Category: Features

Pastor Wayne Viereck pens new book

Pastor Wayne Viereck

David Stanard At a time when most Christian books appeal to the conservative or involve theological complexity beyond the interests of all but a narrow audience, Pastor Wayne Viereck’s new book Then Is Now presents a balanced and thoughtful approach to contemporary Christianity. Subtitled, Reading the New Testament in the 21st Century, Pastor Wayne has written an…

Totality or Bust: The Great American Eclipse

Diamond ring

Louise Grabell After I witnessed the eclipse of July 1991 in Hawaii, I promised myself that if I lived to 2017 I would see The Great American Eclipse. Twenty-six years later—and a bit older—I made my plans: Totality or Bust! I studied maps of the pathway of the moon’s shadow. I looked at the average…

Featured Arts and Crafts Fair Artisans

Bob and Vicki with a few of their creations

Barbara Johnson Usually we have a featured artisan (singular), but this month we have featured artisans (plural). That’s because this month we’re spotlighting a husband and wife team – Bob and Vicki Long. They may have only lived in SaddleBrooke for two years, but in that time they have certainly made a big impression. Once…

This I have learned…

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg The call came at 6:00 a.m. My mother-in-law, Joan, who was in the Casa de la Luz Inpatient Hospital, had passed away during the night. Arrangements were quickly made to fly back to Ohio for the burial. We flew on a noted airline, departing out of Phoenix, ostensibly to fly the…