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The AMS Honor Choir performs "Hymn to Freedom" during the Patriotic Day Celebration at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
My grandmother always set a beautiful Passover table. The linen was crisp and the glasses sparkled. A plate of matzoh, unleavened bread, covered with an embroidered cloth, graced the table. So did a tray of vegetables reserved for young stomachs. My grandfather presided over the service from the head of the table, with Gramma at the other end, close to the kitchen. In the center of the table sat the seder plate with its crimson and gold border, and in its centre, at the heart of all the finery, sat the shank bone.
“With your courage and with your compassion and your desire, we will build a Great Society. It’s a Society where no child will go unfed, and no youngster will go unschooled.”
A foolish question? In the world of today’s politics, probably not. There are times when the patriotism of some of our legislators is questionable. Then, one must ask why would a legislator not be a patriot? Possibly because of a lack of understanding of our founding principles as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
A new senior housing community is in the works for the space at Chandler Boulevard and 50th Street, and is expected to open in 2016.
If you participate in almost any program at the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, you’re bound to notice a number of people who may look like seniors, but exercise like middle-aged adults. That’s because they participate in the SilverSneakers Fitness program. SilverSneakers is an innovative program offered free of charge by several Valleywide participating Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement plans, and group retiree health plans that give seniors the freedom to get fit in a variety of ways. In fact, one out of every five people who are 65 years and older and who are enrolled in one of the 68 participating Medicare supplement plans are eligible to exercise in over 11,000 participating facilities nation-wide.
To see the future of aviation and the undisputed standard for international air superiority at work, Arizonans will soon only have to look up. The F-35 Lightning II has arrived at Luke Air Force Base, and in a year’s time, Luke’s integrated training center will start the work of teaching the Air Force’s best pilots how to master the F-35 and leverage its unmatched combat capabilities in defense of freedom — both at home and abroad.
We bought food bowls, borrowed a crate and dusted off baby gates. But soon after we adopted our 13-week-old puppy, we discovered the house really wasn't ready.
Which do you prefer?
As I traveled through my home state of Georgia not long ago, I came upon a little Baptist church stuck away in the woods. That’s not unusual. At times Georgia seems to be overrun with Baptist churches; that and kudzu.
10/13 Communications has named a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry as general manager for its Arizona properties, including ahwatukee.com and the Ahwatukee Foothills News.
Calling it an issue of “economic freedom,” a House panel voted Tuesday to force cities to allow residents to have poultry, a move one foe said means the state will “shove it down the throats” of nearby residents who don't want them.
Senate Bill 1062 could have stimulated an interesting debate on the bounds of religious freedom. But it never happened. The white-hot outrage of the “tolerance police” wouldn’t allow it.
Unwilling to wait for a 2016 vote, advocates for same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Thursday to rule the state's ban is illegal.
When I was studying to be a rabbi, I spent several years doing volunteer service work in India, Thailand, El Salvador, Ghana, and many other countries. During that time, I heard many wrenching stories from women who had been the victims of violence. They told me they felt powerless, vulnerable, and scared. I pledged on each encounter that I would commit my life to giving voice to their cries. I prayed for an end to this epidemic and sought ways to take action to fulfill the Biblical mandate to pursue justice. Today, each and every one of us has an opportunity to do something tangible to help, and I urge you to join me.
Congressman Doug Collins writes that our military has a growing wave of anti-Christian hatred. He was a chaplain during the Iraq war, and when the government shutdown occurred orders came down from Obama to stop all Christian services during that time. Other incidents have also occurred: 1. Soldiers at Fort Hood were told that evangelical Christians should be considered enemies of America. 2. Soldiers who believe in Christ are targeted, while Muslims are welcome to display their prayer rugs publicly. 3. Many high-level officers have been let go, because they mentioned God, or Jesus in reports to the troops.
You are always learning and discovering new things that will allow you to continue on the path of success. Everyone is always in motion at some time in their life. They are either going up and getting better, or they can be falling back on bad habits. Nobody is ever standing still in life. That is because the world is always changing and if you don’t improve you will be left behind. Not only is the world always changing, but so are you. You are not the same person that you were last year, last month, or even yesterday. You have changed, even if it has been very little. Just by reading this article you will have changed by just gaining some knowledge and insight about yourself.
Senate Bill 1062 could have stimulated an interesting debate on the bounds of religious freedom. But it never happened. The white-hot outrage of the tolerance police wouldn’t allow it.
Family of Christ Learning Center in Ahwatukee has been teaming up with New Song Center for Grieving Children in efforts to assist students through the grieving process of a family member dying.
Top aides to Gov. Jan Brewer sought and got proponents of a “religious liberty” bill to make changes to SB 1062 more than a month before she vetoed the measure.
300: Rise of an Empire is both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film, 300, one of the most stylized action films ever made. The new movie has the same gritty and dark HD tonal quality of the first movie, as well as the sporadic ultra-slow-motion effects that capture the exaggerated battles and blood-spilling in extreme detail; but it’s missing some of the heart from often copied original.
Arizona made national news again, but it was not necessarily in a good way. My sister back in Indiana called me last week. She was watching the news and wanted to know what on Earth was happening in Arizona. When SB 1062 passed both chambers of the legislature, a friend from high school who connects with me via Facebook wrote, “Chalk up another one for religion.”
Three out of four Arizonans support the right of gays to at least form civil unions, if not to wed outright.
The Center for Arizona Policy usually gets its way at the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature, pushing through anti-abortion legislation and social policy bills embraced by conservative Christians.