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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: A good enough Thanksgiving ...

I feel pressure right now to post the perfect quote about gratitude, about gathering, about saying thanks, about ways we can make this Thanksgiving THE BEST THANKSGIVING EVER! However, this makes me want to fall to the floor and never get up. Our consumer-driven economic machine force feeds us images of the perfect holiday 24/7. […]

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Where your fear is ...

Psychologist Carl Jung said : "Where your fear is, there is your task." I am not sure what Jung meant by this. Nonetheless, it has impacted me as I have battled fear lately. Here's how: First, it has caused me to get very specific about the details of my fear. Though it is a strange […]

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A new way of struggling ...

"To struggle used to be to grab with both hands and shake and twist and turn and push and shove and not give in but wrest an answer from it all as Jacob did a blessing. But there is another way to struggle with an issue, a question -- Simply to jump off into the […]

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But first the quiet ...

"Best of any song is bird song in the quiet, but first you must have the quiet." (Wendell Berry)

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If we started protesting ...

Something I find myself pondering these days: Self-righteousness, in a group of people who claim to believe that the Scripture is correct when it says "There is no one righteous; not one …" is an especially ugly trait. Particularly to a watching world … It was actually one of the few sins Jesus seemed to […]

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God will not be boxed in ...

Heard this Gungor song on Spotify yesterday and thought I'd share it here … Just enough in it to potentially offend many … Which is what Jesus often did. And, remember who he offended most? Those in power. Those in religious power. Those who thought they were "in." Those who thought they knew who were […]

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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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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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