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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: Our inhumanity

The brilliant American writer and activist James Baldwin wrote, “Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity.” James Baldwin - A Letter to My Nephew Hate crimes against our Black neighbors are not new […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#10)

#10 on my Top Ten List of things of things to do when the world is at war is - Find a bigger story to live in. Here's what I mean by that: It is easy to get bogged down in the battles, worries, fears, questions, inequities, injustice, greed and violence all around us. It […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#9)

#9 on my Top Ten List of things to do when the world is at war is - Soothe Anxiety. I have always been an anxious person - less so these days - but boy oh boy was I an anxious kiddo. I always thought someone was breaking into our home, crawling up the outside […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#8)

#8 on my Top Ten List of things to do when the world is at war is - Vote Wisely. This feels like a loaded statement in our deeply divided, polarized, cranky world. I think it feels that way because it is so important. More people than we can imagine don't have a chance to […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#7)

#7 on my list of things to do when the world is at war is - Practice Peacemaking. Obviously, unless you are a diplomat or an ambassador or the Secretary of State, there is not much any one of us can do to literally make peace in a war zone. We can pray for peace […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#6)

It is so tempting, when we witness what seems like pure evil, to point fingers, cast judgment and draw a sharp distinction between the darkness we see in others with the light we believe constantly emanates from our own souls. In times of war when good and evil appear glaringly obvious we are presented with […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#5)

The fifth thing on my Top Ten list of things to do when the world is at war is pray. Some may say - Why isn't prayer first? Well, this is my blog, so I guess I can do whatever I want. But, the serious answer is deeper than that. I often think people 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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