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Hope is a good thing, don’t let it go
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Hope is a good thing, don’t let it go

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By Pastor Marvin Arnpriester Guest Writer I recently watched The Shawshank Redemption, one of my favorite movies. It is the story about a banker named Andy Dufresne, who is accused of double murder in the 1940s. He is convicted...
We will reap a harvest if we don’t give up
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We will reap a harvest if we don’t give up

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By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer I am pretending it is fall. I play this mind game with myself every September here in the desert. 100-degree temps, another six weeks of shorts (at least), and endless sunshine do not speak fall to...
Together, we can overcome the difficulties we face
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Together, we can overcome the difficulties we face

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer The Scriptures are filled with anecdotes describing acts of one human-being toward another to enhance our values and encourage humanities call for good.  There are so many ways to...
Thoughts, news from Sun Lakes Methodist
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Thoughts, news from Sun Lakes Methodist

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The following was sent to me by a friend with no other word. I read it and marveled at how it is the right question at the right time for us. I am going to reflect upon it and hopefully allow it to influence my...
In this time of turmoil, there is always hope
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In this time of turmoil, there is always hope

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer How much more can we endure?  Almost 180,000 of our fellow citizens have died from this scourge of a pandemic that just does not want to go away. The streets are filled with angry people,...
Google and a walk teach a memorable  lesson
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Google and a walk teach a memorable lesson

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By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer Water. Check. Sunscreen. Check. Hiking snack. Check. “Do you have everything?” my husband Kevin asked as he waited by the front door of our cabin. After thirty-eight years of marriage, he was used...
These difficult times can teach us valuable lessons
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These difficult times can teach us valuable lessons

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer In a small village was a wise man who told his followers, “Something can be observed and learned from anything.  And we may learn not only from the things God made.  The creations of...
Everyone has the opportunity to walk by faith in Jesus
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Everyone has the opportunity to walk by faith in Jesus

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By Billy Holland Guest Writer As just another messenger for God’s kingdom, I’m eternally grateful for the privilege to serve Him. We are living in an hour where the window of His grace is open and there is much to do before...
Knowing God is the key to trusting him
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Knowing God is the key to trusting him

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By Rev. Billy Holland Guest Writer   The Biblical account of David and Goliath is one of most popular stories from the Bible. Israel and the Philistines were enemies as this true account finds them preparing for battle, but...
Illness can put us on a long road to healing
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Illness can put us on a long road to healing

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By Rabbi Irwin Wiener Guest Writer   We are constantly struggling to come to terms with illness; we hear our own voices as we attempt to understand our suffering.   Overwhelmed by the rush of fear, and guilt and grief, we...