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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: Don't hesitate ...

I am learning that even when life feels dark I can be surprised by joy. One of my favorite poets expresses this so clearly: If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don't hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and […]

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On the way ...

When you read this, I will be in Spain. On the ancient way of the Camino de Santiago, a path pilgrims have walked for centuries. I have packed light: walking clothes, boots, rain gear, a journal. Psalm 121 tucked in my heart, dear friends by my side. I want to be open. This is truly […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#10)

#10 on my Top Ten List of things of things to do when the world is at war is - Find a bigger story to live in. Here's what I mean by that: It is easy to get bogged down in the battles, worries, fears, questions, inequities, injustice, greed and violence all around us. It […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#9)

#9 on my Top Ten List of things to do when the world is at war is - Soothe Anxiety. I have always been an anxious person - less so these days - but boy oh boy was I an anxious kiddo. I always thought someone was breaking into our home, crawling up the outside […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#8)

#8 on my Top Ten List of things to do when the world is at war is - Vote Wisely. This feels like a loaded statement in our deeply divided, polarized, cranky world. I think it feels that way because it is so important. More people than we can imagine don't have a chance to […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#7)

#7 on my list of things to do when the world is at war is - Practice Peacemaking. Obviously, unless you are a diplomat or an ambassador or the Secretary of State, there is not much any one of us can do to literally make peace in a war zone. We can pray for peace […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#6)

It is so tempting, when we witness what seems like pure evil, to point fingers, cast judgment and draw a sharp distinction between the darkness we see in others with the light we believe constantly emanates from our own souls. In times of war when good and evil appear glaringly obvious we are presented with […]

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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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