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A breath of fresh air for your mind.

Have you been prioritizing your daily to-do lists over life’s bigger picture? It can be so easy to get caught up in tasks and forget to foreground life’s mysteries once in a while. So set aside just five minutes and join me on Alice at Dawn as we ponder thought-provoking questions and navigate our complex world together.

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Featured: 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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There is no one but us ...

In the Old Testament, a trio of people are often cited as deserving special protections from God and God’s people … The fatherless, the widow, the orphan. Often, the foreigner is added to this list. God knew these people were at risk in the society of the Old Testament … at risk to be marginalized, […]

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God seeks ...

We are told that if we seek God with all our heart, God will be found. (Jeremiah 29:13) This is a beautiful image - the human soul desiring God and seeking after him with all that is within us. And God, we are promised, wants to be found, and even promises to be found. A […]

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Together ...

Do you ever read a passage from Scripture that feels like you've never read it before? I am making my way through 1 Corinthians and landed on a very familiar section this morning ... Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God's temple, […]

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We need both ...

I often hear the argument, "I am not the kind of person who engages in spiritual practices," or "I am too busy engaging in ministry and serving others for things like prayer, reflection on Scripture or prayers of examen." I sympathize with these arguments and I struggle with them as well. However, I still argue […]

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Endless Busyness

Mark Buchanan is one of my favorite writers and thinkers. He is a pastor from Canada and often writes brilliant one-liners that say more than an entire paragraph! Here is one I've been pondering this entire summer: "Endless busyness is earwax against God's voice and a blindfold to God's presence." So many of us wonder […]

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Prayer

One idea that has helped me with prayer more than almost any other comes from a Norwegian Christian named Ole Hallesby. In his classic book, simply called Prayer, I first encountered this idea: "Prayer is simply helplessness combined with faith." Hallesby says more to help us understand this simple, yet profound truth: "Prayer and helplessness […]

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A mental breath of fresh air.

There is sometimes a perception that because I have been a pastor for the past 20 years and have been counseling at least as long, that I have my whole life together.

But honestly, that’s not always the case.

I struggle with many of the same things that you do, and that’s one of the reasons I write Alice at Dawn. So that we can tackle those questions together.


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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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