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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: A good enough Thanksgiving ...

I feel pressure right now to post the perfect quote about gratitude, about gathering, about saying thanks, about ways we can make this Thanksgiving THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER! However, this makes me want to fall to the floor and never get up. Our consumer-driven economic machine force feeds us images of the perfect holiday 24/7. […]

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A good enough Thanksgiving ...

I feel pressure right now to post the perfect quote about gratitude, about gathering, about saying thanks, about ways we can make this Thanksgiving THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER! However, this makes me want to fall to the floor and never get up. Our consumer-driven economic machine force feeds us images of the perfect holiday 24/7. […]

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Get outside your circle ...

In order to challenge our assumptions about other human beings, especially those different from us, we have to get outside our circle. We have to decide - and it will take a decision - to place ourselves, humbly and gently, in circles of people who are different from us. And when we do ... let's […]

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When strobe lights hit ...

Awkward teaching story #3: I was teaching in the gym in our church, on stage, doing what I do, saying what I say, when all of a sudden the room went dark. I was at the height of what I thought was a really important point. Probably something about Jesus. Right after the dark descended, […]

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Check your pants ...

Ridiculous preaching story #2: We had our small group over one Saturday night before I was scheduled to preach the next morning. We had a great time and everyone left a little on the late side. So, I stripped off my clothes and fell into bed exhausted. The next morning, I decided to pull on […]

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Three funny preaching stories ...

After teaching for 23 years, one ends up with quite a few hilarious memories. Here is story #1 of some serious ridiculousness on my part. The cardinal rule for a woman preacher is to literally never let them see you sweat. I mean, who wants to see a woman preaching and moving her arms around […]

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The way of grace ...

I want to earn my way. I want to live in the world of achievement and merit. I prefer to prove myself worthy ... of God, of love, of my existence. There is another way, though. A way that differs from the world of merit like day differs from night. And I turn to Robert […]

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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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