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Karen Spruill

writes from Orlando, Florida.

Grief and Joy

Several years ago, two weeks in a row, we received phone calls to tell us that someone had died. My husband lost a first cousin, …

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Life’s Little Drips

I am displeased–oh, phooey, I am ticked off. I left my aging dog for a grooming appointment at 10:30 this morning and six and one-half …

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Beautiful Weeds

I encourage my husband to take photos of weeds. He usually carries his camera on our weekend dog walks. At the peril of lengthy pauses, …

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I Walk the Line

I believe that gardening was inserted into human DNA from the beginning. It all started long ago in a beautiful garden that God created (Genesis1-3). …

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Playground Mentoring

One morning I met a young mother in the playground at our community park. Her three-year-old daughter and my two-year-old grandson had discovered each other …

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Surprise Email

I was sorting through the emails on my computer. Curious, I opened a message from a man’s name I didn’t recognize. He had sent a …

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Caring Til It Hurts

Do you ever read or watch social media and get overwhelmed by bad news? Late last week I happened to find two friends facing surgery, …

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Winners and Losers

We’re planning a short family vacation with children, grandchildren and a sibling. During a trip to the beach or at holidays, we sometimes play some …

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Salt In the Fridge

“I know I bought salt the other day—where could I have put it!” My 85-year-old father was flummoxed about the location of his table salt. …

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I Can’t Sleep

a woman wide awake

I am dreading nights again. At 2 a.m. as I lie awake in submission to my spouse’s snoring, I recall an earlier time in my …

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