Candy Spilman

Candy Spilman
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Former journalist turned freelancer. I'm a mom and grandma and love to write about family or Christian topics.
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There are some people in this life that seem to have no good whatsoever in them. Does that make them worthless?
We use our hands for nearly everything we do. Temporarily losing the use of one of them can be devastating, but there are a few tips and tricks to get by.
Why are all the children drawing the same thing? Only one man seems to know.
Many atrocities were committed during the religious reforms during the 1500s. The execution of Anne Boleyn was just one example of an innocent victim who suffered the consequences during that time.
Many people have never heard the term "bildungsroman", but most people have read one.
The 18th Amendment was intended to bring a positive change to the United States, but the ban on alcohol actually led to more consumption than before. Speakeasies flourished during that time period, and countered any efforts of prohibitionists.
Charles (Chuck) Colson is a name well known to most people who lived during the 1970's. Colson fell from honor to scandal, which landed him in prison. During this process, his life was changed in another way, which would continue to impact many people even after his death.
The Holy Spirit is one of the least understood persons of the Trinity, yet His role is necessary in the lives of Jesus' followers.
Joni feels overwhelmed by the needs around her and simply longs to be taken care of herself.
Children in today's world are subjected to a lot of harmful and evil things. Nearly all parents want to keep their little ones away from all that and help them stay on the right path.
Flash cards are a fun way for kids to learn. For very little cost, flash cards on any subject can be made at home.
Nearly every kid enjoys some sort of internet communication, whether it be email, online gaming or social networks. While this activity can be a lot of fun and possibly even educational, there are dangers that should be addressed before allowing your child access to a computer.
Like any other field of science, oceanography has seen a number of changes and advances during the past century.
Short story describing a few of the doors that were opened during the course of the narrator's day. The welcome at the last door makes the day worthwile.
In today's scientific world, the theory of Continental Drift is widely accepted, but when Alfred Wegener attempted to share his findings, they were rejected by his peers. Over the years since that time, much proof has been obtained to support this theory.
A humorous account of paranoia and forgetfulness involving a borrowed Sharpie
A day is coming that will change the world. People all over the globe will disappear, and a tribulation like no other will ensue. If you find yourself left behind in this situation, please read!
They mythical unicorn is a symbol of purity and healing, just as a Christian should be a representative of Christ. This poem depicts a creature of light who has strayed from its true purpose.
Mourning is a personal experience, and is carried out differently by each individual. This is a story of one woman who struggles with loss, and the loyal dogs who help her.
Sometimes life heaps unfair burdens on people. When things seem hopeless, God often sends comfort in unexpected ways.
The Queen of Neverwhen laments the loss of Lord Brightshade and learns to go on without him.
After the passing of a loved one, one of the first things the family must do is go through the deceased's possessions. One never knows what sort of treasures may be found during such an endeavor.
This thriller keeps the reader spellbound with its all-too-realistic scenario of religious zeal that threatens the lives of innocent people. The characters woven into the story had to choose between money, power, or the things that were more important, and their lessons learned were s...
How far does a dog's love and loyalty extend? One woman's family finds out.
An early miscarriage is often viewed as “not a big deal” – simply the expulsion of a mass of unformed tissue. Women who have suffered this fate may disagree. While grieving for the lost child, these bereft mothers may find that they do not get the support they need from family a...
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