Category: Religion

Spiritual Riches

Marvin Arnpriester, Senior Pastor, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church Insights from Bishop Steven Charleston: Some spiritual thoughts as you do your taxes: * Making money is not as important as making relationships. You may be able to buy the biggest house in town, but that house will be empty if there is no love to…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Joyce Spartonos As we look about and see the beautiful cacti and flowers in bloom, it reminds us that spring is here, bringing renewed life to nature and we humans, as well. Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation isn’t quite ready to start in-person services (hint, hint, but that’s a subject for a future article). We do…

Unity: The Five Principles, Three Ways

Kay Davis Unity Church of Sun Lakes is a New Thought spiritual community. We practice positive thinking, affirmative prayer, and a healthy lifestyle. We follow Unity’s Basic Five Principles and use them in our daily life. Rev. Jeanne MacLaughlin is our minister and prepares weekly lessons for us on YouTube. Our website is www.unityofsunlakes.org. If…

The Meaning of Faith

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D., Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation There have been many natural disasters in the world. In our lifetime we have witnessed earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, fires—on and on, the list is endless. And we have heard of priests and ministers, and even rabbis, explain these catastrophes as some punishment from God for all the…

The Satisfied Soul

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes We live in unusual and troubling days. I’m reminded of Thomas Paine’s comment in 1776: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Granted, our culture today is quite different from that of the 18th century, but Paine’s statement certainly resonates with people who are…

Memorial Day

Ross Dunfee The killing was over. The four-year-long Civil War officially ended at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865. There was a large division between the northern states (largely industrial) and the southern states (largely agrarian) over slavery, states’ rights, and westward expansion. The election of Lincoln was the last straw, and by one month after…