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29 articles found.

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Aging, General

 1 record found

What, Me Not Drive? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 1, 2006)
For some, that awful, depressing, imposing, disgusting senior moment is when we're told not to drive any more.…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Change Freedom Lifestyle, General

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

Silencing a Prophet by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 22, 2013)
Freedom of expression under fire…
Topics: Christian Life Freedom Television


 2 records found

Election Eve Expectations by Stu Johnson

(My World   October 31, 2020)
Be patient, the 2020 Election is like none before and the counting will go on for days…
Topics: COVID-19 Freedom Government Media News Politics Research Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections

Amer-I-Can by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 9, 2016)
How do you pronounce 'American'?
Topics: Faith Freedom Inspiration Opportunity Patriotism


 1 record found

The Facebook Threat by Stu Johnson

(My World   October 16, 2020)
Increasing concerns for the role of Facebook in fueling social strife…
Topics: Civility Crime, Justice, Punishment Freedom Internet Media Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Technology Trends Voting & Elections

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

Mi Casa, Su Casa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 2, 2010)
God meets us where we live…
Topics: Faith Freedom Politics Prayer


 2 records found

Civil Civilizations by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 23, 2021)
What happens when a civilization is no longer civil?…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Civility Freedom Government Grace History Relationships Social Issues Trends

Ameri-I-CAN by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 9, 2012)
Opportunity is what unites us…
Topics: Freedom

Government & Politics

 6 records found

Vote or Flip a Coin? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 17, 2020)
How people make decisions…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Freedom Government Politics Social Issues

A Prayer for Lawmakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 23, 2019)
What I prayed at the Washington State Legislature on the eve of Washington's birthday…
Topics: Character, Integrity Faith Freedom God Government Grace Leadership Prayer

My Constitution? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 17, 2017)
Today is Constitution Day in the U.S., a good time to reflect on this venerable document…
Topics: Freedom Government History

A Prayer for Uncle Sam by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 2, 2016)
A Fourth of July supplication…
Topics: Freedom History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Prayer Trends

Joe the Plumber Pleads His Case by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 19, 2008)
Making the case for the small business guy…
Topics: Freedom Politics

A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbig by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 3, 2006)
One jaded Christian's Christmas wish…
Topics: Christmas Education Faith Freedom Holidays Politics


 1 record found

Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   November 1, 2019)
Courage, freedom, faith…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Courage Faith Freedom History Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Leadership Social Issues Social Movements


 7 records found

Indpendence Day Q&A by James N. Watkins

(My World   July 2, 2020)
A not-so-trivial quiz about July 4 and the Founding Fathers…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom God Government History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Patriotism Religion Spirituality, Seeking God Values

Memorial Day is a Memory Jogger by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 23, 2020)
Paying tribute to those who purchased our freedom…
Topics: COVID-19 Freedom History Holidays Memorial Day Memories Service Tribute, Testimony War

Let's Hear it for Liberty! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 7, 2018)
Celebrating our independence takes more than just one day…
Topics: Freedom Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day)

Life, Liberty, and . . . by Stu Johnson

(My World   July 4, 2016)
Is the Declaration of Independence a relic or a prized possession?
Topics: Faith Freedom Government History Holidays Inspiration July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Politics Values

What Did We Declare?Exploring the meaning of our founding document by Stu Johnson

(My World   July 4, 2015)
Reading a novel inspires research about the document whose adoption we celebrate on July 4…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom God Government July 4 (U.S. Independence Day)

Terrorism by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 9, 2008)
Thoughts for Veteran's Day…
Topics: Freedom Holidays Terrorism Veterans

Listening to Freedom's Cry by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 1, 2007)
Something to ponder this 4th of July…
Topics: Freedom Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day)

News & Current Events

 7 records found

The Unmasked Bandit by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 26, 2021)
Reflecting on a year of being held hostage…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Freedom Hopes & Dreams Loss & Grieving News Wellness

Mobs and the Workplace by Veronique De Rugy

(My World   July 30, 2020)
'Cancel Culture' needs to slow down…
Topics: Communication Current Events, News Freedom Language, Meaning News Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Movements

The Guardians of Right by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 18, 2020)
Who ultimately should decide what is left?…
Topics: Current Events, News Football (American) Freedom News Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Movements Sports

Refugees by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 5, 2017)
Perspectives on a national of immigrants…
Topics: Current Events, News Freedom Hopes & Dreams Opportunity Social Issues Social Unrest, Division

On the Brink of a Holy War by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2015)
Contemplating the cultural shift in our nation…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom Religion Social Issues Trends

She Still Stands! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 4, 2012)
Lady Liberty symbolizes America's strength…
Topics: Current Events, News Freedom Weather

A Sobering Milestone in Iraq by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 30, 2008)
Counting the cost of the lost (and freedom)…
Topics: Freedom Tragedy War