Monthly Archives: May 2008

Quaker Discernment

You might have noticed that the entries on my blog are rather few and far between at the moment.  Part of the reason for that is that MSA is in the midst of reinventing who we are as an organization.  We are moving from being a project oriented to a community oriented organization.  We have […]

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Eliacin in Sojourners

Eliacin Rosario Cruz who works with us at MSA and lives in the upstairs apartment at the Mustard Seed House with his wife Ricci and children Gabriel and Catie is featured in the current issue of Sojournes Read the article

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Cloned meat anyone

Did you know that the FDA determined in January that meat from cloned cows, pigs and goats is safe to eat?  Which means that there is no need to label it – so in a few years we may all be eating cloned meat and be none the wiser.  That is enough to make me […]

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Thin Space: Learning From the Celitc Saints

Our workshop on Celtic Christianity is coming up in a couple of weeks.  If you do not live in the Seattle area but would like to participate on Skype please let me know. Thin Space Learning from the Celtic Saints: a day long learning/sharing experience hosted by Mustard Seed Associates and the Mustard Seed House. […]

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Backyard Gardeners

Well, I am back in the garden & have been furiously trying to plant tomatoes before the plants get too root bound or die because of the record May temperatures here in Seattle.  Evidently I am part of a rapidly growing group of urbanites who have discovered that food not only tastes better straight from […]

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Ordinary Time is Extraordinary

The season of the church calendar after Pentecost is usually known as ordinary time not because it is dull and boring, but because it does not have a distinct theme such as the birth, death or resurrection of Christ. I prefer the less familiar term Kingdomtide reflecting the fact that this second half of the […]

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The Healing Power of Pets

The Healing Power of Pets

Did you know that having a cat around the house can cut the risk of heart attack by almost 50% and that dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol? Those of us who are animal lovers have known for a long time that animals buffer us against stress and anxiety – it […]

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Gimmicks for God

Well I am finally back from New Haven and getting my brain and body back on West Coast time. Have been browsing through a few of my favourtie blogs this morning and came across this great post by Eugene Cho. Can you believe it GodTube has just raised $30 million for its site. Read the […]

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Disaster in Myanmar

This week I am teaching a course on spiritual renewal at the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven CT.  Five of the participants are from Myanmar which has brought the horrors of the devastation of the cyclone in Myanmar very close to me.  Most of these brothers are still unable to contact their families.  […]

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Women in Leadership

My friend Eugene Cho has just published an excellent post on Women in Leadership which expresses not only his views but also those of the Covenant church. First let me say how much I appreciate Eugene for speaking out like this. Men in leadership are so often silent on these issues. Second let me express […]

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