It’s Time for Daylight-Saving Time
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer This morning (Sunday) clocks were turned ahead from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. for the commencement of Daylight-Saving Time. Personally, I wasn’t awake to spring ahead and lost those precious sixty minutes of sleep between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. I think this manual …

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The Lord Is Our Shelter
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer The morning I opened my Bible to Psalm 57, I had just read a social media post from a young woman in a war-torn country. She recounted miracles and unexplained accounts of things happening that should not have – but for the power of …

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Could You Repeat the Question, Please?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer If God asked you a question, what would it be? “God doesn’t need to ask me a question,” you say. “He already knows everything about me.” True, He does know everything about you, but God is relational. He asks questions of those He loves.  …

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Under Construction: “Always Before Me” – devotions for women
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer In recent months, I’ve had a few requests for copies of my out-of-print devotional book for women, Always Before Me. So remodeling has begun. Additions are framed in, and an open house is set for this spring. The original book had 30 daily devotional …

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Share the Love
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Romantic love is celebrated on Valentine’s Day, February 14, in North America and in many countries around the *world. With unclear *origins, a great deal has been written about the observance. However, there is much more to love, and other languages, particularly Greek, have …

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How Small a Whisper

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer The man named Job spent a great deal of time observing God through His handiwork and had some interesting things to say about the Creator. In chapter 26 of his ancient book, we find one of Job’s lists of God’s amazing deeds and attributes …

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The Cat Who Came In From the Cold … for a while
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Imagine my surprise when I walked into my attached garage one morning and found the remains of the mini-blinds on the only window in there. I didn’t know cats could do such damage. Apparently, they can. Especially if they are feral and resent the …

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A Reminder that God is There
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer The doorbell rang. When I answered it, a friendly young man greeted me from a company I have done business with for several years. After leaving his delivery, he mentioned the deer in my driveway and yard. He had encountered several on the roads …

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Just Add Water
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer At Christmas I became the hesitant owner of a Paperwhite Narcissus Bulb Kit – Ziva. Hesitant because things looked pretty barren in that mostly empty box. However, it was worth trying if success meant the heady perfume I associate with narcissi. According to the …

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Live at the Speed of Life
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer A new year. A new month. A new week. Do you ever get the feeling that you have to gear up and get a jump on things? Get a head start? But a head start on what? Anxiety, stress, over-achieving? Completing that to-do list …

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More Than Those Who Watch for the Morning
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer I like to walk just before dawn. I don’t always make it, but when I do, I am awed each time by the moment night becomes day. Many verses in the Bible speak of it, and one of my favorites is Psalm 130:5-6.  I …

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Three Simple Resolutions for a Changed Life
New Year's Resolutions

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer How often do our New Year’s Resolutions involve denying ourselves something in order to improve our life? Stop over-eating. Stop smoking. Give up sugar. Don’t criticize my spouse/siblings/in-laws. These are admirable aspirations and well worth our efforts. But typically, such resolutions fall by the …

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Christmas and the Brokenhearted
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer I have never thought of Christmas as a time of gratitude for those who grieve. However, I’ve had a closer look lately. Long ago, the prophet Isaiah foretold that God would send One to bind up the brokenhearted and comfort those who mourned. That …

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Favorite Christmas Carols – and a giveaway!
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Christmas carols – I love them. That’s because I don’t sing them year-round or even in November. I wait until December and then savor them at church, in my home, and in the car on the radio. Many of the carols have roots in …

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Christmas Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Merry Christmas! This week I’ve joined Hallee Bridgeman and twenty-three other Christian authors in Hallee’s annual Christmas Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. The prizes are spectacular: $250 first-place, $150 second-place or $100 third-place Amazon gift cards. I hope you’ll visit all the authors’ blogs so …

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