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Jesus speaks in two different ways. Sometimes, he tells you what to do. We call these commandments. There are some really famous commandments. You get the Ten Commandments from Moses. Those are big … more
A spoon full a day keeps the doctor away. Our parents took a preventative approach to child health care, which included a daily dose of cod liver oil for Deloris and Donald. “It’s good for … more
South Dakota’s jobs market is booming. Our unemployment rate is the lowest in America. Businesses are moving to our state in large numbers. But we’re always looking for ways to continue to the … more
Nowadays, we are becoming familiar with telemedicine, or health care services provided electronically via the Internet. In rural settings, telemedicine helps provide specialty care to patients … more
I ripped open the envelope and pulled out the piece of paper. It was a check. I stared at the numbers for a few seconds, and soon the wheels in my head, treaded with dollar signs, began turning. We … more
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. I think the best gift you can give any mom is your time and to show your appreciation for all she does. For moms with kids who no longer live at home, what they want … more
You won’t see a job offer for it. There is no benefits package, no 401k. Yet, many people still “apply” to be a mother. Our culture does not often talk about parenthood as a job or career. … more
In South Dakota, we have so much to be proud of. Our beautiful landscapes, thriving business climate, and welcoming residents all combine to make this state truly the land of “Great Faces, Great … more
In the old days, country doctors often cared for folks by coming to the patient’s homes. These house calls brought great relief to people and families who needed medical attention. Nowadays, we are … more
I’m still waiting for some warmer weather. We get a tease of it occasionally, but I’m ready for the real thing. I’m ready to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air, and I can’t wait to … more
I find it easy to give clothes, money, food and other necessities to those in need but struggle with the serious sickness of a selfish spirit. What does that mean? The very idea of being last is not … more
Excitement was in the air! I could feel it. My birthday was Wednesday, but Mom said that everyone was coming to celebrate on Sunday. One more day; I couldn’t wait! She wiped down the white metal … more
When Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, 2021, he declared that “my whole soul is in this: bringing America together... and uniting our nation.” He pledged to … more
Life seldom goes as planned. Bad timing. Unintentional disaster. Mother Nature unleashing her mighty powers. We have all come upon animals in a bad situation, but animal rescues were simply part of … more
As a part-time mail carrier, I have realized after years of driving that route day after day, that I could often finish for the day and remember almost nothing about the route. Driving the mail … more
One of my main responsibilities as Governor is to keep South Dakota safe. It’s something that I take very seriously. After all, I love this state. I love the people who live here. In a small state … more
Bacchus was a member of the Roman pantheon of gods. In ancient times he had a variety of attributes, but modern culture primarily remembers him as a god of wine and debauchery. Perhaps the image … more
Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m an animal lover. Every time I see a picture of a baby animal, I say I want one. Since we live in town, I have to settle for our two labs and my chihuahua. At … more
Almost every summer the relentless sun beat down, “hotter than a pistol,” especially on haying days. Whether out in the hayfield, at the top of a stack or in the sweltering haymow, the memories … more
As a parent, I have definitely felt the pull and the necessity to be in two places at once. Can you relate? My kids have something going on, I have a meeting miles away. One kid has baseball here, … more
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