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Forever, Not Forsaken by Linda Bonney Olin

Forever, Not Forsaken by Linda Bonney Olin

About three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 (NRSV) As I worked on a dramatic monologue and songs featuring Mary Magdalene, an image of Mary’s grief-stricken face haunted me. I heard her hollowly echoing Jesus’ words, over(…)

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Resources for Easter Sunday

Resources for Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty Christ is Risen indeed from the dead, the first of the sleepers, Glory and power are his forever and(…)

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A Prayer for Holy Week

A Prayer for Holy Week

This is one of a series of prayer cards published for Lent and Easter. Check out the other cards here  

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Planting Seeds in Easter by Kristin Carroccino

Planting Seeds in Easter by Kristin Carroccino

On Sunday evening our family gathered around a small glass jar and mixed soil with ashes and buried wheat berries beneath the humus then doused the mixture with water and processed around the yard then through the corridors of our house singing a song about Jesus entering Jerusalem riding on a donkey, preparing himself to(…)

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If You Want to be Subversive Follow Jesus Through Holy Week

If You Want to be Subversive Follow Jesus Through Holy Week

It’s Holy week and Jesus journey towards the cross has begun. Many of us have already processed around the church on Palm Sunday, and bought our Easter eggs and hot crossed buns, diverting our attention from the real meaning of Easter to its commercialized version.  How many of us are sucked in?  What is the(…)

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I Choose To Breathe in the Breath of Christ – A Prayer by Joseph Tetlow

I Choose To Breathe in the Breath of Christ – A Prayer by Joseph Tetlow

I just came across this beautiful prayer by Joseph Tetlow, author of Making Choices in Christ and Choosing Christ in the World, on the Ignatian Spirituality website. I love breath prayers and this is particularly moving as we move through Holy week. The prayer is a contemporary paraphrase of the Anima Christi. Nothing like anticipation to keep us going.(…)

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Spirituality of Gardening and First Mustard Seed House Plant Sale

Spirituality of Gardening and First Mustard Seed House Plant Sale

Spring has definitely come to Seattle. Today we expect it to reach 72F and I have itchy feet to get out and clear all the weeds before the garden seminar on Saturday. I know that will not happen but it did prompt me to send out this reminder. There is still time to sign up(…)

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Resources for Gardening with Kids

Resources for Gardening with Kids

The research is in, gardening, and interacting with nature is good for our health and well being, especially for that of our kids. Living near nature dramatically impacts our health and interaction with nature decreases the health gap between rich and poor. Contact with nature helps children to develop cognitive, emotional, and behavioral connections to their(…)

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  • News From The Innovative Edge
    Mustard Seed Associates This is the first in a series of weekly videos with Tom Sine and Jon Plummer exploring “news from the innovative edge”. Be sure to catch Jon’s blog after the video! Inside Out – Jon Plummer – Kelsey and I (Jon) have decided, in an attempt to add writing to our rhythm of life, to […] The post News From The Innovative Edge appeared firs […]

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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