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.]."

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

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Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

A Spotlight on Spotlight by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 5, 2016)
Why the Boston Globe priest scandal deserved an Oscar…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Media Movies Religion Scandal


 4 records found

Life Matters by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 18, 2020)
From womb to tomb…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Compassion Contemplation, Insight Courage Crime, Justice, Punishment Ethics & Morality Social Issues

From Womb to Tomb by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 18, 2019)
All lives matter, all the time…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Health Care History Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

Report Cards by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 14, 2010)
If you are like me, I am happy that the era of report cards is in the past…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Statistics

Innocence by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 22, 2006)
Sally, a beautician well loved by her customers, discovered that an injury prevented one of her clients from going to the beauty parlor.…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Trouble

Government & Politics

 3 records found

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

Lunacy in the Land of Lincoln by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 1, 2009)
Hot Rod left the race track of reason…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Politics Scandal

Son of a Blagojevich by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 14, 2008)
One governor's questionable pedigree…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Politics Scandal


 1 record found

A Season of Red, Green and Amber by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 21, 2008)
What the death of one child has to do with the birth of another…
Topics: Christmas Crime, Justice, Punishment Grace Holidays Holiday Season

News & Current Events

 43 records found

About Those Monuments by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 27, 2020)
Why attempts to revise history are risky…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News George Floyd History News Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division

Modern Day Slavery by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 20, 2020)
Trafficking is a world-wide evil that happens in our own backyards—and you can join the fight against it…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Tragedy

It's Time to Take a Stand by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 13, 2020)
Contrasting two Georges…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News George Floyd News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

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

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

There are 38 more items for this category and the Crime, Justice, Punishment topic...See the whole list


 3 records found

Changing Racist Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright

(Connections   July 23, 2020)
Abolishing the slave trade…
Topics: Change Crime, Justice, Punishment George Floyd Government History Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

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 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

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Sadness in Happy Valley by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 13, 2011)
Why State College is in an unhappy state…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Education Football (American) Scandal Sports


 1 record found

Seller Beware by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 26, 2009)
Want ads with an unwanted outcome…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Crime, Justice, Punishment Ethics & Morality

Theater and Movies

 1 record found

Captive Movie by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   September 12, 2015)
Ashley Smith was taken hostage in Atlanta in 2005. Her story, told in the book Unlikely Angel is now a movie…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Movies