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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 […]

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Saturday selects ...

A brief thought or poem for the weekend, friends ... In such times as these, having recourse to periods of and spaces for 'doing nothing' is of utmost importance, because without them we have no way to think, reflect, heal and sustain ourselves -- individually or collectively. (Jenny Odell, How To Do Nothing: Resisting the […]

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Praying the Psalms ...

When I don't have words to pray, I turn to the Psalms. Though the ancient words don't always hit home, and though King David's requests that his mortal enemies be smashed to bits don't feel very Christlike to me, the poetry strikes a chord in my soul. And there are moments when a section or […]

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Saturday selects ...

A brief thought or poem for the weekend, friends ... "Nothing is harder to do than nothing." (Jenny Odell, How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy)

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One reason I exist on this earth ...

There are moments in life when a person realizes that what they are experiencing might just be one of the reasons they exist on this earth. This day was one of those moments for me.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wanted to say something on this important national holiday; a piercing quote, a thoughtful word. But first, I decided to do some reading, to refresh my mind about the life and legacy of this man. I was struck by an excerpt from a book called The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of […]

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Praying the Psalms ...

"The human condition teeters on the edge of disaster. Human beings are in trouble most of the time. Those who don't know they are in trouble are in the worst trouble. Prayer is the language of the people who are in trouble and know it, and who believe or hope that God can get them […]

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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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