• Do you know what shapes you?

    Do you know what shapes you?

    – Andy Wade — Imagination and innovation have become buzz words these days. But much of what we see really isn’t all that imaginative or innovative at all. I’ve been wondering about why this is. Why do we see so called “new things” that are really old things dressed up in new clothes? I wonder […]

  • Lord, you wait for us

    Lord, you wait for us

    This year’s Advent video designed and produced by Christine Sine is inspired by Isaiah 30:18 So the Lord must wait for for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. If you want to use this video in your church or small group, a high quality version is available […]

  • Thank You for Journeying with Us

    Thank You for Journeying with Us

    The liturgical year, which sets the rhythm for much of what we do at MSA is almost over. Officially it ends on Saturday, but last year we messed with tradition and began Advent early, with a week of gratitude and thanksgiving to embrace American Thanksgiving. It was so meaningful that we decided to continue the […]

  • Living Lives We Hate

    Living Lives We Hate

    – Andy Wade — OK, maybe that title is a bit much. Then again, maybe it isn’t! As we approach the season of Advent it’s helpful to reflect on the lives we live, really live, and whether or not they represent our deepest desires as we walk this path of faith. One of my favorite […]

  • Listen Up!

    Listen Up!

    — Andy Wade — What does it mean to listen, to really listen so that you hear and understand? Julian Treasure, in the TED video below, outlines five ways to listen better. Several years ago while living in Hong Kong I began exploring our modern idea of spiritual retreat. It dawned on me that we […]

  • And It Was Very Good

    And It Was Very Good

    – Andy — “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”  Genesis 1:31 If you see my posts on Facebook then you know that I’m a fan of mushrooms. I’m fascinated with their diversity and delicate beauty, not to mention their taste (the edible ones, that is). You may also have […]

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Advent through Epiphany

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New Advent Video

This year’s Advent video, designed and produced by Christine Sine, is inspired by Isaiah 30:18, “So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion.”

Free Resource Advent to Epiphany

This resource guide is provided to help you walk through the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany with intentionality and purpose. These are seasons of celebration.

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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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