Focus on the Promises – Not the Problem
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Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Most of us are familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but I think we’ve titled it wrong. It should be called King Saul and a Shepherd Boy. Goliath is not a main character. He’s the main pain, but he’s a secondary character at

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Are We There Yet?
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Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer  Are we there yet? Have you ever heard that question roll out from the back seat of your car during a family vacation? Or have you asked it yourself in the middle of a long and tedious road trip? It’s just so hard to be patient when the

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Not Without Horses and Women
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Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer It has been said that the American West was “hell on horses and women,” but without them, the Wild West may never have been. Fits right in with Women’s History Month, doesn’t it? Alice Marriott, author of a book with the same colorful title, Hell

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It’s Time for Daylight-Saving Time
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer This morning (Sunday) clocks were turned ahead from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. for the commencement of Daylight-Saving Time. Personally, I wasn’t awake to spring ahead and lost those precious sixty minutes of sleep between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. I think this manual

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Rivers of Living Water
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer I belong to a group of women who pray. Collectively, I see them as a river that surges out from our midst, coursing through our community, swirling around boulders of sickness, spreading through exposed tree roots, and washing over sun-drenched sandbars in praise. The

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The Truth Behind Fiction
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Several years ago in one of my digs through the past, courtesy of the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center,   I found an article about Texas Creek, Colorado. It wasn’t called Texas Creek in 1881, but rather, Ford Junction, a stage stop,

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Do You Read? (A giveaway!)
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer  Do you read? Today is National Read Across America Day. As an author and educator, this is a national observance I can get behind wholeheartedly. Words and stories take us places and afford opportunities that may otherwise be unattainable. For example, the ability to

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My Soul Waits … For What?
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer What does our soul wait for? To be honest, wait isn’t on my list of “Fun Things to Do.” More often than not, I’ve classified wait with other (inappropriate) four-letter words. However, the image of someone watching for the sunrise lends an air

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And They Lived Happily Ever …
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Chocolate and flowers abound in February because it’s the love month and romance is in the air. Greeting-card companies, candy manufacturers, and florists attribute much of their business to this short-on-days, long-on-love month. However, it takes more than candy and flowers to make a

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Don’t Forget the Miracles
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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Most of us are familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but I think it has the wrong name. It should be called the story of King Saul and a shepherd boy. Goliath is a secondary character. The real action takes place

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We Learn A Lot From Our Dads

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer My dad taught me how to drive a tractor and a nail. He taught me how to start a motherless calf on a bucket by using my fingers, how to set irrigation pipe in the hot San Joaquin Valley sun, and how to

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Are You a Name-Dropper?

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer My friend Jill is a name dropper. She raises Nigerian Dwarf Goats on her Kentucky farm, Sinai Thunder, and she drops a blessing on each animal born on the farm. As animal breeders do, Jill gives each kid a name that refers back

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I Will Sing of Your Mercy

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer The clock radio by my bed is tuned to a “light praise” station, and it kicks on each morning at 5:30. Sometimes I get up, and sometimes I just lie there and listen, letting the words and melodies wash over my soul. It’s

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Love … the heart of the matter

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer Valentine’s Day is over. Roses are half-off. Chocolate hearts have been replaced with chocolate bunnies. But each day the Lord pours His unfailing love upon me. And through each night I sing His songs. Psalm 42:8 God’s love never runs out, dries up,

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