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27 articles found.

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

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Aging, General

 2 records found

Memory Woes by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 25, 2011)
A follow-up on "bumps" and "breaks"....
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Memories

Bumps and Breaks by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 11, 2011)
Thoughts inspired by an article on "Life After High School"....
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Memories


 1 record 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


 2 records found

Oh, the Places You Will Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 9, 2018)
A poem for high school graduates (with apologies to D. Seuss)…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Education Future Hopes & Dreams

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

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 7 records found

A COVID Hymn for Churches by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 19, 2020)
God's promises in the midst of pandemic…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Grace Racism and Inequality Relationships Worship

Why? Why? Why? by James N. Watkins

(Faith   August 15, 2020)
Facing the pandemic's toll of doubt…
Topics: Christian Life Circumstances, Life Events Coping COVID-19 Faith Loss & Grieving

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

(Faith   February 1, 2020)
What we can learn from a man named Gideon…
Topics: Bible Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Faith

Oh, the Places You'll Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 18, 2020)
How Dr. Seuss would paraphrase Philippians 4…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Faith

A Godwink Defined by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 7, 2019)
Making sense of the coincidences of life…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events God Metaphors, Life Lessons

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

My Life as a Human Tetherball by James N. Watkins

(My World   November 14, 2018)
Finding safety and security even when life knocks you around…
Topics: Character, Integrity Circumstances, Life Events Faith God Hopes & Dreams Risk Safety


 1 record found

Who's to Blame? by Ken Potts

(My World   October 6, 2019)
Sorry, but sometimes the fault truly is our own…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Discipline Financial Hopes & Dreams Lifestyle, General Personal Issues Planning


 1 record found

In One Year and Out the Other by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 31, 2015)
A New Year's Eve prayer…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Holidays Holiday Season New Year's Prayer


 1 record found

How to Be Thankful for Your Life by James Clear /

(Health & Wellness   November 27, 2020)
Changing one word will flip your perspective for the better…
Topics: Attitudes Circumstances, Life Events Contentment, Satsifaction Coping Gratitute Inspiration Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Wellness

Life Events

 5 records found

NASA Trailblazer's Inspiring Journey by Christopher Brito / CBS News

(Learn   March 5, 2021)
She came to the U.S. with $300 and worked housekeeping jobs. Now she's a flight director for NASA's Mars Perseverance…
Topics: Attitudes Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Circumstances, Life Events Discipline Inspiration Opportunity Optimal Aging

Thanks for Nothing! by James N. Watkins

(My World   November 25, 2020)
When things seem they cannot be more bleak, there is reason for hope…
Topics: Bible Circumstances, Life Events Coping COVID-19 Faith God Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

He Faced Death this Week by Bill Nichols

(Health & Wellness   September 1, 2019)
It made be think…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation Contemplation, Insight Coping Dying and Death Disease Fears, Concerns Relationships Wellness

Dealing with the Cards You're Dealt by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 25, 2018)
Life is more than just a game…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping Humor Metaphors, Life Lessons

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

 5 records found

Another Wake-up Call by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 27, 2021)
A wounded Tiger contemplates his future…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Future Golf News Sports Trouble

A World of Blessing by Stu Johnson

(My World   July 16, 2020)
People unite in virtual choirs to bless cities, countries, the world…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith God Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Music News Relationships

How Are You Faring? Reported by Stu Johnson

(My World   June 24, 2020)
Report provides insights into COVID-19 impact…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events COVID-19 Current Events, News Demographics Depresson Fears, Concerns Financial Housing Loss & Grieving News Social Issues Work

Borderline Disaster by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 29, 2019)
Haunted by the heartache of the immigrant crisis…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Government Policy, Policy Formation Social Issues Social Movements Tragedy

Shoo the News Blues by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 18, 2016)
Intervention for a news junkie…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping News Personal Issues


 2 records found

Is There Such a Thing as Love at First Sight in Real Life? by Ken Potts

(Connections   March 17, 2021)
Successful marriages are a complex mix of factors…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Family Holidays Hopes & Dreams Love Relationships Valentine's Day

A Successful Marriage by Ken Potts

(Connections   July 7, 2019)
It's no easy accomplishment…
Topics: Character, Integrity Circumstances, Life Events Family Love Relationships Values