Dying for a Change

April 18, 2014
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– Andy Wade –  Tragedy on Longevity Mountain That day is still etched in my mind. It’s been over 25 years since I saw him yet I can still picture his face as if it was yesterday. My wife, Susan, and I were living in Taiwan at the time and were on a much-needed vacation […]

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Are You and Innie or an Outie (part two)

April 2, 2014
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– Andy Wade – In part one of this article I looked a the difference between inner, private gardens and more outward-focused public gardens and how blend of these two options is actually a more balanced approach. Today I want to explore how Eucharist/Communion can help us better understand how our gardens might become an […]

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The Inclusive Front Yard

March 24, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Some of you have been following the developments in our family’s backyard garden. Transforming our backyard from grass to sanctuary has enriched our table as well as our souls. It’s a place of quiet, of reflection, of prayer, and where God can teach us about the intricate patterns and relationships in […]

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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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Have You Tried Turning it Off and On Again?

February 10, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Sequestered deep in the bowels of the basement, far away from the “normal people” in the corporate tower above, the IT Crowd trouble-shoots the many computer related problems that plague their distant work associates. As is often the case, most of these problems can be solved by one simple act. The […]

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Unlearn, Learn and Relearn

February 7, 2014
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– Christine Sine – Tom and I have just returned from two wonderful weeks in Australia with my family and friends. This has been a very important trip for me, reinforcing the importance of my biological family and also of the country of my birth. However I also know that the sense of identity I […]

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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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