Christine Sine

Hope Is in the Air – MSA Imaginings

March 12, 2014
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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

January 1, 2014
The Good Samaritan, by He Qi

– 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

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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Creating Your Best Life For 2014

December 12, 2013
Creating your best life in 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

December 7, 2013
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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

August 22, 2013
Ryan Marsh leads worship

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

July 20, 2013
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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.

May 7, 2013
Planting tomatoes

– 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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Resurrection Has Begun! – MSA Imaginings March 2013

March 12, 2013

MSA Imaginings March 2013 Resurrection has begun Easter may still be two weeks away but, here in Seattle with the bright yellow faces of daffodils smiling in the sunshine, and fragrant cherry blossoms blooming here at MSA we feel that resurrection has begun. New partnerships, opportunities for ministry tell us the anticipation of new life […]

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Are you ready to embrace the new discipline of daily time in word and prayer as your first step in Living on Purpose in 2013?

January 17, 2013
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– by Tom Sine – Last week I asked:  “Are you ready to embrace new disciplines to follow Jesus in living on purpose in 2013?” This week I am asking: “Are you ready to embrace the new discipline of daily time in word and prayer as the first step in Living on Purpose in 2013?” […]

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