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Category: Darkness

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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The slowness of God ...

I have been noticing lately that the pace around our church is, well … picking up! I find myself a little out of breath, a bit frantic, wound up, anxious to get to the next day so I can plow my way through my to-do list in the hopes of getting "caught up," whatever that […]

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If you are sad, be sad ...

Christians have such a weird relationships with hard emotions. I think it is because we often are led to believe that expressing sadness, disappointment, anger, or fear means that we don't trust God, we don't believe God is good; that we are somehow failing God  by being less than perfectly cheerful every day of our lives. […]

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The heart was small ...

At times, poetry speaks more eloquently than any other form of speech. Mary Oliver's poem - Of The Empire - is an example: "We will be known as a culture that feared death and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity for the few and cared little for the penury of the many. We will […]

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What is the sin that separates?

What really separates us from God? Is it sin, or something else? I have been pondering this question lately. Listen to this: "Our misdeeds are not the real root of the problem. They are just what the tradition called actual sins. There is a much more serious problem, what the tradition called original sin. It […]

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The friend who can be silent ...

How do you walk with someone experiencing the very deepest kind of grief? We are often tempted to think we need to say something … something deep, something that will comfort, will heal … something profoundly spiritual. But what if the most important thing we can do is to simply show up, and be still? […]

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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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