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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

 3 records found

The Fine Art of Fibbing by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 20, 2008)
A sobering senior moment often sneaks up on us and we are tempted to exaggerate, evade the issue, fib or even lie…
Topics: Character, Integrity Communication

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

Admitting the Truth by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 29, 2007)
The expression admission ranges anywhere from access to affirmation. The price of admission (even with a senior discount) may be too expensive. Admitting the truth can also be too painful.…
Topics: Change Character, Integrity Communication Coping Optimal Aging


Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

And the Oscar Goes to . . . by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 2, 2019)
Who is most deserving of our applause?…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Character, Integrity Lifestyle, General Movies Relationships



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 6 records found

My Life as a Human Tetherball by James N. Watkins


(My World   November 14, 2018)
Finding safety and security even when life knocks you around…
Topics: Character, Integrity Circumstances, Life Events Faith God Hopes & Dreams Risk Safety


Gluttony by Stu Johnson


(Faith   May 17, 2018)
It's not just about easting…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Faith Lifestyle, General Needy People Relationships


Samson Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   February 11, 2018)
Chosen, Betrayed, Redeemed…
Topics: Bible Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Drama Faith Movies


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


Head in the Clouds by Stu Johnson


(Faith   December 6, 2017)
Are you 'so heavenly minded, you're no earthly good'?…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Evangelism Faith Relationships Religion


Ben Hur Remake by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   August 15, 2016)
Revenge, reconciliation, redemption, and an inspiring back story…
Topics: Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Inspiration Movies Popular Culture



Financial

 1 record found

Getting Rich Quick by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 30, 2011)
Many, perhaps most, would like to get rich. The quicker the better…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Ethics & Morality Financial


General

 3 records found

Stewardship by Stu Johnson


(Serve   April 13, 2018)
Caring and giving as a way of life…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Compassion Discipline Financial Inspiration Lifestyle, General Money Service Volunteer


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


Honor: A Worthy Attribute by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 4, 2007)
Our senior moment could be that moment when we lost our honor, or spent it unwisely, or forgot about it entirely and possibly feel a need to restore it.…
Topics: Character, Integrity


Government & Politics

 3 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


A 'Dear John' Letter to Senator McCain by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 1, 2018)
An expressino of thanks for a remarkable leader…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Civility Courage Inspiration Leadership Politics Tribute, Testimony


A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 4, 2018)
Lessons from the State of the Union
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Communication Government News Relationships



History

 1 record found

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



Holidays

 1 record found

A Rabbi and an Actor Give Thanks by David Noreen


(Finance and Legal   May 30, 2015)
Lessons from Moses Maimonides and Charlton Heston on giving and thanksgiving…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Gratitute Holidays Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving



Inspiration

 2 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


Random Acts of Kindness by David Noreen


(Serve   May 30, 2015)
Occasionally we read of some good dead to a stranger with "no strings attached"…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Lifestyle, General Service



News & Current Events

 10 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


Build Trust Before a Wall by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 12, 2019)
A message to President Trump…
Topics: Character, Integrity Government News Politics Trust


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


Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 13, 2018)
The transgressions of youth follow us…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making News Social Media Trends Values


Remembering a Memorable Bush by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 21, 2018)
A tribute to a former First Lady…
Topics: Character, Integrity Dying and Death Inspiration News Politics Tribute, Testimony


There are 5 more items for this category and the Character, Integrity topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 18 records found

Like Their Parents by Ken Potts


(Connections   November 3, 2019)
Good or bad, is it inevitable?…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Family Parenting, Parents Relationships


Know your limits by Ken Potts


(Connections   October 27, 2019)
Why it's important to tell kids…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Teaching


Healthy Relationships by Ken Potts


(Connections   October 20, 2019)
It's hard, but so worth the effort…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Communication Relationships Wellness


Lessons of Empathy and Good Behavior by Ken Potts


(Connections   September 8, 2019)
They have to start at home…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Teaching Values


Defining Normal by Ken Potts


(Connections   August 18, 2019)
It's harder than it looks…
Topics: Character, Integrity Diversity & Pluralism Relationships Values


There are 13 more items for this category and the Character, Integrity topic...See the whole list


Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

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


Lessons Lochte Leaves Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 3, 2016)
Ryan's not-so-great adventure in Rio…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Lies, Deception, Scams News Sports



Tragedy

 1 record found

Your Crisis is Only Part of the Picture by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   February 9, 2016)
We often get defined by our crises, but need to see a bigger picture…
Topics: Character, Integrity Coping Crisis Tragedy Wellness



Work, Employment

 1 record found

Earning Power by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 12, 2007)
How to answer the question, "what do you make?"
Topics: Character, Integrity Financial Work