A collection of columns by Lisa Jisa, Jennifer Zach, Steve Hammer, Diane Meehl and Kerry C. Neuhardt.

  • By Lisa Jisa Ahwatukee Foothills News
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I was watching the Weather Channel with my youngest daughter a few days ago. A clip came on about the devastating floods in Pakistan, and the …

  • By Jennifer Zach Special to AFN
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Imagine opening a brand new tube of toothpaste. It feels heavy, round and smooth in your hands. Unscrew the top and start squeezing - but not …

  • By Jennifer Zach Ahwatukee Foothills News
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“Stick your hand in it, mom! Go for it!” my son says. He looks at me with a challenging grin. 

  • Jennifer Zach | Special to AFN
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Watching Julie & Julia. Julie, almost 30, a desk jockey who fields complaints in a call center, is sitting in a New York City restaurant l…

  • By Jennifer Zach
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I’ve just come downstairs to look for my brain. Apparently I lost it and everything that was in it. It happened to my husband, too. We woke up…

  • Commentary by Jennifer Zach
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Last week William Rice stopped to see what was going on at a health care reform protest organized by MoveOn.org, a group in favor of health ca…

  • By Steve Hammer Special to AFN
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Last month, a pastor in Florida made international headlines by announcing his plans to burn copies of the Qur'an. That he relented in the 11t…

  • By Steve Hammer Special to AFN
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Jesus had a way of sneaking up on his pupils. Good teachers are like that. While spinning stories on the nature of the Kingdom of Heaven, the …

  • By Steve Hammer Special to AFN
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Ever since human beings began to form themselves into communities, the relationship between government and religion has been, well, dicey. On …

  • By Diane Meehl Special to AFN
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According to parental folklore, as a kid, I ate like a bird. You would never know it now. Ever since my own "babies" arrived on the scene, I'v…

  • By Diane Meehl
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I agree with Alice Cooper. He claimed embracing Christianity was the real rebellion of his life. So in that spirit, I did something a bit diff…

  • By Rev. Kerry C. Neuhardt
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My mom approached looking agitated, crying. The rented sprayer was too loud to hear her and my dad and I were preoccupied with getting coating…

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