We've all seen them: The folks who are too busy doing everything else except paying attention to where they're going.
It was just three words, not a very long sentence, but it was the most magical sound to Jennifer Lane's ears.
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.
Sometimes you feel the need for something sweet, and sometimes you find it.
Jason Smith's mind struggles.
Some workouts are measured in miles run, others in yards swum. For barre fitness, a lot can be accomplished in an inch.
Carol Jewell, the volunteer coordinator at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, could talk for days about her 20-plus years in hospice care. When she discusses what her volunteers really do, one particular anecdote comes to mind.
As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.
Around the same time that America was breaking into a Civil War, a Persian nobleman named Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri announced he was a "Manifestation of God."
Joanne Roth said she has been growing plants "forever and ever," or at least since she lived in England in the early 1980s.
Mike Nepereny is already planting seeds for his retirement.
Tichelle Florence is tough.
Ruth Nore got into the business when she was 12.
When Sue Sigmon-Nosach celebrated her 60th birthday, the milestone might not have seemed like much for those who don't know the Murrayville resident.
University of North Georgia student April Bradley expected a heated debate when she heard a Christian minister and observant Muslim were going to talk about their opposing faiths Thursday night. But she was pleasantly surprised to observe a different scene at The Monkey Barrel in downtown Gainesville.
"Loving, gracious, faithful and generous," is the reputation Antioch United Methodist Church in Gainesville has created during the past 200 years, according to its members, pastor and former pastors.
Taylor Parker held up a small speck of black and squealed.
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