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Category: Friendship With God

Deconstruction ...

Faith deconstruction seems like a natural by-product of life. The faith of our childhood, our young adulthood, should morph, change, and become more mature. If I still have the faith of an 18-year old at age 58, something went seriously wrong. Six months ago I left a church I attended and was a part of […]

Your religion ...

Your religion is not the church you belong to, but the cosmos you live inside of. (GK Chesterton, 1874-1936) I am turning this idea over in my mind. The more I do, the more expansive my worldview becomes. What if it ALL belongs? What if the entire universe is our cathedral, our place of worship? […]

We are all pragmatists ...

Ronald Rolheiser, in his book The Shattered Lantern, reveals a second factor that keeps most Westerners "busy and bored." The first was narcissism. The second is pragmatism. Initially, I read that word and thought, What on earth is wrong with a little pragmatism? As Rolheiser explains, the word pragmatism stems from the Greek word pragma, […]

The way of grace ...

I want to earn my way. I want to live in the world of achievement and merit. I prefer to prove myself worthy ... of God, of love, of my existence. There is another way, though. A way that differs from the world of merit like day differs from night. And I turn to Robert […]

God is not absent ...

Friends, do not be confused. God does not live here, but not there, in this place, but not that, in this person's face, but not that person's, in this holy space, but not that profane one. Don't be confused. Poets always say it best: God is not absent. He is everywhere in the world we […]

Jesus loves even me ...

If you ever feel unworthy … If you question whether or not God can love you … If your guilt and shame ever overwhelm you … If you wonder if God turns his face away … Please remember that Jesus washed the feet of Judas, the dirty, filthy, betraying feet of the one who would […]

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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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