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Category: Busyness

Saturday selects ...

A brief thought or poem for the weekend, friends ... "Nothing is harder to do than nothing." (Jenny Odell, How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy)

There is no such thing as a spiritual life ...

In my decades as a pastor, the complaint I heard most from all kinds of folks went something like this, "I want to have a stronger spiritual life, but my everyday life gets in the way." Sound familiar? There is an inherent fallacy in this statement that leaves us all with no perceivable solution. There […]

Enemy of joy ...

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” (Herman Hesse, 1877 - 1962) Thus, the joyless country we seem to be living in right now. All of our hurry-hurry has left us bereft of the […]

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. […]

Turning aside ...

"Life is not hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past. It is the turning aside like Moses to the miracle of the lit bush, to a brightness that seemed as transitory as your youth once, but is the eternity that awaits you." (R. S. Thomas, The Bright Field)

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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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