alice at dawn alice shirey blog

Category: Life

Busy and bored ...

Reading through some of my old books today and looking back on the treasures I underlined. Here's one, written in 1981 - 42 years ago, 2 years before the internet was invented, 23 years before social media became popular, 26 years before the first i-phone was invented. Picture life without those things ... how on […]

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New frontiers ...

May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography That invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead shell of yesterdays, To risk being disturbed and changed. John O'Donahue, To Bless the Space Between Us I have been pondering new things lately; new ideas, new opportunities, new ways of seeing the world, new […]

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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 […]

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Ask me not ...

Ask me not where I live or what I like to eat ... Ask me what I am living for and what I think is keeping me from living fully for that. (Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude)

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Stop trying to fix people ...

One of the main reasons that many of us refuse to get involved with hurting people is that we believe we need to fix them. And we know we can’t. A friend whose child has cancer… A friend whose spouse walks out… A stranger in need… We know we do not have an easy answer […]

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The slowness of God ...

I have been noticing lately that the pace around our church is, well … picking up! I find myself a little out of breath, a bit frantic, wound up, anxious to get to the next day so I can plow my way through my to-do list in the hopes of getting "caught up," whatever that […]

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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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