This morning my heart grieves for those who have lost family and friends in the ongoing violence in Gaza. Having worked in refugee camps, I know the horrors that those whose lives are touched by war, face. This is not a question of who is right and who is wrong. I believe that none of us(…)
On Sunday at church I had a vision. No I don’t think I am going off the deep end but I do believe that God touched me in a special way. As the rector lifted the empty cup, a handblown clear glass chalice, before filling it with wine for communion it caught the light and(…)
Well it has happened. We have just launched our first kickstarter campaign. We are starting a new venture into E-courses and ask you to help us launch this. We think that this is part of the exciting future of Mustard Seed Associates, and I mean E-Courses, rather than a single e-course. We’re starting with Re-Imagining How We Pray this(…)
MSA Is A Happening Place There is so much happening at Mustard Seed Associates at the moment that it is hard to keep track. This is turning into a very busy but fulfilling season and I thought you might appreciate knowing about some of the things that keep me busy. Last week I sat at my(…)
Today’s post is another in the series Hospitality: Opening Doorways to the Kingdom. Touch your own loneliness And there you may be Able to accommodate another’s loneliness So it’s hope they see. “Ministers who have come to terms with their own loneliness and are at home in their own houses are hosts who offer hospitality to(…)
I wrote the following prayer this morning during my devotional time and posted it on the Light for the Journey Facebook page. My mind keeps returning not just to the prayer but to the posture I suggest we adopt for the prayer. I realize more and more how much we all need not just prayers(…)
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Creating a Faith-Based Community Garden
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(…)
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(…)