Not here, not now.
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Did Mary think, “O God—not here, not now”?   Yet it was perfect. The perfect place. The perfect time.   When we cry out, “O God—not here, not now” may we remember that a less than perfect place, a less than perfect time

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Tinsel or Tension Decking your Halls?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer On cold mornings, I build a fire in our woodstove and sit in front of it with a hot cup of coffee. It’s become my wintertime place to meet with Jesus, the place where I share my heart, read His words, listen for

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Christmas is Messy
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Did you notice the flour on the kitchen flour, the wrapping-paper scraps on the dining table, the crowds at the mall? Yes, Christmas is messy. Preparation for any important event is usually messy. And complicated. And stressful. And if we allow it –

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Barn Beginnings: Heartache & Expectations
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer When I first met Caleb Hutton, he was riding into Cañon City. The year was 1860 and the whole scenario took place in my head, then on my computer, and finally in my first historical novel, The Cowboy Takes a Wife. Caleb’s journey

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