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The highest form of worship is the expression of gratitude for God’s creativity, for His love, and His grace that redeems us from sin. Not only did Jesus teach us to love God completely but He commanded us “to love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39).

The wildflower for today depicts an important truth, that is, righteousness is both vertical (to God) and horizontal (to our neighbor).

I first saw this wildflower along Interstate 16 from Macon to Savannah many years ago. Later I saw it along roadsides in our area. When rainfall is normal it blooms abundantly but because of the draughts of the past decade it is not as common as it once was.

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It happened the other day, but I just wouldn’t accept it. Then, a couple of days later, it was made clear that she had just given up the ghost and died.

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SOCIAL CIRCLE — For kids who enjoy nature as well as creating artwork, Georgia’s 16th annual Youth Birding Competition invites resident children and teens to celebrate birds through a T-shirt Art Contest.

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ATLANTA – The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is hosting a statewide Caregiver Resource Fair, a virtual three-hour program that will help Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers find local resources and talk to experts who can explain and give more insight to the many programs available…

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On my first trips to Latin America nearing 15 years ago, I always made a point of visiting capital cities and whenever possible, their seat of government and occasionally the residence of their president or prime minister.

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ATLANTA -- Georgia recorded its third straight day of high numbers of COVID deaths, with the 142 reported last week bringing the state’s three-day total to 424.

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ATLANTA – Piedmont’s Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division has opened a COVID-19 Recovery Clinic to help patients who have recovered from COVID-19 infection, but continue to experience lingering symptoms.

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Piedmont’s Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division has opened a comprehensive COVID-19 Recovery Clinic to help patients who have recovered from COVID-19 infection, but continue to experience lingering symptoms.

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The old saying "Revenge is a dish best served cold" is understood to mean it is better to deliver retribution for a perceived or actual injustice after time has passed, in order for it to be done dispassionately. Sometimes it is better not to serve that dish at all. Like perishable food left unrefrigerated, a different kind of "bacteria" can infect the nation.

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Passing a florist truck, I couldn’t help but notice the advertisement on the side of the vehicle. The advertisement read, “Flowers Whisper How You Feel.”

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Last year, Tink finally, after several years of being asked, succumbed and agreed to speak at a yearly prayer breakfast held at the Beverly Hills Hotel for Christians who are in the television and movie industry.

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The mob violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was deplorable and disgusting. It is the antithesis of a free society that wishes to remain free. Any supporter of President Trump and his policies must denounce this horror with even more vehemence than they denounced the riots of last summer, but the two are not equivalent.

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House Democrats keep coming up with ideas that are bound to sink their already low approval ratings to new depths, possibly giving Republicans a majority in the 2022 election.

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JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Health is offering free COVID-19 vaccines to all individuals ages 65 and older with underlying health conditions and their caregivers.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting the way Georgians work and play and the demand for close-to-home outdoor adventures soaring, Georgia’s leading river advocacy organization will offer more than a dozen guided canoe/kayak/paddleboard adventures in 2021, including trips in each of Georgia’s 14 major river basins.

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The Hebrew people were under the rule of the Romans at the time of Jesus’ birth. There were soldiers everywhere “keeping order” so that Roman rule was preserved. If a soldier chose to assert his authority he could command any Hebrew to carry his equipment a mile. After doing his duty the Heb…

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As I was thinking about the new year, I recalled the late columnist Lewis Grizzard and one of his lists of new year’s resolutions. In speaking of them, he said, “The secret of new year’s resolutions is making an easy list.”

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ATHENS — As it is every year, January is National Radon Action month. However, this year feels different, as many people are spending more time at home to keep each other safe and healthy. This makes it even more important that we test our homes for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer.

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President Trump was NOT ever ahead by 500,000 votes in Georgia ... at peak, roughly 10:30 p.m. on Election night, he led Georgia by roughly 350,000 votes, as the rural and out-state vote (fewer in number) always come in first. As metro votes were tallied, his lead continually shrank and eventually evaporated under a flood of Biden absentee ballots

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One of many things that will distinguish a President Joe Biden from his predecessor is that the incoming president is likely to speak less in public, mostly because of how he garbles his thoughts and words.

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In Oglethorpe County, 4-H’ers have met monthly for the past seven years as a part of the Georgia 4-H Cooking to Share initiative, which challenges 4-H’ers across the state to develop cooking skills by preparing food for families in need. This past program year, more than 60 families benefited from this project in Oglethorpe County.

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SOCIAL CIRCLE – Kick off the brand new year by using the 2021 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide as you make all your fishing plans, says the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

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