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What If: a garden meditation

What If: a garden meditation 0

– Andy Wade — The past four years have been a transformational experience, both personally and in our garden. Below is a video reflection documenting these changes and asking the question “What if?”. Enter the journey with me and leave your insights below.   Interested in Garden Spirituality? Check out Christine’s wonderful book, To Garden(…)

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Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood?

Where Are You in the Story of Your Neighborhood? 0

– Andy Wade –   Where are you in the story of your neighborhood? Whether you live in a city apartment, urban neighborhood, suburban development, or even a rural setting, this is a really important question to ask.   Last week I posted a reflection, Injustice at the Table, in which I explored the great(…)

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Injustice at the Table

Injustice at the Table 0

– Andy Wade – The best and brightest were invited. But one by one they made excuses for why they couldn’t come. Undaunted, the host quickly sent word into the surrounding community – all were welcome, come and dine! Was the point of this story injustice at the table? I hadn’t really read this story(…)

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Slow News, Part Two

Slow News, Part Two 0

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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Are You an Innie or an Outie? (part 1)

Are You an Innie or an Outie? (part 1) 2

– Andy Wade – Unlike bellybuttons, whether your garden is an innie or an outie actually does say something about you. For most of my life my garden was an innie. Only recently have I begun to explore and appreciate the outtie perspective. This really isn’t about whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, it’s(…)

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The Art of Healthcare

The Art of Healthcare

– 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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Free does not always mean “Free”!

Free does not always mean “Free”!

– Andy Wade — Free does not always mean “Free”! I learned that lesson at Mark and Lisa Scandrette’s book launch this past Saturday. Hey, how was I to know? It says, “Free” right on the cover! I guess I should have read the fine print: “Spending your time and money on what matters most”.(…)

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What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?

What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?

– Tom Sine from Oz — Here is the picture that our friends at Murrubeema Baptist Church in Melbourne sent us after our time with them Saturday June 15th trying to answer this week’s question…. “What does your future hold 2013 to 2018?” As you can see in the picture I apparently sent our Baptist(…)

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Companions in the Neighborhood

Companions in the Neighborhood

– by Andy Wade – What does it mean to become a companion in the neighborhood? Many of you know that I’m an avid gardener. You probably also know by now that the garden is one of my favorite places to talk with God. It’s probably no surprise that, while sitting around tables at a(…)

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Being Radical, Good Friday

Being Radical, Good Friday

– by Brian “Wolt” Wolters – Over the past several weeks I have found myself coming up with excuses to drive to work instead of ride my bike.  Even before I get in my truck I tell myself, “Oh, one more day of driving and then I’ll start riding my bike,” or even on a sunny(…)

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