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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: Love the stranger ...

I've been thinking a lot lately about how people who follow Jesus are called to treat the stranger in our midst, … immigrants, … refugees, ... friends in the LGBTQ+ community, people who look and think and act different than us. The political language around this concept can be downright frightening. And it is easy […]

Why resolutions are bad ...

I have been following Billy Graham’s grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, on twitter. He tweets a lot about grace. Learning to live in grace is my one New Year’s resolution for 2015. Then I read what Tchividjian had to say about resolutions: “Down deep, every one of us longs to be loved, accepted, appreciated, respected, and so […]

Try living the life ...

“A test: try living the life of a good person and see how it suits you. Be the one happy with her fate, rejoicing in his acts of justice, and bent on deeds of kindness.” (Marcus Aurelius, 121 – 180)

God is for the poor?

I taught yesterday at one of our satellite venues. I stated that the way the incarnation happened demonstrates (as does almost all of Jesus’ life) that God's heart, as Philip Yancey writes, tilts toward the underdog. I shared the Scripture from Isaiah that Jesus read in Luke chapter 4 as he inaugurated his earthly ministry […]

How do you live?

A post-Christmas question: Do you live as if God came down to you? or Do you live as if it is all up to you to make your way to God?

A little disappointed ...

When I was little, I built up Christmas in my mind … and then I was always vaguely disappointed with the actual day. It never lived up to all my childlike hype. The gifts were just stuff. The food was just food. The day came and went … I often feel that same sense of […]

That frenzied feeling ...

We did a tiny bit of last minute shopping today and the store we were in had that frenzied feeling ... It is very common this time in December. I know “that frenzied feeling” well … Several times it has taken me down. Tanked my Christmas spirit. Hijacked my joy. Chewed me up and spit […]

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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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