Charlie Van Dyke
Charitable Outreach
Posted December 13, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in From The Editor
The five charities that will divide over $50,000 this holiday season will be announced December 14th on KEZ (99.9) radio during the "Beth & Friends" morning show. The charities, some information about them, and their web sites will be posted here after 9 AM. Several thousand nominations were received and all were considered worthy organizations. St... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
The Widow's Mite
Posted December 5, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in From The Editor
The story of the widow's mite is presented in the gospels of Mark (12:41-44) and Luke (21:1-4). In the story, a widow of most modest means gives what is thought to be her last two "mites." Two mites were worth a quadrans, the smallest Roman coin. Wealthy people gave much more.

One interpretation of the story is that God accounts the value of a gi... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
"Oh wow"
Posted November 6, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in From The Editor
The last words of Steve Jobs have been widely reported. "Oh wow," said three times. In considering what meaning might be attached to Job's words, I was impressed by a recent column in The Week written by Robert Love. It is shared below.

“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” These were Steve Job’s last words before he slipped the bonds of earth on Oct. 5, 2011... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
The day of my first ordination was bright and sunny. The feeling that the Spirit was near was palpable. The beautiful church was filled to capacity. As my fellow ordinands and I processed in, the organ rang out, the trumpets blasted forth, and the rich choir joyfully proclaimed Marty Haugen's beautiful invitation, "Let us build a house where love ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Since Spirit and Word made the most recent charitable contribution to Crisis Nursery, many seemed to be unaware of that aspect of our efforts.

The primary purpose of Spirit and Word is to be a non-denominational spiritual resource on line. We hope to share thoughts and ideas on a wide range of spiritual issues and learn more about different approa... read more
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