Confusion on Christmas Day

December 25, 2013

– Andy Wade – I wonder what it was really like, that day the Prince of Peace was born? Mary and Joseph must have been churning with emotion. As new parents, there would have been joy and amazement as this delicate child emerged and gave out his first cry. But they had also received a […]

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Be Born in Us Today

December 24, 2013
Advent Bus

– Andy Wade – What does it mean? “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Every year, at least once a year, we hear these […]

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Coming Home to the Advent Story – Fourth Podcast with Ryan Marsh

December 21, 2013
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Story by Mustard Seed House Music by Lacey Brown, In Mansions and Church of the Beloved Reflection by Tom Sine, Mustard Seed Associates Meditation by Christine Sine, Mustard Seed Associates from Light for the Journey Produced by Ryan Marsh, Church of the Beloved Join us here at the Mustard Seed House as we celebrate our annual Advent II Homecoming party. Listen to […]

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December 20, 2013
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Christmas Greetings from the MSA Team

December 19, 2013
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Friends, The MSA team Christine, Tom, Andy, Katie and Kari want to wish you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas and a new year filled with hope for all our neighbors and God's good earth! We join people all over the planet is celebrating the heroic life and enormous gift of Nelson Mandela and […]

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Coming Home to Emmanuel

December 17, 2013
Hood River Warming Shelter

– Andy Wade – This past Sunday marked the 28th day the Hood River Warming Shelter has been open this season. I’m reminded how, for some who have “no place the lay their head”, the days seem to drag on – especially those frigid winter days when you’re desperately waiting for the shelter doors to […]

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Coming Home to the Advent Story – Third Podcast with Ryan Marsh

December 14, 2013
Advent, coming home

Story by Mary September Music by Tracy Howe Wispelwey, In Mansions and Church of the Beloved Reflection by Rev. Karen Ward, All Souls Episcopal Church, Portland, OR Meditation by Christine Sine, Mustard Seed Associates Produced by  Ryan Marsh, Church of the Beloved, Edmonds WA Listen to Mary September reflect on the pain of separation from her family and […]

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Where’s Home?

December 13, 2013
Coming Home

– Andy Wade – Where’s home? Our theme for this Advent is “Coming Home: Uncovering Our Roots in the Advent Story”, but what if you don’t know where home is? I was thinking about a family friend who recently wandered off from home. She has Alzheimers and, for whatever reason, decided to take a walk […]

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What Is The Future You Want To Come Home To?

December 12, 2013
Advent Feast

– Tom Sine – During the season of Advent I suspect most of us can call up some of our very best memories of coming home to a place of festivity and welcome by those who love us. Unfortunately that is not true for everyone. I just came back from the bank on a beautiful […]

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Creating Your Best Life For 2014

December 12, 2013
Creating your best life in 2014

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela This quote from Nelson Mandela, who died this week, has revolved in my mind as we plan for a new year at Mustard Seed Associates. Central to our […]

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