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Karen Spruill

writes from Orlando, Florida.

Homesick

The first time I spent a night alone away from my parents, I slept at my grandparents’ house about 10 miles from home. I remember …

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Beliefs and Facts

On a weekend evening my husband and I turned to a YouTube video debate among two distinguished English science professors. Both men taught in the …

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Taking Care of Stuff

Years ago the now-deceased comedian, George Carlin, created a hilarious skit about “Stuff.” I can relate to the material. Tomorrow a rodent control business is …

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Navigating Transition

I enjoy a variety of interests so it’s fairly easy for me to become involved in groups and issues. One of my latest adventures is …

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Deconstructing Life

Several years ago I watched images of horrendous loss for the people of Japan. Rivers of cars, airplanes, boats, houses, possessions all washed away or …

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Attention, Please

Several times this week I have asked for opinions on the appropriate response to the practice of texting messages during church services and small group …

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A Persistent Bother

I’m dealing with insidious plant life in my yard. We have a new variety that has crept under the pool enclosure and fills in every …

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Can We Be Too Kind?

Have you ever been in one of those driving situations where you are behind another car and that driver decides to be a “really nice …

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Jonah People

My three-year-old grandson enjoys watching cartoon videos and I often treat him to one when he stays with me for a day. I usually watch …

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The Gift of Time

This week I am struck by issues with time. Not just my use of time, but our expectations for time. I learned of a young …

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