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82 articles found. You can use the search filter form above to narrow your search

QUICK VIEW  Sorted by category, post date (newest to oldest) and title
Click on Category name to expand details within category, or on item title to view article

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

Aging, General

 11 records found

Memory Woes by Dan Seagren

Bumps and Breaks by Dan Seagren

Solicitation by Dan Seagren

Exploitation by Dan Seagren

Reflections by Dan Seagren

There are 6 more items for the category Aging, General and the Choices and Decision Making topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

What Matters More: The White House or Our House? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 8 records found

I Still Believe Movie by Rusty Wright

Secular Religion by Dan Seagren

Feeling inadequate, unequipped, in the dark? by James N. Watkins

Oh, the Places You'll Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Bible Says by Stu Johnson

There are 3 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Choices and Decision Making topic...See the whole list


 9 records found

Giving Money to Adult Children by Barbara Greenleaf

How Much is Too Much? by David Noreen

CARD by Dan Seagren

Getting Rich Quick by Dan Seagren

Risk-Free Retirement by Dan Seagren

There are 4 more items for the category Financial and the Choices and Decision Making topic...See the whole list


 11 records found

Life Matters by James N. Watkins

Who's to Blame? by Ken Potts

All Wants Aren't Created the Same by Ken Potts

Our Leisure World by Dan Seagren

Stewardship by Stu Johnson

There are 6 more items for the category General and the Choices and Decision Making topic...See the whole list

Government & Politics

 2 records found

Vote or Flip a Coin? by Dan Seagren

Driven Apart by Stu Johnson

Health & Wellness

 3 records found

The Debate Over Masks Submitted by Stu Johnson

Peak Wellness By Brad Stulberg

Simplicity and Moderation by Dan Seagren


 2 records found

1917 Movie by Rusty Wright

Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright


 1 record found

First, Check His Track Record by Bill Nichols


 1 record found

A Gift to Remember by Dan Seagren

Housing and Living Options

 1 record found

Where We Live Reported by Stu Johnson

Life Events

 7 records found

Walking with Herb Movie by Rusty Wright

Commencement 2020 by James N. Watkins

Status Quo by Dan Seagren

Mortal Remains by Thomas Lynch / submitted by Stu Johnson

Life Flows On by Ken Potts

Luck and Success by Stu Johnson

Decisions, Decisions by Stu Johnson

News & Current Events

 5 records found

Superspreading COVID-19 Submitted by Stu Johnson

Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos

'Sanctity of Life' from womb to tomb by James N. Watkins

Responding to CharlestonLiving the gospel following tragedy by Scott Ridout

On Average by Dan Seagren


 14 records found

Coming Out by James N. Watkins

Keep 'Em Rolling by Barbara Greenleaf

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Roper / TED ideas

Grocery Shopping with Children by Ken Potts

Like Their Parents by Ken Potts

There are 9 more items for the category Relationships and the Choices and Decision Making topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Rethinking Retirment by Dan Seagren

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Lessons Lochte Leaves Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

The Best is Yet to Be by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 2 records found

This is Us by Barbara Greenleaf

A Tragic Trend by James N. Watkins

Work, Employment

 1 record found

What if My Grandchild is Not College Material? by Barbara Greenleaf