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Rep. Hitchens' weekly report

The Georgia General Assembly begins the 2017 session on January 9 and as I head to Atlanta, I take very seriously the responsibility that you've given me to represent you.

January 16, 2017 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion


Living Out Your Dual Citizenship

I'm fortunate enough to have dual citizenship with the United States and Italy. You may never have given thought to the reason you're a citizen of the U.S. Here, citizenship is granted by virtue of geography – place. That is, if you are born in this country you have a right to claim U.S. citizenship.

January 15, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Rep. Hitchens' weekly report

The Georgia General Assembly begins the 2017 session on January 9 and as I head to Atlanta, I take very seriously the responsibility that you've given me to represent you.

January 12, 2017 | | Opinion


Following Through on Our Promise in 2017

Last week, I outlined 10 possible resolutions for Christians. I left out one particularly important possible resolution as it deserves its own space.

January 09, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Investment tips for Millennials to consider now

How much money will you need in retirement? To arrive at an estimate, you should coIf you are a "millennial" – a member of the age cohort born anywhere from the early 1980s to the late 1990s – then you're still in the early chapters of your career, so it may be a stretch for you to envision the end of it. But since you do have so many years until you retire, you've got the luxury of putting time on your side as you save and plan for retirement.

January 06, 2017 | By Ryan Waters | Opinion


Fighting terrorism in Georgia

How we're fighting terrorism

December 31, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Consider some New Year's financial resolutions for 2017

We're just about ready to open the door to 2017, so you might be thinking about some New Year's resolutions.

December 31, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Opinion


Ten New Year's Resolutions for Christians

While we all get ready to usher in 2017, here are 10 New Year's resolutions for those who strive to follow Christ.

December 30, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Time to live on beans and rice

My sister said once that she doesn't really like pinto beans because when she was growing up, Mama cooked a pot three or four times a week.

December 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich | Opinion


State finances remain steady

December revenues - more of the same

December 19, 2016 | By Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Who to Thank for Your Christmas Tree

Everyone loves a Christmas tree! (Except, of course, the person who sweeps up the needles.) But, do you know where this Christmas tradition came from? The answer may involve a godly man who is the patron saint of an Effingham church.

December 16, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Be a Champion: A Lesson from Barnabas

This next week, try a little experiment. Trust me, you'll enjoy it.

December 09, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Time for year-end review of your investments

With the holiday season upon us, you may well be busier than usual. However, by spending a few minutes reviewing your investment scenario of this past year, you can see where you've been, where you might be going, and what you need to do to keep moving forward toward your long-term financial goals.

December 09, 2016 | By Jeremy Herren | Opinion


All benefit when you make charitable gifts

Now that we are in the heart of them holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts.

December 05, 2016 | By Jeremy Herren | Opinion


One Answer to the Christian Debriefing

Last weekend I received a phone call from a former member of a church I served years ago, now living in the Midwest. She was upset over something that may be more common than it may seem.

December 02, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


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Recognizing Destructive Factors in a Marriage

One of the most difficult role we pastors play is that of marriage counselor. We are happy, in fact delighted, to have couples seek assistance ...

March 19, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


It’s Monday morning, and my toilet has Tourette’s…

Everybody, it seems, posts on social media the same thing at the beginning of each week. And it seems apparent that they all hate Mondays.

March 19, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


With Crossover Day complete, House Majority Leader Jon Burns updates standing of House Bills

After the frenzy of Crossover Day on March 3, the Georgia General Assembly returned to the Capitol last week for legislative days 29 (March 6 ...

March 15, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Opinion


The Transfiguration of what we see

A few weeks ago, the worldwide Church celebrated the Transfiguration, a pivotal event in the synoptic (Matthew, Mark and Luke) gospels where Jesus is seen ...

March 12, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Bucktoothed boys and Easter Eggs - Spring has arrived

I think spring has officially sprung.

March 12, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: Front porch sittin' - It's a lost art

The other day, I drove through a neighborhood I don't normally travel through, and I noticed something. Everyone was sitting on their porches.

March 06, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Fighting Hatred: Our Hands, God's Realm

The Dallas Morning News recently reported the firing of a woman from her job because she had made anti-Semitic statements. The woman, Nancy Salem, had ...

March 06, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The Fillin' Station: The Way It's Supposed to Work

"Nothing succeeds like success." I've heard that before, not sure from where.

February 27, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Fast food double-downs are making me crazy

I saw in my Twitter feed that Taco Bell recently introduced its Naked Chicken Chalupa. If you've been under a rock and somehow missed ...

February 20, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: It’s the day after and I’m still in mourning, y’all…

I sat on the couch, stunned, mouth hanging open.

February 12, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


What Would Jesus Tweet? A Question for Our Time

What would Jesus tweet? Or what would He post on Facebook?

February 12, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


‘Mr. Ben’ was a cantankerous Georgia hero

A while back, the chief tax assessors from counties throughout Georgia asked me to speak to their gathering at Jekyll Island. We frequent the Golden ...

February 06, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Dixie Diva | Opinion


Jihad versus peace: The presidential line in the sand

As I write this, the uproar regarding President Donald Trump's executive order to restrict immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries is in full swing.

February 03, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: No Resolutions here - just resolution to do better

People amaze me. I mean, seriously.

February 02, 2017 | By Angye Morrison Editor of Effingham Living | Opinion


The Art of Living in the Balance

In life, extremism often ends in a multitude of problems. I find the same is true when the Gospel is presented.

January 26, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


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