• Created to be Empathetic

    Created to be Empathetic

    — Andy Wade — In my last post, Outrospection, I suggested that group introspection, which would include religious, national, political, racial, etc., can easily lead to a lack of empathy for those outside our group. Perusing the RSAnimate site I stumbled upon a presentation that affirms that suspicion but also claims that we are all […]

  • Outrospection?

    Outrospection?

    — Andy Wade — This quick post is not the follow-up to my last post on redemptive flourishing, that’s still coming up. But I ran across this RSAnimate about outrospection and thought it fit well with concept of flourishing. To flourish is not, and cannot be, a selfish endeavor. I cannot flourish in life without […]

  • August Imaginings – Moving Forward

    August Imaginings – Moving Forward

      We have just returned from our 24th annual Celtic retreat on Camano Island. We think it was one of the best we have facilitated, and implementing some of your suggestions on how to use the broken glass in our worship was a powerful part of that. The weather was perfect, the potluck meals lavish, […]

  • Celtic Prayer Retreat – 2015

    Celtic Prayer Retreat – 2015

    Our 24th Celtic retreat Shalom and the Reconciliation of God is over. It was, I think one of the best we have held, with almost perfect sunny weather in which to enjoy the serenity and beauty of this land. We gathered in our beautiful outdoor chapel to worship, pray and sing together with our awesome musicians Sean […]

  • Embracing the Promise: a holistic vision of redemptive flourishing (part 1)

    Embracing the Promise: a holistic vision of redemptive flourishing (part 1)

    – Andy Wade – At a recent workshop called “Gardening with God and Neighbor in Mind”, I had a revelation. I asked the participants how they approach their gardens, as something to be conquered and tamed, or as something to listen to and cooperate with. What I was attempting to get at are our underlying […]

  • Cursing at the Wind – reprise

    Cursing at the Wind – reprise

    – Andy Wade – Inconsistent, blowing here, there, never resting in its determination to bring chaos,. So are the winds that blow through my garden sanctuary this summer. I’m sick of it! Where is rest, where is peace, when gusts randomly wreak havoc throughout the yard? Even just the noise becomes an irritation. These are […]

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Prayer Cards

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This beautiful set of ten prayer cards draw from the most popular of our daily Facebook prayers. Their background photos invite us into contemplative moments that can enrich our days and deepen our faith.

Each card is printed on heavy, recycled matt stock and they can be used as postcards too!

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Creating a Faith-Based Community Garden

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Celtic Spirituality Did you ever wonder what Celtic Christian Spirituality is all about? In this brief introduction, Christine Sine gives personal reflections, prayers, litanies, and a bit of historical background.

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Andy Wade

Andy Wade Cultivator of Gardens & Neighborhoods, Writer/Speaker, Web Design