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Singing in unlikely places
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Singing in unlikely places

April 20th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Sun Lakes   Before the old Soviet Union collapsed, Galina Vilchinskaya was a 23-year-old Sunday school teacher who spent five years in a Soviet prison for sharing her...
Study focuses on communication
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Study focuses on communication

March 27th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Mary Fuchs We can only get to know God by talking and listening to Him. We talk to Him through prayer, of course, but what about listening? How do we go about that? Sometimes we hear the Lord as we pray, but usually we...
Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation honors music director
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Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation honors music director

February 18th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation will honor Lana Shagrin Oyer for her 25-year volunteer role as music director during its annual music service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10. The service will be held at the Sun Lakes All Faiths...
Remember: We have the ability to make choices
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Remember: We have the ability to make choices

January 22nd, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Sometimes when things do not seem to go according to our wishes or desires we tend to say that it is “ordained” or it was destined to be. It is a simple way of explaining the unexplainable. After...
Handling life’s little distractions
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Handling life’s little distractions

January 21st, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jean Newell, Associate Pastor, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church With my memory being what it is these days, I find that I have to prepare for things ahead of time. For example, this may sound crazy, but as I get ready for bed...
Miracle in the rain
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Miracle in the rain

January 10th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
The saying goes that “art imitates life” and is true in most instances. One thing is for sure, movies like the 1950s flick “Miracle In The Rain” with Van Johnson and Jane Wyman can make you feel glad and sad at the same...
Where you were, where you are and where you’re going
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Where you were, where you are and where you’re going

January 10th, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
If some of your goals for 2017 have fallen by the wayside, this may be a good time to reflect on the words of the apostle Paul in the Bible: “One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,...
You are here for a purpose
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You are here for a purpose

December 16th, 2016 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, Sun Lakes First Baptist Church A teacher, assigned to work with a hospitalized school child on nouns and adverbs, arrived one day and was taken to the burn unit. After she had scrubbed and put on...
Mind Games
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Mind Games

December 1st, 2016 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dr. Marc Drake   Years ago, as the story goes, a little town in the United Kingdom built a new jail that supposedly had an escape-proof cell. The great illusionist and escape artist, Harry Houdini, was invited to come...
To be truly grateful
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To be truly grateful

November 10th, 2016 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D.   Thanksgiving enables us to comprehend the true meaning of life: to be thankful for all the harvests of our days. God is where God should be—in our hearts and minds, in our deeds and actions,...