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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: Homesick

When I was young, I was often homesick. I hated sleepovers and called my folks to pick me up before the fun started. I despised Girl Scout camps and feigned illness to escape. I didn't like being away from home; it left me with an ache in my soul I couldn't put words to. I […]

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Silence ...

I went out to lunch with my parents yesterday, which is always a treat. My parents are almost 80 years old. My dad still works full-time as the senior partner in his law firm. My mom works for my dad most afternoons. They go out to lunch together almost every day. Occasionally, I get invited […]

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Set the world on fire ...

"Be who God created you to be and you will set the world on fire." (Catherine of Siena - 1347-1380)

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We Don't Have to Fix ...

One of the main reasons that many of us refuse to get involved with hurting people is that we believe we need to fix them. And we know we can’t. A friend whose child has cancer… A friend whose spouse walks out… A stranger in need… We know we do not have an easy answer. […]

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Stillness ...

“Be still, and know that I am God …” How rarely we do that; just be still. Just let God be God. It is so hard. Because if he is God, then I am definitely not. And sometimes that is just tough to face. So, we run and run and run, hoping somehow to prove […]

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O, the tongue ...

James writes, “We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.” (James 3:2) Jesus says, “… for the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Luke 6:45) I have been pondering these passages of Scripture in light […]

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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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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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