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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: 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 […]

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A place of creative incubation ...

Sacred space is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. […]

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I am bruised ...

"Is there an angel in the house? If there is, come to me… and if you aren't too tired, or otherwise occupied, and if it isn't too tacky a request, please rock me. I am bruised. If you will hold me until morning, I promise I will rise and light the fire and break the […]

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God is amused ...

"I heard an old man speak once, someone who had been sober for fifty years, a very prominent doctor. He said that he’d finally figured out a few years ago that his profound sense of control, in the world and over his life, is another addiction and a total illusion. He said that when he […]

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Stop trying to fix people ...

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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One of the doors into the temple ...

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 God is God, then I am definitely not. And sometimes that is tough to face. So, we run and run and run, hoping somehow to prove our […]

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We belittle God's love ...

We are a competitive culture, aren’t we? We work really hard. We strive. We are creatures of the Protestant work ethic, and most of the outflow is good; we give our best, we aim for excellence, we want to be all we can be. You know the drill … But, when this effort-laden way of […]

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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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