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God hears the prayers of our hearts
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God hears the prayers of our hearts

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
New year brings opportunity to help and forgive
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New year brings opportunity to help and forgive

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By RABBI DR. IRWIN WIENER, Guest Writer It was approximately 2,500 years ago that a prophet of Israel roamed the countryside preaching about the goodness of humanity and how it could be found in each of us. In fact, he emphasized...
The story of Christmas is lived for people just like us
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The story of Christmas is lived for people just like us

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BY LYNNE HARTKE AFN Contributor “Who is this person?” Older Sister asks, reading the sticky note on a plain box. “I can’t wrap a gift if I don’t know anything about them.” “His name is Todd,” I say. “He is...