• Thank You for Journeying with Us

    Thank You for Journeying with Us

    The liturgical year, which sets the rhythm for much of what we do at MSA is almost over. Officially it ends on Saturday, but last year we messed with tradition and began Advent early, with a week of gratitude and thanksgiving to embrace American Thanksgiving. It was so meaningful that we decided to continue the […]

  • Living Lives We Hate

    Living Lives We Hate

    – Andy Wade — OK, maybe that title is a bit much. Then again, maybe it isn’t! As we approach the season of Advent it’s helpful to reflect on the lives we live, really live, and whether or not they represent our deepest desires as we walk this path of faith. One of my favorite […]

  • Listen Up!

    Listen Up!

    — Andy Wade — What does it mean to listen, to really listen so that you hear and understand? Julian Treasure, in the TED video below, outlines five ways to listen better. Several years ago while living in Hong Kong I began exploring our modern idea of spiritual retreat. It dawned on me that we […]

  • And It Was Very Good

    And It Was Very Good

    – Andy — “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”  Genesis 1:31 If you see my posts on Facebook then you know that I’m a fan of mushrooms. I’m fascinated with their diversity and delicate beauty, not to mention their taste (the edible ones, that is). You may also have […]

  • Who Will We Invite to the Manger?

    Who Will We Invite to the Manger?

    Advent is almost here. It begins November 30th and ushers in the new liturgical year. Meant to be a season of waiting that prepares us for the coming of Christ, it has for many instead become a children’s story, a soothing tale that is little more than an add-on to the secular celebration of consumption […]

  • Behind the Scenes of A Journey Toward Home

    Behind the Scenes of A Journey Toward Home

    – Christine Sine — Last week we celebrated the release of A Journey Toward Home . which is available on the MSA website for a special discount price of $11.95 until November 5th. You have no idea how exciting and rewarding it is to put together a book like this, so I thought your would […]

  • A Journey Toward Home: Soul Travel For Advent to Lent

    A Journey Toward Home: Soul Travel For Advent to Lent

    We are excited to launch our new MSA resource, A Journey Toward Home, with a special discount price of $11.95 available through November 5th. For most of us, the birth of Christ conjures up images of a dirty stable where Jesus and his family are alone and abandoned. We imagine a few shepherds, foreigners and […]

  • Shalom in the Garden

    Shalom in the Garden

    – Andy Wade – If you’ve ever had to deal with pests infesting your vegetables you may wonder if shalom in the garden in possible. Not only is it possible, we can learn shalom from sitting, watching, and learning from God, the master gardener. Before I redesigned our backyard, eliminating straight rows of raised beds […]

  • Shalom! Are We Listening?

    Shalom! Are We Listening?

    Hands plunged deep into rich, moist earth Pulled back filled with life From such our lives were formed “Very Good!” God proclaimed breathing life into all creation How easily we forget the One who made it all “Shalom!” shouts the earth crafted from the beginning interdependent coexistence “Shalom” begs the whole creation How long will […]

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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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