Numerous studies suggest that a strong faith is a vital part of healthy aging. Nourish your soul with the articles in this section.  The words in the header image come from the Old Testament book of Micah, a profitable saying on the conduct of life ("what does the Lord require of you?").

In addition to the articles, the Faith section also includes a Seeking God feature, including links to websites and documents, and two guides with links to passages in the Bible, "What the Bible says about..." and "Where to find help when you are....[afraid, angry, anxious, etc.]."

Filter Article list:
Article Scope:  

The Author, Category and Topic selectors will reflect the Article Scope setting.

Date range:    
Current: articles posted within the last 30 Days
Recent: articles posted within the last 3 Months
Sort Order:    

Hints on searching Articles

Some articles may be restricted—viewable only to logged-in users with the appropriate Security Level.

You can narrow your search using one or all of six criteria:

  1. Article Scope:
    • This Collection Only (default) limits search results to this article "home page."
    • All includes all articles (including blog entries) on the site.
  2. Date range:
    • Current shows articles posted within the past 30 Days
    • Recent shows articles posted within the past 3 Months
    • All includes all articles within the Collection Scope.
    • NOTE: Based on the number of articles found and other filter settings, the Date Scope may be adjusted automatically. However, in most cases you can still use the form to choose a specific range.
  3. Author--regular contributors are listed by name; "special" is used for ocassional or one-time authors. (They are idenitified by name in the article list using a "byline" field in the database).
  4. Category—each article is assigned to one category ( a master category list is used for Articles, Blog Entries, Resources, and similar features on the site).
  5. Topic—each article can be assigned to multiple topics (also uses a master list). You can narrow the search by one topic at a time.
    Even though we try to keep the number of topics limited and as general as possible, the list of topics is long and constantly growing simply because of the wide scope of content covered by aritcles on the site. A good alternative to using the drop-down list is to click on a topic from the Summary View of the Article List, or the category and topic summary at the top of an Article.
    NOTE: Because topics are added over time, some topics may not be associated with earlier articles to which they could apply. From time to time, we update category and topic links.
  6. Keywords
    Looks for a word, phrase or part of a word in the component parts of the article.

Viewing the Results

In addition to the "Most Recent" and "Top Articles" lists, there are three Views of the searchable Article List: (where you are now):

  1. Quick. Shows Categories in alphabetical order, with a list of articles by post date (most recent first), title, author. This is the default view. Return to it anytime by selecting "Clear Filter" in the Article Filter.
  2. Minimal. Shows a list of Categories in which articles for this collection appear, including the number of articles in each category. Activate this view by clicking on "View Category names only" under the gray view description bar.
  3. Summary. Expands a single Category to include a brief description of each article, the primary category, and any topics assigned to it.

Actions from the Article List

  • Click on an Article title to view it.
    • A link at the bottom of the article will bring you back to this page.
    • If you have expanded the Collection Scope to All, and view an article or blog entry outside this collection, the return link will take you to the corresponding "home" page. To return to this page, use the Back button in your browser or use the Site Menu.
  • Click on a Category name to expand the list into Summary View, which will include more detals about the articles within that Category, including the topics associated with it.
    • If you have selected "All" in the Article Scope, the initial Summary View will reset the Article Scope to "This Collection only." From there, you can go back to "All" if desired.
  • Click on a Topic name (Summary View) to see recent articles associated with that topic. From there you can expand to "All" articles or narrow the search using the Filter.
    • There are some categories that also appear as topics. In this case, the filter will set the topic, since that will return the greatest number of results. From there, you can modify the Search Filter to narrow your search.

Actions from the Article (listing of Categories and Topics at top of Article)

  • Click on the Category or a Topic and you will be taken to the Article List page with the search filter set accordingly. (The notes under Article List also apply here).

Printing the List or individual Articles

Using Print this page at the upper left will print the content displayed in the Articles List or an individual Article, without any of the surrounding page elements. The filter form in the list view is replaced with a summary of the filter settings.

Please note: Using the "Print this page" option is highly recommended over the print options available through the Share utility (described below).

Additional Hint: On some smaller devices you may find it helpful to use the Print option to display a simpler content-only view. Depending on the device, you may not actually be able to print, but it may produce a view that is easier to read. You will need to close the print window to get back to the site navigation.

Sharing and Commenting on Article Lists and Individual Articles

There is a lot of discussion about the merits of commenting within a site. At this time we have decided not to integrate it into the site. The AddThis Share utility that appears at the upper left on the page as well as at the end of articles allows you to share the selected page through Facebook, Twitter, and more than 200 other social media services. Most of these options allow you to add comments.

You can also comment through the site's own social media connections, which are linked through the icons in the site masthead (only active social media accounts are shown).

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

AD TV Series: The Bible Continues . . . in Prime Time by Rusty Wright

(Faith   April 4, 2015)
Hollywood's Bible Power Couple is back—with a flourish…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Christian Life Discipleship History


 1 record found

Do We Ask Enough Questions? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 7, 2020)
Making sense in a sometimes senseless world…
Topics: Beliefs Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Media News Trust


 1 record found

Faith Quakes by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 17, 2010)
Surviving 7.0 doubt…
Topics: Beliefs Faith Nature Tragedy

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 27 records found

Like a Mighty Wind, God's Spirit by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 30, 2020)
A new hymn for Pentecost Sunday…
Topics: Beliefs Faith God Religion

Winds of Love and Hate by James N. Watkins

(Faith   May 29, 2020)
Point-counterpoint on Pentecost Sunday and the role of Christians in today's divided world…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Jesus Love Religion Social Issues

When God Draws Near by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 11, 2020)
Discovering a cure to the ultimate universal pandemic…
Topics: Beliefs COVID-19 Crisis Easter Faith Fears, Concerns Hopes & Dreams

Oh, the Places You'll Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 18, 2020)
How Dr. Seuss would paraphrase Philippians 4…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Faith

A Hymn for the American Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 28, 2018)
An ode to joy for less than joyful times…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Faith God Inspiration Prayer

There are 22 more items for this category and the Beliefs topic...See the whole list


 2 records found

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

A Prodigal Nation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 20, 2012)
Grieving for what once was but is no longer…
Topics: Beliefs Change Crisis

Government & Politics

 2 records found

How Old is Ancient? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 5, 2020)
Don't discard something or someone because they appear ancient…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Character, Integrity History Language, Meaning Politics Relationships Wisdom

A Shrine to "No Belief" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 14, 2008)
Yet another governor raises eyebrows…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Politics


 1 record found

October 31, 1517 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 31, 2017)
The beginnings of today's diverse Christian church…
Topics: Beliefs History Religion


 6 records found

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

CHRISTmas by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 24, 2017)
Remembering the Person at the heart of the season…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Jesus

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)

An Easter Bunny and an Easter Story Worth Remembering by Rusty Wright

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 5, 2015)
Have you ever seen the Easter bunny?…
Topics: Beliefs Easter Jesus

The Power of the Cross by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 4, 2010)
Poetic reflections on this Good Friday…
Topics: Beliefs Easter Faith Holidays

Baby Jesus by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 21, 2008)
The older we get, the more reason not to believe in the baby Jesus, right? Wrong…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Jesus

Life Events

 3 records found

What's Your Vantage Point? by Bill Nichols

(My World   May 17, 2020)
Viewing life experiences through the eyes of an artist…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Beliefs Character, Integrity God Hopes & Dreams Metaphors, Life Lessons Planning

Luck and Success by Stu Johnson

(Faith   April 4, 2018)
How would you descrbe your life journey?…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Coping Faith Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging

Decisions, Decisions by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 22, 2018)
Making life choices…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Christian Life God Hopes & Dreams Learning Planning

News & Current Events

 4 records found

Lamentation and Limitation by George Garrison

(Faith   June 11, 2020)
Reacting to both a physical and social virus…
Topics: Beliefs Bible COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Disease George Floyd God News Social Issues Social Movements

Remembering Billy Graham by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 24, 2018)
A tribute to a remarkable man of God…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity History Inspiration Jesus Memories News Religion Tribute, Testimony

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

On the Brink of a Holy War by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2015)
Contemplating the cultural shift in our nation…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom Religion Social Issues Trends


 6 records found

Changing Racist Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright

(Connections   July 8, 2020)
'Amazing Grace' hymnwriter's racist past…
Topics: Beliefs Change Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

Changing Racist Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright

(Connections   June 25, 2020)
Starting with my own…
Topics: Beliefs Change Current Events, News Faith George Floyd News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

Changing Racist Hearts by Rusty Wright

(Connections   June 15, 2020)
Can it be done?…
Topics: Beliefs Communication Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Faith George Floyd News Relationships Social Movements

Raise Up a Child by Stu Johnson

(Connections   December 20, 2018)
Learning from each other and God's Word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Family Relationships Teaching

The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson

(Connections   April 6, 2018)
Describing a successful marriage in one word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Language, Meaning Optimal Aging Relationships

A Necessary Conversation by Stu Johnson

(Connections   December 14, 2017)
Straight talk about sex and marriage…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Relationships Research Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values


 1 record found

Predictions by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 8, 2013)
Predicting the future can be risky business…
Topics: Beliefs Predictions & Forecasts