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Eyes of the Father: A father's comforting embrace saves us from the darkness

We were visiting Amy's family in Texas. The girls had a sleepover at Amy's sister's place, leaving the men folk to fend for ourselves. We hunted down and killed our own dinner (we ordered a pizza). Then we sat around the campfire (the TV) and told stories of past hunts and tribal victories (we watched a movie). Then we all lay down and went to sleep in our various beds.

October 02, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Wheeler: Composting: Greens, browns combine to form ‘black gold’

We are getting into the best of year with cooler weather and crisp days that give a bit of excitement because it feels like college football and fall festivals. Even though it is the end of the growing season, everything from plants to animals seems to enjoy a break from the oppressive heat.

September 30, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Navigating the grocery options

I often walk down grocery aisles and marvel at the vast array of products now available to U.S. consumers. The sheer number of choices confuses even the wisest food shopper.

September 28, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Off the Shelves: 'Orchard' smells sweet, but tastes dry

I would think out of all the five senses, the sense of smell would be the trickiest to properly portray within a novel.

September 25, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Fall is time to plant pansies

As we get in to some cooler weather, I always get to thinking about fall flowers and how they add a little bit of color and life back to the garden after the long heat of summer.

September 22, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Pick bulbs now for a stunning show next spring

Do you want beautiful flowering bulbs next spring?

September 22, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Around the Home: Tastes evolve and so should your same old recipes

When I was growing up I didn't care too much for squash, black-eyed peas or cabbage.

September 21, 2011 | By Sandra Stringer Hall Extension Office | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Forgiveness of debt is a show of grace

Cole had three plastic action figures. Chloe wanted them, but Cole had them first. As any lawyer will tell you, possession is 9/10ths of the law. However, to broker peace in the household, I asked Cole to share one of them with Chloe.

September 18, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Clean and maintain gardening tools, gear

If you don't plan to plant a fall garden, inspect, repair and clean your gardening tools before storing them for the winter.

September 16, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Around the Home: Diabetes newsletter offers advice

Participants at the Northeast Georgia Diabetes 101 Conference recently learned many new ways to deal with this dangerous condition.

September 15, 2011 | Ginger Bennett | Columnists


Off the Shelves: Festival promotes self-publishing for struggling writers

If you search online for blogs and articles about breaking into the book publishing business nowadays, many of them say that the printed word is dead.

September 11, 2011 | Alison Reeger Cook | Columnists


Hall Extension: Calibrating your lawn spreader is crucial

This is the time of year many of us are probably thinking about fertilizing our lawn. The only way to see what your lawn requires is to pull a soil sample and let the Extension office send it off for analysis. Otherwise you are just guessing.

September 09, 2011 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Gardening with Wanda: Fall is transition time for gardens

September brings change and the anticipation of a reprieve from these hot, dry days of summer to cooler fall weather. This is still a busy month for the gardener with many enjoyable endeavors to find in the garden.

September 09, 2011 | Wanda Cannon | Columnists


Wine without Pretense: Guide book to Georgia wineries a winner

Thanks, Warren Johnson, for your great little addition to my wine library. Now, readers, you may want to add "Georgia's Wineries & Vineyards: A Wine Lover's Guide," to your bookshelves.

September 07, 2011 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: God won't hide from us, even if we hide from him

The other day, Cole got in trouble for climbing over the armrest and flopping onto the couch. When I got onto him he got upset with me. "I'm going to hide from you!" he yelled.

September 04, 2011 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


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Sandra Stringer: Strawberries strike a healthy, delicious chord for dieters

If you're looking for a way to add more flavor to your breakfast menu, the Walk Georgia website has a whole-grain strawberry pancake recipe.

March 29, 2017 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Spay your kitten at a young age

Today will be the biggest day of Leia's life, medically speaking. That is, if I have it my way, it will.

March 26, 2017 | | Columnists


Jentezen Franklin: Being in the right place at the right time

A story in 1 Kings 17 talks about a prophet named Elijah.

March 26, 2017 | By Jentezen Franklin freechapel.org | Columnists


What to do for your plants after a hard freeze

Well, we have gotten through this freeze and it's time to figure out what got damaged and what did not.

March 24, 2017 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Effect of pyometra in cats, dogs

Leia's owners call me the day after my conversation with uncle Donnie.

March 19, 2017 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Bill Coates: Follow a welcome mat’s suggestion: Be welcoming

"No strangers enter here, only friends we have not met."

March 19, 2017 | The Rev. Dr. Bill Coates kristiwright@mindpsring.com | Columnists


Father Eric Hill: My opportunity to serve God in Flowery Branch

In November 2010, I was called by the Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory to be the pastor at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Spout ...

February 05, 2017 | | Columnists


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