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128 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

 3 records found

Slow Down As We Age? by Ken Potts

The Power of One by Dan Seagren

Missed Senior Moments by Dan Seagren


Arts & Entertainment

 4 records found

Unbroken by Greg Asimakoupoulos

America's Got Talent by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Bring Him Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Treasure in Life's Trash by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Citizenship

 1 record found

Amer-I-Can by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Communication

 1 record found

Patron Saint of Freelance Writers by James N. Watkins


Education

 3 records found

Learning from Others by Dan Seagren

A Step of Faith by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Words to the WIse by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 30 records found

A Library of Devotional Classics by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Easter is Breaking by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Unmasking Our Hope this Easter by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mark Burnett's Resurrection Movie by Rusty Wright

Nine Months by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 25 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Inspiration topic...See the whole list


General

 5 records found

A Toast to the Promised Land by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Stewardship by Stu Johnson

A Star-Spangled Anthem by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Clogged Drains by Dan Seagren

Reflections from Poet's Cove by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Government & Politics

 1 record found

A 'Dear John' Letter to Senator McCain by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Amazing Breakthroughs by Bill Nichols

Sofa Spud No Longer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


History

 4 records found

Libraries and the Death Tax by Arlene Weismantel / The Conversatiion

Nineteen Years Since September 11 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Now is Undoubtedly a Good Time for Reflecting, Looking Back by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright


Hobbies

 1 record found

Hobby Therapy by Connie Schultz


Holidays

 17 records found

Welcome Aboard Flight 2021 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

How the WHO Stole Christmas by James N. Watkins

Thankful Despite Pandemic by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Thanksgiving Like No Other by Stu Johnson

Our Country Needs a King by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 12 more items for the category Holidays and the Inspiration topic...See the whole list


Inspiration

 15 records found

7 Fiction Books That Change the Way You Think by Darius Foroux / dariusforoux.com/blog

Finding Your Spark by Richard Bergstrom

How to Be Thankful for Your Life by James Clear / JamesClear.com

The Strength to Soar by George Garrison

Saluting Puget Sound Honor Flights by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 10 more items for the category Inspiration and the Inspiration topic...See the whole list


Life Events

 4 records found

Walking with Herb Movie by Rusty Wright

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

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

Stepping Out in Faith by Stu Johnson


Media

 1 record found

A Shepherd in Sneakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Nature

 3 records found

In Praise of the Master Artist by Greg Asimakoupoulos

True Colors Shining Through by James N. Watkins

Unmasking Our Praise for God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos


News & Current Events

 10 records found

It's Not All Bad by Nicole E. Kobie / WIRED

Jeopardy's in Jeopardy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A World of Blessing by Stu Johnson

With Praise for Saint Anthony by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Bringing Out the Best in All of Us by George Garrison

There are 5 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Inspiration topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 12 records found

The Gift of Influence by Leona Bergstrom

Grace, Grit and Giggles by Leona Bergstrom

Grace by George Garrison

Responding to Those Who Suffer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson

There are 7 more items for the category Relationships and the Inspiration topic...See the whole list


Sports & Recreation

 10 records found

A Man of Means by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Loyola's Most Loyal Fan by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mining for Gold by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Rio Olympics Reflections by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 5 more items for the category Sports & Recreation and the Inspiration topic...See the whole list


Technology

 1 record found

Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson