Who Are You Trusting?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer It was late July and the land of the Nez Perce beckoned from across the Bitterroot Range. Following a string of Montana rodeos, we charted our way across northern Idaho and into Washington. At Clarkston, two routes led to our destination: a long way

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Enlarge My Heart
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer “I will run in the course of Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart” (Psalm 119:32). This verse was listed in my morning reading one day last week and left me wondering what it meant for God to enlarge my heart. I know

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Drawing Blood on Social Media
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer “Inspirational romance—isn’t that an oxymoron?” A secular, general-market author fired the question at me during a family-related social gathering. “No, you moron. It isn’t.” I’d like to say the above response to the question is from a salty character in one of my novels,

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The Right Words Matter
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Years ago, after landing a job at our local newspaper as a crime-beat reporter, I attended a journalism workshop that stressed the importance of tight writing. The Lord’s prayer has 66 words, one handout noted. Lincoln’s incomparable Gettysburg address, only 286. The point: less

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