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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: May you find deep comfort

We have a great version of the entire Messiah we love to listen to during the Advent and Christmas season. In fact, we had to buy 2 CDs so both my husband and I could listen in our cars, lest an Advent fight erupt. The very first words sung are these: “Comfort … comfort ye, […]

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Why Judge?

I have often wondered how the church, which was founded on amazing grace, became a place of judgment for people struggling with sin. Which is really all of us, if you think about it.  Here is a thought: I think the church moves toward judgment of those outside our walls because it is much easier […]

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Rule of Life

I was reading through some old notes last night and came across this little snippet of wisdom from Dallas Willard, “To drift in this society is very dangerous.” It reminded me why the ancients used to create and then adhere to a “rule of life,” which was a term used to describe specific practices, or […]

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Stop Trying ...

We are a competitive culture, aren’t we? We work really hard. We strive. We are creatures of the Protestant work ethic – and most of the outflow is good; we give our best to God, we aim for excellence, we want to be all we can be. You know the drill … But, when this […]

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God is slow

I have been noticing lately that the pace around our church is ... well, picking up! Last night, after a full day's work, I arrived home out of breath, a bit frantic, wound up, anxious to get to the next day so I could plow my way through my to-do list in the hopes of […]

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There is no one but us ...

In the Old Testament, a trio of people are often cited as deserving special protections from God and God’s people … The fatherless, the widow, the orphan. Often, the foreigner is added to this list. God knew these people were at risk in the society of the Old Testament … at risk to be marginalized, […]

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God seeks ...

We are told that if we seek God with all our heart, God will be found. (Jeremiah 29:13) This is a beautiful image - the human soul desiring God and seeking after him with all that is within us. And God, we are promised, wants to be found, and even promises to be found. A […]

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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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