collaboration

Introducing Our New Summer Intern

July 18, 2014
MSA Intern, Cory Adam Baker

MSA is excited to introduce our new summer intern, Cory Adam Baker, graduate student at Seattle Pacific University Seminary. Cory will be with us for 9 weeks engaged in a variety of responsibilities. Monday he helped clear nettles at the Mustard Seed Village. Tuesday we had him lifting windows. Thursday he was at George Community […]

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Slime Mold – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

July 3, 2014
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– Andy Wade – OK, I’m tired of headlines like that. “Click me! Click me!” But it’s really how I felt the other day. Slimed! What the ….? As we drove into our driveway after a week away I noticed this large bright yellow patch in the garden. Did someone dump paint? Wait, did a […]

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Entertaining Angels Unaware

June 20, 2014
Sacred Space

I met Stefan at an evening we hosted in collaboration with The Overflow Project at the beginning of the year. He was looking for work, and we soon had him mowing lawns, weeding gardens and transforming a neglected space into a beautiful sacred space to sit and contemplate. I am looking forward to facilitating my […]

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Slow News, Part Two

June 14, 2014
Slow Church

We had the joy of hosting Chris Smith and John Pattison at Mustard Seed House as they shared their journey into Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. This is part two of Tom’s interview following the gathering. John Pattison and Chris Smith co-authored Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way […]

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Taking Intersectionality Underground

June 6, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Last week I explored intersectionality from the perspective of how we see life and how, by not paying attention to the multitude of influences on our lives and communities, we can easily move to ideas and “solutions” which only make a situation worse. Today I want to go underground. If you […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole

May 30, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Do you ever find yourself reading an article, discovering an interesting link, following that link, and then another and another? That happened to me the other day, appropriately enough beginning with an article exploring intersectionality. This is the first of at least two posts on my journey into “Wonderland”. An idea […]

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Wood You Help Us?

May 20, 2014
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Watch a slide show of the progress so far and be sure to join us for this year’s Celtic Prayer Retreat when we dedicate the newly completed building!

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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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