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I love popcorn. It is one of the few snacks I can enjoy without feeling guilty afterward, and I love how easy it is to make up a bunch. I used to buy the microwave popcorn a lot. It was so convenient … more
It’s 2023 … Thank you, friends, for another blank slate, one which to continue to write my life story. New Year's Prayer - by Helen Steiner Rice (from the Connection of Jake Lake) Give us through … more
As the year comes to an end, we look back. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, millions across the world gleefully belt out the words to “Auld Lang Syne.” The tune is an old Scottish … more
Christmas blessings to you! May you abide in the hope, peace and joy that is ours with the gift of a Savior! Yes, Christmas Day has come and gone, but we find ourselves now a few days into the … more
I hope everyone was able to enjoy Christmas. Between the weather and illnesses, we had to postpone some of our celebrations, but we were able to get together with most of our children for a Christmas … more
"Favorite" is often overused, but if I were given a choice of my favorite Christmas story, I wouldn't hesitate. Though my Good Stuff files overflow with holiday "stuff," there is only one favorite … more
At my house, classic TV is a given. My 93-year-old father-in-law enjoys watching reruns of westerns, Perry Mason, Andy Griffith and Gomer Pyle. With these old favorites come commercials targeting an … more
China’s Communist government hates America. That may seem overly harsh or simple – but it’s a fact. They want to be the strongest nation on earth, and they see America standing in their way. … more
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As we deck the halls and fill our hearts with good cheer, we tell tales of the glories of Christmas trees long, long ago. My generation has rocked … more
“Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive its King! Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! Let all their songs employ.” These words are the opening lines of the first two verses of a … more
Last week, I shared my recipe for perfect pumpkin pies, and I decided to make two of them for a big family gathering. Unfortunately, my attempt at quickly whipping up a couple of pies turned into a … more
I got this today in response to an announcement on radio that I was stopping the radio version of Good Stuff at the end of the year. I will continue the newspaper column for the foreseeable … more
My son is one of the many Americans with cleft lip and palate. The specifics of each affected individual’s situation vary, but one thing they have in common is that they will be having surgery. … more
Over the last couple months, I’ve checked out groceries at stores in communities across South Dakota. One out of every four or five customers had to put something back because of how much it cost. … more
She parked the Chevy Coupe next to the wooden building with the bell on top. Her passengers scrambled out and began to unload the car. The young teacher smiled. Her mother and sister were as excited … more
More than nine months after it began, we still hear daily updates and news regarding the war between Ukraine and the Soviet Union. There are many other countries around the world engaged in “armed … more
This year, my mom’s side is all getting together for an early Christmas gathering, and everyone has been assigned a dish (or two) to bring. I was asked to bring a salad and a pumpkin pie. In my … more
The Christmas Gift by Helen Streiner RiceIt happened one day near December's end; two neighbors called on an old-time friend, And they found his shop so meager and mean, made gay with a thousand … more
The holiday season is well on us. At my age I've learned some things about holiday eating that I'd like to share with you … no extra charge. Let's start with: 1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh … more
The holidays are stressful for many people, so this week I’m sharing my thoughts and some ideas on how to alleviate some of that stress when it comes to gatherings with family and friends. If you … more
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