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



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

Banning King David? by James N. Watkins


(My World   January 17, 2018)
In the present climate, could this actually happen?…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Discipline Faith Relationships Scandal Social Issues



Government & Politics

 8 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


Undercover Betrayal by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 29, 2012)
Lessons from the Secret Service scanda…
Topics: Government Scandal

The Little Weiner Went to Congress by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 12, 2011)
If only it were just a nursery rhyme…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics Scandal

Slaves of Lust by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 28, 2009)
An over-populated political prison…
Topics: Politics Scandal

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

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


Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Feeding Our Nightmares by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 16, 2019)
The dangerous diet of late night news…
Topics: Media News Politics Scandal Stress Wellness



News & Current Events

 8 records found

When the Big House is a Full House by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 13, 2019)
Exposing Lori Loughlin and Admissions Gate…
Topics: Character, Integrity Education Ethics & Morality News Parenting, Parents Scandal


An Earthquake in La La Land by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 19, 2017)
Examining what's been exposed in the rubble…
Topics: Abuse and Addiction Character, Integrity Media News Popular Culture Relationships Scandal Social Issues Values


Another Hurricane Named Harvey by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 15, 2017)
Praying for a good outcome for a bad situation…
Topics: Character, Integrity Media News Popular Culture Relationships Scandal


The Speaker Has Little to Say These Days by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 14, 2015)
Here's hoping he finds his voice again…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Ethics & Morality Scandal


The Greatest War by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 18, 2012)
A general rule for battling lust…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Family Personal Issues Scandal

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


Sports & Recreation

 5 records 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

Tiger Ain't Out of the Woods Yet by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 13, 2009)
The penalty strokes are more than he expected…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Media Scandal Sports

Dear God, A-Rod by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 15, 2009)
Talking turkey with Alex Rodriguez…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Scandal Sports

Going, Going, Gone! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 25, 2007)
Why Barry will soon need a bondsman…
Topics: Baseball Ethics & Morality Scandal Sports

Don't Keep Up with the Jonses by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 14, 2007)
Lessons from Marion's long distance race with the truth…
Topics: Scandal Sports