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Category: Community with Others

Stop trying to fix people ...

One of the main reasons that many of us refuse to get involved with hurting people is that we believe we need to fix them. And we know we can’t. A friend whose child has cancer… A friend whose spouse walks out… A stranger in need… We know we do not have an easy answer […]

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Let's (not) talk about me ...

Have you noticed how quickly conversations can turn? One person shares a thought, experience, emotion, or difficulty with another person … and that other person, rather than asking a question or digging more deeply into the first person's issue, simply turns the conversation to himself: "I know just how you feel …" "I once had […]

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Stretch our hearts ...

The years of all of us are short, our lives precarious. Our days and nights go hurrying on, and there is scarcely time to do the little we might. Yet we find time for bitterness, for petty treason and evasion. What can we do to stretch our hearts enough to lose their littleness? Here we […]

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Love the stranger ...

I've been thinking a lot lately about how people who follow Jesus are called to treat the stranger in our midst, … immigrants, … refugees, ... friends in the LGBTQ+ community, people who look and think and act different than us. The political language around this concept can be downright frightening. And it is easy […]

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I prefer a church ...

"I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security … More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of […]

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Let the rest go ...

This bit of wisdom really struck me: "The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to […]

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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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