Advent

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(…)

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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(…)

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Confusion on Christmas Day

Confusion on Christmas Day

– 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

Be Born in Us Today

– 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

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

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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Christmas Greetings from the MSA Team

Christmas Greetings from the MSA Team

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

Coming Home to Emmanuel

– 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

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

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?

Where’s 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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