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Aging, General

 3 records found

Slow Down As We Age? by Ken Potts


(Health & Wellness   November 6, 2018)
Not necessarily…
Topics: Attitudes Inspiration Optimal Aging Personal Issues Wellness


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

Missed Senior Moments by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 25, 2007)
There are some senior moments that seniors will never experience. This is regrettable but alas, there is nothing we can do about it…
Topics: Inspiration Opportunity


Arts & Entertainment

 4 records found

Unbroken by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 21, 2014)
The rest of the story…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Christian Life Grace Inspiration Movies

America's Got Talent by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 3, 2014)
And I don't just mean on television&hellip
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Inspiration Music Popular Culture

Bring Him Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 24, 2013)
Jean Valjean and Les Miserable is now available…
Topics: Grace Inspiration Movies Music Religion

Treasure in Life's Trash by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 18, 2009)
Slumdog Millionaire offers truth you can bank on…
Topics: Inspiration Movies Popular Culture


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



Education

 3 records found

Learning from Others by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 22, 2018)
Lessons from the world of business…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Business Circumstances, Life Events Education Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Leadership Learning Values


A Step of Faith by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 13, 2010)
A college graduate's aspiration…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Opportunity Prayer

Words to the WIse by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 1, 2008)
A saint's (and a poet's) advice on graduation day…
Topics: Bible Education Inspiration


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 17 records found

A Hymn for the American Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 28, 2018)
An ode to joy for less than joyful times…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Faith God Inspiration Prayer


A Sermon in a Cherry Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 25, 2017)
The arrival of Spring trumpets the truth of Easter…
Topics: Easter Inspiration Nature Seasons


Dreaming by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 1, 2017)
New insights on a familiar Scripture…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Christian Life God Inspiration


I'm Not Ashamed by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   October 17, 2016)
Columbine victim's inspiring story…
Topics: Christian Life History Inspiration Movies Tragedy


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


There are 12 more items for this category and the Inspiration topic...See the whole list


General

 4 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


A Star-Spangled Anthem by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 4, 2016)
With apologies to Francis Scott Key…
Topics: Armed Forces God Inspiration


Clogged Drains by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 3, 2015)
Life, at its best, is a pleasant mix of intellectuals and roto-rooters…
Topics: Inspiration Language, Meaning


Reflections from Poet's Cove by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 26, 2011)
Sunday thoughts on a Thursda…
Topics: Inspiration Leisure Nature


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

 2 records found

Amazing Breakthroughs by Bill Nichols


(Faith   January 6, 2016)
Medical breakthroughs in 2015 give us reason to think about becoming 'instruments of breakthrough' in 2016…
Topics: Achievements Faith Health Care Hopes & Dreams Inspiration News Opportunity


Sofa Spud No Longer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 10, 2010)
How the Biggest Loser changed my life…
Topics: Inspiration Television Wellness


Holidays

 11 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


Basking in the Glow by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 31, 2017)
Take time to reflect on the meaning of Christmas…
Topics: Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration


Music in the Malls 2017 compiled by Stu Johnson


(Arts & Entertainment   December 20, 2017)
Our annual list of Christmas and holiday flash mobs and other performances…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Humor Inspiration Memories Music Popular Culture


Twelve Sites of Christmas 2017 by James N. Watkins


(My World   December 11, 2017)
Jim Watkins' annual list of cartoons and favorite Christmas columns…
Topics: Christian Life Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season Humor Inspiration Writing


60 Reasons to Give Thanks by James N. Watkins


(My World   November 18, 2017)
. . . despite a string of bad news…
Topics: Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


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


Inspiration

 8 records found

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


The Olympics of Daily Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 27, 2016)
What it takes to go for the gold every day…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Inspiration Values


The ABCs of Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 25, 2016)
An alphabetical list of life lessons…
Topics: Attitudes Contemplation, Insight Inspiration Language, Meaning Wisdom


Earth's Oldest Car Teaches Great Lesson by Bill Nichols


(Faith   February 27, 2016)
Big ventures start with seemingly insignificant small steps…
Topics: Christian Life Faith History Inspiration


Fear Not . . . by Faith Anne Spaulding


(Health & Wellness   December 5, 2015)
Confidence doesn't always come easy to us. . . . How do we gain confidence and where does it come from?
Topics: Christian Life Coping Faith Inspiration Personal Issues


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


Life Events

 1 record found

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

 4 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


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


Remembering Billy Graham by Stu Johnson


(Faith   February 24, 2018)
A tribute to a remarkable man of God…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity History Inspiration Jesus Memories News Religion Tribute, Testimony


The Plane Truth about Being Prepared by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 25, 2009)
A lesson we can all retrieve from that Hudson River miracle…
Topics: Current Events, News Inspiration


Relationships

 9 records found

Responding to Those Who Suffer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 27, 2018)
Lessons from Job when tragedy strikes…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Compassion Inspiration Relationships


The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson


(Connections   April 6, 2018)
Describing a successful marriage in one word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Language, Meaning Optimal Aging Relationships


The Virtue of Kindness by Stu Johnson


(Connections   November 15, 2017)
How is kindness faring today?…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Inspiration Relationships Values


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


New Life by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   October 28, 2016)
Real love, real life…
Topics: Coping Disease Inspiration Movies Relationships


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


Sports & Recreation

 9 records found

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


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


Mining for Gold by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 20, 2016)
What we can learn from Olympic athletes…
Topics: Christian Life Discipline Faith Grace Inspiration Sports


Rio Olympics Reflections by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 6, 2016)
A picture of world peace…
Topics: Diversity & Pluralism Inspiration New Year's Sports Unity, Unified


The Boston Marathon Redefined by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 21, 2013)
Attempting to make sense of the madness…
Topics: Current Events, News Inspiration Terrorism

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