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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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The Most Delicious Carrot Cake I Have Ever Tasted

The Most Delicious Carrot Cake I Have Ever Tasted

I made this carrot cake for a gathering over the weekend. It is the best I have ever tasted – even better the next day.It is definitely going to be a feature of our hospitality over the summer. Unlike many carrot cakes it is not too sweet. The honey gives it an out of this(…)

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Celtic Prayer Retreat

Celtic Prayer Retreat

Join us August 9th for our annual Celtic Prayer Retreat - or spend the whole weekend camping with us on beautiful Camano Island!

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Celtic Spirituality

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Celtic SpiritualityDid you ever wonder what Celtic Christian Spirituality is all about? In this brief introduction, Christine Sine gives personal reflections, prayers, litanies, and a bit of historical background.
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From Flame to Farm with Geoff and Sherry Maddock

From Flame to Farm with Geoff and Sherry Maddock

Our good friends Geoff and Sherry Maddock have just been featured in this article in the local Lexington Chevy Chaser magazine. The Maddocks’ decision to add “urban farmers” and “micro-enterprise developers” to their resumés stemmed, in part, from Wendell Berry’s teachings about forming deep roots and forging lasting bonds of affection in one’s community. Guided by(…)

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RSS Mustard Seed Associates

  • MSA Is A Happening Place
    Mustard Seed Associates MSA Is A Happening Place This morning I sat at my desk reflecting on a collage sent by a person who just finished reading Return to Our Senses. It includes the words, “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the sight”. I feel that these are prophetic words for us in MSA. This is […] The post MSA Is A Happening Place appeared fi
 

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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