Sandy McMerty and her husband, Matt, have a big dream to provide meaningful employment for individuals with special needs. Together they launched The Gifted Bean Coffee House, inside the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, to do just that—and to give their son Cristian, a Bismarck teenager with Down syndrome, the […]
Look What She Did: Ashley Eide
It started with a simple writing prompt in a high school English class: Should we donate all the money we use on luxuries to people in third world countries? Ashley Eide’s answer was no. “If we work hard enough to afford luxuries, we should be able to reward ourselves, but […]
Make the Meant-To’s a Thing of the Past: Seven Excuse-Free Ways to Burn More Calories This Year
by Lisa Dingeman As human beings, we strive to take care of others, as well as ourselves. Each year we make a personal promise to get more exercise, but often don’t follow through on that promise. Raise your current bar on physical activity with these seven quick and simple ways […]
Peace of Mind in 2017: Setting up a Trust for Your Estate
by JoDell Bourgois As people journey through life, many are blessed to accumulate wealth andfinancial security. As life is winding down, many families face the unfamiliar task of transferring this wealth to their family members. Using a trust is a common way to achieve this goal. There are many advantages […]
Positively Blessed in Sweet Suffering
By Marci Narum ⃒ Photography: Photos by Jacy 2017 will be the year Delila Mayer walks again. She believes, between therapy and prayer, she will get out of her wheelchair, walk, and be able to go back home. Her positive spirit will help too. Delila became paralyzed in June 2015. […]
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tigirlily Talks Joy, Holiday Memories, and Inspiration
Click here to visit Tigirlily’s website, where you can learn more about the sisters, purchase their music, and see their upcoming concert dates.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Fertility Care
Scott and Lindsay Cleveland and Jana Heen share more about the Creighton Model FertilityCare System.
In Memory of Myrt Armstrong: She Planted the Seeds of Hope and Yielded Joy
Photos and Article by Lexi Kerzman Dedicated, passionate, vibrant, opinionated. Those are just a few words that describe the late Myrt Armstrong. Myrt passed away on October 24, 2016 but her legacy is everlasting. Myrt dedicated her life to advocating for mental health. In 1970 she joined the Mental Health […]
With Great Joy: Sharing Their Music
By Jody Kerzman Music brings joy. It’s something four North Dakota women have known since they were very young, and now they’re sharing their music with the world, bringing joy to people beyond their small North Dakota hometowns. We caught up with North Dakota’s own Kat Perkins, Gwen Sebastian, and […]
Fertility Care: What’s Going on With My Body?
By Jody Kerzman The Cleveland family—Scott, Lindsay, and four-year-old Mariam—is anxious to welcome a baby boy into their family in January. “We had been hoping to get pregnant for a year and a half but hadn’t,” says Lindsay. “I had been trying to track my cycle but it was difficult […]