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Category: Friendship With God

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My body is not an ornament ...

There is a fabulous book out called More Than A Body: Your Body is an Instrument, Not an Ornament. Haven't read it yet, but it is on my list. Most women have been convinced that our bodies are designed for "ornamental" purposes - to be seen, liked, admired, to be looked at, assessed and (hopefully) found […]

When the enemy is you ...

I preached this weekend on Jesus' command for his followers to love their enemies. This, I believe, is Jesus' hardest command. It is so antithetical to all we are encouraged to do in this dog-eat-dog world. In my final moments, I talked about how one of our greatest enemies is the one we encounter in […]

Our bodies are prophets ...

Our bodies are prophets. They know when things are out of whack and they say so. (Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World) I had surgery a week ago to remove part of a herniated disc that was pressing on my sciatic nerve. The surgery went well; herniation removed, the nerve is freed, and […]

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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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