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A breath of fresh air for your mind.

Have you been prioritizing your daily to-do lists over life’s bigger picture? It can be so easy to get caught up in tasks and forget to foreground life’s mysteries once in a while. So set aside just five minutes and join me on Alice at Dawn as we ponder thought-provoking questions and navigate our complex world together.

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Featured: Love the stranger ...

I've been thinking a lot lately about how people who follow Jesus are called to treat the stranger in our midst, … immigrants, … refugees, ... friends in the LGBTQ+ community, people who look and think and act different than us. The political language around this concept can be downright frightening. And it is easy […]

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Love the stranger ...

I've been thinking a lot lately about how people who follow Jesus are called to treat the stranger in our midst, … immigrants, … refugees, ... friends in the LGBTQ+ community, people who look and think and act different than us. The political language around this concept can be downright frightening. And it is easy […]

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Words ...

I have tried writing posts the last few days, and have ended up deleting them all. I use words all the time. And then, usually at the end of a long run of preaching and teaching, my words dry up. And I need to be very quiet until I get filled back up again, by […]

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Pushed the boundaries ...

I have been thinking a lot about how Jesus pushed the boundaries. He broke right through the spiritual fences religious leaders had put up to keep people out, to keep people away from their God. As I read through the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life and ministry I cannot help but notice what a boundary […]

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What is the sin that separates?

What really separates us from God? Is it sin, or something else? I have been pondering this question lately. Listen to this: "Our misdeeds are not the real root of the problem. They are just what the tradition called actual sins. There is a much more serious problem, what the tradition called original sin. It […]

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A bit more from Freddy B ...

"I believe he [Jesus] says it to all of us: to feed his sheep, his lambs, to be sure, but first to let him feed us - to let him feed us with something of himself. In the sip of wine and crumb of bread. In the dance of sun and water and sky. In […]

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We make prayer so hard ...

We make prayer so hard … Sometimes, I think we make it so hard as a way to avoid praying. Other times, I think we make it hard because we want to make prayer seem bigger and more magical than it really is … But sometimes, I think we make it hard because we are […]

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A mental breath of fresh air.

There is sometimes a perception that because I have been a pastor for the past 20 years and have been counseling at least as long, that I have my whole life together.

But honestly, that’s not always the case.

I struggle with many of the same things that you do, and that’s one of the reasons I write Alice at Dawn. So that we can tackle those questions together.


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Welcome to Alice at Dawn. My short posts are meant to be regular reminders to keep walking, to keep living, to continue to listen to the voice deep within your spirit that whispers ... this is the way. Walk in it.

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