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Karen Spruill

writes from Orlando, Florida.

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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Tipping the Scales

I was a rather lightweight child with the exception of a couple of pudgy years in adolescence. Post age 40 I have tried three different …

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Eye Exam

Yesterday I went in for a yearly eye exam and did not get my usual “All is well.” The ophthalmologist looked at my results and …

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