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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Aging, General

 1 record found

The Great Brain Robbery by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 11, 2017)
Reflecting on Tom Brady's missing jersey and my mom's stolen memories…
Topics: Disease Football (American) Health Care Memory (failing, improving) Sports


 1 record found

The Pull of Hope by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 4, 2009)
Life lessons from a college tug-of-war…
Topics: Education Sports

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 3 records found

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

The Lord is My Musher by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 11, 2017)
Lessons of faith from the perspective of a dog sled…
Topics: Christian Life Faith God Metaphors, Life Lessons Sports

You Don';t Know Jack by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 15, 2007)
Looking at the past through the lens of the present&helllip;
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Sports


 1 record found

March Madness by Wes Wick

(My World   April 3, 2016)
Lessons from the rituals of brackets and primary elections…
Topics: Basketball Metaphors, Life Lessons Optimal Aging Politics Sports


 1 record found

When Rome Cried by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 18, 2010)
This is why we study history but do we learn from it?…
Topics: Politics Sports


 2 records found

Overcomer Movie by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   August 17, 2019)
What defines you?…
Topics: Christian Life Courage Faith Inspiration Movies Relationships Sports Values

Woodlawn MovieRacial strife, football, and faith by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   October 8, 2015)
A nation too-often tarnished by racial conflict could use an inspiring film like this…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Football (American) Movies Sports

News & Current Events

 7 records found

The Guardians of Right by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 18, 2020)
Who ultimately should decide what is left?…
Topics: Current Events, News Football (American) Freedom George Floyd News Social Issues Social Movements Sports

Remembering Kobe Bryant by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 1, 2020)
A prayerful reflection…
Topics: Basketball News Sports Tragedy Tribute, Testimony

Remembering a Friend I Never Met by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 16, 2015)
A tribute to Frank Gifford…
Topics: Football (American) Media Sports Tribute, Testimony

This World is Your World by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 12, 2011)
New lyrics to an American folksong…
Topics: Faith Football (American) Social Unrest, Division Sports

Heroes by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 17, 2010)
I'm not sure who said that “heroes are made, not born” but someone knew something worth repeating…
Topics: Basketball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Sports Tribute, Testimony

A Man Named Jack by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 10, 2009)
A tribute to Jack French Kemp…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Politics Sports Tribute, Testimony

Memory Challenged or Recall Prone? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 19, 2007)
A look at Chinese toymakers and Summer Olympics…
Topics: Risk Sports


 3 records found

Family Squabbles, Part 1 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 29, 2017)
Exposing bullying…
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Family Relationships Sports

Celebrating a True Dad on Father's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 18, 2017)
How Phil Mickelson scored a hole in one…
Topics: Family Father's Day Golf Inspiration Parenting, Parents Relationships Sports Values

The Real MVP by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   April 30, 2016)
When Kevin Durant was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, he named his mother 'the real MVP'...
Topics: Basketball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Faith Family Inspiration Relationships Sports

Sports & Recreation

 94 records found

Hoops Cancellation Withdrawal Disorder by Rusty Wright

(My World   April 5, 2020)
Taking a lighter look at one of the casualties of the pandemic…
Topics: Basketball Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Humor Popular Culture Sports

Just Do It, Nike! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 6, 2019)
A call to stand up to Colin Kaepernick…
Topics: Advertising Character, Integrity Football (American) Patriotism Social Movements Sports

The Gospel According to Baseball by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 6, 2019)
Spiritual lessons from America's favorite pastime…
Topics: Baseball Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons Sports

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

Play Ball! Reported by Stu Johnson

(Arts & Entertainment   March 28, 2019)
Every MLB team to play on earliest opening day…
Topics: Baseball Sports

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