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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: Love the stranger ...

I've been thinking a lot lately about how people who follow Jesus are called to treat the stranger in our midst, … immigrants, … refugees, ... friends in the LGBTQ+ community, people who look and think and act different than us. The political language around this concept can be downright frightening. And it is easy […]

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To Whom does your soul belong?

Though Jesus is our ultimate “rest,” and he releases us from the Old Testament legal obligation of the Sabbath, why on earth would we exhausted, sleep-deprived, caffeine and adrenalin-addicted people thumb our nose at the gift of a day of rest? It seems strange, doesn’t it? We all seem to yearn for vacation … We salivate […]

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Merry Christmas ...

A little break from the Sabbath writing … Today at church a couple I love told me about a new song that basically states if a store doesn’t have a Merry Christmas sign in their window, Christians shouldn’t shop there. They were excited about the song and wanted to share it with me. Now, listen […]

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Collective procrastination ...

I am leading a retreat tomorrow for our A Way of Life class … And we are going to talk about the Sabbath a bit more. But we are also going to do more than just talk. We are going to start to imagine together what a perfect Sabbath day might look like – no […]

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It is a sin to be sad ...

If you are aware of the origins of this blog, you know it flows out of a class called “A Way of Life.” This class is a part of the Vantage Point 3 curriculum our church uses as a discipleship/leadership training process. See my links section for the VP3 website! (It is under the "About […]

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A bit of wisdom ...

Today, a bit of wisdom from Henri Nouwen: “I keep expecting loud and impressive events to convince me and others of God’s saving power … Our temptation is to be distracted by them … When I have no eyes for the small signs of God’s presence – the smile of a baby, the carefree play of […]

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I saw it ...

Two years ago we went to South Africa to visit my daughter who was studying at the University of Cape Town. The natural beauty was jaw-dropping. The culture was rich and fascinating. The food was drool-worthy. But the spirit of the place was something I had never felt before. There was a vague sense of […]

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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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