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A warm bowl of soup is a classic comfort food, especially when the weather turns colder or if one has a cold. The strong association between soup and comfort hasn’t been lost on researchers. … more
Any time I think of New Years, I can’t help but think of New Year’s resolutions. You probably have some on your mind right now. Most resolutions I hear tend to lean toward a bettering of self: … more
I've often mused about how easy it is to communicate today versus a century ago. My daughter has lived abroad for the past decade or more. When we want to communicate, we are a text message away from … more
A seizure can b e most frightening for a family member, friend or anyone to witness. However, for some people with epilepsy, seizures may be fairly common and not unexpected. Roughly one in 10 people … more
What has changed? I certainly hope that Gevo will come to Lake Preston; it would be a great benefit to all the county’s corn producers and the county in general. What has changed from three years … more
During the holiday season, we are surrounded by many gifts. I’m sure we can all remember growing up and not being able to sleep the night before Christmas. The anticipation and the excitement for … more
At last, they had made it! The three brushed the layer of dust from their fine robes and opened their travel bags. Caspar removed a shiny piece of gold. Melchior found the bundle of frankincense. … more
As they say in Ireland, "a happy Christmas to all" or phonetically in Gaelic, "Noleg Shona" ’Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house, Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. The … more
I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays despite the last-minute snow. We traveled before the snow hit and then stayed around home and enjoyed a white Christmas. We had Christmas at my mom’s … more
For generations, home ownership has been a goal that families plan for, budget for and work hard to achieve. Thinking back to when Ashley and I were newlyweds and planning for a family, we dreamt of … more
Christmas time is a time for giving. It is a joy to give as well as a joy to receive. If we are honest, some gifts “hit the spot” more than others. Some keep our attention longer. Some we hold … more
Could the “Underlining Elegance” of this Christmas season be “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men?” No other better underlining came to my sewing room (my mind). In our turbulent world today, we … more
“How much longer ‘til Christmas?” Mom likely grew tired of my incessant question; it seemed to me like Christmas would NEVER come! “It’s only two weeks away,” she replied patiently, then … more
What comes to mind when you think of the word “joy?” Maybe it is time with family or friends. Maybe it is time spent with your spouse or children. Maybe there is a certain hobby or pastime that … more
Christmas will soon be upon us. I pray that you will be around family and friends for the occasion. Here's a Christmas poem from cowboy poet friend Bob Peterman from Montana. It’d been a long cold … more
Myths are just stories we tell ourselves and others to make sense of the world around us. They convey beliefs or values and attempt to tell truths. In their effort to tell the truth, myths may … more
Once again, our American Legion State Commander Courtney Steffen has allowed me to share her inspiring message with the Kingsbury Journal readers. “Getting ready for another day at one of the most … more
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