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Category: Faith

A new way of struggling ...

"To struggle used to be to grab with both hands and shake and twist and turn and push and shove and not give in but wrest an answer from it all as Jacob did a blessing. But there is another way to struggle with an issue, a question -- Simply to jump off into the […]

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God is amused ...

"I heard an old man speak once, someone who had been sober for fifty years, a very prominent doctor. He said that he’d finally figured out a few years ago that his profound sense of control, in the world and over his life, is another addiction and a total illusion. He said that when he […]

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We belittle God's love ...

We are a competitive culture, aren’t we? We work really hard. We strive. We are creatures of the Protestant work ethic, and most of the outflow is good; we give our best, we aim for excellence, we want to be all we can be. You know the drill … But, when this effort-laden way of […]

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Fear or creativity?

I invented this rule for myself to be applied to every decision I might have to make in the future. I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness, and other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons […]

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Fear is ...

"Fear is mostly wasted imagination." (Amit Sood)

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The outrage is just bunk ...

Such important reading this morning in Fleming Rutledge's brilliant book on the Crucifixion of Christ. In it, she writes: … in our world, something is terribly wrong and must be put right. If, when we see an injustice, our blood does not boil at some point, we have not yet understood the depths of God. […]

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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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