Christine Sine

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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Hope Is in the Air – MSA Imaginings

Hope Is in the Air – MSA Imaginings

Last week we celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. For many it is a time to give up chocolate, T.V. or social media. However as I commented in my Ash Wednesday post, Lent is not really about sacrifice and deprivation, it is about freedom and transformation. It is a time to acknowledge the(…)

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Naming Jesus

Naming Jesus

– Christine Sine — Today, on the liturgical calendar, is the day we celebrate the circumcision of Christ.  Since our cultures are more squeamish than were those of our ancestors, modern calendars usually list it as the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Just like every Jewish boy, Jesus was circumcised and formally named(…)

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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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Creating Your Best Life For 2014

Creating Your Best Life For 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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Coming Home to the Advent Story – Second Podcast with Ryan Marsh

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

Story by Jim and Donna Mathwig Music by Aaron Strumpel, In Mansions and Church of the Beloved Reflection by Dr. Dwight Friesen Story by Jim and Donna Mathwig Music by Aaron Strumpel, In Mansions and Church of the Beloved Reflection by Dr. Dwight Friesen, Seattle School of Theology and Psychology Seattle WA Meditation by Christine Sine, Mustard Seed Associates taken(…)

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Joy And Sorrow Intertwined

Joy And Sorrow Intertwined

MSA Imaginings – August 2013 Newsletter Here in the Pacific NW, summer is drawing to a close. The days are shortening, the mornings are cooling, and the tomatoes are ripening. It is a bitter sweet season, a time of fruitfulness but also one in which we say goodbye to that which is passing and learn(…)

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Transition Time At MSA

Transition Time At MSA

Tom and I have just returned from Evangelicals for Social Action’s 40th Anniversary celebration. Tom had the privilege of participating in a hilarious roast celebrating the retirement of Ron Sider, founder of ESA. It was a delight to share vision with the new ESA presidents Al Tizon and Paul Alexander. They also reminded us that change(…)

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Simplicity isn’t Simple.

Simplicity isn’t Simple.

– by Christine Sine — For the last five year’s my husband, Tom and I have taken what we call the $2 challenge during the season of Lent. For at least one week of the season we restrict our food budget to $2 per person per day. It reminds us that half the world’s population still(…)

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