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Love in the Room

The symbols and images of Christmas can slip by us because they are so familiar. In Love In The Room, award winning author, Marcia Lee Laycock, brings those images into focus once again as she explores the true meaning of the season. These short devotionals will stir readers to ponder the Christ child with depth and clarity.



This collection of short stories will take you from the far reaches of the galaxy to the edge of the Arcitc Circle and the streets of the inner city. The miracle of Christmas is transported from on unusual setting to another, and into your heart as you read.



Higher Ways – new Fantasy Series

(written under the pen name, M.C. Spencer)

Book One – In Journey to a Strong Tower Prince Eghan Lhin is at first terrified when he is abducted from his father’s castle on the night of his sixteenth birthday. Though brought to a place that seems safe, he is torn between what his mind tells him and what his heart feels. Should he trust the man who says he is his uncle? Should he forgive his enemies and befriend the girl who lives there? Or should he run for his life and try to warn his father about the war that is about to begin?

Now available on Amazon

Journey to a Strong Tower

Journey through Fire and Smoke

Journey to a New Beginning



Celebrate this Day

All days are special but there are some occasions on which we choose to celebrate the goodness of God in a deeper way.  Marcia Laycock helps us do that with devotionals designed for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and many others.

Mark Weber of the Red Deer Express has said: “There’s something uniquely comforting and uplifting about Marcia’s approach. She doesn’t avoid heavy topics, and her insight consistently points out deeper meanings springing from life’s often trying circumstances. But even the ordinary moments offer lessons.”

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A Traveler’s Advisory

A recent review:

A Traveler’s Advisory is a collection of fifty-two warm, encouraging anecdotes with spiritual messages and faith-based applications, one for each week of the year.  In this collection of devotional stories, Marcia shares some of the fascinating lessons she has learned over the course of her life, which have included many travels to places as diverse as the Yukon and Papua New Guinea. She records the vignettes in a simple, easy-to-understand manner so the reader can identify with the thoughts and feelings, the sights and sounds of the author’s experience.

A great little book to tuck into a purse or pack for your next traveling adventure.

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~Alex’s journey continues in this sequel to One Smooth Stone as he goes in search of the sister he didn’t know he had. Andrea is unaware of Alex and makes a decision to leave the only home she has ever known.  She is on the verge of making another decision that could have serious consequences. Will Alex find her in time?

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One Smooth Stone

~ Winner of the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award sponsored by Castle Quay Books and The Word Guild

Alex Donnelly has run to Canada’s far north to try and escape the pain of his past and the police who are searching for him. When he is told there is an inheritance waiting for him in Seattle he is skeptical but the lure of finding answers to questions he has asked all his life proves to be too much and he risks capture to find the truth. He does not expect to find an attractive young woman who also takes a big risk to help him. Will the truth give Alex peace, or will it drive him deeper into his reclusive lifestyle? And will Kenni stay committed to helping him or will she let him go?

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An expanded third edition of my devotional book.

~ A devotional full of words that are “real yet deeply hopeful.”

~ Endorsed by Mark Buchanan, Janette Oke and Phil Callaway!

~ “Whether Laycock was standing on the shore of Lake Superior, rafting down the Yukon River or exploring caves in Papua New Guinea, she listened for the voice of God.” – Sheila Webster

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