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I learned most of what I knew about swimming by splashing around in the stock dam in our north pasture.
For two years, the pandemic had prevented Heart of Clay Ministry from offering opportunities to inmates at the Clay County Correctional Facility. The return has been joyous not only for the inmates, but also for the volunteers who are seeing large groups return to the Bible studies.
"American life is not bleak, in my opinion. If you want to find the goodness, the Americana we love, go out and experience rural America."
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"Many who think they are faithful never fully understand the practical implications of their beliefs, and what is actually demanded of them. And Christians are no less guilty of this than the faithful of any other religion."
"Watching non-traditional farm girls learn to care for livestock, including working with their stubborn heifers in the yard where my great-great-grandparents and great-grandparents once lived by the old granary, blends the old with the new."
What makes this show special is the attention to every tiny detail.
I’m many decades removed from being a child, now, but I have never lost my love for horses, and the West still has a special place in my heart because it’s where my dad grew up.
Whatever tops your list as the most important event of the summer, the equivalent of a large Christmas gathering, show up for it. Your example sets the tone for the next generation.

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"It would serve us well to remember ... You have never looked into the eyes of a person God doesn’t love."
She and I also hit it off because of our shared fascination with politics, especially South Dakota politics.
Only a handful of nations export food and even fewer international trading firms handle those exports.

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