Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays, but in case you haven’t noticed, Easter is marketed with some not-so-biblical details. Where did the Easter Bunny dwell in Israel? And did we miss the part about the children of the bible hunting for pastel colored eggs? Well, the truth is, many of our Easter traditions are simply carried … Continue reading A Basket Full of Eggs and Bunnies: Making Sense of Our Beloved Easter Traditions
If you’ve ever been told by someone from the northern states that it doesn’t get cold in South Georgia, then you’re not alone. But let’s face it, two to three months of cooler temperatures here in the south just isn’t enough for us to adapt. The solution? Take a vacation, of course! We’ve provided a list of suggestions to give you a reason to escape … Continue reading Make a Splash, Escape the Cold: Five Reasonable Vacations for South Georgians to Escape the Cold this Winter
Military spouses must be brave, strong, and understanding. They are unsung heroes as many military personnel rely on that one phone call, text message, or Facetime to bring them back to home even for a short time while they are fighting overseas. The life of a military spouse can be crazy yet logical, distant yet close in heart, and terrifying yet beautiful. “There are so … Continue reading Home for the Holidays
Twinkling lights. Horse-drawn carriages. Roasted chestnuts. Community sing-alongs. Live ice sculpting. Costumed stilt walkers. Downtown Thomasville turns into a magical, late 1800s winter wonderland during its annual Victorian Christmas Festival every December. The festival began in 1986 as a way for Thomasville shop owners and merchants to show off their wares and the downtown area. This year the Victorian Christmas Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, … Continue reading Thomasville’s Victorian Winter Wonderland
Ah, the time is upon us to begin preparations for this years’ Christmas season. As usual, the first thing on the Christmas agenda is setting up the Christmas tree. Decorating your home is a tradition for many families, including my own. The day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday), millions of brave souls will charge into the crowds to cash in on the deals that the … Continue reading Christmas Lights: Are They for Celebration or Competition?