Unfurling the Future One Day at a Time
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer A couple thousand years ago, God told a young Jewish girl named Mary that she would give birth to His son, the Messiah, conceived by the Holy Spirit. That’s quite a life-changing announcement. But do you think He told her that she’d have the

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What do we have that we haven’t received?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer ‘Tis the season of giving, right? Or is it the season of getting? “Six o’ one, half dozen of the other,” Mama used to say. But always she added, “We give at Christmas because God gave us Jesus.” I grew up hearing that and

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National Cookie Day – and a Give-away!
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Tomorrow is National Cookie Day. I am certain the day of national recognition was determined with me in mind. As far as I’m concerned, Cookie Day is right up there with Mother’s Day and birthdays. I can easily turn down pie or cake. Doughnuts

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A Christmas Shopping Guide for Men (and women)
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Other than his ma, he’d never given a woman anything but a hard time. –Wil Bergman, Snow Angel Christmas-gift shopping is often a man’s least-favorite activity. I speak from the experience of living with a husband and son. To be completely transparent, I speak

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In Everything Give Thanks
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. Many people are busy cooking, cleaning, and preparing for a big family feed. Others are wondering who they’ll spend the day with, or they’re missing lost loved ones. Some are dreading the pending presence of a certain relative or

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Love Warms the Heart
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer I knitted once. Many years ago, I needled my way through a scarf for my soon-to-be-husband, hoping to keep him warm in Colorado’s snowy clime while I wintered in temperate California. That scarf was the extent of my knitting career. When I started writing

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