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

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Education

 1 record found

Judge Judy and the Supremes by Stu Johnson


(Learn   February 1, 2016)
Some people think she is a Supreme Court justice…
Topics: Government History Knowledge



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 3 records found

A Prayer for the Washington State Legislature by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 3, 2018)
Remembering Billy Graham's example…
Topics: Faith Government Prayer Tribute, Testimony


God, Bless America Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 4, 2017)
A supplication for the National Day of Prayer
Topics: Faith God Government Hopes & Dreams Memories Prayer


Pray Without Ceasing: What? Submitted by Stu Johnson


(Faith   February 9, 2016)
Paul Ryan appeals to model the Apostle Paul at the 2016 National Prayer Breakfast…
Topics: Government News Prayer Religion



Financial

 2 records found

The IRS by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 25, 2018)
Not everything is considered taxable income…
Topics: Financial Government Income Taxes


Social Security by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 11, 2018)
It's hard to imagine life without it…
Topics: Cost of Living Financial Government Lifestyle, General Retirement Social Security



General

 3 records found

The State of My Conflicted Heart by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 22, 2019)
A prayer when life doesn't rhyme…
Topics: Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken Government Relationships Social Issues Trends


Unintended Consequences - Part 1 by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 1 looks at making matters worse)
Topics: Government Nature Planning Science & Technology


Unintended Consequences - Part 2 by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 2 looks at unexpected benefits, causes, and tips)
Topics: Government Planning Science & Technology



Government & Politics

 25 records found

A Prayer for Lawmakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 23, 2019)
What I prayed at the Washington State Legislature on the eve of Washington's birthday…
Topics: Character, Integrity Faith Freedom God Government Grace Leadership Prayer


Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections


Divided Loyalties by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 10, 2018)
Our right to vote unites us as Americans…
Topics: Diversity & Pluralism Government Politics Unity, Unified Values Voting & Elections


Pray, Vote, Trust by James N. Watkins


(My World   November 6, 2018)
Thoughts on going to the polls in a divided nation…
Topics: Diversity & Pluralism Government Politics Trust Unity, Unified Values Voting & Elections


A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 4, 2018)
Lessons from the State of the Union
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Communication Government News Relationships


There are 20 more items for this category and the Government topic...See the whole list


History

 2 records found

Close Calls by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 16, 2018)
Don't take democracy for granted…
Topics: Crisis Government History


The Forgotten Sunday by Stu Johnson


(Arts & Entertainment   January 15, 2018)
Without it Dunkirk would have been a disaster, not a miracle…
Topics: God Government History Media Movies Prayer War



Holidays

 3 records found

Life, Liberty, and . . . by Stu Johnson


(My World   July 4, 2016)
Is the Declaration of Independence a relic or a prized possession?
Topics: Faith Freedom Government History Holidays Inspiration July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Politics Values


A Presidents' Day Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 13, 2016)
Looking back as we look ahead…
Topics: Government Holidays Leadership Politics Prayer


What Did We Declare?Exploring the meaning of our founding document by Stu Johnson


(My World   July 4, 2015)
Reading a novel inspires research about the document whose adoption we celebrate on July 4…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom God Government July 4 (U.S. Independence Day)



News & Current Events

 10 records found

Borderline Disaster by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 29, 2019)
Haunted by the heartache of the immigrant crisis…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Government Policy, Policy Formation Social Issues Social Movements Tragedy


Build Trust Before a Wall by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 12, 2019)
A message to President Trump…
Topics: Character, Integrity Government News Politics Trust


Remembering a Remarkable Bush by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 8, 2018)
A tribute to President George H. W. Bush…
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Faith Government History Politics Tribute, Testimony


So Who are We to Judge? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 6, 2018)
A timely question&helllip;
Topics: Government News Politics Relationships Social Unrest, Division


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


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


Retirement

 1 record found

Is Social Security Healthy? Reported by Stu Johnson


(Finance and Legal   February 19, 2018)
It's stronger than many think, but worthy of caution…
Topics: Financial Future Government News Planning Retirement Risk Social Security