Do Not Give Up – and a giveaway

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Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

When asked what advice I have for aspiring writers, I say, “Don’t quit.”

Sometimes I say, “Never give up.”

And often I add, “Keep writing.”

My advice is boringly repetitive.

However, that’s the kind of stick-to-itiveness required for most worthwhile endeavors.

One of the easiest things to do is quit.

One of the hardest things to do is not quit.

Giving up is not an option when you have a clear directive, and many a cliché has been generated in support of that premise:

“Do or die.”

“Never say never.”

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Look around at the bountiful, autumn evidence of things that were small and insignificant last spring. Today they are bright pumpkins, colorful gourds, and juicy apples. They were all worth the wait.

Is there something growing and maturing in your personal life that will someday be worth the wait, effort, and determination to not quit? Could it be prayer? Faith? Hope?

Do you think it’s too late to keep trying? Have you failed too often? Do you feel too old, too frail, or too discouraged?

If you live below the sky and above the grass, it is not too late for your soul to grow.

Do not give up.

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.
At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing
if we don’t give up.
Galatians 6:9


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Instead of giving up, I’m giving away a *signed copy of my newest book, Hope Is Built, to one randomly drawn reader who comments below. Enter the drawing by sharing one blessing you received because you didn’t give up on something or someone. (*US residents, e-book elsewhere)


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Cale considered him a long minute, finishing off his cookies. “You’ve changed. Time was, you wouldn’t have cared.”

Hugh’s grit rose at the accusation, but he knew his brother was right. He’d soured after Jane’s death. Blamed God. Blamed himself. Blamed everything he could blame. But the boys had somehow helped keep him going. And the Rafter-H gave him a sense of purpose. He didn’t like admitting it, but even seeing Ella Canaday come along last year and lead Cale off to matrimony also had an effect on him.

Then Mary showed up and so did a second chance. Not at first, but in time. ~Hope Is Built


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12 thoughts on “Do Not Give Up – and a giveaway

  1. kim hansen

    Sounds good. Love the cover.

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Kim!

  2. Alicia Haney

    Your book sounds like a great read and I love your book cover , it looks very peaceful . That is great advice you have shared with us Thank you. I have received so many beautiful Blessings for not giving up on different things. I believe there is Always hope in everything so we must never give up. we have to keep on trying and doing the Best we can do in everything that we do. Have a great week and stay safe. God Bless you and your family.

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Alicia. I’m glad you like the cover of Hope is Built. It is probably my favorite of all my books. Hope is a priceless commodity.

  3. Elaine Kiefer

    My husband and I have been in the ministry and living by faith for 45 years. It certainly takes a never give up attitude to keep serving God through all the ups and downs, but God has been faithful. Too many times to pick just one, but we are still preaching both here and overseas .

    1. davalynn

      A fabulous testimony to His timing and ongoing love, Elaine. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Sally Mander

    We looked high and low for some acreage, to build our home. We searched continuously for 8 years. The last piece of property we looked at, was not listed at the time, but the realtor thought he could probably do a one-time showing. That was the ONE. We drive by other places that we had looked at, and say “Thank goodness we waited for THE land that God had in mind for us.” My hubby built our dream home and we are happy there, 22 years later.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    1. davalynn

      What a great story, Sally. God is so faithful. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jan Rosenberg

    Loooooooooooove your books! You should write some novellas for Guidepost!

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Jan. I’m so glad you enjoy them! I do write greeting card devotions for Guideposts.

  6. RD

    Thanks for the chance!

    1. davalynn

      Thanks for reading!


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