Thursday, August 5 2021 - 1:37 PM

Karen Spruill

writes from Orlando, Florida.

He Will Carry You

woman walking on cross

For the past nine weeks, I have been very busy caring for my new puppy. It had been almost 16 years since we had a …

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On the Wild Side

dog hanging out window of car

We often visit several local parks as a special adventure for our car-ride-loving dog. All three of us need the walks when we arrive, and …

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Mentor Men

Man leaning against wall

It’s so easy to get jaded about men. Especially those men who don’t live up to our expectations for leadership, commitment, fairness or doctrine. I …

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Falling and Failing

When I was young, I remember falling off a pony, later a horse, several sleds, and some skies. I also fell out of a canoe. …

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Life Mates

Sandhill canes are loyal to their mates

We enjoy watching birds and have many coastal birds around our home. For the past several years we have had a pair of Sandhill cranes …

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Huddling and Worried

At this time in history, a lot of us have been cooped up at home for weeks aware of frightening worldwide medical news and signs …

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The “V” Word

While I was engaged as a mental health counselor, I was surprised by the many diverse people that called upon me for help—men, women, teens, …

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Funeral Planning

No sooner had my mother stopped breathing, than my family had to start making a myriad of decisions. My father knew which funeral service to …

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Hardly Hearing

I couldn’t wait any longer to be able to clearly hear. For several weeks I put up with some diminished and muffled sound in my …

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