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Posts by Rebecca Montie Preston

The Simplicity Challenge

Rebecca Montie Preston

Simplicity is a bit of a foreign concept with me. While I have strived for simplicity at different times in my life, basically I am neither simple nor live simply. When I read about the practice of simplicity in books on Spiritual Formation I am perplexed. Why is this so far out of my understanding?…

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Garden of Chaos

Rebecca Montie Preston

By nature, I am creative. Creativity feeds my soul. When I inhibit that part of me, I become hollow and easily frustrated. But when I practice creativity, it produces in me freedom and fulfillment. To rephrase a quote from Eric Liddell*: ‘… when I create, I feel God’s pleasure.’ During the spring and summer months,…

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Experiencing God as Creator

Spring is my favorite time of year. The wind is like a gentle caress, warm and soft. Celebration is in the air as the earth demonstrates something new and delightful every day from the blooms on the trees to the flowers coming up in the slowly, warming soil. In spring, color returns to the earth.…

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More Than Good

Unexpected Blessing

My regular Thursday routine was interrupted by a dog. I was on my way to the YMCA for yoga class when I saw the dog on the road. She was wandering a bit in circles going up to other cars as they slowed to pass her. When I came up to her, I stopped my…

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