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31 articles found.

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Aging, General

 1 record found

Facing Bad News by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 25, 2007)
Lessons from the story of Todd and Grandpa Eric…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping Tragedy

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

Robin William's Lifelong Search for Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 17, 2014)
Reflecting on the suicide of a much-loved celebrity…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Comfort & Consolation Tribute, Testimony


 2 records found

Haunted by the Headlines by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 27, 2014)
A post-Easter prayer…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Faith Prayer

The Tulips Trumpet an Easter Tune by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 6, 2014)
The Skagit Valley offers hope to the heartbroken of Oso…
Topics: Beauty Comfort & Consolation Easter

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 4 records found

Looking Up in a Lockdown by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 21, 2020)
Prescription for a pandemic…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith

The Admonition to be Still by George Garrison

(Faith   May 21, 2020)
Not for the comfort of humankind, but the glory of God…
Topics: Bible Comfort & Consolation Contemplation, Insight COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News God Inspiration

By George, Would Jesus? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 12, 2019)
How would the rabbi from Nazareth relate to Ellen DeGeneres?…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Faith Jesus Relationships

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

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright

(My World   April 4, 2020)
Facing the chaos with facts, confidence, and faith…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News


 2 records found

A Doctor's Death and the Birth of Terrorism by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 23, 2014)
Remembering the martyrdom of Paul Carlson fifty years later…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Courage Grace Terrorism

The War to End All Wars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 27, 2014)
What began 100 years ago was anything but…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation War


 4 records found

A Thanksgiving Like No Other by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 20, 2020)
Virtual choirs and videos to help us be grateful during a most unusual year…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Music Racism and Inequality Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Voting & Elections

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

Been to Bethlehem? by Bill Nichols

(My World   December 9, 2016)
I almost drove right by…
Topics: Christmas Comfort & Consolation Courage Faith Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Jesus

O Little Town of Where-We-Live by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 24, 2006)
A musical prayer of confession…
Topics: Christmas Civility Comfort & Consolation Holidays Holiday Season

Life Events

 2 records found

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

In This World You Will Have Trouble by James N. Watkins

(Faith   March 19, 2019)
When you think things can't get worse…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping Faith Inspiration Trouble


 2 records found

A Shepherd in Sneakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 23, 2019)
Celebrating Fred Rogers
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Compassion Education History Inspiration Media Television Tribute, Testimony

A Beautiful Day Movie by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   November 15, 2019)
Want him as your neighbor?…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Comfort & Consolation Coping Education History Media Movies Wisdom

News & Current Events

 7 records found

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

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

Boston Strong by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 8, 2015)
A prayer for a city that's been tested…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Prayer

Je Suis Jesus by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 11, 2015)
A response to the terrorist attack in Paris…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Prayer Terrorism

Winter's Gone, but Spring is Coming by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 15, 2009)
Why's answers to a senseless tragedy in Maryville…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Current Events, News Tragedy

Water, Water Everywhere by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 13, 2008)
Gas prices aren't the only thing rising…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Service Weather

Mining for God in Utah by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 12, 2007)
Standing with those who kneel in prayer…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Current Events, News Prayer Tragedy


 3 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

8 Things Never to Say When Your Friend Hurts by Bill Nichols

(Connections   December 1, 2016)
Do you know what to say when someone is in serious emotional and spiritual pain?…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Relationships

The Mother of All Nurturers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 11, 2014)
A Mothers Day tribute&hellp;
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Parenting, Parents


 2 records found

Columbine Revisited by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 2, 2014)
Every parent's nightmare…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Current Events, News Grace

Finding Courage When Tragedy Strikes by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 8, 2014)
Reflecting on the shooting spree at my alma mater…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping