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Memorial Day a chance to reflect, come together
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Memorial Day a chance to reflect, come together

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Columnist In an instant we are here and in another instant we are not.  Some call it the journey of life — it is the most common expression.  However, life, as we know it, can be more than a...
Slow down, wait patiently for God and have hope
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Slow down, wait patiently for God and have hope

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By Lynne Hartke Guest Columnist A saguaro ladened with three-inch creamy blossoms beckons me closer, but the fifteen-foot main portion of the giant makes taking photos of the flowers on the crown difficult. For me, the blooming...
GriefShare helps people struggling with loss
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GriefShare helps people struggling with loss

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By PASTOR JEAN NEWELL Guest Writer Silently, tears streamed down her face. “I miss him so much,” she said softly. “I don’t know what to do with myself these days.” Sometimes the death of a loved one comes after an...
Americans of all faiths can no longer be silent
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Americans of all faiths can no longer be silent

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By RABBI IRWIN WIENER, Guest Columnist “O God, keep not your silence; hold not your peace, and be not still O God. For lo your enemies are in an uproar; and they that hate you have lifted up their head. They hold crafty...
Our Lives Depend On Our Words And Their Meaning
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Our Lives Depend On Our Words And Their Meaning

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Columnist How many times have we listened to someone but really never heard what was said? Words are so important in everything we do. Relationships depend on words. And all too often we say things we...
Year Of Joys, Pains Helps Us Understand Purpose
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Year Of Joys, Pains Helps Us Understand Purpose

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Columnist It hardly seems possible that another year is now history. Over the years, I have seen the goings and comings of so many, the joys and disappointment, the frustrations and rewards. And now...
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...