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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

 2 records found

Surviving or Thriving? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 20, 2017)
It's not just money…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family Friends & Neighbnors Hopes & Dreams Learning Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Relationships Values

With Praise for Aging Spouses by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 1, 2006)
An ode to the journey…
Topics: Family Optimal Aging

Arts & Entertainment

 4 records found

War Room MovieFacing life's problems with the power of prayer by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   August 21, 2015)
The Kendrick brothers (Courageous, Fireproof) return with a lively drama about a troubled middle-class family…
Topics: Coping Faith Family Prayer

The Vow by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 19, 2012)
Remembering what we're prone to forget…
Topics: Family Health Care Love Movies

Keeping Up with the Kardashians by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 6, 2011)
The low down on love and storybook romance…
Topics: Family Popular Culture Trouble

John and Kate Plus Hate by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 28, 2009)
The sad saga of a once big happy family…
Topics: Family Popular Culture Television Trouble


 1 record found

Quality Citizens and Adults by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 7, 2013)
We live in a society where almost anything goes. Almost, but not quite.…
Topics: Civility Communication Ethics & Morality Family

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 3 records found

An All Saints Day Tribute by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 3, 2017)
Remembering those who left us…
Topics: Faith Family Memories Relationships Religion Tribute, Testimony

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

Abba Father, We Adore You by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 21, 2009)
In celebration of our ultimate Father's day…
Topics: Faith Family Worship


 1 record found

Tri-Generational Settings by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 19, 2015)
Considering the huge debts students are accumulating doesn't always say who will pay those debts…
Topics: Education Family Planning Retirement


 2 records found

Time to Remember by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 17, 2014)
August may be one of those months with few memorable events to celebrate…
Topics: Family Memories

A Sentimental Journey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2009)
A road trip to college with daughter number three…
Topics: Change Family Parenting, Parents

Government & Politics

 2 records found

A State of Indecision by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 21, 2012)
Washington state debates same-sex marriage…
Topics: Faith Family Political Correctness Politics Social Issues

Domestic Parter-Ships by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 1, 2009)
Should their moorage be equal to marriage?
Topics: Family Language, Meaning Politics Social Issues

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Debilitated Seniors by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 9, 2009)
That word debilitated is a frightening word…
Topics: Assisted Living and Long Term Care Family Health Care Wellness


 1 record found

Grandsons of Norway Take Pride by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 18, 2014)
A 17th of May salute…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family


 23 records found

How to Deal with Family During the Holidays by Ken Potts

(Connections   December 23, 2018)
The holidays don't always live up to what we imagine them to be…
Topics: Christmas Civility Communication Family Holidays Holiday Season

A Family Prayer for Thanksgiving by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 22, 2018)
Contemplating our joys and sorrows as we gather…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Family Grace Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

The True Meaning of Christmas by Bill Nichols

(My World   December 16, 2016)
Which piece of chicken would you choose?…
Topics: Christmas Family Holidays Holiday Season Love Relationships

Thanksgiving Memories by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 26, 2016)
Remembering my Mom and Dad…
Topics: Family Holidays Holiday Season Memories Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Tribute, Testimony

A Father's Day Toast by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 18, 2016)
Celebrating the difference dads make in their kid's lives…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships

There are 18 more items for this category and the Family topic...See the whole list

Life Events

 1 record found

The Waiting Room by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 13, 2019)
Experiencing the emotion of a mother's last days…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Dying and Death Faith Family Relationships

News & Current Events

 10 records found

And the Children Cry by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 23, 2018)
A lament for the illegal immigrant children separated from their families&hellip'
Topics: Family Government Relationships Social Issues Social Unrest, Division

More Than the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 19, 2016)
What happens inside our houses is what matters most…
Topics: Beliefs Faith Family Government News Politics Values

The Greatest War by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 18, 2012)
A general rule for battling lust…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Family Personal Issues Scandal

I'll Be Back! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 15, 2011)
It takes will and grace to keep marital promises…
Topics: Family Politics Popular Culture Trouble

A Royal Wedding and Funeral by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 1, 2011)
Celebrating William and Kate while remembering David…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Faith Family History Tribute, Testimony

There are 5 more items for this category and the Family topic...See the whole list


 66 records found

Lessons of Empathy and Good Behavior by Ken Potts

(Connections   September 8, 2019)
They have to start at home…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Teaching Values

Can This Marriage be Saved? by Ken Potts

(Connections   September 1, 2019)
Tips for saying "yes" (Second of two parts)…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Family Relationships Unity, Unified Values

He Turned 21 Today by Bill Nichols

(Connections   August 26, 2019)
An occasion to pass on a family heirloom…
Topics: Family Memories Personal Issues Tribute, Testimony

Keys to Nurturing Kids by Ken Potts

(Connections   August 11, 2019)
Self-control, praise, teach…
Topics: Family Grandchildren Love Parenting, Parents Training Values Wisdom

Father, My Mother is Gone by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 3, 2019)
A prayer when your mother dies…
Topics: Dying and Death Family Memories Relationships Tribute, Testimony

There are 61 more items for this category and the Family topic...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 2 records 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

Daughters Need Their Daddy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 7, 2007)
The reason Brett Favre should retire…
Topics: Family Football (American) Retirement Sports


 1 record found

The New Year's Day VIsitor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 8, 2012)
Denouncing an uninvited guest at the family table…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Family Holidays New Year's


 3 records found

Despite the Internet Reported by Stu Johnson

(Our World   November 27, 2018)
Kids still involved in extracurricular activities…
Topics: Demographics Education Family Trends

Birth Rate by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 14, 2018)
A notable trend in the lifetime of today's seniors…
Topics: Demographics Family Future Trends

The Changing Family Reported by Stu Johnson

(Our World   November 30, 2017)
A profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Demographics Family Research Social Movements Trends