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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

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


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

 102 records found

Here is the Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 25, 2020)
A new look at a childhood finger play…
Topics: Change Christian Life Coping COVID-19 Faith Jesus Relationships


Like a Mighty Wind, God's Spirit by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 30, 2020)
A new hymn for Pentecost Sunday…
Topics: Beliefs Faith God Religion


Winds of Love and Hate by James N. Watkins


(Faith   May 29, 2020)
Point-counterpoint on Pentecost Sunday and the role of Christians in today's divided world…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Jesus Love Religion Social Issues


Two Gifts Nobody Wants by Bill Nichols


(My World   April 25, 2020)
Who wants pain and fear? Yet, we need them…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Faith Fears, Concerns News


Gone Missing? by Rusty Wright


(Faith   April 24, 2020)
God and coronavirus…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith God Relationships


There are 97 more items for this category and the Faith topic...See the whole list


General

 9 records found

A Toast to the Promised Land by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 24, 2019)
Celebrating the land of Israel…
Topics: Faith History Inspiration Travel Tribute, Testimony


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

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


Government & Politics

 8 records found

Watkins for President 2020 by James N. Watkins


(My World   July 17, 2020)
Throwing his pen in the race with the Tupperware party—'Putting a lid on government'…
Topics: Faith Government Humor Politics Trends Values


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

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


Health & Wellness

 14 records found

Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright


(My World   April 4, 2020)
Facing the chaos with facts, confidence, and faith…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News


Calling on the Ghostbusters Among Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 21, 2020)
Reflecting on the coronavirus crisis…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Fears, Concerns News Wellness


What Would Jesus Say About Coronavirus? by James N. Watkins


(Health & Wellness   March 16, 2020)
Putting fear and uncertainty in perspective…
Topics: Bible COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith Fears, Concerns Jesus News


Coronavirus Checklist by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 14, 2020)
What to do and what not to do…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News Planning Wellness


Flattening the Curve by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   March 14, 2020)
Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News Wellness


There are 9 more items for this category and the Faith topic...See the whole list


History

 3 records found

Beauty for Ashes by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 18, 2020)
Gaining a heart of wisdom by numbering our days…
Topics: Bible Contemplation, Insight COVID-19 Faith History Learning Wisdom


Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   November 1, 2019)
Courage, freedom, faith…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Courage Faith Freedom History Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Leadership Social Issues Social Movements


Love's Eagle Has Landed by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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


Hobbies

 1 record found

First, Check His Track Record by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   May 3, 2020)
Preserving an artist's eyes…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Choices and Decision Making Disease Faith Fears, Concerns Planning Wellness



Holidays

 40 records found

The Christmas Story in Chronological Order by James N. Watkins


(Faith   December 15, 2019)
Putting the events surrounding Jesus' birth in perspective…
Topics: Bible Christmas Faith God Holidays Holiday Season Jesus Religion


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


There are 35 more items for this category and the Faith topic...See the whole list


Inspiration

 11 records found

The Strength to Soar by George Garrison


(Faith   April 30, 2020)
Rejuvenation and hope as we wait for the pandemic to end…
Topics: Character, Integrity Coping Courage COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration


Happy 8/28 Day! by James N. Watkins


(My World   August 28, 2019)
An annual reminder to look at life…
Topics: Christian Life Contemplation, Insight Faith Inspiration


Overcomer Movie by Rusty Wright


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


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


There are 6 more items for this category and the Faith topic...See the whole list


Life Events

 6 records found

The Waiting Room by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 13, 2019)
Experiencing the emotion of a mother's last days…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Dying and Death Faith Family Relationships


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

 2 records found

Unmasking Our Praise for God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 24, 2020)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Faith History Inspiration Nature Science & Technology Social Issues Trends


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

 39 records found

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 8, 2020)
Remembering Regis Philbin…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Current Events, News Faith Grace Media News Tribute, Testimony


A World of Blessing by Stu Johnson


(My World   July 16, 2020)
People unite in virtual choirs to bless cities, countries, the world…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith God Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Music News Relationships


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


I Can't Breathe by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 6, 2020)
Why Jesus understands George Floyd…
Topics: Compassion Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Faith George Floyd Jesus News Social Issues


The Whole World is Watching . . . Again by Stu Johnson


(My World   June 5, 2020)
Will the response to George Floyd's death be a game-changer?…
Topics: Compassion COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Dying and Death Faith George Floyd News Social Issues Social Unrest, Division


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


Relationships

 22 records found

Grace by George Garrison


(Faith   July 17, 2020)
The believer's gift to a Covid-crazed world…
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility COVID-19 Current Events, News Disaster Disease Faith God Grace Inspiration News Relationships


Changing Racist Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright


(Connections   June 25, 2020)
Starting with my own…
Topics: Beliefs Change Current Events, News Faith George Floyd 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


If you were to ask my Father by Eryn McMillan


(Connections   October 26, 2019)
Who knows more about you?…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Faith Family God Relationships


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


There are 17 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

 10 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


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


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


There are 5 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