If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf.

Sometimes we don’t realize how the messages of the world are so subtle that we aren’t aware when they creep into our minds. Whether it be at work, the movies, the media, or school, these messages permeate every sphere of public life.

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I have stated before that this year has given me more time to work in our raised bed vegetable gardens at home. I have enjoyed the time preparing the beds, planting and watering.

The recent weather has been overall great for outdoor activities such as sports, hiking, camping and working in the landscape or on the farm.

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When you speak with folks who practice complementary or holistic therapies, you often will hear terms that you may not know, or maybe words you know, but are used in a strange or puzzling way.

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Let me be perfectly honest. I was never interested in marriage per se. When I went to college, many people back in the 60s thought females were just looking for their “Mrs.” degree.

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If we needed a reminder of the craziness of the times we are living in, we need only to look at the variety of conspiracy theories springing forth from the sewer of Social Media just as Cholera springs forth from polluted water. The mental sickness is not the fault of Social Media of course,…

”For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are …

The COVID-19 pandemic may have unsettled many aspects of your life – including your financial situation. Even if your employment and earnings were not directly affected, you might have concerns about whether you’ve been making the right investment moves in such a stressful environment.

”Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, ‘See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?’ And Philip said, “If you believe with all yo…

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In my last column, I talked about mental hygiene, how important it is, and asked you some questions about your mental hygiene practices. Remember, mental hygiene is “the practice of maintaining mental health through proactive behavior and treatment.” An important part of that definition is t…

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The big door was open in an inviting manner. People were going in and out. I squared my shoulders and walked right in, found a buggy, and went searching for the perfect plants to hang from my porch.

Ashley and I were recently at a cookout with some top-notch investors, and one of my really good friends was in attendance. As we were sitting around the fire pit, he told us about something that had just been revealed to him, which I felt like I should share with you.

“…Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

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Most people, in the South at least, are probably used to seeing guys with funny red hats at stop signs and standing in highway medians with little buckets raising money. Some folks know what this fundraising is for while others have only a vague idea.

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Everyone who reads this probably is familiar with good dental hygiene. For instance, you shouldn’t eat a lot of sugary treats. You should brush your teeth after meals. You ought to floss between your teeth regularly. You may want to use an antiseptic mouth rinse. Lastly, you should get regul…

“Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wo…

Before I get into the topic of the day, I would like to put in a plug for soil testing at the UGA soil test lab. Soil testing itself is very economical at $9 per sample which includes shipping. It is a great tool to help a person obtain fertilization and liming recommendation for what they a…

Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or something similar. But Mother’s Day is here and then it’s gone. Is there a longer-term gift that can make a r…

Honey bees are easily one of the most important and beneficial insects in the world. It is estimated that honey bees contribute more than $14 million annually to United States food production.

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Let’s think about food and the different foods you associate with certain people. You might smell something cooking and immediately a person’s face comes into your mind. Usually it’s a good memory of someone you love or loved from your past.

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