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– Rebecca Preston, MA, Spiritual Director Christmas – it used to be my favorite season. Having worked in retail many years throughout my life, I developed a jaundiced eye regarding Christmas. The mystery of Christmas was reduced by the everyday handling of all things red and green.  The trinkets identifying the miracle of the season

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– Rebecca Preston, MA, Spiritual Director Several years ago, my husband and I were presented with an opportunity to foster two children which would lead to adoption.  It would be quite a change in our lives as we had been empty nesters for some time, but we felt it was a calling which we could

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– Rebecca Preston, MA, Spiritual Director Over the past couple of months, I’ve observed an interesting phenomenon.  I have been in situations recently where I’ve scratched my head in wonder.  Each of these incidents have occurred at different times, but when I heard about them, I was immediately struck at the irony of them. First,

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– Rebecca Preston, MA, Spiritual Director It’s been one of those seasons of life.  You know the kind, when reality rears its ugly head and many of our dreams and expectations have been dashed against the rocks of life. I have spent many a day during this season, mourning the choices I’ve made, and wondered

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– Rebecca Preston, MA, Spiritual Director Spiritual Formation has become a buzzword in the Christian Church.  Churches are now sitting up and taking notice, and in some cases, bringing it in as a curriculum to the church.  The idea may seem like a new one, but it is really an ancient concept with deep roots

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-by Rebecca Preston Grace:  One of my favorite words.  Grace has such a vast array of meanings to people.  To some grace is involved in the gift of salvation.  To others, it is a way of being, how one moves or interacts with others.  Grace is often viewed as the prayer offered before a meal.

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by Rebecca Preston, MA, Spiritual Director   About a decade ago, my husband and I started at a new church. As was our custom, we asked for a meeting with the pastor.  The pastor came to our house and we had a delightful conversation about this new church, a church like we had never attended

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