Spirit Networking

This site is dedicated to the belief and appreciation that the Spirit gives each of us gifts to be used to build up
the Kingdom of God, and that it is in using these gifts together as part of the Body of Christ that we
accomplish more good than any one of us could individually.

It is dedicated to supporting and assisting our fellow/a evangelizers.

Finally, it is dedicated to doing the work of the Father, spreading the message of the Son, and allowing
ourselves to be guided by the Spirit wherever that may lead.

This site is also devoted to love and humility:

because without it
we are nothing;

because pride is one
of the biggest
obstacles to evangelization.

Something to ponder:

If you believe you were called to do God's work and that you have a great plan for some
project, consider that God may have also sent someone else to improve upon your plan.

The question is:
Are you executing YOUR plan or HIS?

Ponder your answer with humility.

Last Updated: Nov. 13, 2014
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Cyber-Home of the Non-Crabby Women & Select Non-Crabby Men of Faith!

    WARNING: Please be advised that this web site could have serious side affects on your health, spiritual and
    otherwise.  After reading some of the reflection questions, you may experience discomfort or feelings of distress.
    Some memories may be accompanied by pain.  Thoughts of what Christ may be asking of you may elicit feelings of
    fear, accompanied by anxiety.  Proceed at your own risk (and benefit).   In addition, if you persist in your efforts to
    move closer to God, you may experience mild to severe changes of heart, accompanied by increased production of
    happy endorphins.... (that's the only way I explain all this cheerfulness and enthusiasm....) Despite the initial
    discomfort, the pain and suffering should subside and eventually be replaced with love and peace.

    The author/designer of the web site disavows any responsibility for any such transformations. Transformations are
    under the authority and power of the Holy Spirit. If you have problems, please contact Him....   
    Good luck and God bless you!

The Non-Crabby Women of Faith alliance was born on March 23, 2007, when a handful of
busy women who were VERY active in their Catholic faith, and who were also cheerful
(although not in that sickly mindless way as if nothing could ever be wrong...),  formed this
group without any predetermined purpose to see where the Spirit might lead them.  It has
led us to do many things together from Scripture Studies and seminars at Mundelein;  to
kayaking, Summer Dance, cooking classes and some great parties; to meeting at the
Metropolitan Club on April 21, 2010, to discuss what we felt were the greatest issues facing
the Church today!  

We support each other and each others' efforts, give advice, seek advice, connect each
other with people, resources and jobs; provide consolation when necessary (in order to
keep our members cheerful), brainstorm about how to do things better and more
efficiently, help solve problems whatever they may be, help each other be better
Catholics, discuss our faith and other issues, laugh a lot, and LOVE even more.   We
are a diverse group. We each are blessed with different talents and skills destined to be
used for some God-given purpose.  We help each other discover that purpose.  We are
inspired by each other and learn from each other.  We forgive each other, if and when
necessary, but it rarely is necessary.  
Oh yeah. And we pray for each other and with each other.  We have about 80 or so
members currently.  Each participates as her busy schedule allows in our activities.

In order to join this group, you should

    1) Have a positive attitude that recognizes the unlimited possibilities afforded one who
    believes in and relies upon God,

    2) Recognize the beauty differences make and strive for unity that honors the
    different gifts given to each by the Spirit,

    3) Be a "doer" rather than just a "sayer,"

    4) Hold dear humility, kindness, love, and friendship,

    5) Encourage other members be all that God intended them to be, and

    6) Be fun!!!  (We may request evidence of "fun-ness..."  : )

(Negativity? Don't even think about it. We are having none of it!)

We will have no dues. We have no officers because no one person is more important than
another.  We do NOT engage in gossip. Don't we have better things to do??? Really.

Teresa of Avila is our patron saint for many reasons.

The newly ordained, Fr. Andrew Liaugminas, Associate Pastor of Mary Seat of Wisdom
in Chicago, IL is our Chaplain.   Fr. Joseph Noonan, Director of Vocations for the
Archdiocese of Chicago helps keep us cheerful.  Bishop Michael Warfel, Diocese Great
Falls-Billings, Montana, is our great friend and mentor.  

Our theme song is:  Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with US!

We don't have a secret handshake yet, but we're open to suggestions.

Would you like to join us?  Well, if you meet all the requirements above, check out
the events on our calendar and come meet some of us.  Many of the things we attend
are open to the public.  How will you know who we are?  We'll be the ones smiling.  
We're not in this just to add names to a service list.  We are a "community of friends."  
Our goal is not to create an empire, but to create Heaven on earth.

As I went through my saved e-mails to compile a little history of our early days, I see
the names of a few people who (probably due to my poor record keeping skills) are not
on the current service list. (Hey, no one is paying for this, so remember that you get
what you pay for...) Some of that may have also been due to a change in someone's
e-mail address that did not make it to me. In addition, we are a group meant to share
our lives. If I didn't hear from you in a long, long time, I may have simply deleted your
e-mail address.  If you were on the list at one time and would like to be involved in
some way again, please let  me know.

The Core Committee
“Let nothing trouble you,  let nothing frighten you.  All things are passing; God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.  He who possesses God lacks nothing: God alone suffices.”
--Teresa of Avila
It constantly happens that the Lord permits a soul to fall so that it may grow humbler.
-- Teresa of Avila
"What a great
favor God does
to those He
places in the
company of good

- Teresa of Avila
Your life is a gift from God.  What you do with your life is your gift to God.