Celtic spirituality

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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2014 Celtic Retreat Photos

2014 Celtic Retreat Photos

Here’s a slide show of our 2014 Celtic Retreat Photos. Each year the program and the time together gets better and better… and this was our 23rd year! We had a wonderful time worshipping, praying, chatting, walking the labyrinth and prayer trails, painting, eating, churning butter, celebrating Eucharist together, and so much more! Be sure(…)

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Slow News – Tom Interviewed

Slow News – Tom Interviewed

This is the third of 3 videos recorded at the Mustard Seed House where Tom Sine interviewed John Pattison and Chris Smith about their new book Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. In this video John questioned Tom about some of his insights. John Pattison and Chris Smith co-authored Slow Church:(…)

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An Invitation from Graham Kerr

An Invitation from Graham Kerr

– Tom & Christine Sine — Tom and I have just spent an amazing day celebrating at the Mustard Seed Village on Camano Island. A team of 11 volunteers raised and bolted 8×32′ beams to the fir poles already planted as foundations for our first building. But we need your help to complete it. Listen(…)

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Listening in the Garden and Learning from God

Listening in the Garden and Learning from God

– by Andy Wade – Sometimes things don’t go as you plan. That’s true in the garden, it’s true in daily life, and it’s true in the church. As I’ve worked with Mustard Seed Associates, as I worked as a missionary in Hong Kong, as I’ve worked locally here in Hood River, Oregon with FISH(…)

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Selah! Jeff Johnson coming to Celtic Retreat

Selah! Jeff Johnson coming to Celtic Retreat

Since 1977 Jeff Johnson has produced and recorded a body of work reflecting his journey of faith and creative musings. His many solo projects segue rich instrumental passages with songs that feature Jeff ‘s uniquely interpretive vocals producing soundscapes full of wonder and beauty. Join Jeff and the rest of us at our 21st annual(…)

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MSA’s Wild Goose Special

MSA’s Wild Goose Special

You’ve probably already heard that Wild Goose Festival is coming to the Pacific Northwest August 31st through September 2nd. But perhaps you missed the early bird specials or weren’t able to commit that early. Here’s your chance to get 15% off, but act quickly, this offer ends at midnight, August 15th! Just follow this LINK(…)

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MSA Imaginings July-2012

MSA Imaginings July-2012

Teach us to pray O Lord, Draw us closer to you, to your world, to each other. Teach us to pray, O Lord, With compassion and love and forgiveness. Teach us to pray, O Lord, Until all that we are and all that we do Becomes a gift of prayer to you. This is the(…)

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Christine Reports on Wild Goose (east) 2012

Christine Reports on Wild Goose (east) 2012

by Christine Sine – – Tom and I are back home after several wonderful days at the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina. It was hot, humid and dusty but in spite of that we had a wonderful time. Tom was in fine form talking about intentional community and moving beyond the Western dream and(…)

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Imagination Rising

Imagination Rising

– by andy wade — What do MSA’s annual Celtic Retreat, Wild Goose Festival East & West, Creative World Festival (Canada-West), and Inhabit have in common? They are all events reflecting the rising imagination and creativity of the Western Church. Or better yet, they are examples of Christ-followers reconnecting with the imaginative aspects of the(…)

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