Monday, September 27 2021 - 6:38 AM

Karen Spruill

writes from Orlando, Florida.

Grandparent Alienation

little girl with drawing of family

“…how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing” (Matthew …

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Only One Sibling

two boys in the swimming pool

After our son’s family left our home last weekend, my husband and I commented on the aggression and competitiveness observed between the two grandsons. Swimming …

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New Life

cat and dog

We are awaiting the addition of a family member. In about three weeks, we are picking up a puppy to join our furry home companions. …

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Rest from Response

cell phone

Having returned from my first transcontinental journey, I have a lot to get used to again. Besides being with good friends and awesome scenery, I …

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In the Middle

old calendar

I am part of a privileged generation born in the middle of the 20th century. I have known people born in three centuries! My grandparents …

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Welcome Home

welcome mat and sandals

Just this morning in the pre-dawn darkness, I hugged my son and daughter-in-law goodbye for a long journey to South America. Their car will stay …

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Crazy God

airport

Last weekend, we were sharing a meal with a group of friends, and we began to tell flights-gone-wrong stories. My husband related several in which …

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The Seeing-Eye God

lady set up with eye machine

Several weeks ago during my morning quiet time, I prayed for God to show up somewhere and make Himself evident. I talk to Him most …

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Necessary Endings

clock

When we come to the end of a calendar year, we naturally think about endings. Of course, there are many calendars depending upon your religion, …

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My Slow Movement

elderly couple exercising

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19 NIV). At points in my life, I have been …

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