spirituality

Behind the Scenes of A Journey Toward Home

Behind the Scenes of A Journey Toward Home

– Christine Sine — Last week we celebrated the release of A Journey Toward Home . which is available on the MSA website for a special discount price of $11.95 until November 5th. You have no idea how exciting and rewarding it is to put together a book like this, so I thought your would(…)

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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 in the Garden

Shalom in the Garden

– Andy Wade – If you’ve ever had to deal with pests infesting your vegetables you may wonder if shalom in the garden in possible. Not only is it possible, we can learn shalom from sitting, watching, and learning from God, the master gardener. Before I redesigned our backyard, eliminating straight rows of raised beds(…)

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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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What If: a garden meditation

What If: a garden meditation

– 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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Well, That Stinks

Well, That Stinks

– Andy Wade – Well, that stinks! As we floated on our raft down the beautiful Klickitat River we were overcome by a sudden stench. What a stark contrast to the fresh air and stunning surroundings. Although my wife, Susan, and I didn’t see it, we had passed a dead deer at the edge of(…)

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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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The Backyard Metaphor for Life

The Backyard Metaphor for Life

– Andy Wade – The backyard is really a living metaphor for life. A quick look yields some obvious points: You reap what you sow. Some things simply can’t be rushed. Planning and preparation yield the greatest results. There will always be pests. Many of the things you thought were pests actually have an important(…)

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

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

– 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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