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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Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

On Choosing a Book by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 27, 2011)
There are zillions of books out there. How to decide which ones to read?…
Topics: Books Leisure Popular Culture


 1 record found

Gambling by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 10, 2019)
Looking at a popular senior activity…
Topics: Financial Leisure Relationships Risk Social Activities Trends


 4 records found

Our Leisure World by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 27, 2019)
Choosing to make our leisure time worthwhile…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Leisure Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Social Activities

Reflections from Poet's Cove by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 26, 2011)
Sunday thoughts on a Thursda…
Topics: Inspiration Leisure Nature

Let's Hear it for Vacations by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 22, 2010)
America's summertime ritual…
Topics: Leisure

A Kind Word About Libraries by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 13, 2008)
According to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 53% of U.S. adults visited a library in 2007…
Topics: Books Leisure Media Trends

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Couch Potatoes by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 26, 2008)
A faulty senior moment suggests that when we become seniors competition flies out the window…
Topics: Leisure Lifestyle, General Wellness


 1 record found

A Giveaway by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 29, 2017)
Too good to throw away…
Topics: Books Learning Leisure

News & Current Events

 1 record found

The Magic Kingdom Turns 60 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 19, 2015)
An anniversary salute to Disneyland…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Leisure Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Sports & Recreation

 4 records found

It's New Year's Day Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 30, 2019)
Baseball's Opening Day is worth celebrating
Topics: Baseball Leisure Sports

Zip Risk? by Stu Johnson

(Travel   December 4, 2015)
Seeking an adventure? Zip-lining may be attractive (not just for the young), but how should you interpret reports of the risk?…
Topics: Leisure Lifestyle, General Media Sports Statistics Travel

On Mastering Golf by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 8, 2006)
If you've never had a senior moment playing golf, read on. Actually, I'm getting closer every year to scoring my age (on nine holes).…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Humor Leisure

Senior Golf by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 23, 2006)
Golf and I are acquainted but don't get along too well.…
Topics: Humor Leisure


 2 records found

Six Wheels, Will Travel by Melanie Kaplan (submitted by Stu Johnson)

(Hobbies & Lesiure   July 22, 2016)
Crossing America with a bike in the car…
Topics: Leisure Lifestyle, General Travel Wellness

With Praise for Our National Parks by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 21, 2016)
Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial…
Topics: History Leisure Nature Travel