How to Approach a New Year
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Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer A new calendar faces us. New challenges, new goals, new opportunities. And honestly, a lot of the same-ol’ same-ol’ repetitions we could do without. Yet, in spite of all those things we have no control over, we can choose to control our responses to them.

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Choose You This Day
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer A friend reminded me last week of the day-to-day aspect of faith when she mentioned an Old Testament challenge from the great warrior Joshua: “Choose you this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15 ). The reference was familiar to me, perhaps too much

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Exercise Your Free Will
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Every time I pull up to the stoplight at the highway intersection pictured above, I exercise my free will by complying with what the sign says. The first vehicle to arrive at the light has room to stop on the other side of the

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Are you in or are you out?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Last Monday, the post office was closed for the observance of Columbus Day. Tuesday morning, the line of postal patrons stretched out the door and into the lobby. It reminded me that I need to start mailing Christmas gifts. As I approached the

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