In addition to worship services, most churches have also played host to a fair share of wedding ceremonies. And it's not uncommon to hear a pastor acknowledge a wedding anniversary from the pulpit or in church bulletins.
Remember how much you loved taking naps on the chaise of the bed and breakfast where you stayed during your last vacation? Or how much you couldn't get enough of looking at the tropical flowers in the arrangements on the dinner table during your last cruise?
They can be joyous events, these gatherings of friends and food called potlucks. You know, a genial host and happy guests each toting a dish that perfectly complements salads, entrees and lip-smacking desserts spread across a flower-bedecked table.
Joseph Scott Morgan spent his entire career - and a good portion of his life in general - seeing things that most people would rather hide from view.
CHICAGO- If you stand in the right spot in Tom and Karen Renk's Sugar Grove, Ill., yard, you may notice that dozens of trees on the property are in perfect lines. That's because the area used to be a black walnut nursery, and the 50- and 60-foot trees date back to the early 1950s. These trees are not gardener-friendly."We found out that black walnuts, from the leaves and the roots, give off this toxin, juglone, that keeps many other plants from growing," Tom Renk says.
If your goal is to become a healthier you, half the battle will be fought at your dinner table.
If you've ever watched or attended a football game, you know that the sport comes with its own language and culture.
It's an epidemic that's widely known, but not greatly discussed.
Emerald City residents may have been disappointed to discover their wizard was just a man behind a curtain, but local folks are happy to know the man controlling the happenings at the Good Samaritan Food and Furniture Ministry.
In a quest for getting more value from their homes, many folks are no longer content with having a plain backyard. Instead they're looking for outdoor living spaces with a cohesive theme and look.
It's entirely likely I spend too much time thinking about the lunches I pack for my 7-year-old son. After all, he probably spends all of 5 minutes inhaling my hard work.
If you've ever taken time off from exercising, you know how tough things are once you finally make it back into the gym.
Reuben Aaron Miller, better known as R.A., was a simple man.
On Aug. 5, attendees will worship for the last time at New Bethany Baptist Church.
Hot, hotter, hottest are the best ways to sum up the weather in recent weeks.
When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.
As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away, or rather frosting its way, into autumn, I took to noticing signs that mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.
"Most people don't realize that they use recycled-content materials every day," Hall County Recycling Coordinator Rick Foote said.
The Easter story might not be told the same way if it had not been for three women discovering an empty tomb some 2,000 years ago.
"My parents drugged me … to church."
Elizabeth Harrison is a self-professed "magazine junkie."
Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.
I have never made a holiday meal.
Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.
A triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with the 12 disciples, a trial and crucifixion followed by his death and burial and finally his resurrection all happened in a week's time. Christians call it Holy Week.
We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.
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