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Category: Grief

Lord, have mercy ...

God, we pray for the shattered people of Israel. **Lord, have mercy ... And for the innocent civilians in Palestine. Lord, have mercy ... May the hostages be freed safe and sound. Lord, have mercy ... May the grief-stricken and traumatized be allowed their grief and offered comfort in the midst of the unimaginable. Lord, […]

The soul keeps the score, too ...

October 14 is the one-year anniversary of my resignation from a church I preached at for 23 years. I have done lots of internal work since then. To be honest, I did lots of internal work before and during my resignation, too. But ... I have found myself sad and anxious lately. Weird emotions pop […]

The Thing Is ...

to love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you’ve held dear crumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the silt of it. When grief sits with you, its tropical heat thickening the air, heavy as water more fit for gills than lungs; when […]

The friend who can be silent ...

How do you walk with someone experiencing the very deepest kind of grief? We are often tempted to think we need to say something … something deep, something that will comfort, will heal … something profoundly spiritual. But what if the most important thing we can do is to simply show up, and be still? […]

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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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