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

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Aging, General

 3 records found

Personal Thoughts on Aging by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 6, 2013)
Sometimes there is no joy in aging. Today the phone rang …
Topics: Afterlife (Eternity) Dying and Death Friends & Neighbnors

My Obituary by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 22, 2007)
Recently, a senior dreamed a similar dream two nights in a row. He had seen his obituary written by members and friends of his family.…
Topics: Character, Integrity Dying and Death Faith Humor Planning

What About the Future? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 13, 2006)
Whoever fails to think about death, refuses to struggle with its implications, ignores its existence and avoids it like a plague, still cannot totally ignore it…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Planning


Arts & Entertainment

 3 records found

In Memoriam by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 4, 2012)
It's more than an Academy Award segment…
Topics: Dying and Death Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Mourning the Jackson's Fifth on the Fourth by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 5, 2009)
So what are all the fireworks about, anyway?…
Topics: Dying and Death Music Popular Culture

John Travolta's Dave with Sorrow by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 11, 2009)
Reflections on the death of his teenage son…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Popular Culture Prayer


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 5 records found

What Next? by Stu Johnson


(Faith   January 17, 2018)
What happens when we die?…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Dying and Death Faith Future God Religion


The Shack Movie Review by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   March 3, 2017)
God and your tragedy…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Family God Grace Media Movies Relationships Tragedy


90 Minutes in Heaven MovieThe popular book by Don Piper becomes a movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   September 3, 2015)
What is it like to die and go to heaven? Don Piper found out after a horrendous automobile accident—and returned to tell the tale…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Dying and Death Inspiration Movies Religion


The Trip of a Lifetime by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 18, 2011)
Reflecting on a friend's impending journey to Heaven…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith

Death's Comeuppance by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 24, 2011)
The day Death was served its just desserts…
Topics: Dying and Death Easter Faith


Financial

 1 record found

The Cost of Dying by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 16, 2012)
It has been said that a considerable amount of money is expended in the last year or two of the lives of seniors…
Topics: Dying and Death Health Care


General

 2 records found

Let's Seize the Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 25, 2017)
A reaction to death's too frequent surprise visits…
Topics: Dying and Death Opportunity Optimal Aging Relationships


Finally Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 23, 2007)
Grieving for our fallen soldiers…
Topics: Dying and Death Tribute, Testimony War


Holidays

 3 records found

A Dance with White-Gloved Hands by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 8, 2009)
Folding Old Glory at a new grave…
Topics: Armed Forces Dying and Death Patriotism Veterans

The First Anniversary of a Veteran's Passing by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 8, 2009)
Second thoughts on my father's death…
Topics: Dying and Death Family Tribute, Testimony Veterans

A Prayer for Joe Anzack's Parents by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 3, 2007)
Memorial Day observances contuinue…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Grace War


Life Events

 1 record found

Joy While Grieving by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   November 20, 2017)
Reflections on the loss of a dear friend…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Faith Loss & Grieving Relationships



News & Current Events

 11 records found

Remembering a Memorable Bush by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 21, 2018)
A tribute to a former First Lady…
Topics: Character, Integrity Dying and Death Inspiration News Politics Tribute, Testimony


Another St. Valentine's Day Massacre by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 17, 2018)
When will the craziness stop?…
Topics: Dying and Death News Tragedy


The Cost of Discipleship by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 10, 2015)
Reflections on the shootings in Oregon…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Dying and Death Faith Tragedy


Breaking News by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 30, 2015)
A somber reflection on a TV reporter's death…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Dying and Death Media


Slaughter of the Innocents (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 16, 2012)
Wrestling with the tragedy in Connectictu…
Topics: Coping Current Events, News Dying and Death Tragedy

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Relationships

 3 records found

Tell Her You Love Her by Rusty Wright


(Connections   July 22, 2016)
A tribute to a rare jewel…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Disease Family Loss & Grieving Love Relationships Tribute, Testimony


My Dad Went Home for Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 28, 2008)
Reflections on a father's recent death…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Family Tribute, Testimony

On Being Widowed by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 3, 2008)
Facing the loss of a spouse…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Coping Dying and Death Family Living Alone


Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

An Audience of One by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 26, 2010)
An Olympic ice skater grieves her mother's death…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Family Sports


Travel

 1 record found

Dying for an Upgrade by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 25, 2007)
A first-class flight that was truly out of this world…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death