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Category: Faith

Consolation ...

Some people I love are burying a precious, deeply loved, way too young child. I don't have words for the sadness. Sometimes poems speak for my broken heart. This one does: "And this is the consolation - that the world doesn't end, that the world one day opens up into something better, and that we one […]

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when the church itself doesn't believe ...

David Brooks wrote a very powerful essay in the Sunday New York Times editorial section of February 6. I have been pondering his thoughtful words since I first read them. I want to share just a few snippets to get your thoughts. Here is one paragraph that caught my attention: Russell Moore resigned from his […]

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God is not anxious about your kids

If I start to become a safe person for my young adult kids to talk to about faith … we may end up having some really great conversations, especially if I do more listening than talking. Especially if I ask curious, friendly, open-ended questions and then shut my mouth and open my ears. But what […]

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What if we were safe about faith?

How can parents create a safe place for adult kids to talk about faith? First of all, I have learned anything I think I know the hard way. 🙂 Second of all, we all need to relax! God loves our children and understands that faith development is a journey often filled with winding roads, dangerous […]

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Be safe about faith

Ok, here's a doozy ... In my Top 10 List for Parents of Adult Children, point #4 is ... Be safe about faith. In Christian homes, for some reason, this topic is especially prickly. Many of us love having little kiddos, who skip happily to church, sing little ditties of the faith, love learning about […]

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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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