Colleges Got 12 Times More Expensive in One Generation! What can we do about it?

Colleges Got 12 Times More Expensive in One Generation! What can we do about it?

– Tom Sine — Welcome back to school! Mother Jones Magazine has reported that college has gotten 12 times more expensive in a single generation. “It wasn’t always like this: the cost of undergraduate education is 12 times higher than it was 35 years ago, far out-pacing inflation. While the Index price of college tuition(…)

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The Sharing Neighborhood

The Sharing Neighborhood

– Andy Wade – You don’t need to be an extrovert to have a sharing neighborhood, but it probably helps. For the last few years I’ve walked our dog past a beautiful plum tree. Every spring it’s filled with blossoms which turn to wonderful plums every fall. The previous owners of the house picked and(…)

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A New Season is Upon Us

A New Season is Upon Us

MSA Imaginings September 2014 – Entering a New Season The seasons are changing. In Australia the wattle is in full bloom heralding the beginning of spring. Here in the Pacific NW we are busily harvesting tomatoes, apples, pears and squash. The dehydrator is working overtime and the jars of marinara and applesauce are lining up(…)

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What If: a garden meditation

What If: a garden meditation

– Andy Wade — The past four years have been a transformational experience, both personally and in our garden. Below is a video reflection documenting these changes and asking the question “What if?”. Enter the journey with me and leave your insights below.   Interested in Garden Spirituality? Check out Christine’s wonderful book, To Garden(…)

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Well, That Stinks

Well, That Stinks

– Andy Wade – Well, that stinks! As we floated on our raft down the beautiful Klickitat River we were overcome by a sudden stench. What a stark contrast to the fresh air and stunning surroundings. Although my wife, Susan, and I didn’t see it, we had passed a dead deer at the edge of(…)

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2014 Celtic Retreat Photos

2014 Celtic Retreat Photos

Here’s a slide show of our 2014 Celtic Retreat Photos. Each year the program and the time together gets better and better… and this was our 23rd year! We had a wonderful time worshipping, praying, chatting, walking the labyrinth and prayer trails, painting, eating, churning butter, celebrating Eucharist together, and so much more! Be sure(…)

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Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

Insights From The Authors of The New Parish

  The following video was taken at a BBQ held at the Mustard Seed House this summer. It is a brief interview with Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen, the authors of The New Parish. It includes some beautiful stories of suggested ways to become God’s faithful presence in your neighborhood.

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Thank God For Millennials

Thank God For Millennials

– Tom Sine – I have read a number of articles in recent times that have been critical of the Millennial generation, comprised of Americans ages 18-33. This is the largest generation in American history of some 80 million people. The reason I find them so encouraging is that they are much more connected to(…)

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Justice at the Table

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All-Day Workshop Saturday, October 18th, 2014 9:30am-4:pm

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Pre-Advent Retreat

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Saturday, November 15th, 2014

New This Year: Choose Either the Full or Half-Day Retreat Option

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Celtic Spirituality Did 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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  • St Francis & Blessing the Animals – Prayers, Litanies and Other Resources. September 30, 2014
    St Francis Feast Day is October 4th and many churches including ours, are getting ready for a blessing of the animals. I love being about to take our Bonnie dog to church and have her blessed and I know that this practice is growing in popularity. Each year I post resources for both blessing the(...)
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