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Rebecca Montie Preston

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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Imposed Fasting

Several years ago, I had a minor surgical procedure. It was scheduled in the afternoon, which was the first time I’ve not had a surgery in the morning. For this surgery I was given the standard instructions: nothing by mouth (NPO) after midnight. I reacted immediately: this is ridiculous. When I’ve had surgeries in the…

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