Opinion

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that…

I had somewhat of a surreal experience recently, and the more I have considered the situation the more I come to understand that all too often in life we find ourselves in moments that just don’t make sense from our point of view.

Is it possible? The 2020 presidential election is just a year away. You may not have noticed the relative peace and quiet this year, because it is never really quiet and peaceful these days.

“We are your mothers, and we will speak to you now,” so the Beloved Woman of Chota, the great Nanyehi (Nancy Ward) is said to have opened her speech to a delegation of white men who had come to “negotiate” with the Cherokee.

The unending summer with temperatures upwards to 100 degrees in October is over. Cold air has arrived. The last of the tomato plants are no more and flowers are gone or going. Hot drinks such as mulled wine, apple cider, pumpkin lattes, and hot tea are the beverages of choice.

Recently, I was standing in line at a home improvement store purchasing lights and other finishes for two flip projects we have going. As the cashier was ringing me up, I struck up a conversation with her about how life was going.

Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach us about how we conduct various aspects of our lives?

Do you remember your mother telling you to eat your breakfast? Well now studies have shown that students that eat a good breakfast do better with their studies.

Race relations are a relevant and in many instances controversial topic in our country these days. The distrust, dislike and disdain some folks have for whole groups of society not like themselves is nothing new. People have been mistreating and misjudging each other ever since Cain murdered Abel.

I have stated before that I enjoy all of the seasons. With the early fall being so hot and dry, it can be hard for a person to think about the holidays. The recent cooler temperatures and wet weather along with trees and plants transitioning to winter can help bring on the holiday spirit.

If you have been reading my columns, you know that I am big on how the mind affects our health. It’s something I learned about long ago, and that has been confirmed to me with my studies in Reiki, EFT and meditation, and with the work I had to do for my doctorate.

As we observe Veterans Day in November, we honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. There are millions of veterans in the U.S. – some who were in combat, some who were stationed overseas to protect American interests, and some who remained stateside but ready to deploy …

This is the second installment of our history and heritage series in honor of Native American History month. November is Native history month of course, but it is also a month set aside to remember veterans and their sacrifices in the nation’s service. Interestingly enough, there is quite an…

This past weekend I attended the annual Northwest Georgia Writers Conference right here in Calhoun. I had attended one time before and enjoyed myself, but it has been difficult for me to think of myself as a writer. I’m not sure why because I’ve been writing pieces and stories for as far bac…

I was out doing service calls on some of our rentals yesterday. There’s a reason for that. It’s mainly that I like to handle the repairs listed on a newly installed tenants’ move-in inspection sheet.

If your employer offers a 401(k) or similar plan, you’ve got a powerful retirement-savings tool at your disposal. And yet, how well you do with your 401(k) depends greatly on your choices and actions. What steps can you take to maximize the benefits of your plan?

“Been there, done that” is the famous phrase now. Have you been to Disney World or on a cruise? When people go on a vacation, they think of some fancy place that usually takes time to get there.

I’ve been a dad for about eight years now. I’ve spent much of that time thinking about the kind of father God wants me to be. My thoughts turn to my own dad and the things he taught me. Several of our conversations were about what it means to be a real man.

I am really surprised that I have not received any calls recently on this invasive insect pest. At the Bowman home, we have seen a few inside the house plus several in our vehicles.

Once considered a safe alternative to cigarettes, vaping (e-cigarettes) is now considered a significant health risk to young people across the country, including students in Calhoun and Gordon County.

“Existence is resistance,” that is what they say. It could be true, given the number of forced sterilization programs perpetrated on Native women by over-educated but under-endowed white social engineers.

I wonder if we, as real estate investors, get so caught up in flipping and landlording that we don’t take time to focus on what the word “invest” really means. One definition of investing is to devote one’s time, effort, energy or money to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a w…

If you’re a Millennial – born between 1981 and 1996 – you’re either in the very early or relatively early stages of your career, and as the old song goes, you’ve got a lot of living to do. Still, it’s not too soon to think about a financial issue you may have overlooked: the need for life in…

“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” — Psalm 46:10

It can be a very rewarding experience to grow your own vegetables. Some folks in a neighborhood may have a friendly competition on who can produce that first vine ripe tomato. At our church, a few will talk about growing or consuming the hottest peppers.

In my last column, I talked about the dangers inherent in the rising over-prescription (and overuse) of opioid painkillers. Addiction. Abuse. Overdose. Contributing to social ills by migrating into street drug trade.

I have a history with gas. I mean the kind you put into your car’s tank. In my youth, I was a gas pump jockey, before I became a radio disc jockey, or a TV news jockey.

My husband swears with all that is holy that I lied when I said I loved to camp. I remember how I told him that I loved the sound of the night creatures in the woods and felt at peace under the stars.

As you’re well aware, we’ve seen some sudden and sizable drops in the financial markets in 2019. While market volatility is nothing new, the recent plunges happened during a period of general political and economic unease. Still, it can be harmful to overreact to such events – especially if …

There are some within the religious world who do not condone the practice of using the scriptures as the foundation of what one believes, or “proof-texting” as it is sometimes called. Granted, isolating Bible verses and using them apart from their context is not “rightly dividing” God’s word…

I prefer my articles to not only be informative but at the same time entertaining. I will be the first to admit that an article on bed bugs may cover the first part of being educational but may not be the most entertaining topic to cover.

It’s October, which is the month of spooky things like ghosts and ghouls but also Cancer Awareness Month — which I find oddly appropriate because cancer is a scary thing to have to deal with.

Ten years ago, in the depths of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, Friends of New Echota (FONE) was born. For those who do not know, FONE is a volunteer service organization dedicated to the preservation, beautification and enhancement of New Echota State Historic Site h…

I’m an animal lover, always have been, always will be. I grew up with dogs, cats, turtles, fish and other critters from time to time. It has always befuddled me about people who don’t like animals.

Like many people, you may spend decades putting money into your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. But eventually you will want to take this money out – if you must start withdrawing some of it. How can you make the best use of these funds?

You have pride when your team wins a game or championship. That is pride in an accomplishment, and it is expected. You can be proud of reaching a goal or completing a project.

When I play golf, I always tee up my pink golf ball with the word HOPE written on its dimpled surface. I have purchased these Wilson balls for seven years. I make sure I turn the ball to see the four letters before I attempt to smack it down the fairway. When I view the word HOPE, I find it …

One of the darkest times in Israel’s history was when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). It seems that mindset is growing more prevalent in our society today. These days, no one is truly wrong about anything ... except the one who would dare to say that someone els…

One of the more popular landscape items in the area is the flowering dogwood. The flowering dogwood is native to the eastern United States and can be found throughout Georgia.

This week at the Calhoun Times we’ve been joined by a very special intern — my 6-year-old son, Donovan.

There has been a great deal written over the years about the work of missionaries among American Indians in general and among Cherokees in particular. Most of that is of the Pollyanna variety, because most of it is written from the colonial perspective.

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