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Category: Becoming yourself

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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Why I left ...

I recently resigned after 23 years of teaching and preaching at Orchard Hill Church. I have been fielding questions about my departure. The most common being, Why? The simple answer to that question is this: I have a theological difference with our senior leadership team and our Board of elders. My understanding of Jesus and […]

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New frontiers ...

May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography That invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead shell of yesterdays, To risk being disturbed and changed. John O'Donahue, To Bless the Space Between Us I have been pondering new things lately; new ideas, new opportunities, new ways of seeing the world, new […]

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Ask me not ...

Ask me not where I live or what I like to eat ... Ask me what I am living for and what I think is keeping me from living fully for that. (Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude)

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A place of creative incubation ...

Sacred space is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. […]

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You will set the world on fire ...

"Be who God created you to be and you will set the world on fire." (Catherine of Siena - 1347-1380)

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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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