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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Do you know God — or accept Him?

Like many in our time, the people of Athens, Greece in Paul's day were aware of the teachings of human philosophers, but they did not know the true nature of God as revealed in his teachings about himself. In fact, except for the Jews of Athens, they worshipped an idol to an "unknown God" (Acts 17:23). But Paul took the opportunity of his visit to proclaim to them the "Lord of heaven and earth." In this sermon, recorded in Acts 17, he described God to them as:

April 30, 2017 | | Life


On the road with Blanche Dubois

Poor Blanche Dubois. Always depending upon the kindness of strangers. It is a dangerous thing, depending upon the unknown. Much better (if one must depend at all, if one cannot be left to one's own devices) to depend upon the kindness of friends.

April 30, 2017 | Kathy Bradley | Life


YEE HAW! 134 compete in annual Kiwanis Rodeo

Swaddled in warm jackets and wrJumpin', buckin' broncs, twisting bulls, riding cowboys, quick steer wrestlers, expert roping, speedy barrel-racing cowgirls, excited kids and a packed house of enthusiastic rodeo fans made for a great show at the seventh annual Kiwanis Rodeo.

April 30, 2017 | By BILL ANDERSON | Special to the Herald | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: How to throw a Lowcountry boil party

April is my birthday month, which brings to mind one of the best parties I've ever thrown: my Lowcountry Boil Birthday Bash. It was the last year of my 20s, and I was renting a home with a lovely pond in the backyard where wild ducks, geese and Blue Herons frequented. Under the shade of the Spanish-moss covered oak trees, the setting in the coastal Georgia plains couldn't have been more fitting.

April 23, 2017 | | Life


Choral students take top honors

The national accolades keep coming for the Southeast Bulloch High School Choral Program. Brent Whitaker and his students topped all participating AA through AAAA-size choirs in Disney's National Performing Arts Competition, held March 23-25. SEB captured the event's overall Gold trophy and claimed the Best-In-Class award in their AA Mixed Choir division.

April 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


Sallie Z teacher wins grant

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Sallie Zetterower Elementary School will receive $3,000 from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's Innovation Fund. The school's STEM Lab teacher, Ansley Mays, wrote a grant, "Sprouting STEM at Sallie Z," and submitted it to the Innovation Fund's Tiny Grant Program. In March, Deal announced that SZES was one of 20 recipients of Tiny Grants that totaled more than $135,400.

April 23, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Living with loss

Since seniors regularly encounter death, they naturally experience loss and grief. This is one of a series of articles on that subject. Coincidentally, three similar presentations have appeared in recent days, though not focusing on older people.

April 23, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: When a child trusts, that child obeys

Q: I've read enough of your writings to know that you believe children should be obedient, that they should do what they are told. I want my children to think for themselves and to question authority, not to blindly obey simply because someone is bigger than they are. I don't want them thinking that "might makes right." What's with wanting children to be robots?

April 23, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Son will figure out the lemonade thing

Q: Our 17-year-old son is an unmotivated student. A junior in high school, he is clearly capable of making straight A's, but typically makes B's and C's. He plays on both the football and tennis teams, but is a standout at neither. He thinks kids who use drugs and play video games are "stupid" and his friends are all good kids, most of whom make better grades. He's polite, well-mannered, and respectful. Other adults rave about what an impressive kid he is. Meanwhile, we're pulling our hair out. We've talked to him many times ...

April 16, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Why is Jesus' resurrection important?

Faith in Jesus rests firmly on the evidence for his resurrection. In the opening words of his letter to the Roman church, Paul wrote that Jesus "...was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord...." (Romans 1:4).

April 16, 2017 | | Life


Grapefruit, grief and grace

There is one grapefruit left. One.

April 16, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Vocational education is crucial for many

During my sophomore year at Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois, my guidance counselor, Mr. Gusloff, refused my request to take auto shop because I was, he said, college-bound and my presence in a vocational program would take space needed by a student who was not so destined. I was disappointed, and I felt then, as I still do, that he was wrong to pigeon-hole me and limit my options, but I had no choice but to accept his decision. I never even told my parents, both of whom held Ph.D.'s. They would have only shrugged their ...

April 09, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Easter entertaining: Recipes and recollections

Few things bring me greater joy than entertaining family and friends around my kitchen table. Easter Sunday is such an occasion. After church, I like to host Sunday dinner for my parents and sweet in-laws, plus my husband's beloved Aunt Polly. From coconut cake to deviled eggs and brown sugar-mustard glazed ham, our celebratory feast is always Some Kinda Good, and as Southern and traditional as it gets.

April 09, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia stagecoaches establish routes, fare costs

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

April 09, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: End times: Last rites, rituals

I learned a lot from teachers and colleagues who were cultural anthropologists. For example, we should not dismiss the unusual ways of people from other places or our own ancestors. Established patterns of behavior are not oddities born out of ignorance or superstition but shared solutions to issues of existence. Rituals are not empty forms; they meet deep and recurring needs, personal and social.

April 09, 2017 | | Life


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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Time-outs are a weak punishment

For several reasons, I am not a fan of parenting magazines. First, they reinforce the impression that child-rearing is a very complicated affair, requiring consulting ...

June 25, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Friendship: Consider all that it entails, implies

It's one of the many words we use in our daily thinking and conversation which we tend to overuse and misuse. We have a ...

June 25, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro's mail and its post office: Part One

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch ...

June 25, 2017 | | Life


Stock photos and funeral home fans

The first funeral home fan that I remember (probably from the funeral of a great-aunt or uncle, my attendance at which, as a child of ...

June 25, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Campers hit the target

Fourth through 12th grade students gathered at the Georgia Southern University Shooting Sports Education Center this week for the annual archery camp.

June 25, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Parents must convey authority to children

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program the other day and as anyone who is ...

June 18, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Post offices open in dozens of Bulloch communities

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch ...

June 18, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Living long

Would you like to live 1,000 years? According to an article in Smithsonian magazine, a Silicone Valley biologist named Aubrey de Grey insists that ...

June 18, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Kids need parents to be truly in charge

Many of today's parents suffer (and suffer they do, albeit a good number seem to feel their suffering is a sign of conscientious parenting ...

June 11, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: How the post office system was set up in Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch ...

June 11, 2017 | | Life


To make a tree

To make a tree, begin with a straight line, vertical. On each side of the straight line add additional straight lines, shorter, at an angle ...

June 11, 2017 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't jump to the diagnosis just yet

Q: Our 4-year-old prefers solitary play over play with other children. It's been this way from early on when I began arranging play dates ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Aerial delivery of the mail begins with balloons

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the establishment of the postal system in the nation, southeast Georgia and Bulloch ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Make memories: let the summer fun begin

The first few days of summer break slid off the calendar, welcoming the month of June with large plans of summer fun. And officially-speaking, the ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Pull over for Georgia peaches

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 ...

June 04, 2017 | | Life


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