Planting Fruit Trees is Not for Nomads

April 23, 2014
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– Andy Wade – A Saying from the Desert Fathers It was said about Abba John the Little that he went away to an old Theban in Scetis who lived in the desert. Once his Abba took a piece of dry wood, planted it, and said to him: Water it every day with a bottle […]

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Celebrate Earth Day – Plan a Community Garden!

April 22, 2014
Creating a Faith-Based Community Garden

The word “community” gets tossed around a lot these days. Although there are many definitions of community, when we speak about it in the context of faith it should include aspects of relationship-building, a joining together for a greater purpose than ourselves, and reconciliation – be that between races, economic differences, cultures or other areas […]

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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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The Art of Healthcare

February 26, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Christine put me on to this news piece (below) about how art is being used creatively as a means of barter for healthcare. Both my children have spent multiple hours in hospitals for various surgeries and I have to say, the artistic creativity in the hallways and waiting rooms was often […]

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Wait for it…

February 12, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Hello, your call is important to us. We will take your call in the order received. Your average wait time is approximately… Do you like waiting? I sure hope so because you do a lot of it! (I believe these are all statistics from the USA) Waiting in general (overall) 45-62 […]

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The Long View

January 28, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Who do you think Paul is, anyway? Or Apollos, for that matter? Servants, both of us—servants who waited on you as you gradually learned to entrust your lives to our mutual Master. We each carried out our servant assignment. I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow. It’s […]

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Getting Ready for Lent & Easter

January 16, 2014
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Join us on a Lenten Journey Mustard Seed Associates is excited to announce new resources for the upcoming season of Lent. These resources include: Lenten devotional - A Journey Into Wholeness: Soul Travel from Lent to Easter, a blog series by the same name   a pre-Lent retreat, Return to Our Senses In Lent and a new […]

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We Have Come and Seen Now Let’s Go and Tell Others

January 6, 2014
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It is hard to believe that we have entered 2014 and that the season of Epiphany is upon us. This is the season in which we are encouraged to come and see, come and follow, go and tell others. As followers of Christ we are invited to reveal him to others through our words 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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