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—By Byron Ballard— Some backstory may be in order here. I am a multi-generational native of western North Carolina, a gardener, a Witch, a mom, a priestess. At the Southeast Wise Women’s Conference in October, a colleague was introducing me …

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Mission Statement: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League encourages informed and active participation in government, works …

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—By Jeanne Crane— A lone woman brought a giant to its knees. Like David, she engaged in battle with a Goliath that others ran from. While they saw the giant as too big to fight, she saw him as too …

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When I read the theme of this month’s issue, Women Of The Spirit, I immediately flashed on the most spirit-filled woman I’ve ever read. She is a Sister with an Order called The Servants of Mary, and her books have …

December 2014

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All the content from the December 2014 issue, Women Of The Spirit

 

Operation Toasty Toes

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Mission statement: 1. To provide hand knitted and crocheted slippers, dickeys, stocking caps, helmets, watch caps, helmet liners, and wristlets, etc., to America’s deployed service men and women. 2. To keep the public aware of the need to support our …

 

Food For Thought: Extra, Extra! Read all about! Superfoods!

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Gosh, the more I read and hear about superfoods, the more I want to know. In February of this year, our own Maureen “Mo” McDonnell, RN wrote about superfoods. Read it here. Maureen says, and I agree, that these are …

 

Women Making Music: Spotlight on Lea Renard

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“Perseverance” is her middle name. Back in 2010, a guitarist friend of mine sent me a video link to a female Blues singer he’d met in town named Lea Renard. The praise he bestowed on her in that email provoked …

 

Mindfully Yours: Walking the Spiritual Path Alone

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“It’s your path and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” — Rumi Philip and I each independently discovered Zen in the late sixties before we met. He built a small …

 

From Heaven To Hell And Back Again

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—By Rev. Louisa A. Dyer, MA— Most of this life has been a ministry of one sort or another. As a child, my god-fearing Pentecostal father and his church buddies expressed grave concern when I pointed out inconsistencies in their …

 

Women, Spirit & Money: Stable or Stagnant?

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Three Questions to Consider When Businesses Stop Growing. When a business is stalled, getting to the root problems proves simple. The solutions aren’t so easy. Here are three questions to help you stop blaming the economy and be accountable to …

 

Staying With The Person In The Ditch

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—By Bonnie Jo Schell— In the biblical story of the Good Samaritan, a man was ambushed, robbed, stripped and left by the side of the road. Two men passed by and crossed to the other side. The third man, the …