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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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Shalom! Are We Listening?

Shalom! Are We Listening?

Hands plunged deep into rich, moist earth Pulled back filled with life From such our lives were formed “Very Good!” God proclaimed breathing life into all creation How easily we forget the One who made it all “Shalom!” shouts the earth crafted from the beginning interdependent coexistence “Shalom” begs the whole creation How long will(…)

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Leaning Into the New

Leaning Into the New

MSA Imaginings October 2014 We are racing toward Advent, Christmas and the New Year, leaning forward towards an exciting season with much happening but tight deadlines. Leaning Into the New Advent/Christmas Resource After months of work, Kristin King Carroccino has drawn together our new book, A Journey Toward Home: Soul Travel For Advent Through Epiphany.(…)

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A New Season is Upon Us

A New Season is Upon Us

MSA Imaginings September 2014 – Entering a New Season The seasons are changing. In Australia the wattle is in full bloom heralding the beginning of spring. Here in the Pacific NW we are busily harvesting tomatoes, apples, pears and squash. The dehydrator is working overtime and the jars of marinara and applesauce are lining up(…)

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2014 Celtic Retreat Photos

2014 Celtic Retreat Photos

Here’s a slide show of our 2014 Celtic Retreat Photos. Each year the program and the time together gets better and better… and this was our 23rd year! We had a wonderful time worshipping, praying, chatting, walking the labyrinth and prayer trails, painting, eating, churning butter, celebrating Eucharist together, and so much more! Be sure(…)

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Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

  The following video was taken at a BBQ held at the Mustard Seed House this summer. It is a brief interview with Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen, the authors of The New Parish. It includes some beautiful stories of suggested ways to become God’s faithful presence in your neighborhood.

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August MSA Imaginings

August MSA Imaginings

Moving On But Much To Do   The MSA team has just returned from our Celtic retreat on Camano Island. Attendees felt it was one of the best we have facilitated.   The weather was perfect, the potluck meals lavish, the liturgies and music rich and renewing. Walking prayer trails and the labyrinth, painting our(…)

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MSA Is A Happening Place

MSA Is A Happening Place

MSA Is A Happening Place This morning I sat at my desk reflecting on a collage sent by a person who just finished reading Return to Our Senses. It includes the words, “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the sight”. I feel that these are prophetic words for us in MSA. This is(…)

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Wanted: Spiritually Fulfilling Lifestyle to Suit Idealistic Millennial

Wanted: Spiritually Fulfilling Lifestyle to Suit Idealistic Millennial

– Hailey Joy Scandrette — Last week my dad and I travelled to North Carolina to attend the yearly Wild Goose festival. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Wild Goose is a four-day event based in Christian spirituality, but with a focus on social justice, art and intentional practice. To quote the website: We(…)

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