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What If: a garden meditation

What If: a garden meditation 0

– Andy Wade — The past four years have been a transformational experience, both personally and in our garden. Below is a video reflection documenting these changes and asking the question “What if?”. Enter the journey with me and leave your insights below.   Interested in Garden Spirituality? Check out Christine’s wonderful book, To Garden(…)

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Are You and Innie or an Outie (part two)

Are You and Innie or an Outie (part two) 0

– Andy Wade – In part one of this article I looked a the difference between inner, private gardens and more outward-focused public gardens and how blend of these two options is actually a more balanced approach. Today I want to explore how Eucharist/Communion can help us better understand how our gardens might become an(…)

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Are You an Innie or an Outie? (part 1)

Are You an Innie or an Outie? (part 1) 2

– Andy Wade – Unlike bellybuttons, whether your garden is an innie or an outie actually does say something about you. For most of my life my garden was an innie. Only recently have I begun to explore and appreciate the outtie perspective. This really isn’t about whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, it’s(…)

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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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Coming Home to the Advent Story – The First Podcast is Here

Coming Home to the Advent Story – The First Podcast is Here

Story by Mary September Music by Tara Ward, The Opiate Mass and Church of the Beloved Reflection by Dr. Chelle Stearns, Seattle School of Theology and Psychology Seattle WA Meditation by Christine Sine, Mustard Seed Associates. This meditation contains the text for this years Advent meditation video Come Home to God Produced by Ryan Marsh, Church of the Beloved Listen now: Or right click this link(…)

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Free!

Free!

– Tom Sine — How can you be “free” to use your money and time on what matters most? Mark Scandrette can help you answer that question in his new book Free: Spending Your time and Money on What Matters Most. Mark is one of the most poetic and prophetic young leaders I know. And(…)

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Intentionally Ordinary

Intentionally Ordinary

– by Andy Wade – For several years I’ve worked to simplify my life. Sometimes successfully, other times, not so much. The journey really began nearly 30 years ago when my wife, Susan, and I discovered the More With Less cookbook.  (Susan and I would also become part of a growing crowd of “cookbook converts”,(…)

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Equipping young people for life in these turbulent times – part 2

Equipping young people for life in these turbulent times – part 2

– by Tom Sine — Last week we shared some creative ways to enable us to prepare Gen Next to do more with less as their generation is likely to make less than their parent’s generation.  This week we want to explore ways to enable Gen Next to also become more innovative in making a(…)

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Equipping young people for life in these turbulent times – part 1

Equipping young people for life in these turbulent times – part 1

–  by Tom Sine – Many people in middle and later adulthood who care deeply about young people are unintentionally preparing them to live in a world that no longer exists.  Despite our good intentions, we are unconsciously preparing them to graduate into and live in the world we grew up in instead of today’s(…)

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