Inspired Woman Magazine

Category - 2011

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A Weight Loss Success Story

by Tina Ding Social norms for healthy weight run the gamut. On one end of the spectrum, celebrities aim for super slim bodies; society notices. On the other, terms like ‘overweight’ and ‘heavy’ replace ‘obesity’ when...

The Person Who Inspires Me

By Leslee Smith (This was an entry in our ‘Who Inspires You’ contest’) The person who inspires me is someone who has lived a life with blessings and challenges, has gone on to bless others and always...

RSVP+ Helping People Help Other People

by Mary Siverson Recent events in this area have brought attention to volunteerism and the need for communities to have large pools of volunteers ready to assist, whatever the challenge. During the 2011 Flood in Central...

Audrey Herman, RN – a Slice of Inspiration

If you have visited the Medcenter One Same Day Surgery Center, you may recognize Audrey Herman, or at least the sound of her voice. Her distinct voice and personality are a great combination that help make her patients...

Improvised Traditions

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Mother

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...