sustainability

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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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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The Sharing Neighborhood

The Sharing Neighborhood

– Andy Wade – You don’t need to be an extrovert to have a sharing neighborhood, but it probably helps. For the last few years I’ve walked our dog past a beautiful plum tree. Every spring it’s filled with blossoms which turn to wonderful plums every fall. The previous owners of the house picked and(…)

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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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Slow News, Part Two

Slow News, Part Two

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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Slow News from the Innovative Edge

Slow News from the Innovative Edge

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 one 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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Taking Intersectionality Underground

Taking Intersectionality Underground

– Andy Wade – Last week I explored intersectionality from the perspective of how we see life and how, by not paying attention to the multitude of influences on our lives and communities, we can easily move to ideas and “solutions” which only make a situation worse. Today I want to go underground. If you(…)

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Reach for the Sky!

Reach for the Sky!

– Andy Wade — By now we’re all well aware of the of the continuing trend toward urbanization. A projected 80% of the world’s population may be living in cities by the year 2050. As the world’s major urban centers bulge, new challenges arise for the millions living in them. One of the bigger challenges(…)

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Community Connections

Community Connections

– Tom Sine & Jon Plummer — — Jon Plummer — I was scared but I couldn’t admit it Hatred planted out of fear Fight or flight no choice but to hit it The road, it calls on me my dear -The Avett Brothers, “Apart From Me” Ever since college it was Kelsey and my(…)

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