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.”
The Kitchen Table
By Kristin Rosenau Life reminds me of the childhood game of Hide-and-Seek. Most of it is spent hiding anxiously behind familiar routines or a pleasant facade, knowing that change is always close by, glancing around corners and peering into closets, never too far from finding you. Change knows all the […]
by Michelle Farnsworth I grew up knowing I had one of, if not the greatest, mother in the entire world. When I was young I didn’t know all the details, but I had an idea that she had weathered some pretty strong storms – alone.
Sometimes it's Ok to Say Yes
by Megan Nitschke Ralph Waldo Emerson poetically wrote in his book Self Reliance about the journey of life, comparing it to a “zigzag line of a hundred tacks.” As he says, the path of life doesn’t look straight until it’s seen from a sufficient distance. This passage sticks out to […]