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46 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

'Twas the Night Before Voting by James N. Watkins


(November 2, 2020)
Jim turns to verse to contemplate the act of voting…
Topics: Faith Government News Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 17 records found

Forty Days of Hope and Humor by James N. Watkins


(February 17, 2021)
Lent and Easter devotionals, humor, more…
Topics: Christian Life Easter Faith Holidays Humor Jesus


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


Thankful for What Hasn't Changed by George Garrison


(November 26, 2020)
Being thankful in all circumstances…
Topics: Beliefs Contemplation, Insight Contentment, Satsifaction Faith Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


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


There are 12 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Faith topic...See the whole list


General

 1 record found

From Womb to Tomb by James N. Watkins


(January 18, 2019)
All lives matter, all the time…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Health Care History Relationships Social Issues Social Movements



Government & Politics

 2 records found

Watkins for President 2020 by James N. Watkins


(July 17, 2020)
Throwing his pen in the race with the Tupperware party—'Putting a lid on government'…
Topics: Faith Government Humor Politics Trends Values


Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson


(November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections



Health & Wellness

 1 record found

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

 11 records found

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


(January 18, 2021)
Wisdom for a time such as this…
Topics: Civility Faith Holidays Politics Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division


More Than a Dropping Ball by James N. Watkins


(January 1, 2021)
Looking back and ahead while noting that more than a ball drops at midnight on New Year's Eve…
Topics: Faith History Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Predictions & Forecasts


How the WHO Stole Christmas by James N. Watkins


(December 3, 2020)
But Christmas cannot be stopped by coronavirus . . . or the authorities…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Faith Government Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Jesus


Thankful Despite Pandemic by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(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


Thanksgiving Reflections by Leona Bergstrom


(November 20, 2020)
Thinking about Piglet . . . and gratitude…
Topics: Faith Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


There are 6 more items for the category Holidays and the Faith topic...See the whole list


Inspiration

 1 record found

Happy 8/28 Day! by James N. Watkins


(August 28, 2019)
An annual reminder to look at life…
Topics: Christian Life Contemplation, Insight Faith Inspiration



Life Events

 2 records found

When Life's Interruptions Become Opportunities by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(April 16, 2021)
Unforeseen a year ago when COVID struck, I would never have guessed what lay ahead…
Topics: Change Coping COVID-19 Crisis Faith Grace Innovation, Invention, Creativity Opportunity


Thanks for Nothing! by James N. Watkins


(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



News & Current Events

 8 records found

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright


(April 23, 2021)
Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Grace News Racism and Inequality Relationships Religion Social Issues Trust Unity, Unified Values


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


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


Destroy or Be Constructive by Bill Nichols


(June 7, 2020)
More than ever, the church needs to follow Jesus' example…
Topics: Civility Compassion Crime, Justice, Punishment Discipleship Faith Jesus Racism and Inequality Religion Social Issues Trust Values


There are 3 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Faith topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 1 record found

Uniting the Charlie Browns by Wes Wick


(January 12, 2016)
Lessons in unity as I take down my 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree…
Topics: Christmas Communication Faith Holidays Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships



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