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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: Jesus loves even me ...

If you ever feel unworthy … If you question whether or not God can love you … If your guilt and shame ever overwhelm you … If you wonder if God turns his face away … Please remember that Jesus washed the feet of Judas, the dirty, filthy, betraying feet of the one who would […]

Free to love ...

The greatest commands are to love God and love others. This is Bible 101. Yet, we fail at this over and over; especially the second one. I should say, I fail at this over and over ... Sometimes we think we just need to try harder and get more serious in order to do this. […]

Drunk on grace ...

Grace, my friends … grace! Robert Capon writes: “The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism  … a whole cellar full of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred proof GRACE –  bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture,  one sip of which could convince […]

Joy ...

"Joy is the serious business of heaven." (CS Lewis)

The Bible ...

So many questions these days about the Bible, and what certain parts of it mean … Know what? I don’t have that many answers. The Bible remains a mystery to me … Occasionally, I think I catch a glimpse of truth. But mostly, I remain humbly confused. In awe … but confused. Drawn to it […]

Too much ...

It is the time of year when all kinds of bins and boxes and organizational supplies are for sale. They are meant to help those of us who have way too much stuff BELIEVE that with just the right equipment, we can really, finally, get organized. Here’s the dirty truth: If you have too much […]

... but in His grace

“We cannot find God without God. We cannot reach God without God. We cannot satisfy God without God – which is another way of saying that all our seeking will fall short unless God starts and finishes the search. The decisive part of our seeking is not our human ascent to God, but his descent […]

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alice shirey alice at dawn blog

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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