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St. Paul provides timely thoughts on love

February 4th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Pastor Marvin Arnpriester Guest Writer Reminders of February with Valentine’s Day and its emphasis on love, I remembered the following quote by Maya Angelou to challenge and inspire our understanding of love:  “Love...
God fills man’s soul with all good things
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God fills man’s soul with all good things

February 4th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Lynne Hartke Guest Writer Spring is my favorite season in the desert. Golden poppies. Trumpeting red penstemon. Delicate purple asters. My husband Kevin and I always make it a priority to put in miles on desert trails when the...
We need to return to the nobility of equality
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We need to return to the nobility of equality

February 4th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer Just when we thought we had seen and heard everything in our lifetime comes the unthinkable: An assault on our Nation’s Capitol. Who would or could have thought that this was possible in...
The plight of hunger in the Valley cannot be ignored
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The plight of hunger in the Valley cannot be ignored

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer After reading an article about hunger in our communities, I was impressed by the effort of so many people to offer assistance and aid to those suffering from the fallout of the pandemic. We...
2021, a year filled with hope and fulfillment
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2021, a year filled with hope and fulfillment

December 31st, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. Guest Writer In his classic novel, “A tale of two cities” Charles Dickens begins the opening paragraph with the phrase, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” While it describes a...
Hope is a good thing, don’t let it go
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Hope is a good thing, don’t let it go

September 24th, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
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

September 24th, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
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

September 24th, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
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

September 22nd, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
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

September 13th, 2020 | by STSN Staff
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,...