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  3. Author--regular contributors are listed by name; "special" is used for ocassional or one-time authors. (They are idenitified by name in the article list using a "byline" field in the database).
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    Even though we try to keep the number of topics limited and as general as possible, the list of topics is long and constantly growing simply because of the wide scope of content covered by aritcles on the site. A good alternative to using the drop-down list is to click on a topic from the Summary View of the Article List, or the category and topic summary at the top of an Article.
    NOTE: Because topics are added over time, some topics may not be associated with earlier articles to which they could apply. From time to time, we update category and topic links.
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Viewing the Results

In addition to the "Most Recent" and "Top Articles" lists, there are three Views of the searchable Article List: (where you are now):

  1. Quick. Shows Categories in alphabetical order, with a list of articles by post date (most recent first), title, author. This is the default view. Return to it anytime by selecting "Clear Filter" in the Article Filter.
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  3. Summary. Expands a single Category to include a brief description of each article, the primary category, and any topics assigned to it.

Actions from the Article List

  • Click on an Article title to view it.
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  • Click on a Category name to expand the list into Summary View, which will include more detals about the articles within that Category, including the topics associated with it.
    • If you have selected "All" in the Article Scope, the initial Summary View will reset the Article Scope to "This Collection only." From there, you can go back to "All" if desired.
  • Click on a Topic name (Summary View) to see recent articles associated with that topic. From there you can expand to "All" articles or narrow the search using the Filter.
    • There are some categories that also appear as topics. In this case, the filter will set the topic, since that will return the greatest number of results. From there, you can modify the Search Filter to narrow your search.

Actions from the Article (listing of Categories and Topics at top of Article)

  • Click on the Category or a Topic and you will be taken to the Article List page with the search filter set accordingly. (The notes under Article List also apply here).

Printing the List or individual Articles

Using Print this page at the upper left will print the content displayed in the Articles List or an individual Article, without any of the surrounding page elements. The filter form in the list view is replaced with a summary of the filter settings.

Please note: Using the "Print this page" option is highly recommended over the print options available through the Share utility (described below).

Additional Hint: On some smaller devices you may find it helpful to use the Print option to display a simpler content-only view. Depending on the device, you may not actually be able to print, but it may produce a view that is easier to read. You will need to close the print window to get back to the site navigation.

Sharing and Commenting on Article Lists and Individual Articles

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SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Aging, General

 1 record found

The Power of One by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 17, 2011)
The power of one is not anything new. It is as old as the hills....
Topics: Courage Inspiration Leadership


Government & Politics

 1 record found

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



Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Recovery: A Lifelong Jounrey by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 29, 2009)
In celebration of the road less traveled…
Topics: Addictions Courage Rehabilitation and Therapy


History

 4 records 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


D is for Daring by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 11, 2017)
Remembering those who fought on D-Day
Topics: Courage Current Events, News History Prayer Tribute, Testimony War


Deepwater Horizon Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   September 24, 2016)
Horror, heroism, fear and faith…
Topics: Coping Courage History Movies News Tragedy


A Doctor's Death and the Birth of Terrorism by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 23, 2014)
Remembering the martyrdom of Paul Carlson fifty years later…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Courage Grace Terrorism


Holidays

 3 records found

A Prayer for King-size Prophets by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 12, 2018)
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr with a new hymn text…
Topics: Courage History Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Social Movements Tribute, Testimony


Been to Bethlehem? by Bill Nichols


(My World   December 9, 2016)
I almost drove right by…
Topics: Christmas Comfort & Consolation Courage Faith Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Jesus


The Old Veteran by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 12, 2007)
Celebrating the courage of those who continue to fight…
Topics: Courage Holidays Service Veterans


Inspiration

 1 record found

Overcomer Movie by Rusty Wright


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



Life Events

 2 records found

Life Flows On by Ken Potts


(My World   January 21, 2019)
How different people deal with life's flow…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Courage Fears, Concerns Trouble Trust


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



News & Current Events

 6 records found

The World Cup in a Cave by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 14, 2018)
Celebrating the rescue of the Thailand soccer team
Topics: Courage Drama Inspiration News Prayer


I Pledge Allegiance by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 16, 2012)
Gabby Gifford demonstrates that for which we stand…
Topics: Courage Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Patriotism Tragedy

Courage Has a Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 11, 2011)
The Beamer Center at Wheaton College is a somber reminder of 9/11…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Courage Current Events, News History Tribute, Testimony

From Newark to Shanksville by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 12, 2010)
Remembering United Flight #93
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Courage Terrorism Tribute, Testimony

Let's Roll by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 11, 2009)
Remembering a 9-11 hero eight years later…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Courage Terrorism Tragedy

In You, Lord, We Find Our Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 21, 2008)
Timely words to timeless hymn tune…
Topics: Courage Prayer Weather