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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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Featured: Where have all the young people gone?

60% of Americans under the age of 30 who leave the church leave because of the church's anti-LGBTQ messages. SIXTY PERCENT! Churches who maintain their oppositional stance toward full affirmation and inclusion of gay people into their life and leadership are going to face very hard choices in the future. The data tells us that […]

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Where have all the young people gone?

60% of Americans under the age of 30 who leave the church leave because of the church's anti-LGBTQ messages. SIXTY PERCENT! Churches who maintain their oppositional stance toward full affirmation and inclusion of gay people into their life and leadership are going to face very hard choices in the future. The data tells us that […]

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Now what?

It's the week after Easter. Chocolate bunnies eaten, eggs hidden, found, and turned into egg salad, leftover ham served on sandwiches, Easter hymns sung and put away til next year. And here we are ... Now what? Our pastor said in his Easter sermon: We are people of the resurrection! And my question is: What […]

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Please come ...

Have you ever asked any of these questions: Can I be a Christian and affirming of my LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors? Can I love my gay child and still go to church? I'm gay - What does God think about me? Where does most homophobia originate? What specific Bible verses do people use to "clobber" […]

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What to do when you are weary ...

What do you do when you are weary? I think this is an important question to know the answer to. The answer will be different for each of us. That is why I like it; there is no "right" answer, there is only your answer. I have learned my way into my answer: I always […]

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Free me from care for myself ...

A few days ago I wrote about a deeper kind of silence described by Robert Mulholland. Have you ever asked yourself, "What am I supposed to do during times of silence? 🙂 Today, I want to share one of the most profoundly helpful tips ever offered to me as I think about what I might […]

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Silence as a deep inner reversal ...

I've been thinking lately about the power of the spiritual practice of intentional silence in a very noisy world. As I was reading through one of the best books ever on spiritual formation, Invitation to a Journey by Robert Mullholland, I came across his section on silence. Mulholland has a profound ability to describe something […]

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alice at dawn alice shirey blog
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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