by Pam Vukelic Kids grow up and have lives of their own. Holidays aren’t as predictable as they once were. But that doesn’t have to mean you can’t keep traditions alive. Perhaps I should have suspected something was up when our daughter, Meredith, invited us to a home-cooked meal at […]
45 Years of Volunteering and Fundraising
by Deb Seminary In Mary Tello-Pool’s basement are two file cabinets dedicated to every event she has worked on since the 1970s. “I can go back to a Holiday Home Walk from 1984, tell you what the theme was, who the chairs were, even what food we had,” she said. […]
My Three Kings
By Rhonda Gowen Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you — even in February. Last year, my son Evan, his two confirmation classmates and I went to Pride Manchester House for a service project. The three boys, Evan, Nick and Bryce, met at our church to prepare eight […]
Volunteers Make the Zoo Go Around!
By Terry Lincoln, Dakota Zoo Director Since its inception 50 years ago, the Dakota Zoo has relied heavily on volunteers in virtually all areas of operation. Many early supporters spent countless hours clearing brush and making the 90 acres of Zoo land habitable for the animals to come. Whether it […]
Betsy Dalrymple – Volunteering Across North Dakota
by Deb Seminary Growing up just outside of Detroit, Michigan, North Dakota’s First Lady Betsy Dalrymple learned early in life how to make a difference in her community. “My father was a lawyer and my mother was a stay-at-home mom. She did volunteer work and really encouraged me,” she said. […]
Healthy Holiday Decadence
The Healthy Holiday Decadence article can be read here. The Pumpkin Panna Cotta Recipe we promised from the December/January issue follows: Pumpkin Panna Cotta Yields 6 4-ounce servings 1 1/2 cups milk 1 envelope (2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin 1 cup heavy cream (or low-fat half & half for a […]
Second Annual 'Who Inspires You' Contest
We are excited to announce the second annual “Who Inspires You” contest! We received so many heart-warming, inspiring entries last year, we can’t wait to read more! Details are included in the new December/January issue of Inspired Woman and you can also find them here.
Building Connections Through Bible Study
by Tina Ding Women seeking deeper relationships with Jesus Christ or simply wanting to connect with other Christian women come together at Women’s Bible Studies. Hungry to learn more about God’s Word or to worship outside of a regular church service; ready to learn, pray and experience fellowship in an […]
Miniature Horse Rescue Meets Many Needs
Alison Larson-Smith grew up riding horses. When she developed a bad back and could no longer ride, she knew she had to find a way to stay involved with horses. She decided to buy a miniature horse and fell in love with the breed.
Autism: Understanding is Key
By Kylie Blanchard When Sherris Richards’ daughter, Faith, was diagnosed with autism at 18-months it impacted her entire family. “It devastated us to the core,” she says. “I think it affected us even more because we didn’t know about autism.”