God Knows Us
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer “I talk about these made-up people as if they were real,” I told a friend as we discussed the characters in one of my books. “I know them better than I do most real people.” “That’s because you know their hearts,” she said. “You

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Of Rocks and Words and Sticks and Stones
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer The earth was eating my driveway. Where had all the gravel gone? (Sounds like a Pete Seeger song.) My remedy: order more. But that’s not how it works. I couldn’t just call the rock shop and ask them to deliver plain gravel – even

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Perfect Peace
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Ah, peace. What a priceless commodity these days. Isaiah 26:3 offers an equation for finding peace like no other. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee.” The old King James English may grate on

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I Will Give You Rest
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Have you ever read something familiar and found yourself seeing it with fresh eyes? It happens to me frequently, and lately it’s been Matthew 11:28-30. Clearly this passage speaks to me, for I wrote about it in September. Is God trying to tell me

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Nothing Catches God by Surprise
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer After commiserating over recent heartaches the other day, a friend said, “God obviously has different plans than what I had envisioned, and for you as well. And yet, His plans are always perfect.”  The comment stopped me cold.   This person had some seriously

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