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

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Arts & Entertainment

 3 records found

Two Views of My World by Howard Whitaker

(My World   December 19, 2015)
Two contrasting photo essay videos introduce Howard Whitaker to SeniorLifestyle : "The Fall and Rise of Fall" and "Elegy for the Iron Horse"…
Topics: History Music Nature Photography Transportation

Dolphin Tale by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 16, 2011)
It's more than just a feel-good movie…
Topics: Animals Movies Nature Popular Culture

Ken Burns' America by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 4, 2009)
But he won't be charged with arson!…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment History Nature Television


 11 records found

Picture Dorian Gray by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 7, 2019)
Paying respect to the twisting winds of summer…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping Disaster Nature News Seasons Weather

Old Man River by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 22, 2011)
The Mississippi's rage and redemption…
Topics: Grace Nature Weather

Waiting for the Rising Sun by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 20, 2011)
While trusting in God's only Son…
Topics: Current Events, News Disaster Nature

Christchurch and Christ's Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 27, 2011)
Exploring the aftershocks in both…
Topics: Change Disaster Nature Religion

Katrina Remembered by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 29, 2010)
Fifth anniversary reflections…
Topics: Compassion Disaster Nature Service Tribute, Testimony Weather

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

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 3 records found

How to Walk on Water by James N. Watkins

(My World   February 2, 2019)
It's not limited to winter…
Topics: Christian Life Circumstances, Life Events Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons Nature Weather

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

The Gospel According to a Dandelion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 31, 2013)
Easter lessons from a hated week…
Topics: Easter Nature Religion


 3 records found

Whatever the Weather by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 28, 2018)
Submitting to the power of mother nature…
Topics: Nature Seasons Weather

Unintended Consequences - Part 1 by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 1 looks at making matters worse)
Topics: Government Nature Planning Science & Technology

Reflections from Poet's Cove by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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


 1 record found

Easter in Disguise by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 23, 2008)
The Son's victory is revealed in Mother Nature&hellip
Topics: Easter Faith Nature


 1 record found

Blame it on Eugene by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 26, 2006)
Passing the buck for our imperfect bodies…
Topics: Nature

Life Events

 1 record found

I'll Fly Away by Bill Nichols

(My World   November 24, 2018)
Thoughts stirred by a morning walk…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Dying and Death Memories Metaphors, Life Lessons Nature


 9 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

El Niño Has a Calling Card by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 9, 2016)
Pondering the devastation in his wake…
Topics: Nature News Weather

Imagine . . . then Consider by Stu Johnson

(My World   June 15, 2015)
Imagine how the world we live in could have been, and then consider the wonders that are there…
Topics: God Nature Religion Science & Technology

The Days are Getting Shorter by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 14, 2015)
How much longer to the end?…
Topics: Bible Nature Weather

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

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

News & Current Events

 3 records found

A Prayer for Hurricane Victims by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 15, 2018)
Asking God to calm the storm…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Compassion Coping Disaster Faith God Nature Prayer Weather

The Gospel According to (Another) Matthew by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 8, 2016)
A prayer for a hurricane's victims…
Topics: Compassion Disaster Nature Prayer Weather

A Jumbo Shrimp Alert by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 23, 2010)
Beware of greasy seafood in the Gulf…
Topics: Nature Safety Science & Technology


 1 record found

With Praise for Our National Parks by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 21, 2016)
Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial…
Topics: History Leisure Nature Travel