Yesterday I visited the Ten Thousand Villages store near us to buy a wedding present. I was impressed with the rich array of goods available from this wonderful store in which everything is fair traded – from the beautiful plant pots (obviously one of my weaknesses as I am a keen gardener) to the scarves […]
I was just given the information on a new website that has profoundly impacted me. It is called called Geography Of Grace It is a resource for grassroots urban leaders doing “theology from below.” Center for Transforming Mission and Mile High Ministry in Denver have teamed up to create this new resource. Scott Dewey and […]
I have just returned from Camano Island and MSA’s annual Celtic retreat. This is always a relaxing and renewing time for me. Some of us spend the weekend camping on the land though most of the participants only come to spend Saturday with us. This year we had 25 adults and 5 children View the […]
Here is a link to a great Celtic morning prayer that was on Beliefnet recently.
I have just been browsing through the latest edition of Alternet and environmental ezine that often has fascinating though at times decidedly anti Christian articles that relate to the environment. I appreciate its viewpoints because often it gives me insights as to why so many environmentalists are anti Christian. (though that is worthy of another […]
Over the last few days I have been reading a number of books that talk about “the real message of Jesus”. One book that really challenged me is Danielle Speakman’s Nothing But a Thief. The author spent time working with street children in Peru with Word Made Flesh and she wrote the book “to give […]
You can probably tell from my reflections over the last few weeks that I am spending a lot of time meditating on the many faces of Jesus in different cultures, in different ages and in this post in different situations. I have always been fascinated by how Christians perceive Jesus. It is interesting to me […]
This last week I was given 2 new books. The first Manga Messiah, was a comic book version of the gospel story that is based on the manga style that comes out of Japan and has spread around the world. Evidently this is the only form of print that is presently increasing in sales. it […]
Today was our church picnic. It was rather chilly for an August day but that did not dampen our spirits and the wonderful sermon Carla Pryne preached certainly made it all worthwhile and as she commented – it was great to be able to worship in the midst of God’s creation. Carla talked about a […]
It is a week since I was last able to write on this blog and my heart is full with all that has happened since then. Over the weekend I travelled down to Portland to meet with dear friends that I have known since my early days on the Anastasis. We were celebrating Myrna Hill’s […]
What a weekend. Friday evening Andy & Helen Harrington, good friends from Canada (though originally from England) came through on their way to California. It is always wonderful to have time to catch up with friends and Andy and Helen are special people. Andy Harrington heads up Youth For Christ in Vancouver British Columbia, one […]
Last week I had the opportunity to have morning tea with Christine Paintner who explores the relationship between spirituality and the creative arts. I always enjoy getting together with like minded people. We had a delightful time sharing our common interests in spiritual direction, photography and writing. Among other things Christine runs a retreat in […]
Here is a meditation video I put together for the MSA Seed Sampler on Indigenous Peoples and Christianity. I think that it is easy for us who are Westerners to think that Jesus was a white male who would fit comfortably into our culture. But it isn’t true. In fact I suspect that he would […]
This prayer is attributed to Chief Sealth (for whom Seattle is named). It is not written as a Christian prayer but I think that the sentiments expressed in it could easily be. We belong to the earth this we know The earth does not belong to us; We belong to the earth , this we […]
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.