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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: The weariness of constant improvement ...

I conquered entropy last week and jump-started my old routine of rising before dawn and hitting a 5:45 AM spin class at our local gym. Kudos, right? Afterward, I took some time to stretch and strengthen my freshly battered muscles and I saw that someone had written a supposed-to-be-inspirational statement on a chalkboard in the […]

Daylight mercy ...

"Have daylight mercy on my midnight soul..." (Frederick Buechner)

If you seek God alone ...

    If you seek God alone, then that which is from God in others will come alive, whether or not you can see it. Jesus sees what is of God in others, even if it is still hidden as a tiny seed. This is the gospel you must proclaim. Preach it simply. Jesus values each […]

Our fatal love affair ...

I am reading Robert Capon's strange and beautiful book called "Between Noon and Three: Romance, Law, and the Outrage of Grace." Like I said it is strange and beautiful. It is not for the faint of heart. Capon is an Episcopal priest. He says this is his most important piece of writing ever. Just a […]

What do you brood upon?

As the political season heats up in our country, it is good for American Christians to be reminded of our primary call to love. There is no greater gauge of spiritual maturity. There are no exceptions to the command. Love is to be our primary calling card; the signature of Jesus on our lives. When […]

An addiction of the first order ...

After months of teaching, I yearned for a few days with no words. And then I got an afternoon free ... So I sat down. And I was quiet. And I was restless ... I felt unnecessary. Lazy. Ineffective. Useless. Seriously? How ridiculous is that? I kept looking at the clock, thinking, "Shouldn't I get […]

The antithesis of grace ...

"How did the word evangelical become the antithesis of grace?" (Michael Gerson - George W. Bush's speechwriter)

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alice shirey alice at dawn blog

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.

alice at dawn alice shirey blog
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.

Please join us, and invite others ... You are very, very welcome here.


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