Women Are Spiritual Bridges

This is not 52nd Street. The rich, white academics will no longer be given their structured, easy-to-listen-to jazz. This is Milton's Playhouse. This is the heart of music. Structure time form and proper scales are dead here.

Women Are Spiritual Bridges

This is not 52nd Street. The rich, white academics will no longer be given their structured, easy-to-listen-to jazz. This is Milton's Playhouse. This is the heart of music. Structure time form and proper scales are dead here. This is the place that jazz progresses. 52nd Street is stale and lifeless. The bridge to 52nd Street has been burned down. This is Improvisational Writing. It lives through every typo misspelling misuse and grammatical mistake. It is music without sound. Without measures. Without Scales. Without time. Without prisons. It is a hope to give life to something that has become so confined it can no longer breathe. It may be one continuous mistake. But it is honest true uncompromising and unconfined. In a world that has a million bookshelves lined with street maps to 52nd Street, this is a fresh note. It may be a flat note, nonetheless, it is a note.

Bridges in Spirituality

These women elders remind us of the grandmothers, the aunts, and the many women who have marked our lives by their wisdom. These are the ones who carry us until birth and nurture us on the journey of life.

Bridges in Spirituality

"The women in Bridges in Spirituality are creative leaders who bring hope to our lives. These women elders remind us of the grandmothers, the aunts, and the many women who have marked our lives by their wisdom. These are the ones who carry us until birth and nurture us on the journey of life. We have reached a moment when we remember that the gift of life on earth for humans is maintained by the strength of mothers. Those who encounter the stories of indigenous women elders in this book will be blessed. the stories weave the women's spiritual traditions with Christian ones. Each woman is a leader and elder in the United or Anglican Church. Through their lives, bridges of understanding are built between the cultural ways of their ancestors and the liberating world of Christ.The stories told by Sarah Simon, Dr. Jessie Saulteaux, Gladys McCue Taylor, Gladys Taylor Cook, and Vi Smith invite us to examine pathways to healing in our lives" -- from back cover.

Bridges on the Journey

Get started on the right path and establish a lifetime relationship with Jesus as you learn the practice of spiritual disciplines. This is the first book in A Woman's Journey of Discipleship series.

Bridges on the Journey

Bridges on the Journey introduces you to your life in Christ. You'll form habits and attitudes that can create intimacy with God and spiritual growth. Get started on the right path and establish a lifetime relationship with Jesus as you learn the practice of spiritual disciplines. This is the first book in A Woman's Journey of Discipleship series. A Woman's Journey of Discipleship is more than a Bible study series; it is a process through which women learn how to walk daily with the Lord and pass on to others that same discipling vision Jesus gave His disciples. Other titles in the series include book 2, Crossroads on the Journey, and book 3, Friends on the Journey.

Bridges in Spirituality

These women elders remind us of the grandmothers, the aunts, and the many women who have marked our lives by their wisdom. These are the ones who carry us until birth and nurture us on the journey of life.

Bridges in Spirituality


Bridges on the Journey

More than a Bible study, this is a woman's guide to the process of discipleship in her life. Bridges on the Journey introduces you to your life in Christ.

Bridges on the Journey

More than a Bible study, this is a woman's guide to the process of discipleship in her life.

Transcendental

Reverend Bren Gandy-Wilson sees a bridge as a means of connection or transition; and spiritual discernment as being able to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and comprehend that which is not evident to the carnal mind.

Transcendental

Reverend Bren Gandy-Wilson sees a bridge as a means of connection or transition; and spiritual discernment as being able to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and comprehend that which is not evident to the carnal mind. In time this ability to grasp and understand leads to a deepening humility as the Holy Spirit leads one into becoming a vessel that God can use for His Glory. In Women Are Spiritual Bridges, Bren takes the reader on a journey through her struggles with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and how it affected her childhood, family and marriage relationships. Through reading the Word of God, coupled with counseling sessions from a female remnant of God, she came to understand that it is only through redemption, that one can renew the mind, making the conscience captive to the Will of God. Without this transformation, it is impossible to please God, or make a perfected change and become a vessel through whom God can speak and use for His Glory and His cause Bren came to know that if she lived the Word by faith, love and devotion to others, she could become a Spiritual Bridge( that vessel); making her a connection to others to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After years and years of struggle in the world, she finally humbled herself and turned to God. By making Jesus Christ, Head of her life and Head of her household, she crossed over from the Old Testament Law of Sin and Death (the old covenant of rules and sacrificial regulations), into the New Testament (New Covenant Spirit of love and Grace). (Romans 6:14) As a Spiritual Bridge, she was then able to take seriously the great commandment to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). And a second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-38). She came to understand that neighbor included husband, children and family. As Spiritual Bridges, Bren believes that it has been granted to Women of God (and men as well), the right to suffer for Christ's sake (Phil. 1:29). Yet, when she suffers, if she faithfully represents the message of Christ through word and example, the fruit she will bear in herself and in others will far outweigh the cost. If she endures, her afflictions will seem light compared to the gl

Bridge Builders Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

As you read the stories in Bridge Builders: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, you will enjoy the company of 12 humorous, uplifting and energizing women.

Bridge Builders  Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

As you read the stories in Bridge Builders: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, you will enjoy the company of 12 humorous, uplifting and energizing women. You will find wonderful portrayals of the heart, mind and soul of faith and come to appreciate these aspects of yourself. Elaine Voci gives us the 12 stories of women who have had life-changing experiences plus her own story during the year that it took to complete the book. Whether facing terminal illnesses, the loss of a hard-won career or the pursuit of a dream that seems unreachable, these women found a source of faith and courage within themselves that they did not always trust or believe they had. Each called upon inner resources, friendships with other women, scriptural passages and other inspiring words to not only endure, but to conquer fear and grow stronger. They have made it through the dark night of the soul, not just intact, but stronger and wiser for the experience.

The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African American Literature

This volume has as a cohesive argument the exploration of the different manifestations of the search for wholeness and spirituality in the writings of contemporary African American women writers, covering different literary genres such as ...

The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in Contemporary African American Literature

This volume has as a cohesive argument the exploration of the different manifestations of the search for wholeness and spirituality in the writings of contemporary African American women writers, covering different literary genres such as fiction (both novels and short stories), drama and poetry. Together with the issue of spirituality, the African American search for wholeness is analyzed as a source of creativity and agency. As expressed in the contemporary literature of black women writers, starting in the 1980s, the search for wholeness reflects a beauty realized through the healing of the spirit and the body, and is a process that takes on dimensions of reconciling the past and the present, the mythical and the real, the spiritual and the physical—all in the context of an emerging world view that welcomes synthesis and expects both synthesis and generative contradictions. The book will be a valuable collection for scholars of African American literature, comparative American Ethnic literature, American literature, and spirituality, as well as women’s studies. In addition, it will be an important text for both undergraduate and graduate students in those fields. As Professor Johnnella Butler (2006) points out, the African American search for wholeness is tightly linked to the search for freedom and agency. Ever since the 19th century, African American writers have given expression to an African American self which functions in Western civilization simultaneously as a “colonized” other and an assertive “self.” Due to the continuous ordeal of the African Diaspora, this self is caught in between the binaries proposed by the material and the spiritual world, seeking a balance where the person can become whole. The search for wholeness feeds from cultural roots that imply the presence of ancestral spiritualism, rememory, and double consciousness. Contemporary black women writers reflect the metaphor of building spiritual bridges, seeking the possibilities of building a bridge to the archetypal African past that is carried in their memories as a presence that offers sustenance via spiritual reconnection. Their works seek to bridge the gap between the myths and traditions of the past and contemporary African American culture. The texts included in this collection are examples of writing as an exercise of what Vévé Clark calls “Diaspora literacy.” The texts written by contemporary African American women writers explicitly show how to recognize and read the cultural signs left scattered along the road of progress. In this way, material acquisition is achieved along with cultural dispossession, becoming a metaphor for the history of the African in America. The powerful message is that one should not exclude the other.

Women and Spirituality

The fears and tears, the hopes and dreams and joys of the many women who walk through this book provide a bridge for other women – not unlike the bridge across the 'waters of suffering' which Olive Schreiner once saw – not a bridge to ...

Women and Spirituality


Dancing through the Storms

Dancing through the Storm focuses on these concepts: You can recognize and resist abuse in relationships.

Dancing through the Storms

Dancing through the Storm focuses on these concepts: • You can recognize and resist abuse in relationships. • Love can only be expressed properly through knowing God intimately and knowing yourself. • A healthy relationship doesn’t just happen. It is the fruit resulting from heeding the promptings of the Holy Spirit and applying God’s Word in every situation. • Marriage is a “God thing,” created by God before sin entered the world. • A blessed marriage is a synthesis of three not two because Christ is to be the head. • Through Christ, you can fully recover from an abusive situation.

A Spiritual Bridge

Not because of the duty of fatherland, Not only because of the ancestral debts, In Georgia it isn't straightforward, To be a poet and to be a woman. It means you should with your one hand Rock baby cradle, shining with your son, ...

A Spiritual Bridge

With this book, I wanted to give at least a glimmer of joy to my eternally tormented country, which for decades has been so preciously owed by the freedom gained through its blood. I wanted to introduce to the English-speaking world how a Georgian person thinks, primarily a Georgian poet, who are so numerous in Georgia. And poetry, after all, it is a bridge between people’s hearts. Then, walk on this bridge and connect our desires, kind people!

Understanding African American Rhetoric

Taylor explains that in operating in the spiritual realm, or being “in the spirit,” African American women live from ... Of spirituality, Bridges says further that the conversion process, viewed as God's intervention with the self, ...

Understanding African American Rhetoric

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Religion and Spirituality for Diverse Women Foundations of Strength and Resilience

The importance of women in santería: Clarifying misconceptions, history. Santería Church of the Orishas. ... Latino women's spiritual beliefs related to health. ... Latina grandmothers: Spiritual bridges to ancestral lands.

Religion and Spirituality for Diverse Women  Foundations of Strength and Resilience

This collection of essays considers the role of spirituality and religion in the lives of American women from various ethnic backgrounds, showing how faith empowers those in populations often marginalized in the United States. • Compares commonalities and differences across cultures • Features many different religions including folk practices, Buddhism, Christianity, Sikhism, and Santería • Offers a multi-disciplinary perspective through coverage of cultural studies, psychology, and women's issues • Includes personal vignettes to demonstrate the power of faith and religion

Seven Transforming Gifts of Menopause

This book is itself a gift." --Sarah Bessey, author of Miracles and Other Reasonable Things and Jesus Feminist "Every woman should read this book, no matter what season of life she finds herself in.

Seven Transforming Gifts of Menopause

Menopause is a dramatic but largely overlooked developmental window to the second half of life. Although today's women are more aware of and actively involved in mapping their menopausal journey than generations before, many still do not see menopause as a time of important psychological and spiritual transformation. This book goes far beyond hot flashes and gets to the very heart of the midlife journey, helping women find their unique voice and speak their truth in an era of #MeToo and #ChurchToo. Coming alongside readers as a wise spiritual guide, pastor and theologian Cheryl Bridges Johns identifies seven key developmental "tasks" of menopause and gives practical ways women can embrace each one. She encourages women to view these tasks as gifts as they experience the remarkable physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that occurs in this stage of life. Written in a warm and conversational tone, this book helps women chart a course for the future, leading them to a renewed sense of identity, a more focused vision for life, and a deeper spirituality. Each chapter includes guided questions for personal reflection and study questions for group discussion.

This Bridge We Call Communication

Akasha Gloria Hull, Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African American Women (Vermont: Inner Traditions, 2001); Wilma Mankiller, Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women (Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, ...

This Bridge We Call Communication

This co-edited collection explores contemporary research studies, performative writing, poetry, Latina/o studies, and gender studies through the lens of Gloria Anzaldúa’s theories, methods, and concepts. These concepts include borderlands theories, nepantla, mestiza consciousness, the Coyolxauhqui Imperative, conocimiento, and spirituality.

this bridge we call home

We explored spiritual paths, gravitating toward the pre-Christian European traditions of our own ancestors, the nagual shamanism and Basque spirituality of Gloria's ancestors, and—inspired by the women's spirituality movement—the ...

this bridge we call home

More than twenty years after the ground-breaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back called upon feminists to envision new forms of communities and practices, Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating have painstakingly assembled a new collection of over eighty original writings that offers a bold new vision of women-of-color consciousness for the twenty-first century. Written by women and men--both "of color" and "white"--this bridge we call home will challenge readers to rethink existing categories and invent new individual and collective identities.

Holiness Day by Day

Do you want your daily devotional to have more substance? Then you will appreciate this one-year devotional from Navigator author Jerry Bridges.

Holiness Day by Day

Do you want your daily devotional to have more substance? Then you will appreciate this one-year devotional from Navigator author Jerry Bridges. Each entry has been carefully selected from his best writings, connecting with you on a deeper level and encouraging personal discovery. This quick daily read is full of inspiration, commitment, and transformation for men and women to grow in spiritual maturity.

The Dialectics of Diaspora Memory Location and Gender

Contemporary black women's novels create a world in which it is possible to do both: listen to ancestors, ... Contemporary African American women writers reflect on the metaphor of building spiritual bridges to the archetypal African ...

The Dialectics of Diaspora  Memory  Location and Gender

Aquest llibre reflecteix l'evolució en el camp dels estudis diaspòrics. Els articles han estat agrupats en dues seccions. La primera té com objectiu les experiències dels africans diaspòrics; la segona secció, àmplia el radi de recerca i se centra en les representacions literàries de la diàspora dels asiàtic-americans, porto-riquenys i als anglo-europeus. De la mateixa manera, un aspecte no menys interessant d'aquest llibre són les múltiples maneres en les que s'han tornat a teoritzar les idees de Paul Gilroy i a aplicar-se a una infinitat d'escrits. De fet, els articles testifiquen la diàspora com una experiència que potencialment pot -com així succeeix- afectar a tot el món, pel que la diàspora es converteix en una representació metonímica de la pròpia experiència.

The Woodstock Bridge

They have what I call an intellectual spirituality. This is not the way to happiness, ... “What disturbs me, John, are some of these people who call themselves medicine men or women, or spiritual leaders. They talk about how to build ...

The Woodstock Bridge

A lost soul. A man desperate for meaning. Can he discover his inner Warrior and unleash the power to change? “A marvelous adventure! I recommend it highly!” —Richard Carlson, author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Two decades after the heady 60s, John struggles to make sense of his life. With fading optimism, he’s unsure if he can ever make a difference in the world. But crossing paths with a Sioux warrior gives him another chance for mentorship and wisdom. As John learns to confront his fears, can he find the passion that makes life worth living? Seasoned spiritual teacher and master shamanic healer Gregory Drambour has guided over 12,000 clients to a better understanding of the Warrior’s Path. In The Woodstock Bridge: A Journey To Discover Your Spirit, he shares his hard-earned Native American wisdom to help guide you toward hope. Through simple yet powerful truths, you’ll discover how to lead your spirit toward fulfillment. The Woodstock Bridge is an insightful and educational tale of spiritual empowerment. If you like intuitive teaching, inspiring stories, and expert guidance, then you’ll love Gregory Drambour’s catalyst for change. Buy The Woodstock Bridge to reconnect with your inner warrior!

A Bridge of Dreams

Unwilling to acknowledge women's claim to the loftiest spiritual direction , some of Paramananda's antagonists imputed baser motives to him . Naturally , Paramananda's patronage of his family gave these critics more ammunition to hurl ...

A Bridge of Dreams

Paramananda, a disciple of Vive-kananda in the Ramakrishna lineage, came to the United States in 1906. A Bridge of Dreams tells the story of his life and community.