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Category: Friendship With God

A very thin place ...

"Heaven and earth," the Celtic saying goes, "are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter." The Camino felt like a very thin place. The air heavy with the weight of centuries of pilgrims. The soil itself felt holy. I barely have words to explain it. But I do have […]

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Trees feel no shame

"A tree gives glory to God by being a tree." Thomas Merton Merton continues, "The more a tree is like itself, the more it is like Him. If it tried to be like something else which it was never intended to be, it would be less like God and therefore it would give Him less […]

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Sublime places

I hiked 6 miles this weekend through some land we own out in the country. The footing was not easy - lots of snowy paths, slippery lanes, soggy trails. But the scenery took my breath away, so the slogging was worth it. The photo at the top of this post is one I took that […]

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How's your morning?

I am curious about your morning routine. The past year or so has really messed with my mornings and I am in a process of discerning how to start my day with equanimity and calm. I have decided I need a few things. Here are the simple components for what I would call a good […]

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I swam because I wanted to ...

Women and girls have been hoodwinked  into believing that obtaining an ideal body should be a life goal. For many women, exercise is a necessary evil to be endured as we strive toward the always-elusive goal of bodily perfection ... or, to be most honest, bodily improvement. We may not think we are buying in […]

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Morning chores ...

Wake up and roll out of bed ... Hug the husband, Start the coffee, Make the bed, Water the garden, Empty the dishwasher, Take out the trash, Scrabble together some lunch. Morning chores ... mundane, monotonous; the ordinary stuff of our ordinary days. Necessary jobs using up (wasting?) our precious time. The boring by-products of […]

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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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