Charlie Van Dyke
Thank you so much for helping with the great success of the Backpack Buddies fund raising effort! $11,500 was received. Spirit & Word is matching that amount and BHHS Legacy Foundation is doing the same.

That means that this project will receive over $34,000 in new funds!

Backpack Buddies helps students from low-income families receive back-to-sc... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
This morning, the matching funds drive began to support Backpack Buddies. Spirit& Word is pledging $10,000 in matching funds for money donated between now and July 15th. This morning, it was announced that BHHS Legacy Foundation is pledging an ADDITIONAL $10,000. So now every dollar donated becomes $3!Thanks so much to BHHS Legacy Foundation for th... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
June 2nd marks the 1 year anniversary of Spirit & Word. It was originated on the 1 year anniversary of the passing of Phoenix radio/TV personality Bill Austin who shared the morning radio microphone for over 20 years with Beth McDonald, who continues to host Beth & Friends on KEZ 99.9 FM in Phoenix.

Bill's estate provided the initial funding for t... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Thank you!
Posted April 20, 2012 by Charlie Van Dyke in From The Editor
On June 2nd, Spirit & will be one year old! Thank you for checking in regularly. We hope that, wherever you are in your own personal spiritual journey, you find the posts useful and the comments and conversations stimulating.

As we approach our first anniversary, we are considering some adjustments to the site itself and making a long te... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Trayvon Martin
Posted March 30, 2012 by Charlie Van Dyke in From The Editor
The following column, written by William Bennett, appeared on

We wanted to share Mr. Bennett's thoughts about this highly-charged tragedy.

(CNN) -- At first glance, the death of Trayvon Martin seemed to be a straightforward example of ugly, racial conflict resulting in the killing of an innocent black teenager by a white man, George Zimm... read more
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