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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 courage to be yourself ...

It was Thomas Merton who wrote: "A tree brings glory to God by being a tree." I have lived by this idea for years. One of the most powerful ways we can bring honor and happiness to God is by loving who God made us to be, and becoming the very unique person God so lovingly […]

There is no one righteous ...

Something I find myself pondering these days: Self-righteousness, in a group of people who claim to believe that the Scripture is correct when it says  "There is no one righteous; not one ..." is an especially  ugly trait. Particularly to a watching world ... It was actually one of the few sins Jesus seemed to […]

Jesus always stood ...

Jesus always stood on the side of the marginalized, the left out, the ones the religious elite labeled as "unclean," even outside of God's love. At what point in history  did Christians start to believe that we should do otherwise? (Alice Shirey)

A heart without words ...

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. (Mahatma Gandhi)

The spiritual art of saying no...

I'm in this kind of mode right now: So brilliant.

The empty days ...

"I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can […]

What if the church ...

Something to ponder this morning ... What if the church helped people become the kind of people who: Loved one another? Forgave one another? Prayed for one another? Bore one another's burdens? Were devoted to one another? Regarded one another as more important than oneself? Did not speak against one another? Did not judge one […]

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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.

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


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