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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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A Prayer for Palm Sunday 2014

A Prayer for Palm Sunday 2014

Let us enter the city of God today, Rejoicing with the son of God. Let us join the throngs of expectant followers, And shout for joy at Christ’s coming. Let us walk with Jesus towards the cross, Longing still for things unseen. For justice, and mercy and freedom. Let us stumble along the path Christ(…)

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Bearing One Another’s Brokenness by Steve Wickham

Bearing One Another’s Brokenness by Steve Wickham

“Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.” — Ephesians 4:31-32 (NRSV) The sins of others, Those I can see, That of sisters and brothers, With brokenness like(…)

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Creating a Faith Based Community Garden – Suggested Resources

Creating a Faith Based Community Garden – Suggested Resources

Here in the Pacific NW, it is time to get out into the garden and start planning, planting and enjoying.  Not surprisingly I am deep into every catalogue and new book I can find on gardening.  And this year there are lots of them because every man and his dog seems to have joined the(…)

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The Inclusive Garden

The Inclusive Garden

– Andy Wade – Some of you have been following the developments in our family’s backyard garden. Transforming our backyard from grass to sanctuary has enriched our table as well as our souls. It’s a place of quiet, of reflection, of prayer, and where God can teach us about the intricate patterns and relationships in(…)

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    Mustard Seed Associates – Andy Wade –  Tragedy on Longevity Mountain That day is still etched in my mind. It’s been over 25 years since I saw him yet I can still picture his face as if it was yesterday. My wife, Susan, and I were living in Taiwan at the time and were on a much-needed vacation […] The post Dying for a Change appeared first on Mustard Seed Ass […]

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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