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194 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

 6 records found

Grandparenting by the Numbers by Barbara Greenleaf

'It is what it is' by Ken Potts

50th Reunion Spurs Memories by Ken Potts

Passing the Torch by Ken Potts

Millennial/Xennial by Dan Seagren

Surviving or Thriving? by Dan Seagren

Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

And the Oscar Goes to . . . by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 10 records found

Truth Decay by David Gushee / Baptist News Global

Flaming Emails and Comments by James N. Watkins

On Expressing Feelings by Ken Potts

The Truth About Lying by James N. Watkins

Life's Too Complex… by Ken Potts

There are 5 more items for the category Communication and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

The Sunday School of Grandma and Grandpa by Barbara Greenleaf

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 16 records found

How You Say It is More Important Than What You Say by Bill Nichols

A COVID Hymn for Churches by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison

Here is the Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Gone Missing? by Rusty Wright

There are 11 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


 3 records found

Giving Money to Adult Children by Barbara Greenleaf

Scams that Prey on the Elderly By Miriam Cross

Gambling by Dan Seagren


 4 records found

The State of My Conflicted Heart by Greg Asimakoupoulos

From Womb to Tomb by James N. Watkins

Let's Hear It for Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Let's Seize the Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Government & Politics

 4 records found

The Fabric of Democracy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins

How Old is Ancient? by Dan Seagren

A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Health & Wellness

 9 records found

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau staff

Wear a Mask! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Caution During Reopening by Abby Haglage / yahoo!Life

Silence by Dan Seagren

I Forgot! by Ken Potts

There are 4 more items for the category Health & Wellness and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Checking Out the Green Book by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 15 records found

Say it with Brisket by Barbara Greenleaf

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Protestors by James N. Watkins

Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson

Coping with COVID-era Holiday Lonliness by Rusty Wright

A Prayer for the Divided States of America by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

Housing and Living Options

 2 records found

Senior Home Sharing by Susan Diddle / submitted by Stu Johnson

Exploring Cohousing by Stu Johnson


 1 record found

Overcomer Movie by Rusty Wright

Life Events

 5 records found

Wasting Time Kristin Wong

He Faced Death this Week by Bill Nichols

The Waiting Room by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Comfortable Saying I Don't Know? by Bill Nichols

Joy While Grieving by Bill Nichols

News & Current Events

 19 records found

Christian Leaders Behaving Badly by Rusty Wright

Superspreading COVID-19 Submitted by Stu Johnson

A World of Blessing by Stu Johnson

Explaining White Privilege By Lori Lakin Hutcherson

Modern Day Slavery by Dan Seagren

There are 14 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


 91 records found

Coming Out by James N. Watkins

Zooming in On Someone Else by George Garrison

Finding Their Way by Barbara Greenleaf

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

Happy International Women's Day by James N. Watkins

There are 86 more items for the category Relationships and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

Responding to Disasters: What You Should and Shouldn't Say by Bill Nichols


 1 record found

This is Us by Barbara Greenleaf


 1 record found

Happy May Day! by James N. Watkins

Work, Employment

 2 records found

What if My Grandchild is Not College Material? by Barbara Greenleaf

Am I a 'Feminist'? Yes and no! by James N. Watkins