Are You and Innie or an Outie (part two)

April 2, 2014
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– 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)

March 31, 2014
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– 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

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

November 30, 2013
Coming Home

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!

August 30, 2013
Mark Scandrette 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

July 11, 2013
Drying Laundry

– 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

July 8, 2013
Tom Sine and Bonnie

– 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

July 5, 2013
Tom and Christine Sine

–  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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Super Soaper!

January 5, 2013
Cindy Todd - Snohomish Soap Company

– by Andy Wade – There I was, quietly sipping my morning coffee and reading the newspaper. Then it happened. A gulp, a snort, I just about had hot coffee shoot out my nostrils! While that’s not an uncommon response for me while reading the paper, this time it was because of a pleasant surprise! […]

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