Tuesday, July 5 2022 - 11:58 PM

Karen Spruill

writes from Orlando, Florida.

Can You Canoe?

My husband and I were invited to join a group from his workplace for a retreat day at a local state park. The main objective …

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Matchmaker

putting two puzzle pieces together

I was fortunate enough to have my dream job straight out of college. While working on the editorial team for my denomination’s youth magazine, we …

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Ripe Bananas

bananas

Without ceremony or a gold watch, my “retirement” document arrived last week from the state where I was licensed as a mental health counselor. Earlier …

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Scams and Deceit

older woman on computer

The email came to me supposedly from my long-time friend—advanced age, many medical issues, and caretaking. We had recently exchanged lengthy email greetings, so I …

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Words and Damages

looking in Bible

I think it’s amazing how one can read scriptures numerous times, and suddenly a conviction arises. This morning I was reading the Beatitudes in the …

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Focus!

lady training dog

I’m taking my puppy to a local Puppy Class for socialization and to learn a few basic commands. This is intended to make life easier …

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No Family

woman upset

We are taught that life should unfold in a certain way. We may become puzzled, angry, sad, or anxious when life doesn’t unfold that way. …

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Coping With Death

“Get that—I’m in the shower,” I yell to my husband on a weekend morning. I know it’s probably my father, making a regular morning call. …

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Practice

Ice skaters

I enjoy watching Olympics competitions. They come around every four years, and I select some of my favorite sports to see the best athletes and …

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