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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: Get a life!

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. I remember reading this quote from the psychologist Carl Jung when I was in the messy midst of parenting three teenagers. I had been conflicted all of my parenting years about working outside the […]

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The things that tormented me most ...

Working my way through my Top 10 List for parenting young adults … #9 is Be Honest, meaning parents of young adults can be really helpful to our kids by being appropriately honest with them about our own struggles, confusion, bad choices and mistakes as we navigated the turbulent waters of young adulthood ourselves. There […]

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Honesty ...

I am working my way through the Top 10 List I created for a sermon I gave on parenting adult kids. Last week, I spent a few days working through point #10 which was "Make The Transition," and now I am going to ponder #9 for a bit, which is "Be Honest." By "Be honest" […]

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Don't compare ...

I think it was Teresa of Avila who said: "Comparison is the death of the spiritual life." Regardless of who first spoke these words, they are both brilliant and painfully true. Especially when it comes to making the transition from parenting teenagers to parenting adults. Each person makes that transition in their own way and […]

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I've had enough!!

Still continuing to ponder #10 of my Top 10 List for parenting adult children - Make the Transition. When my son was about 16 he did his best to let me know he had had enough! Enough of me constantly checking on his classwork through the satanic program that allows parents of high school students […]

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Get a life!

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. I remember reading this quote from the psychologist Carl Jung when I was in the messy midst of parenting three teenagers. I had been conflicted all of my parenting years about working outside the […]

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We gotta' move on ...

Point #10 in my Top 10 List for Parents of Adult Children is "Make the Transition." By this I mean that both the becoming-an-adult child and the becoming-the-parent-of-an-adult-child parent must gradually, slowly, in fits and starts, make the transition from the stage of overt parenting to the stage where the parent plays more of a […]

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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.

Please join us, and invite others ... You are very, very welcome here.

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