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You can narrow your search using one or all of six criteria:

  1. Article Scope:
    • This Collection Only (default) limits search results to this article "home page."
    • All includes all articles (including blog entries) on the site.
  2. Date range:
    • Current shows articles posted within the past 30 Days
    • Recent shows articles posted within the past 3 Months
    • All includes all articles within the Collection Scope.
    • NOTE: Based on the number of articles found and other filter settings, the Date Scope may be adjusted automatically. However, in most cases you can still use the form to choose a specific range.
  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).
  4. Category—each article is assigned to one category ( a master category list is used for Articles, Blog Entries, Resources, and similar features on the site).
  5. Topic—each article can be assigned to multiple topics (also uses a master list). You can narrow the search by one topic at a time.
    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.
  6. Keywords
    Looks for a word, phrase or part of a word in the component parts of the article.

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.
  2. Minimal. Shows a list of Categories in which articles for this collection appear, including the number of articles in each category. Activate this view by clicking on "View Category names only" under the gray view description bar.
  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.
    • A link at the bottom of the article will bring you back to this page.
    • If you have expanded the Collection Scope to All, and view an article or blog entry outside this collection, the return link will take you to the corresponding "home" page. To return to this page, use the Back button in your browser or use the Site Menu.
  • 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

There is a lot of discussion about the merits of commenting within a site. At this time we have decided not to integrate it into the site. The AddThis Share utility that appears at the upper left on the page as well as at the end of articles allows you to share the selected page through Facebook, Twitter, and more than 200 other social media services. Most of these options allow you to add comments.

You can also comment through the site's own social media connections, which are linked through the icons in the site masthead (only active social media accounts are shown).


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

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Dark Night of the Soul by James N. Watkins


(My World   February 23, 2019)
Comfort from the Psalms when you feel abandoned by God…
Topics: Bible Comfort & Consolation Coping Depresson Faith God Loneliness Loss & Grieving Trouble Trust


Help, Lord, the World is Upside Down! by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 10, 2017)
Keeping perspective when nothing seems right in the world…
Topics: Bible Coping Crisis Disaster Faith God Loss & Grieving Social Issues Tragedy



Holidays

 3 records found

All I Want for Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 1, 2018)
Confessions of a grief-stricken grinch…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Compassion Dying and Death Holidays Holiday Season Loneliness Loss & Grieving Relationships


Putting the 'thanks' in Thanksgiving isn't always easy by Ken Potts


(My World   November 18, 2018)
Dealing with empty places or a less-than-bountiful table…
Topics: Coping Gratitute Holiday Season Loneliness Loss & Grieving Needy People Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


Redesigning Your Holiday Feelings by Barbara Miklos


(Health & Wellness   November 20, 2015)
Eight tips to help make the best of the holiday season, especially if you have suffered loss or undergone significant change in the last year…
Topics: Change Christmas Coping Family Holidays Holiday Season Loss & Grieving Relationships



Life Events

 1 record found

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



News & Current Events

 3 records found

Remembering 9/11 by James N. Watkins


(My World   September 11, 2019)
A collection of thoughts on this day of remembrance…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight History Loss & Grieving Memories Terrorism Tragedy Tribute, Testimony


Keeping the Dream Alive by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 7, 2018)
Recalling Dr. King's death 50 years ago…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Crime, Justice, Punishment History Hopes & Dreams Loss & Grieving Minorities Social Movements Tribute, Testimony


What are the Odds? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 8, 2017)
Pondering the unimaginable terror in Las Vegas…
Topics: Loss & Grieving News Prayer Tragedy



Relationships

 1 record found

Tell Her You Love Her by Rusty Wright


(Connections   July 22, 2016)
A tribute to a rare jewel…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Disease Family Loss & Grieving Love Relationships Tribute, Testimony