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

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Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

Celebrities by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 15, 2016)
The role of celebrity in culture and hope for a desire to make a better world…
Topics: Popular Culture Service Social Issues


 1 record found

Katrina Remembered by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 29, 2010)
Fifth anniversary reflections…
Topics: Compassion Disaster Nature Service Tribute, Testimony Weather

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Remembering Mother Teresa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 10, 2017)
Republishing what I wrote twenty years ago…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Christian Life Compassion Faith History Religion Service Tribute, Testimony Values

The Fellowship of Feet by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 12, 2009)
Timeless principles passed down from the Upper Room…
Topics: Discipleship Easter Jesus Service


 2 records found

Stewardship by Stu Johnson

(Serve   April 13, 2018)
Caring and giving as a way of life…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Compassion Discipline Financial Inspiration Lifestyle, General Money Service Volunteer

Bikers for Justice by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 30, 2008)
My wife and I had the privilege of hosting two bikers who left California heading for Massachusetts…
Topics: Compassion Faith Service

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Servants of the Most High God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 19, 2013)
A tribute to hospice nurses…
Topics: Health Care Service Tribute, Testimony


 1 record found

The "Ask Not" Speech Remembered by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 23, 2011)
What a remarkable speech it was!…
Topics: Discipleship History Service


 7 records found

A Wall that Unites Our Nation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 31, 2019)
With somber gratitude for the Vietnam Memorial…
Topics: History Holidays Love Memorial Day Service Tribute, Testimony War

Don't Stop Now! by Ken Potts

(Serve   December 30, 2018)
Giving and sharing doesn't stop at Christmas…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Service Volunteer

Veteran's Day 2018 from the U.S. Census Bureau

(Serve   November 5, 2018)
Facts about those who have served…
Topics: Demographics History Holidays Service Statistics Veterans Veterans Day

A Prayer for Memorial Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 25, 2018)
Remembering fallen heroes with grateful hearts…
Topics: Holidays Memorial Day Prayer Service Tribute, Testimony

Veterans Day by the Numbers submitted by Stu Johnson, editor

(Our World   November 9, 2017)
The 2017 profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Demographics History Holidays Service Statistics Tribute, Testimony Veterans Day

Veterans Day 2015 compiled by Stu Johnson

(Serve   November 11, 2015)
Remembering those who serve and how we came to set aside this day…
Topics: History Holidays Service Veterans Veterans Day

The Old Veteran by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 12, 2007)
Celebrating the courage of those who continue to fight…
Topics: Courage Holidays Service Veterans


 4 records found

Saluting Puget Sound Honor Flights by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 9, 2019)
Pledging allegiance to our veterans…
Topics: History Inspiration Service Tribute, Testimony Veterans Veterans Day War

Generosity by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 15, 2018)
It's more than money…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Discipline Faith Financial Service Values Volunteer

The Gospel According to Paul by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2015)
Celebrating the legacy of Paul Harris and Rotary International
Topics: Charity Service Social Activities Tribute, Testimony

Random Acts of Kindness by David Noreen

(Serve   May 30, 2015)
Occasionally we read of some good dead to a stranger with "no strings attached"…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Lifestyle, General Service

News & Current Events

 2 records found

The Gates are Open by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 30, 2011)
A tribute to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Topics: Disease Generosity Service

Water, Water Everywhere by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 13, 2008)
Gas prices aren't the only thing rising…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Service Weather


 2 records found

Inspired to Serve by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 27, 2019)
Saying goodbye to a much-loved colleague…
Topics: Relationships Service Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Tribute, Testimony Work

The Greatest Show on Earth Lives On by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 28, 2017)
Performing acts of kindness wins the day…
Topics: Faith Grace Relationships Service


 1 record found

Footloose and Fancy Free by Wes Wick

(Hobbies & Lesiure   May 2, 2016)
Developing a healthy view of retirement…
Topics: Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Recreation Retirement Service


 6 records found

Helping the Needy by Stu Johnson

(Serve   June 6, 2018)
Testing our obedience to biblical commands…
Topics: Bible Charity Christian Life Compassion Faith Service Volunteer

Good Samaritans by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 16, 2017)
One organization seeking to do a world of good…
Topics: Compassion Service Social Services Volunteer

Happy May Day! by James N. Watkins

(My World   May 1, 2017)
Sneaking around to do good deeds…a tradition in need of revival…
Topics: Memories Relationships Service Volunteer

Make a Difference Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 28, 2012)
Changing the world one person at a time…
Topics: Compassion Service Volunteer

Volunteerism by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 23, 2009)
Volunteers are priceless, an unusual commodity in many countries but widespread in the US.…
Topics: Service Statistics Volunteer

In Prison by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 8, 2009)
My senior moment now is my pleasure in working with Crossroad, a ministry to those who are incarcerated
Topics: Faith Service Volunteer