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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: We are all narcissists ...

Referring back to my post about Henri Nouwen's keen insight into the human dilemma ... Ronald Rolheiser, the author of the book The Shattered Lantern, outlines three factors that keep many of us "busy and bored," frantic to get through our days, but left wondering if, in the end, there is any purpose to all […]

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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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Distractions ...

I have been noticing lately that I am much more distracted than normal. My mind seems to wander in ways that it never used to. I am having a harder time focusing on one thing for an extended period of time. And I am fairly confident this has nothing to do with turning 50 this […]

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What if?

I've spent all day working on my teaching for the upcoming & Women's Conference at Orchard -- Rise and Shine Women's Retreat --  and I am just filled to overflowing right now with God's good heart toward his creatures. I am filled to overflowing with the knowledge of how much he wants for us ... and […]

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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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