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Category: Boundaries

When you can't do it all ...

I have been AWOL from Alice at Dawn, my fav little community, for too many days. After I got home from Costa Rica, I found myself navigating so many responsibilities that I couldn't manage it all and so, as one does, I dropped things that felt less urgent. Specifically, writing and getting regular exercise. Also, […]

The little charms that adorn each day ...

The best reason to take your time is that this time is the only time you'll ever have. You must take it, or it will be taken from you. It is telling that the phrase 'taking your time' is synonymous with slowing down. It we want to live fully, we do best to slow down. […]

The more peace in us ...

I start most days sitting in silence. Often, because of the drive-drive-drive culture we live in, this feels like wasted time. Sometimes it is, mostly because I fail to put my phone down and I end up frittering the time away. Distracted, never settled, jumping at every noise my phone makes. Those times make my […]

Telling the truth ...

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open." (Muriel Rukeyser) I was a teaching pastor at a wonderful church. I am also a woman. This brought with it a multitude of potential land mines, one of which had to do with what I wore when I […]

Flying low ...

This past weekend I started a new chapter in my life; an old closed and a new begun. Details are unimportant, but the internal energy expended to navigate the emotions around the ending of the old and the starting of the new, left me spent. So today I lean into a poem in a dog-eared […]

What am I meant to know?

How would your life be different if you didn't know about the issue you're incensed about right now? How would anybody else's? I'd be willing to bet that in most cases the answer would be not at all. It's not that the issue of the hour is unimportant, just that it might not be in […]

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