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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: We are all narcissists ...

Referring back to my post about Henri Nouwen's keen insight into the human dilemma ... Ronald Rolheiser, the author of the book The Shattered Lantern, outlines three factors that keep many of us "busy and bored," frantic to get through our days, but left wondering if, in the end, there is any purpose to all […]

God's Mission ...

I remember sitting in a class listening to people answer the question, “What is God’s mission in the world?” To be honest, I was really disappointed by the answers. They were almost all kind of individualistic in nature. Many of them were violent and kind of “end-times” oriented … the idea that all God cared […]

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 […]

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)

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. […]

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 […]

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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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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