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Waking Up to What God is Doing.

Waking Up to What God is Doing.

This morning I am sitting at my desk absorbed by the beautiful collage I was sent by Joyce Withrow who just finished reading my book Return to Our Senses. It incorporates the words: Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the sight. I am also sitting here thinking of the words I heard preached at church(…)

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Taxes by Leroy Barber

Taxes by Leroy Barber

This morning’s post is written by Leroy Barber the global executive director of Word Made Flesh. I am reposting this from his recent newsletter firstly because the sentiments in the letter so touched my heart. The question they raised in my mind is How can we support and be hospitable to people of colour wanting to work in(…)

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Praying in the Midst of Tragedy and Despair

Praying in the Midst of Tragedy and Despair

This morning John Birch of faithandworship.com posted this prayer on the Light for the Journey Facebook page. It is such an apt prayer for this time that I thought I would repost it here. Thinking particularly of that tragedy in Ukraine, but encompassing so many others… We pray for all whose lives have been touched by(…)

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Five Ways You Make Life Harder Than It Should Be

Five Ways You Make Life Harder Than It Should Be

This morning I read this interesting article 10 Ways You’re Making Life Harder Than it Has to Be. Some of what it said did not seem to apply to me but it got me thinking about what I do in my own life that complicates life and adds pressure to my days. Part of what(…)

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The Healing in the Ministry of Hospitality – Steve Wickham

The Healing in the Ministry of Hospitality – Steve Wickham

“… hospitality asks for the creation of an empty space, where the guests may find their own souls.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen (1932 – 1996) It isn’t surety that heals, Nor the giving of an answer, What we have to do is allow, A soul to be its own dancer. As space is given in spades,(…)

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Hospitality – Opening Doorways to the Kingdom – The Posts So Far

Hospitality – Opening Doorways to the Kingdom – The Posts So Far

I hope that you are enjoying this series as much as I am. I appreciate the richness of the guest posts that have been contributed and look forward to what will continue to be contributed in the future. In case you have missed some of the posts here is the list so far. I have(…)

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Garden Spirituality

Embracing the Wild Hospitality of God

Embracing the Wild Hospitality of God

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at a seminary class about spirituality and gardening. It was a fun class, but one question asked by a student keeps intruding in my mind. Didn’t God curse the creation after the fall? he asked, implying that it no longer reflected the glory of God and that we no longer needed to respect(…)

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Snails, Crickets or Tarantulas Anyone?

Snails, Crickets or Tarantulas Anyone?

A couple of days ago I watched a program on TV about the insects we should and could be eating from our gardens. It was fascinating.  Evidently 2 billion people eat insects as their main protein source. They have a low carbon imprint. They are plentiful in most parts of the world and high in(…)

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RSS Mustard Seed Associates

  • Introducing Our New Summer Intern
    Mustard Seed Associates MSA is excited to introduce our new summer intern, Cory Adam Baker, graduate student at Seattle Pacific University Seminary. Cory will be with us for 9 weeks engaged in a variety of responsibilities. Monday he helped clear nettles at the Mustard Seed Village. Tuesday we had him lifting windows. Thursday he was at George Community […]
 

Contemplative Activist

"I discovered... the need for strong anchors that would make it possible for me to continue responding now matter how challenging the circumstances around me were...that is how I came into that balance between activism and contemplation, recognizing that it's only in the place of deep contemplation that we often find the resources we need to really be activists..."

2 Comments

  1. Mary Sayler
    Dec 20, 2013 @ 15:09:06

    Thank you so much for this lovely interview and your confirming word, Christine, on what’s been coming to me recently about appreciation of and reliance on the Breath of God.

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  2. Esther Hizsa
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 19:29:51

    This is wonderful. Thanks Christine & Rod.

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