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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

Aging, General

 1 record 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

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

The Force Awakens Universal Questions by James N. Watkins

(Arts & Entertainment   December 19, 2015)
The much-anticipated addition to the Star Wars series inspires questions from movie trivia to cosmic…
Topics: Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons Movies Popular Culture Values


 1 record found

Learning from Others by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 22, 2018)
Lessons from the world of business…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Business Circumstances, Life Events Education Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Leadership Learning Values

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 5 records found

Perplexed . . . but not Despairing by George Garrison

(My World   April 17, 2020)
In the midst of our puzzling reality, there is hope…
Topics: Bible Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Stress Values Wellness Wisdom

Secular Religion by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 2, 2020)
Is no religious preference really another religion?…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Demographics Religion Trends Values

So What Does an 'Open and Affirming' Church Mean? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 2, 2018)
It depends on how you define the terms…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Religion Values

Remembering Mother Teresa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 10, 2017)
Republishing what I wrote twenty years ago…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Christian Life Compassion Faith History Religion Service Tribute, Testimony Values

Worth More Than Mona Lisa by Bill Nichols

(Faith   June 10, 2016)
As valuable as The Mona Lisa is, it is just a painting, and your heart is far more valuable…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Inspiration Values


 3 records found

Wake Up Call by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 22, 2020)
Are we on the right track?…
Topics: Change Character, Integrity History Social Issues Trends Values

The Gospel According to Fast-Food by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 27, 2017)
A tip of the hat to two fast-food giants…
Topics: Beliefs Business Character, Integrity Faith Values

Let's Hear It for Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 25, 2017)
A call to understanding not agreement…
Topics: Change Relationships Values

Government & Politics

 4 records found

Watkins for President 2020 by James N. Watkins

(My World   July 17, 2020)
Throwing his pen in the race with the Tupperware party—'Putting a lid on government'…
Topics: Faith Government Humor Politics Trends Values

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

May I Be Frank, Mr. President? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 17, 2017)
Challenging a double standard in the Oval Office…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Ethics & Morality News Politics Scandal Social Issues Values


 4 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

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 Declaration of Independence by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 29, 2014)
Declarations of independence are not only made in July, but…
Topics: Personal Issues Values


 3 records found

Overcomer Movie by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   August 17, 2019)
What defines you?…
Topics: Christian Life Courage Faith Inspiration Movies Relationships Sports Values

Generosity by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 15, 2018)
It's more than money…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Discipline Faith Financial Service Values Volunteer

The Olympics of Daily Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 27, 2016)
What it takes to go for the gold every day…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Inspiration Values

Life Events

 2 records found

Wasting Time Kristin Wong

(My World   March 4, 2020)
The biggest wastes of time we regret when we get older…
Topics: Discipline Relationships Values

Stepping Out in Faith by Stu Johnson

(Faith   May 5, 2018)
Discovering the meaning of faith in stories from life's journey…
Topics: Christian Life Circumstances, Life Events Courage Faith God Inspiration Jesus Prayer Religion Values

News & Current Events

 8 records found

Explaining White Privilege By Lori Lakin Hutcherson

(My World   June 26, 2020)
An honest response to a white friend…
Topics: Current Events, News George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values

Destroy or Be Constructive by Bill Nichols

(My World   June 7, 2020)
More than ever, the church needs to follow Jesus' example…
Topics: Civility Compassion Crime, Justice, Punishment Discipleship Faith George Floyd Jesus Religion Social Issues Trust Values

Scout Dishonor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 22, 2020)
Why Chapter 11 could be the final chapter for an iconic organization…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken History News Social Issues Trouble Values

A Borderline Disorder by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 17, 2018)
A prayer for our gun-crazed culture…
Topics: Prayer Social Issues Trends Values

Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 13, 2018)
The transgressions of youth follow us…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making News Social Media Trends Values

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


 15 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

Defining Normal by Ken Potts

(Connections   August 18, 2019)
It's harder than it looks…
Topics: Character, Integrity Diversity & Pluralism Relationships Values

Keys to Nurturing Kids by Ken Potts

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

Family Meals by Ken Potts

(Connections   July 28, 2019)
Crazy schedules do not limit their importance…
Topics: Family Lifestyle, General Relationships Values

There are 10 more items for this category and the Values topic...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

I Can't Stand for This by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 1, 2017)
Reflecting on the NFL player's boycott of the National Anthem…
Topics: Football (American) News Patriotism Social Issues Social Movements Sports Values


 2 records found

Superhuman by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 19, 2018)
Facing 'the Life Issue'…
Topics: News Predictions & Forecasts Science & Technology Technology Values

The Best is Yet to Be by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 18, 2017)
Thanking God for technology…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making History Optimal Aging Technology Values


 1 record found

A Senior's Moments by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 3, 2017)
What really prompts us to do something for others?…
Topics: Advocacy Compassion Generosity Values Volunteer

Work, Employment

 1 record found

Umpteen Jobs by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 28, 2017)
Sometimes 2-3 jobs at once was an enriching experience…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Memories Values Work