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40 articles found.

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

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

Aging, General

 1 record found

Agers Anonymous by James N. Watkins

(My World   September 24, 2021)
Jim introduces his new support group and a book that promises passion, purpose and pizazz for all ages…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Faith Forgive, Forgiveness Gratitute Hopes & Dreams Love Optimal Aging

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

The Cross is Our Ground Zero by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 18, 2021)
Why the cross is the crux of the Christian faith…
Topics: Beliefs Christian Life Faith God Gratitute Religion

The Gift That Keeps on Giving by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 24, 2010)
Practical suggestions for Pastor Appreciation Month…
Topics: Gratitute Religion Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


 1 record found

Intoxicating Gratitude by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 10, 2008)
Wow. Debi Faris-Cifelli won the lottery jackpot. At least this time, here's a real winner…
Topics: Charity Choices and Decision Making Financial Gratitute


 1 record found

Put a Blue Light in Your Window by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 27, 2009)
Honoring those officers killed in the line of duty…
Topics: Gratitute Tribute, Testimony

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Good News Bad News by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 18, 2009)
Some of you probably know that recently I had some good news and some bad news&helliip;
Topics: Disease Gratitute Health Care Wellness


 1 record found

A Long Day at the Beach by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 8, 2014)
Remembering D-Day 70 years later…
Topics: Gratitute Tribute, Testimony War


 26 records found

Remember to Say Thank You by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 25, 2021)
It's easy to forget to express gratitude…
Topics: Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Relationships Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Words About Giving Thanks compiled by Leona Bergstrom

(My World   November 19, 2021)
Thoughts to help us focus on gratitude during Thanksgiving…
Topics: Faith Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Reflections by Leona Bergstrom

(My World   November 12, 2021)
What Piglet taught me about gratittude…
Topics: Attitudes Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks 2021 by James N. Watkins

(My World   November 5, 2021)
Despite pandemic, supply chain crisis…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Contentment, Satsifaction COVID-19 Gratitute Holiday Season Inspiration Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Thankful Despite Pandemic by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(My World   November 25, 2020)
The pandemic can't take away our reasons for being thankful…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight COVID-19 Faith Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

There are 21 more items for the category Holidays and the Gratitute topic...See the whole list


 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

 2 records found

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

Is Depression a Gift? by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   October 9, 2020)
Jim shares his own story (via video) as he asks, Are Authors in Their 'Write' Minds?…
Topics: Christian Life Coping Depresson Disease Grace Gratitute Health Care Personal Issues


 1 record found

On God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 24, 2021)
Resolutions for Earth Day
Topics: Beauty God Gratitute Nature Opportunity Social Movements Values

News & Current Events

 1 record found

A Day of Resurrection by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 17, 2010)
A month of men (plus two) sing Easter praise…
Topics: Current Events, News Disaster Gratitute


 2 records found

Happy International Women's Day by James N. Watkins

(Connections   March 8, 2021)
Jim shares his favorite posts celebrating women…
Topics: Faith Family Gratitute Leadership Love Relationships Tribute, Testimony Wisdom

The Joy of Grandparenting by Barbara Greenleaf

(Connections   August 14, 2020)
The ultimate win-win…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family Grandchildren Gratitute Parenting, Parents Relationships