Out of the Stump
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Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer  Last month, a tree in our young orchard was snapped off accidentally about six inches above ground level. Distressing, to say the least, and costly as well. It had to be replaced. My husband dug up the stump and tossed it aside to make room

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i am not alone
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Ever feel like it’s you against the world? Occupationally, relationally, or physically if it’s not one thing, it’s another – right? Just when we get our sea legs under us, a rogue wave hits, the deck rolls, and our stomachs follow. Why can’t

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Living In the Shadows
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Ever feel like you’re living in the shadows? Like you’re not getting a clear picture—that things could be better, clearer, more focused? You’re right. Somehow we know. I think it’s in our DNA. An ancient teacher named Paul told early Christians not to

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Good Friday — Dark Saturday

When I was a youngster, school officials dismissed classes early on Good Friday—the Friday before Easter Sunday—so families could attend church services commemorating the crucifixion of Christ. Easter vacation usually came the following week. Today that vacation time is called spring break and we never hear the

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