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The significance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
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The significance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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By Rabbi Dr. Irwin Wiener, Guest Writer The days set aside for introspection have finally arrived – a time of challenges. This time is a reminder of how our life flashes before us – the time we are put to the test. Imagine...
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
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Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

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By Rev. Susan Wilmot, Guest Writer Facing life’s challenges can feel overwhelming and terrifying. As well as being part of a loving and healthy worship community, there are also practical spiritual disciplines that can help us...
Wonder can be found in all God’s creation
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Wonder can be found in all God’s creation

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By Lynne Hartke, Contributor   My calf muscles complained at the continual ascent through a forest of pine, spruce, and aspen trees as my lungs searched for oxygen in the high elevation. A dark-eyed junco – a gray bird...
Religious leaders are friends for the friendless
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Religious leaders are friends for the friendless

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By DR. RABBI IRWIN WIENER Contributor Going through many books and writings over the years, I am sometimes drawn to articles relating to the life of a rabbi, pastor, priest or minister in a congregational setting. It is quite...
Sun Lakes Methodist class will help the grieving
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Sun Lakes Methodist class will help the grieving

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By Jean Newell, Guest Writer   Some storms are predictable and we can prepare ahead of time for what the storm will bring. Other times, a storm comes unexpectedly and we have no choice but to deal with the storm as it comes....
‘Shock and awe’ present us with responsibilities
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‘Shock and awe’ present us with responsibilities

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By Rabbi Dr. Irwin Wiener, Guest Writer   Since the beginning of the founding of our country and its independence we have witnessed or read about all the sacrifices made. The wars fought, the battles won and lost, the...
Sun Lakes UMC ‘Tuesday Nights Together’ offer informative talks
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Sun Lakes UMC ‘Tuesday Nights Together’ offer informative talks

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By bev tarpley Guest Writer Sun Lakes United Methodist Church hosts Tuesday Nights Together, a series of free summer programs in July and August at 6:30 p.m. in Lindsay Hall at Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs...
God will light the way when we lose memory
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God will light the way when we lose memory

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By DR. RABBI IRWIN WIENER Guest Writer How many times have we gazed out into space without remembering the reason for our hesitation? I would guess it’s more times than we care to remember. It is scary because we do not know if...
Find your oasis of sustaining peace in God
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Find your oasis of sustaining peace in God

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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

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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...