Charlie Van Dyke
Thank you for reading this post. Spirit & Word is not even a year old. By the way, we should point out that Spirit & Word is not a religious name. It stands for Spirit of Life and Word of Hope. Still, our membership has grown. This was designed to be a free site (and it will always be free).

To this point, 100% of the donations given to the site h... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Recently, much has been reported about the conflict between the Roman Catholic church and the government on the question mandatory inclusion of contraception services as part of health insurance. There are exceptions for some churches and organizations. Still, the Roman Catholic church holds the position that this is an assault on religious liberty... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
One Solitary Life
Posted December 23, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in From The Editor
He was born in an obscure village
The child of a peasant woman
He grew up in another obscure village
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty

He never wrote a book
He never held an office
He never went to college
He never visited a big city
He never travelled more than two hundred miles
From the place where he was born
He... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Charity Winners
Posted December 21, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in From The Editor
Spirit & Word pledged $50,000 (plus all additional contributions) to be divided among five charities to help with their programs.

Literally, thousands of nominations were received. When “Santa’s Helpers” met to review the charities, they found themselves in a very difficult place. It was agreed that all the charities mentioned were excellent organ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Posted December 15, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in From The Editor
Let's say it again, Welcome!

During our recent charity outreach process, many new visitors have dropped in. Hundreds have decided to stay and have become members. Just a quick scan of members shows that while most reside in Arizona, many are from all over the globe. Canada, California, Nevada, Utah, New York, Australia, Idaho, Maryland, Wisconsin,... read more
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