Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

– Andy Wade –   Where are you in the story of your neighborhood? Whether you live in a city apartment, urban neighborhood, suburban development, or even a rural setting, this is a really important question to ask.   Last week I posted a reflection, Injustice at the Table, in which I explored the great banquet passage from Luke and asked where we might ...

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August MSA Imaginings

August MSA Imaginings

Moving On But Much To Do   The MSA team has just returned from our Celtic retreat on Camano Island. Attendees felt it was one of the best we have facilitated.   The weather was perfect, the potluck meals lavish, the liturgies and music rich and renewing. Walking prayer trails and the labyrinth, painting our Celtic mural and churning butter filled the afternoon to ...

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Injustice at the Table

Injustice at the Table

– Andy Wade – The best and brightest were invited. But one by one they made excuses for why they couldn't come. Undaunted, the host quickly sent word into the surrounding community – all were welcome, come and dine! Was the point of this story injustice at the table? I hadn't really read this story like that before. But this time ...

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Kickstarter

Kickstarter

Want to join MSA on Kickstarter to help us offer E-courses? Enough said? Go here: Alright, maybe a few of you need a little more. Read on! So, you know all the things that you love about MSA, the inspiring content, the collaborative creativity, the diverse community, and the deep spiritual formation? That’s what we want to offer through a series of ...

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Practical Ways to Help Grow a Village

Practical Ways to Help Grow a Village

Doug Woods shares practical ways you can help grow the village. If you like Doug's ideas, or have another idea about how you can help, please Email us and let us know! Would you like to contribute financially to make Mustard Seed Village possible? Follow the link, click - "I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund", and ...

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The Backyard Metaphor for Life

The Backyard Metaphor for Life

– Andy Wade – The backyard is really a living metaphor for life. A quick look yields some obvious points: You reap what you sow. Some things simply can't be rushed. Planning and preparation yield the greatest results. There will always be pests. Many of the things you thought were pests actually have an important role to play – they just need to be better understood. There will ...

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Slime Mold – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

Slime Mold – You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

– Andy Wade – OK, I'm tired of headlines like that. “Click me! Click me!” But it's really how I felt the other day. Slimed! What the ….? As we drove into our driveway after a week away I noticed this large bright yellow patch in the garden. Did someone dump paint? Wait, did a dog throw up there? I got out to ...

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Millennial Panel Discussion

Millennial Panel Discussion

This panel discussion was part of the recent conversation about Millennials cohosted by Mustard Seed Associates and Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Jon Plummer, MSA intern and graduate student at Seattle School, gives a rundown of the characteristics of Millennials in this previous video.

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Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

August 19, 2014
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– Andy Wade –   Where are you in the story of your neighborhood? Whether you live in a city apartment, urban neighborhood, suburban development, or even a rural setting, this is a really important question to ask.   Last week I posted a reflection, Injustice at the Table, in which I explored the great […]

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August MSA Imaginings

August 14, 2014
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Moving On But Much To Do   The MSA team has just returned from our Celtic retreat on Camano Island. Attendees felt it was one of the best we have facilitated.   The weather was perfect, the potluck meals lavish, the liturgies and music rich and renewing. Walking prayer trails and the labyrinth, painting our […]

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Injustice at the Table

August 13, 2014
Justice at the Table

– Andy Wade – The best and brightest were invited. But one by one they made excuses for why they couldn’t come. Undaunted, the host quickly sent word into the surrounding community – all were welcome, come and dine! Was the point of this story injustice at the table? I hadn’t really read this story […]

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Kickstarter

July 31, 2014
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Want to join MSA on Kickstarter to help us offer E-courses? Enough said? Go here: Alright, maybe a few of you need a little more. Read on! So, you know all the things that you love about MSA, the inspiring content, the collaborative creativity, the diverse community, and the deep spiritual formation? That’s what we […]

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Kick It!

July 28, 2014
Kickstarter

  Well it has happened. We have just launched our first kickstarter campaign. Would you partner with us to help us launch our new venture into E-courses. This is part of the exciting future of Mustard Seed Associates, and I mean E-Courses, rather than a single e-course. We’re starting with Re-Imagining How We Pray this […]

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MSA Is A Happening Place

July 24, 2014
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MSA Is A Happening Place This morning I sat at my desk reflecting on a collage sent by a person who just finished reading Return to Our Senses. It includes the words, “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the sight”. I feel that these are prophetic words for us in MSA. This is […]

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Join Us at the Retreat!

July 24, 2014
Celtic Prayer Retreat

Join us August 9th for our annual Celtic Prayer Retreat at Mustard Seed Village – Camano Island, WA Better yet, join us for the whole weekend! Curious what goes on? Check out the video below, then read more here.

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Introducing Our New Summer Intern

July 18, 2014
MSA Intern, Cory Adam Baker

MSA is excited to introduce our new summer intern, Cory Adam Baker, graduate student at Seattle Pacific University Seminary. Cory will be with us for 9 weeks engaged in a variety of responsibilities. Monday he helped clear nettles at the Mustard Seed Village. Tuesday we had him lifting windows. Thursday he was at George Community […]

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Wanted: Spiritually Fulfilling Lifestyle to Suit Idealistic Millennial

July 10, 2014
Hailey Joy Scandrette

– Hailey Joy Scandrette – Last week my dad and I travelled to North Carolina to attend the yearly Wild Goose festival. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Wild Goose is a four-day event based in Christian spirituality, but with a focus on social justice, art and intentional practice. To quote the website: We […]

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The Backyard Metaphor for Life

July 8, 2014
Bee on Hyssop

– Andy Wade – The backyard is really a living metaphor for life. A quick look yields some obvious points: You reap what you sow. Some things simply can’t be rushed. Planning and preparation yield the greatest results. There will always be pests. Many of the things you thought were pests actually have an important […]

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