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Our Vulnerability Leads Us To Our Greatest Gift
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Our Vulnerability Leads Us To Our Greatest Gift

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By Rev. Susan Wilmot Guest Writer “Arise, shine; for your light has come,” proclaims the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 60:1). That was probably rather a stretch for Isaiah’s audience after what they’d been through in exile. For...
New Year Offers New Ways To Appreciate God’s Beauty
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New Year Offers New Ways To Appreciate God’s Beauty

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By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer “I can’t believe I left my headlamp at home,” I mumbled to myself as I snapped the leash on Mollie, my hiking companion for the morning. Little puffs of breath showed in the the car’s dome...
Don’t Ignore Someone’s Depression Before It’s Too Late
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Don’t Ignore Someone’s Depression Before It’s Too Late

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By Kimberly Mcwilliams, LPC Guest Writer Someone you know – maybe your child, a teenager down the block or an adult family member, friend or colleague – is hurting inside. You’ve noticed abrupt changes in his personality,...
We should be mad when our traditions are scorned
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We should be mad when our traditions are scorned

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, Guest Columnist First – animals get mad, people get angry. In this instance however, perhaps the right terminology is MAD. Things are happening in this country that sometimes appear to be so convoluted...
Salvation, Redemption Are Reasons For Holidays
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Salvation, Redemption Are Reasons For Holidays

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Writer If our lives have been blessed, the way to say “thank you” is with responsible conduct. Additionally, this season gives us the opportunity to display the goodness that can be found in each...
Forgiveness Helps Get Our Spiritual House In Order
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Forgiveness Helps Get Our Spiritual House In Order

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By Rev Susan Wilmot Guest Writer Perhaps, like me, you experience a kind of reverse pole effect living here in the Valley. There’s something about this time of year that has me itching to clean out stuff. It got me thinking...
Two Holidays Give Us Chance To Show Gratitude
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Two Holidays Give Us Chance To Show Gratitude

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Writer November is truly a remarkable time of the year. Remarkable because we celebrate and commemorate two important events established to remind us of the gratitude we owe to so many. One is Veterans...
St. Mary Basha Student Meets The Pope, Gets Ride With Him
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St. Mary Basha Student Meets The Pope, Gets Ride With Him

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By Paul Maryniak Executive Editor A fall-break trip to Italy earlier this month left a 12-year-old Ahwatukee girl with a lifelong memory that wowed her classmates as well as parishioners at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Melanie...
Elections: Let Hope, Not Fear Be Your Guide
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Elections: Let Hope, Not Fear Be Your Guide

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By Rabbi Dean Shapiro Guest Writer I loved Halloween as a boy. I’d wander through the streets near my house collecting goodies, convinced for all the world that my neighbors believed an actual skeleton was strolling through...
Darkness Will Not Overcome The Light
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Darkness Will Not Overcome The Light

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By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer A 16-inch lizard is normally hard to miss, but I do not see its full length at first, just a nose peeking out from behind a large boulder on the downward slope of a sandstone butte. “I think it’s...