Numerous studies suggest that a strong faith is a vital part of healthy aging. Nourish your soul with the articles in this section.  The words in the header image come from the Old Testament book of Micah, a profitable saying on the conduct of life ("what does the Lord require of you?").

In addition to the articles, the Faith section also includes a Seeking God feature, including links to websites and documents, and two guides with links to passages in the Bible, "What the Bible says about..." and "Where to find help when you are....[afraid, angry, anxious, etc.]."


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SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

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Disaster

 1 record found

The Tulips Trumpet an Easter Tune by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 6, 2014)
The Skagit Valley offers hope to the heartbroken of Oso…
Topics: Beauty Comfort & Consolation Easter


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 8 records found

Here at the Cross by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 30, 2018)
A new hymn text for Good Friday…
Topics: Easter Faith Holidays Jesus Religion


Friended by God by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 15, 2017)
What if Good Friday was God's Gacebook post? …
Topics: Beliefs Easter God Metaphors, Life Lessons Religion


A Sermon in a Cherry Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 25, 2017)
The arrival of Spring trumpets the truth of Easter…
Topics: Easter Inspiration Nature Seasons


Where Did He Go? by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   February 13, 2016)
Did Jesus Christ really rise from the dead, or was his 'resurrection' an elaborate hoax?...Explore the question with the movie Risen…
Topics: Easter Jesus Movies Religion


The Gospel According to a Dandelion by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 31, 2013)
Easter lessons from a hated week…
Topics: Easter Nature Religion

There are 3 more items for this category and the Easter topic...See the whole list


Government & Politics

 1 record found

The Motorcade and the Parade by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 5, 2009)
Obama's reception in London is no Palm Sunday parade…
Topics: Current Events, News Easter Politics


Holidays

 16 records found

Top ten things I (Jim) am giving up for Lent by James N. Watkins


(Faith   February 22, 2016)
After a humorous top-ten list, perhaps like Jim there is something you would really like to give up for Lent...and beyond…
Topics: Christian Life Easter Religion


Easter Cartoons by James N. Watkins


(Faith   February 11, 2016)
An Easter basket full of entertainment and encouragement…
Topics: Christian Life Easter Faith Holidays Humor Jesus


Easter Bonnets (Revisted) by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 5, 2015)
Only for those under 8 or over 80?…
Topics: Clothing & Fashion Easter


An Easter Bunny and an Easter Story Worth Remembering by Rusty Wright


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 5, 2015)
Have you ever seen the Easter bunny?…
Topics: Beliefs Easter Jesus


Who's Got the Body? by Rusty Wright


(Faith   April 5, 2015)
A short examination of evidences for the resurrection of Jesus celebrated on Easter Sunday…
Topics: Bible Christian Life Easter God Jesus


There are 11 more items for this category and the Easter topic...See the whole list


Nature

 1 record found

The Gospel According to Spring by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 22, 2015)
Mother Nature's annual Easter sermon…
Topics: Easter Seasons



News & Current Events

 1 record found

An UNHOLY Holy Week by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 25, 2016)
What Jerusalem and Brussells share in common…
Topics: Easter Faith Terrorism Tragedy



Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

The Sounds of Spring by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 17, 2010)
They are about to be heard in your favorite ball park…
Topics: Baseball Easter Sports


Trends

 1 record found

Nor Easter Alert by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 18, 2018)
A troubling forecast for a nation in need of God…
Topics: Change Easter Faith Religion Social Movements Spirituality, Seeking God Trends