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Eyes of the Father: A loving father always forgives

I don't remember what he'd done, but Cole had done something he wasn't supposed to. I got down on his level and told him not only what he'd done was wrong, but why.

May 27, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Answering reader questions about the veggie garden

Question: What can I do to prevent insect pests in my vegetable garden?

May 25, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around The Home: Beat the summer boredom

There's an undeniable burst of excitement at the beginning of summer vacation.

May 23, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Off the Shelves: 'Age of Miracles' offers an original premise and strong storytelling

Why is it that so many authors and filmmakers love to depict deteriorating futures in which our daily lives become worse and worse? And why are we so entertained by franchises that promote these themes?

May 20, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Cannon: Are fungus and mold attacking?

Due to our early spring weather, signs of insect and fungal diseases are showing up on the calendar a little sooner than the previous year.

May 18, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wheeler: There’s nothing like a homegrown tomato

Home-grown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners during the summer.

May 18, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around The Home: Get creative with summer snacking

Summertime snacks and meals for children offer an avenue for creativity and more.

May 16, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Make God your one and only father

I went in to kiss Chloe good night. She put one of her little hands on each side of my face, leaned in close and said, "You are the cutest, cutest, cutest man. I love you so much because you are my favorite daddy. I was very happy when God made you on the earth."

May 13, 2012 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: How to control moss and algae in your turf

Occasionally turfgrasses begin to thin out and moss and algae begin to form. These primitive plants develop because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.

May 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


How my optimism helps me overcome obstacles

I am not the most graceful creature on earth. That would be a sparrow, flitting between trees. A panther. A swan. A horse. A butterfly, a wolf, even an elephant in its slow majesty. With so many variations in elegance, the common denominator I discern from this list is not speed, agility or beauty. It's simply that a graceful animal looks where it's going.

May 11, 2012 | | Columnists


Around The Home: Marital stress can ruin a nice family meal

Long-time married couples often recommend "good communication" as a key factor in maintaining a strong marriage.

May 09, 2012 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Healthbeat: When and how should you properly stretch?

In high school, the first thing we would do at the beginning of track practice was sit on the ground for 10 minutes and perform stretching exercises like reaching for our toes. These types of flexibility exercises are called static stretching and have been a common fixture in warm-up programs for decades.

May 07, 2012 | | Columnists


Off the Shelves: ‘Name of the Wind’ is long-winded and short of satisfaction

The first book in Rothfuss' "The Kingkiller Chronicle" and also his debut novel, "The Name of the Wind," sets the stage for the life-epic of the enigmatic Kvothe, who at the start of the novel is an innkeeper living a secluded life in a quiet town.

May 06, 2012 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Cannon: Bring the birds and butterflies to your yard

Hummingbird havens and butterfly magnets are good words to describe a backyard designed around attracting these wonderful creatures.

May 04, 2012 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wheeler: Preventing blossom-end rot in tomatoes

I know it is a bit early in the season to be talking about tomato fruit diseases, but blossom-end rot is a disease that can be prevented with a little TLC.

May 04, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Tom Smiley: We love America, but love God’s kingdom more

Every patriotic American holiday, we wave flags, belt out our national songs triumphantly and consume a lot of barbecue and lemonade. The challenge of our ...

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Crevolyn Wiley: Cool your heels with fresh produce, slow cooker

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July 09, 2017 | | Columnists


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