More Than the Beholder’s Eye
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer On freelance assignment for the local newspaper, I covered a craft show where several lapidarists displayed their work. One man showed not only his finished products but rough stones as well—so rough, that had I hiked by them on a mountain path, I

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Help — I’m being eaten alive!
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer The prophet Jeremiah said the person who trusted God would flourish like a tree whose leaves never withered. But he didn’t mention anything about being eaten alive. In April I planted an aspen cluster in the back yard, watered it faithfully, and strategically

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Spur One Another On
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer People are spurring each other on in the Olympic Games in Rio this week. Fellow athletes, family members, friends, and national fans are all cheering for their favorite competitors. Imagine hearing a crowd shouting encouragement as you cross the finish line, hit the

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The rains are over and gone …

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Often on a summer afternoon, a verse from the Song of Solomon replays around my Colorado home. Gray clouds gather over the mountains, then roll down into the valley with thunderous roars and streaks of lightning. And twenty minutes later, “… the rains

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Change of Season or Change of Heart?

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Memorial Day signals the changing of the seasons and the beginning of summer for many Americans. Who wants to wait another four weeks? We’d rather start thinking about vacations, the end of school, and what to throw on the grill. Here in Colorado

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer An out-of-state friend messaged me during last week’s deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, Texas, and elsewhere.  “Storms again tonight, with tornado warnings.”  The message continued, mentioning rolling thunder and how the sky was lighting up. And then the most surprising statement came:  “God’s plan

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The 12 Brides of Summer!

Summer – yea! We’re celebrating the advent of warmer weather here in Colorado because we’ve had rain, rain, rain the entire month of May. Wish I could send some of it to my family and friends in California. In addition to the joy of blue skies and

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