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Two nights ago, just before dark, I discovered a big pile of loose dirt on the back side of the duck cage. Just next to the cage was a hole that led under and into the floor of the pen. Obviously, … more
It was a wonderful Thanksgiving for us. We were able to see lots of family, eat lots of food and spend a full day with my daughter, Alyssa, and her boyfriend, Travis, who drove back from Denver to … more
During the Christmas season, many churches celebrate Advent. The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus is a celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ and the anticipation of the … more
The holiday season is here, and many wonderful activities are happening. As you hustle and bustle, be aware that accidents and injuries can occur. When you see a doctor, they record a diagnosis code … more
Thanksgiving is a time of unity. It is a time of gathering friends, family, and sometimes newcomers into your home. Somewhere along the way, America began to forget what the true meaning of … more
I think ALL of us who have ever been parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have at some point in our lives found ourselves reminding a child that there are starving children in other parts of the … more
Times change. Inventors strive to make our lives easier by saving work or alleviating stress. Consider how technology has affected the ways we travel. I was in my fifties when I experienced my first … more
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I’m especially excited for this holiday and the busy weekend following. Most of our plans have been made in advance, but we’re still working on some of … more
The season of giving is here and there are numerous organizations that South Dakotans support in their communities. Food pantries, shelters for women and children, clothing drives, and toy drives are … more
I think we’ve probably all gone through a period in our lives where it seems like every piece of news that we get is bad news. Whether it’s the news we read, hear or watch, or it’s news we get … more
Years passed. Our bicycles spent more time in the shed than on the road. Baseball practice, games and 4-H meetings replaced leisurely rides around the farm. Quite suddenly, there was a need for … more
Anyone who knows me, knows that I hate anything being wasted… especially food. I’m not sure if it’s because of how I was raised or from times when money was tight, but seeing food being thrown … more
On Veterans Day each year, we honor those brave Americans who volunteered their lives in service to our country. This year, in addition to celebrating the six military branches and their reserve … more
I read an article recently which pointed out that most Christians spend one percent of their waking hours in church. This calculation was made with the assumption that Christians get an average of … more
It happens to every one of us at one time or another. We travel along comfortably, and everything seems fine. Then, suddenly our life journey takes a curve so sharp that we feel like we’ve been … more
It’s Halloween weekend and there is a seasonal chill in the air. There’s also a chill affecting American confidence in our economy. With an unfocused White House in charge, gas prices … more
“Make sure she gets on the bike again,” Dad instructed Dorothy after my heel was bandaged. We all knew what he meant; I needed to ride again to overcome the fear of getting hurt. In … more
Every year, Dad planted a vegetable garden. He enjoyed working in his garden, watching it grow, sharing the harvest and knowing he was providing for his family. In 1962, he did not plant a garden. … more
I can’t believe it’s already November! Halloween is over, the temperatures are dropping and people are starting to think of Thanksgiving and Christmas, which will be just around the … more
A woman had been feeling short of breath for several weeks. Physical activities which had previously been easy for her, were becoming a chore. In fact, simply laying down resulted in difficulty … more
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