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Aging, General

 4 records found

Enjoy the Ride! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 26, 2012)
Advice on turning 60…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith

Planning Ahead by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 21, 2009)
Not planning ahead almost guarantees a senior moment or two…
Topics: Faith Planning

My Obituary by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 22, 2007)
Recently, a senior dreamed a similar dream two nights in a row. He had seen his obituary written by members and friends of his family.…
Topics: Character, Integrity Dying and Death Faith Humor Planning

What About the Future? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 13, 2006)
Whoever fails to think about death, refuses to struggle with its implications, ignores its existence and avoids it like a plague, still cannot totally ignore it…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Planning


Arts & Entertainment

 8 records 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


War Room MovieFacing life's problems with the power of prayer by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   August 21, 2015)
The Kendrick brothers (Courageous, Fireproof) return with a lively drama about a troubled middle-class family…
Topics: Coping Faith Family Prayer


Finding God in "It's a Wonderful Life" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 30, 2012)
Dusting for divine fingerprints…
Topics: Faith God Movies

From Wall Lake to Moon River by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 30, 2012)
A poetic tribute to Andy Williams…
Topics: Faith Music Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Lessons from a Stammering Monarch by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 27, 2011)
Takeaways from "The King's Speech"…
Topics: Faith History Movies

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Citizenship

 1 record found

Amer-I-Can by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 9, 2016)
How do you pronounce 'American'?
Topics: Faith Freedom Inspiration Opportunity Patriotism



Disaster

 3 records found

Haunted by the Headlines by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 27, 2014)
A post-Easter prayer…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Faith Prayer

Hope Refuses to be Buried by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 24, 2010)
What is missing from Haiti's landfills?
Topics: Faith Hopes & Dreams Tragedy

Faith Quakes by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 85 records found

Dark Night of the Soul by James N. Watkins


(My World   February 23, 2019)
Comfort from the Psalms when you feel abandoned by God…
Topics: Bible Comfort & Consolation Coping Depresson Faith God Loneliness Loss & Grieving Trouble Trust


Run the Race Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   February 18, 2019)
Dreams, despair, romance, redemption…
Topics: Faith Football (American) Grace Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Movies Relationships Sports


How to Walk on Water by James N. Watkins


(My World   February 2, 2019)
It's not limited to winter…
Topics: Christian Life Circumstances, Life Events Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons Nature Weather


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


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General

 8 records found

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


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 Hymn for the City by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 2, 2012)
A call to reach the urban jungle…
Topics: Evangelism Faith Opportunity

Recalling My Ordination Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 27, 2010)
It's more than pressing redial on my iPhone…
Topics: Faith Memories

Advisory Capacity by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 13, 2010)
Awhile ago, years or decades I can't remember, I heard someone say something like this: Lord, I'll serve You in any position, especially in an advisory capacity…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Faith

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Government & Politics

 7 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


Second Thoughts about "America First" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 4, 2017)
The Bible trumps our President's initiative
Topics: Bible Faith Government


A State of Indecision by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 21, 2012)
Washington state debates same-sex marriage…
Topics: Faith Family Political Correctness Politics Social Issues

A Table Grace for Tax Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 19, 2009)
Singing for our supper…
Topics: Faith Financial Politics

He's Not a Sheep Clad Wolf by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 27, 2008)
Barack Obama is a Christ-follower…
Topics: Faith Politics Religion

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


Health & Wellness

 9 records found

Dealing with Depression reported by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   February 23, 2019)
Columnist Michael Gerson shares his own experiences…
Topics: Depresson Disease Dysfunctional, Broken Faith Personal Issues Wellness


Ten Years Cancer Free by James N. Watkins


(Health & Wellness   October 27, 2018)
The top ten things I learned from cancer…
Topics: Faith Fears, Concerns God Grace Health Care Learning Stress Wellness


Help, Lord, I'm Falling Apart! by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   October 22, 2017)
Calling on faith when your body starts to fail
Topics: Coping Disease Faith Health Care Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness


Amazing Breakthroughs by Bill Nichols


(Faith   January 6, 2016)
Medical breakthroughs in 2015 give us reason to think about becoming 'instruments of breakthrough' in 2016…
Topics: Achievements Faith Health Care Hopes & Dreams Inspiration News Opportunity


An Emotional Response to Inside Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 12, 2015)
Quieting the voices inside us…
Topics: Change Faith Fears, Concerns Movies Psychology, Psychological Health


There are 4 more items for this category and the Faith topic...See the whole list


History

 1 record found

Love's Eagle Has Landed by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 19, 2009)
Spiritual reflections on a historic milestone…
Topics: Faith History Science & Technology


Holidays

 39 records found

God's Valentine by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 16, 2019)
An expression of love from my heart…
Topics: Faith God Holidays Love Valentine's Day


A New Year Has Dawned by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 5, 2019)
New hymn lyrics to ring in the new year…
Topics: Faith Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration New Year's


A Longest Night Lament by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 22, 2018)
Prayer for Blue Christmas…
Topics: Christmas Coping Depresson Faith Holidays Holiday Season


I Herd the Shoppers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 15, 2018)
New lyrics to a familiar Christmas carol tune…
Topics: Christmas Faith Financial Holidays Holiday Season Jesus Stress


A New Years Prayer for 2018 by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 6, 2018)
Asking God for divine help as we begin a new year…
Topics: Faith God Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Prayer


There are 34 more items for this category and the Faith topic...See the whole list


Inspiration

 8 records found

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


Ringing in the New Year by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 7, 2017)
The Salvation Army bells make music all year long…
Topics: Charity Compassion Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Social Services


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


Earth's Oldest Car Teaches Great Lesson by Bill Nichols


(Faith   February 27, 2016)
Big ventures start with seemingly insignificant small steps…
Topics: Christian Life Faith History Inspiration


Fear Not . . . by Faith Anne Spaulding


(Health & Wellness   December 5, 2015)
Confidence doesn't always come easy to us. . . . How do we gain confidence and where does it come from?
Topics: Christian Life Coping Faith Inspiration Personal Issues


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Life Events

 5 records found

In This World You Will Have Trouble by James N. Watkins


(Faith   March 19, 2019)
When you think things can't get worse…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping Faith Inspiration Trouble


Comfortable Saying I Don't Know? by Bill Nichols


(Faith   December 21, 2018)
For some it's a hard lesson to learn…
Topics: Christian Life Communication Faith God Relationships


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


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


Joy While Grieving by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   November 20, 2017)
Reflections on the loss of a dear friend…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Faith Loss & Grieving Relationships



Nature

 1 record found

The Lord Remains Our Light by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 29, 2012)
When the power goes out (and worse)…
Topics: Coping Faith Nature Weather


News & Current Events

 28 records found

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


A Prayer for Hurricane Victims by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 15, 2018)
Asking God to calm the storm…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Compassion Coping Disaster Faith God Nature Prayer Weather


A Sentry of the Past Century by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 24, 2018)
Remembering Billy Graham…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Evangelism Faith History News Religion Tribute, Testimony


Cross Words by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 24, 2018)
The legacy of Billy Graham…
Topics: Bible Evangelism Faith History News Religion Tribute, Testimony


Lessons from a Missile Warning by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 21, 2018)
Anticipating the day it won't be a false alarm…
Topics: Faith Fears, Concerns News Stress War


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Relationships

 18 records found

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


The Greatest Show on Earth Lives On by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 28, 2017)
Performing acts of kindness wins the day…
Topics: Faith Grace Relationships Service


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


There are 13 more items for this category and the Faith topic...See the whole list


Retirement

 1 record found

Retirement Challenges by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 2, 2018)
Not just here and now…
Topics: Faith Planning Retirement



Sports & Recreation

 8 records found

Loyola's Most Loyal Fan by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 24, 2018)
A tribute to the team chaplain…
Topics: Basketball Faith Inspiration Optimal Aging Sports Tribute, Testimony


Redemption for Foul Ball Boy by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 6, 2017)
What we can learn from Steve Bartman about grace…
Topics: Baseball Faith Grace Metaphors, Life Lessons Sports


Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 5, 2016)
Spiritual lessons from my team's World Series victory…
Topics: Baseball Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Sports


Mining for Gold by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 20, 2016)
What we can learn from Olympic athletes…
Topics: Christian Life Discipline Faith Grace Inspiration Sports


Let the Light So Shine by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 12, 2012)
Spiritual lessons from the London Olympics…
Topics: Faith Inspiration Sports

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


Theater and Movies

 2 records 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


Return to the Hiding Place by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   May 24, 2015)
World War II drama about Christian students hiding Jews from Nazis
Topics: Faith History War



Trends

 1 record found

Nor Easter Alert by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 18, 2018)
A troubling forecast for a nation in need of God…
Topics: Change Easter Faith Religion Social Movements Spirituality, Seeking God Trends



Volunteer

 2 records found

Helping the Needy by Stu Johnson


(Serve   June 6, 2018)
Testing our obedience to biblical commands…
Topics: Bible Charity Christian Life Compassion Faith Service Volunteer


In Prison by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 8, 2009)
My senior moment now is my pleasure in working with Crossroad, a ministry to those who are incarcerated
Topics: Faith Service Volunteer