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About amspencer1984

I am a Christian who desires to serve in God's kingdom in the best way possible. I have served as a foreign missionary in southern Mexico. I have worked as a youth minister at my local church of Grace Baptist in Dickson, TN. I have also recently begun to write books with a desire to help others grow in life. I hope that they are helpful and effective in doing that. I have been married to Alicia Spencer since 2003. We have six children and give thanks to God for all of them.

When My Kids Ask for Math Help

So here is my confession: I love math. I mean, it excites me and energizes me on a regular basis. And yes, I know that makes me weird to most people. I think I know one of the big reasons … Continue reading

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A fire with only one log

For the last couple of years, I have lived in a home with a wood burning stove that we use for heat. I had never had an opportunity to enjoy that experience before, and prior to living in this home, … Continue reading

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How to Respond to “Unjustified” Criticism

  I imagine you are a lot like me, and you really don’t enjoy someone criticising you and telling you that you’re wrong. Nobody enojys criticism, I suppose. One thing that has added an extra degree of frustration to that experience for … Continue reading

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A Proverb for Pharaoh – and for Us

Despite the obvious reality that his resistance to God’s will would lead only to hardship and destruction for himself, his people, and his land, Pharaoh refused to listen to God’s voice spoken through Moses and Aaron. The foolishness of this … Continue reading

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Satisfied with Life

One thing I know: If I serve the Lord faithfully and fervently with my life, I will be satisfied at the end of it no matter how “successful” or “unsuccessful” I have been in other realms. At the same time, … Continue reading

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An Episode from the Life of Moses

God’s word testifies on Moses’ behalf that he is the “meekest” or “humblest” man on the face of the earth (Numbers 12:3). There are so many things to look at and learn from in his life, but amidst his obvious faith, … Continue reading

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“Let Us Make for Ourselves a Name”

The story of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) always stands out to me when I read it, but not for the reasons that perhaps most of us remember the story. We know that it is the occasion on which … Continue reading

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