Helen Steiner Rice

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Poetry of Helen Steiner Rice

This past Mother's Day(2008), my youngest daughter, Jasmine gave me Loving Promises by Helen Steiner Rice for my gift. I think it's the most thoughtful Mother's Day gift I have ever gotten, and one to be most treasured.
I had not heard of Helen Steiner Rice before this. Her Christian inspirational poems are wonderful! More than once reading out of the book has uplifted my day.
I have read the books and it is a treasure to this day to me.

I wish that I was able to share her poetry with my readers here on squidoo, but it is highly copyrighted and requires an advertising fee to be paid.

I am listing her books and other items that are for sale. I can not encourage you enough to check out her work. It's full of insight and encouragement!


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Here is a list of just some of my favorite poems by Helen Steiner Rice:
1 .A Mother's Love
2. Fathers are Wonderful People
3. Climb Till Your Dreams Come True
4. Everyone Needs Someone
5. This Too Shall Pass
6. Where There is Love

Loving Promises

This is the book that my daughter gave me that Mother's Day. A treasured gift. In fact this is the exact edition! There are other editions of this same book available for less money. Check them out :)

Someone Cares

This book is also on my book shelf, bought after I received my gift and loved it so! 10 chapters of love and inspiration!

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About Helen Steiner Rice

Helen Steiner Rice (May 19 1900 – April 23 1981) was an American writer of religious and inspirational poetry.

Helen Steiner was born in Lorain, Ohio on May 19, 1900. Her father, a railroad worker, died in the influenza epidemic of 1918. She began work for a public utility and progressed to the position of advertising manager, which was rare for a woman at that time. She also became the Ohio State Chairman of the Women’s Public Information Committee of the Electric Light Association, and campaigned for women’s rights and improved working conditions.

In 1929 she married Franklin Dryden Rice, a bank vice-president in Dayton, Ohio. After the stock market crash in October that year, Franklin lost his job and his investments. He fell into a depression from which he never recovered, and committed suicide in 1932.

Rice became a successful businesswoman and lecturer, but found her most satisfying outlet in writing verse for the prominent greeting card company American Greetings. Her poems received wide exposure in the 1960s when several were read by Aladdin on the poetry segment of the Lawrence Welk television show.

The demand for her poems became so great that her books are still selling steadily after many printings, and she has been acclaimed as “America’s beloved inspirational poet laureate”. Helen Steiner Rice’s books of inspirational poetry have now sold nearly seven million copies. Her strong religious faith and the ability she had to express deep emotion gave her poems timeless appeal.

She died on the evening of April 23, 1981, a month before her 81st birthday, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio.



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  • TedWritesStuff Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:01 pm
    Wow, another great lesson from squidoo. Thank you for sharing as I had not heard of her before.
  • aesta1 Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:16 pm
    What a touching gift from your daughter.
  • SoundFinance Dec 11, 2012 @ 5:25 am
    I have always loved her work
  • cjbmeb14 Dec 01, 2012 @ 2:44 pm
    My wife is an avid reader and fan of Helen Steiner Rice
  • Michey Nov 29, 2012 @ 11:27 am
    I didn't read the book but now you convince me to do it . Great tribute lens, and great gift from your daughter.
  • Jogalog Nov 09, 2012 @ 11:27 am
    My mum loves Helen Steiner Rice and when I was younger I used to secretly read her books and copy out lines I liked!
  • Nov 09, 2012 @ 1:20 am
    My mother would always choose greetings cards with verse from Helen Steiner Rice for her mother, because they both loved Helen's messages.
  • nancycarol Sep 20, 2012 @ 8:48 pm
    I have always loved her work. My late sister and I discussed her poetry many times by phone, when one of us had sent the other a card with her beautiful words. Thanks so much for sharing, this brought back some wonderful memories. Blessed by a SquidAngel.
  • MyBabyBoo Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:59 am
    Awesome lens, great job! Squidlike
  • akunsquidoku Aug 17, 2012 @ 2:05 am
    Fantastic lens, nicely done!
  • dellgirl Jul 20, 2012 @ 2:29 am
    This is a very informative lens, thanks for sharing. It really held my attention!
  • Kumar_PS Jul 14, 2012 @ 2:31 pm
    Great lens ! Informative. Thanks for sharing.
  • StephanieManning Jul 01, 2012 @ 6:31 pm
    I have never heard of her. I'm sure my step-mother would enjoy her work. Thanks for sharing!
  • WriterJanis Jul 01, 2012 @ 4:28 am
    Congrats on the purple star and blessed.
  • LittleLindaPinda Jun 18, 2012 @ 7:27 pm
    My husband and I like her greeting cards with the beautiful poetry and inspirational quotes.

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