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

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

A Wonderful Life by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 14, 2008)
Many of us have loved the movie "It's a Wondferful Life," but perhaps didn't know how it all began…
Topics: Christmas History Holidays Movies


 1 record found

Lost Words by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 20, 2015)
Without words life would be shallow. We would not even be able to say Merry Christmas!…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Language, Meaning

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 6 records found

The Tale of the Flameless Taper by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 1, 2019)
An All-Saints Day reminder…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Faith Future Halloween Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Memories

Joyful and Triumphant by Stu Johnson

(Faith   January 8, 2019)
Looking for Jesus between Christmas and Easter…
Topics: Bible Christmas Easter Faith Holidays Holiday Season Jesus

Have a God-Directed New Year by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 5, 2019)
Fill your new year with hope and humor…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Faith Future Grace Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Predictions & Forecasts

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

Joseph, Did You Know? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Faith   December 24, 2017)
Posing questions to the earthly father of Jesus…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season Jesus

Why Eat? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 19, 2017)
Comparing spiritual and bodily nutrition—food for thought at Thanksgiving…
Topics: Food & Nuitrition Holidays Holiday Season Metaphors, Life Lessons Religion Spirituality, Seeking God Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


 3 records found

I Resolve to Resolve by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 6, 2013)
In praise of New Year's resolutions…
Topics: Holidays New Year's

A Call for Compassion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 21, 2008)
Remembering the homeless at the holidays (and everyday)…
Topics: Christmas Compassion Holidays Needy People

I'm Looking Over a Three-Leaf Clover by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 18, 2007)
New lyrics celebrating an old saint's ingenuity (pus A Poetic Protest of Soul Patches) …
Topics: Holidays

Government & Politics

 4 records found

A Prayer for Uncle Sam by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 2, 2016)
A Fourth of July supplication…
Topics: Freedom History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Prayer Trends

My Favorite Uncle's Annual Appeal by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 16, 2016)
Why I hate Tax Day…
Topics: Financial Government Holidays Taxes

A Thankless Thanksgiving in the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 30, 2008)
A less-than-memorable holiday for the First Family…
Topics: Holidays Politics Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbig by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 3, 2006)
One jaded Christian's Christmas wish…
Topics: Christmas Education Faith Freedom Holidays Politics


 1 record found

Lincoln, Lincoln, I've Been Thinkin' by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2013)
Pondering Lincoln's legacy on the 204th anniversary of his birth…
Topics: Ethics & Morality History Holidays Politics


 200 records found

A Prayer for the Divided States of America by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 3, 2020)
Interceding for Uncle Sam…
Topics: Current Events, News George Floyd History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) News Prayer Relationships Social Issues Social Unrest, Division Values

Indpendence Day Q&A by James N. Watkins

(My World   July 2, 2020)
A not-so-trivial quiz about July 4 and the Founding Fathers…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom God Government History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Patriotism Religion Spirituality, Seeking God Values

A Father's Day Wish List by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 20, 2020)
What I pray for my progeny…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Hopes & Dreams Prayer Relationships

Happy Father's Day! by James N. Watkins

(My World   June 18, 2020)
A collection of hope & humor favorites…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships Tribute, Testimony

Memorial Day is a Memory Jogger by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 23, 2020)
Paying tribute to those who purchased our freedom…
Topics: COVID-19 Freedom History Holidays Memorial Day Memories Service Tribute, Testimony War

There are 195 more items for this category and the Holidays topic...See the whole list

Life Events

 1 record found

50 Praises Between Bed and Bathroom by James N. Watkins

(My World   November 23, 2019)
What are you thankful for?
Topics: Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


 1 record found

The Wrong Order! by Stu Johnson

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 24, 2015)
A mixed up holiday season…
Topics: Holidays Seasons Weather

News & Current Events

 1 record found

Coping with the Headlines (and the Heart) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 8, 2012)
Why this July 4th lacked its normal punch…
Topics: Change Ethics & Morality Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day)


 7 records found

Father Figures by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 16, 2018)
The changing role of fathers…
Topics: Change Character, Integrity Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships

Love, Marriage and Sex (2018) by James N. Watkins

(Connections   February 9, 2018)
The latest update of Jim's annual list of articles and cartoons…
Topics: Holidays Humor Love Relationships Valentine's Day Values

My Daughter's Now a Mother by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 14, 2017)
Contemplating a first Mother's Day…
Topics: Faith Family Grace Holidays Mother's Day Relationships

My Five Mothers by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 1, 2016)
On mothers and being mothered...preparing for Mother's Day…
Topics: Family Holidays Memories Mother's Day

Love, Marriage and Sex . . . by James N. Watkins

(Connections   February 11, 2016)
An updated annual collection of cartoons and blogs to celebrate Valentine's Day…
Topics: Holidays Humor Love Relationships Valentine's Day Values

Uniting the Charlie Browns by Wes Wick

(My World   January 12, 2016)
Lessons in unity as I take down my 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree…
Topics: Christmas Communication Faith Holidays Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships

The Queen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 10, 2015)
A Mother's Day tribute to my mom…
Topics: Holidays Parenting, Parents Tribute, Testimony


 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