Tom Sine is probably best known for the best-seller Mustard Seed Conspiracy and Mustard Seed vs. McWorld. He and spouse Christine have formed the Mustard Seed Associates and are building an educational eco-village on an island on the coast of Washington state.
Christine has authored several faith-based books, including Sacred Rhythms; co-authored the pictured Advent devotional collection: Waiting for the Light. Together they have written Living on Purpose.
I recently heard from her.
Gerald, So glad that you are doing this. I will mention it on my blog in the next few days. Would you mind if I reposted one of your blog posts? (With credits of course). I also thought you might be interested in the blog series I will host over the season – maybe you would like to contribute.
Christine Sine, Exec. Dir., Mustard Seed Associates
They’ve contributed to Alternatives’ “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” Reflections for Advent and the Christmas Season by Tom, The Search for Meaning: Beyond a Commercialized World by Christine, and I Am a Recovering Christmas Hater by MSA volunteer/staffer Jessica Stevens.
Christine’s article is featured in the upcoming SLW! Podcast. Watch for it!
I visited them on a speaking tour (post #168).
When you get acquainted (or get caught up), you’ll see why I listed them as Champions of Simpler Living Today!
A friend of Christine’s worth meeting: Leah Kostamo, Earthkeeper, storyteller and author of Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling and Community.
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Episode 8 of SLW! podcast – Whose Birthday Is it, Anyway? – a radio adaptation of Alternatives’ best-known resource for Advent and Christmas. This episode features: What Does JESUS Want for Christmas? + 10 Free, Fun Things to Do with Your Family at Christmas
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