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28 articles found.

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

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Citizenship

 1 record found

Mail-In Voting Update by Stu Johnson


(September 1, 2020)
Do it early!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Voting & Elections



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 5 records found

Thirst-Quenching Heavenly Reign by George Garrison


(January 22, 2021)
A pastor reflects on the contrast between earthly government and the promise of the heavenly reign to come…
Topics: Beliefs Current Events, News Faith God Government Hopes & Dreams Politics Racism and Inequality Voting & Elections


The Mystery of the Manger by George Garrison


(December 25, 2020)
A pastor's thoughts on Christmas in the middle of a pandemic…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Holidays Holiday Season Jesus Worship


Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison


(September 3, 2020)
Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension…
Topics: Civility Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Racism and Inequality Relationships


Perplexed . . . but not Despairing by George Garrison


(April 17, 2020)
In the midst of our puzzling reality, there is hope…
Topics: Bible Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Stress Values Wellness Wisdom


A Holy Week to Remember by James N. Watkins


(April 4, 2020)
Celebrating life in Christ in deadly crisis…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Easter Faith News Religion



Government & Politics

 2 records found

Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins


(October 30, 2020)
What would Jesus say to a Church divided by politics?…
Topics: Christian Life Civility Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken Jesus Politics Religion Social Issues Voting & Elections


The Last Candidate Standing by James N. Watkins


(September 1, 2019)
Are you already tired of teh 2020 election?…
Topics: Current Events, News Government Media News Politics Social Issues



Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Dreading a Dark Winter Lockdown by David Robson / The Guardian


(January 3, 2021)
Think like a Norwegian, with a mindset that helps combat the long polar night…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News News Wellness


Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright


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



Holidays

 2 records found

Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson


(January 18, 2021)
Thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021…
Topics: Civility Current Events, News Holidays Hopes & Dreams News Patriotism Politics Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Media Social Movements Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections


Will Thanksgiving Suck Like a Turkey Baster? by James N. Watkins


(November 21, 2020)
Thanksgiving in the year of no, no, no…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving



Humor

 3 records found

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures by Barbara Greenleaf


(August 28, 2020)
A pandemic tale…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Humor


COVID and the Cone by George Garrison


(May 7, 2020)
Time out for a laugh…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Family Humor Pets


Hunkering Down Humor by Rusty Wright


(April 18, 2020)
Finding lighter momets while hunkered down for the pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Humor News



Life Events

 1 record found

Commencement 2020 by James N. Watkins


(May 22, 2020)
The top ten things you won't hear at commencement…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Choices and Decision Making COVID-19 Current Events, News Education Learning Wisdom



News & Current Events

 10 records found

Preventing a Second Civil War by James N. Watkins


(January 7, 2021)
Echoes of a day that tore the nation apart…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Government History News Politics Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division


Earth and Heaven by James N. Watkins


(October 2, 2020)
What it means to me to be a citizen of both…
Topics: Beliefs COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Government Language, Meaning News Religion Social Issues Social Movements


It's Only Temporary by James N. Watkins


(August 1, 2020)
Hope for those who see no end to the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News History News


Mobs and the Workplace by Veronique De Rugy


(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


A World of Blessing by Stu Johnson


(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


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Relationships

 1 record found

White, 'woke' . . . and 'privileged' by James N. Watkins


(July 10, 2020)
Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News History News Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements



Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Hoops Cancellation Withdrawal Disorder by Rusty Wright


(April 5, 2020)
Taking a lighter look at one of the casualties of the pandemic…
Topics: Basketball Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Humor Popular Culture Sports