Reimagining Lent

March 18, 2014
Reimagining Lent

– Andy Wade – Lent is often thought of as a dark, introspective season. Voluntarily I give up, for a season, some part of my life to help me focus on “the journey”. Perhaps it’s chocolate, or coffee, or Facebook, or dining out. Multiple Lenten seasons I’ve participated in this way… and it’s been helpful. […]

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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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Gasping for Life

February 3, 2014
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– Andy Wade – “Oh God!” Ninety feet underwater I found myself coughing water and grasping for my breathing device. Panic would be an understatement. Hours of training in basic SCUBA, countless dives, and now on one of my certification dives for NAUI Sport Diver, I found myself on the face of an underwater cliff […]

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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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Courting Imagination

January 24, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Following on my last post, “Stop Stimulating Me!“, it seemed appropriate to talk about foreplay. At least that’s how Janine Benyus talks about much of the amazing creation that goes on continually right under our noses (video below). The area of bio-mimicry is one that is truly fascinating and is finally […]

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Stop Stimulating Me!

January 23, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Several years ago my wife and I were missionaries in Taiwan. One day I was teasing my Chinese female co-worker about something. She laughed and quickly responded, “Stop stimulating me!”. I was a bit embarrassed, to say the least! Yes, it was a bit awkward, but I explained the mis-translation to […]

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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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East Meets West

January 6, 2014
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– Andy Wade – As many Christians around the globe take down their Christmas decorations and prepare for Epiphany, millions of other Christians around the globe are just putting up their trees and decorations for Christmas. Today, Christians who follow the Gregorian calendar celebrate Epiphany, the day we remember both the Gentile Magi from the […]

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It Begins at Home

January 2, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Recently I posted as somewhat cynical comment on Facebook regarding an event in the news, expressing some frustration. In response, a friend asked the question, “How do we effect change among…? Heck, how do I effect MORE change in myself?” Those questions stirred within me as I wrote a more cool-headed, […]

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No Fear in Love

December 30, 2013
Saint Anysia

– Andy Wade – Earlier today I posted about the motivation factor of fear. I ended that post with a quote from 1 John, “perfect love casts out fear”. But what does this “perfect love” look like? While there are many examples of love throughout church history, today is the feast day of Saint Anysia […]

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