. "Hurried children" - those stressed by lives that are over-scheduled or full of stress-inducing changes - tend to have chronic problems such as headaches, stomach aches, hyperactivity and chronic depression. In extreme cases, hurried children are more likely to experience school failure, to use drugs, to be involved in delinquency and to commit suicide.
Of the 23 meteorites found in Georgia, two were found in the Bulloch County area: one was actually found by a local resident, Harold Cannon. He discovered a meteorite in June 2000 when harvesting butter beans with his mechanical picker. He thought it looked strange, and threw it next to a shed and then promptly forgot about it.
It really was "the trip of a lifetime. The heavy, large format 300-page National Geographic book title says, "Australia: Journey through a Timeless Land." There were 22 folks on the Collette Tour, 10 of whom were from Statesboro. The tour included Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Literally, there is no place in God's creation where God is invisible. Gary Henry has said, "Surely, we are surrounded by traces of God. God has not left Himself without "marks" or "signs" that He has been here. So telling are the tokens of His creativity, we can hardly come into contact with anything that God has done without being reminded of the power of His existence and the richness of His love." (www.wordpoints.com) Among countless considerations about a supreme being are these:
Just the other day I was headed cross country toward Valdosta - one of those places in our wide and wonderful state to which it is difficult to find a straight shot from here. Having gotten widely varying estimates of time and distance from three different Internet mapping services, I decided to play rabbit and head out in what I knew was the general direction, the back roads known as the Woodpecker Trail. I can't remember when I've enjoyed a drive more.
Believe it or not, Martha Bulloch, the granddaughter of Archibald Bulloch, was both the mother of a president, and the grandmother of a first lady. What's more, she is suspected as having been the actual model for the character Scarlet O'Hara in the famous novel Gone With The Wind. Both women (real and fictional) were portrayed as smart, witty, fit, black-haired beauties that lived in elegant southern plantation mansions set in an idyllic location (Bulloch Hall and "Tara").
Tired of serving dull green broccoli? Here are some cooking tips for keeping color in your vegetables and retaining the nutrition at the same time. The pigments in the vegetables react differently to acids and alkalis. We need to remember that our hard water in south Georgia tends to be alkali.