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Find your oasis of sustaining peace in God
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Find your oasis of sustaining peace in God

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By LYNNE HARTKE Guest Writer The songbirds at the backyard feeders were skittish. Nervous. Grabbing one seed and flying away. A male verdin, whose tiny face looked like he had dipped in a mustard pot, wouldn’t pose for...
No one is alone with friends and faith
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No one is alone with friends and faith

July 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By RABBI DR. IRWIN WIENER Contributor How many times have we wished we had the ability to express ourselves when we are the recipients of goodness as demonstrated by others? Sometimes we just look in amazement at the many people...
God hears the prayers of our hearts
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God hears the prayers of our hearts

July 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By REV. JEAN NEWELL Contributor As I was growing up, my family always said grace before meals. I, in turn, taught the same grace to my children, and my children are passing the tradition on to their children. I remember when my...
Our choices have consequences. Choose well.
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Our choices have consequences. Choose well.

July 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Susan Wilmot, Guest Writer   William Inge, one-time dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, is credited with stating, “There are no rewards or punishments – only consequences.” It speaks to both the truth of God...
Saguaro fruit brings a future promise, as does God
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Saguaro fruit brings a future promise, as does God

June 25th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynne Hartke, Guest Writer   My husband Kevin and I hit the trail early in June on South Mountain, just minutes after the gate opened at 5 a.m. We wanted to finish our six-mile hike before the temps hit the expected 112...
Scripture says we’re responsible for our own actions
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Scripture says we’re responsible for our own actions

June 16th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Dr. Rabbi Irwin Wiener, Contributor   Susan B. Anthony, American women’s rights advocate, wrote, “I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their...
Be like a rabbit in the desert and listen
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Be like a rabbit in the desert and listen

May 24th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynne Hartke, Guest Writer   Several weeks ago, my sister and I took advantage of the cooler morning temps and went hiking on South Mountain at the Pima Canyon trailhead. We hiked in the brown of a dry winter that...
As endurance is tested, honor those who died
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As endurance is tested, honor those who died

May 4th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By DR. RABBI IRWIN WIENER. Guest Writer The one thing that man has perfected above all else is the art of war. The one thing that man has yet to perfect is the art of peace. The many we honor on Memorial Day are truly...
Be grateful for the past, appreciate the present
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Be grateful for the past, appreciate the present

March 4th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Rabbi Dr. Irwin Wiener, Guest Writer As we get older, we start to think about yesterday and maybe yesterday’s yesterday. In fact, our thoughts always focus on what was and not what is. That is, until something happens that...
Prayers can take unexpected turn with the Holy Spirit
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Prayers can take unexpected turn with the Holy Spirit

February 7th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
by JEAN NEWELL, Contributor One afternoon, I was talking on the phone with a friend who lives in Flagstaff who was getting ready to leave on a trip to visit her sister in California. Frazzled by all there was to do before she...