The last couple of days we seem to have moved from summer into autumn. The mornings are cool and crisp, the leaves are starting to change colour and the lake is glowing with that special light that only occurs at this time of the year. Now that the weather is a little cooler I am […]
We are just starting to get ready for our conference The New Conspirators: What in the World is God Doing? February 28, 29 & March 1 next year. I am really excited by what we already have planned. Shane Claiborne will be with us again & Mark Pierson will be coming from New Zealand. We […]
Friday is International Day for Peace so I thought that this video would be an appropriate offering for the week. The chorus for the song was written by a group of Mennonite youth workers at a course we conducted in Winnipeg some years ago. The verses came from the poem I wrote on Shalom that […]
Recently I was asked what I do with my time. I was not sure if the person was getting at me because I had been talking about processing apples or if they really wanted to know. However it started me thinking – how do I prioritize my time and how do I find time for […]
Now this is something we should all me concerned about. The gap between the wealthy and the absurdly wealthy is widening. How we can help the merely rich catch up. In The Know: Are America’s Rich Falling Behind The Super-Rich?
Grist e-zine just highlighted the 15 greenest universities and colleges in the world. Unfortunately none of them are Christian colleges or universities. Obviously we need to do a better job of encouraging teaching institutions that are Christian based to care for their environment too. Actually I do know some that are concerned about this issue. […]
I wrote this poem a few years ago as a reflection on God’s desire to see all things made new – I come back to it frequently when I am struggling to understand what God is doing in our world Rejoice forever in what I will do Earth and heaven are being made new No […]
This last week has had me on a roller coaster of emotion – of celebration and heartache. We began the week with a beautiful celebration for Catie Rosario Kilmer who started home schooling this week. All of us at the Mustard Seed House are looking forward to helping her parents with her instruction in everything […]
My good friend and colleague Eliacin Rosario Cruz just informed me that Persepolis will soon be out at an animated film. Check out the trailer on his blog
This morning’s psalm was Psalm 31, one of my favourites. Thirty years ago when I lived in New Zealand I had a leather Bible cover made that I still use for my bible. It has the words “I trust in you, Lord; I say your are my God. My times are in your hands. ” […]
Well I never thought that I would confess to reading graphic books. It reminds me of my childhood when we visited my relatives. I would sneak off with my cousin’s comic collection and read through all the latest offerings in an afternoon. Now suddenly comics or graphic books as they are now called are in […]
This last Saturday was garden day at the Mustard Seed House. The trouble is that now we need to process 150 lb of apples so we are furiously drying and freezing. This is providing some wonderful times of fellowship for Ricci & Anneke and I and is a great learning experience for Catie who has […]
On Sunday Carla Pryne was away and Rev Ralph Carskadden preached a very powerful and compelling sermon about the upside down values of God’s kingdom. Here is a portion of that sermon I thought you might find interesting. When gazing at the splendid Madonna of the Magnificat by Botticelli, contemporaries of the artist would have […]
Each month one of my important responsibilities is to produce the Seed Sampler – MSA’s monthly e-zine. It is always a wonderful feeling to send it out to our readers at the end of the month. I thought that you might be interested in the most recent issue which came out on Friday. It is […]
Meet the Godspace Community Team
Andy Wade Director, Godspace/Mustard Seed Associates - Cultivator of Gardens & Neighborhoods, Writer/SpeakerAndy became Director of Mustard Seed Associates/Godspace on August 1, 2016. He joined the MSA team in December 2009, he has been connected to Tom and Christine and their vision from the beginning, however, and has been hanging out with Tom since 1983. Andy is an ordained Mennonite Pastor who ministered in the Seattle area for five years before moving with his family to Hong Kong to do leadership development, pastoring, and church planting. After 12 years of ministry in Hong Kong, Andy and his family moved back to his home town of Hood River, Oregon. Andy has developed a new area of garden spirituality he calls "gardening with God and neighbor" which builds upon Christine's spirituality of gardening by asking the question, "What does it mean to garden with both God and neighbor in mind?"
Christine Sine Founder, Godspace/Mustard Seed AssociatesChristine Sine is the founder and ongoing contributor to Godspace, which grew out of her passion for creative spirituality, gardening and sustainability. Together with her husband, Tom, she is also co-Founder of Mustard Seed Associates. Christine describes herself as a contemplative activist, believing that spiritual formation should weave through all of life and equip us to engage in the challenges and struggles of our broken and needy world. Is an Australian physician, who practiced in New Zealand and then developed the medical ministry for Mercy Ships. She no longer practices medicine but delights in guiding people towards the health and wholeness of God’s new world.