Stack Friday

Stack Friday

Article & photos by Marci Narum On Black Friday, when the stores are buzzing with shoppers and cash registers are working overtime, the Narum family is far away from any retail store and nowhere close to Wi-Fi. The only buzzing sound comes from chainsaws. A log...
Lefse: A Generational Labor of Love

Lefse: A Generational Labor of Love

By Nicole Thom-Arens  During Christmas 2007, I was six months pregnant with my son Liam and I was deciding just what family traditions I wanted to pass on to my child. My husband and I had just returned from Scotland the previous spring. While there, I discovered the...
Parent Cafés: Conversations to Keep Families Strong

Parent Cafés: Conversations to Keep Families Strong

Submitted article and photos by Missi Baranko, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota Great conversations, a delicious meal — and free childcare. Impossible, right? It’s not. It’s what Parent Cafés are all about.     In 2019, Healthy Families of North Dakota (a...
Sweet & “Sticky” A Sunday Morning Lesson

Sweet & “Sticky” A Sunday Morning Lesson

By Carrie Bentley Submitted photos I knew it was going to be a long morning from the very moment I sat down on the church pew. My three boys, Sam, Tim, and Emmett (ages 6, 4, and 1 at the time) had the wiggles. Only a week had passed since we had trick-or-treated for...
Look What She Did: Edna Sailor

Look What She Did: Edna Sailor

By Marci Narum A tear-stained pillow in the safety of her bedroom is part of any little girl’s life, unless that bedroom isn’t safe. Then, shelter might be an alfalfa field where the cries of pain, confusion, and sadness swell and only birds and prairie dogs hear...
Abstract, Feeling, Purpose.

Abstract, Feeling, Purpose.

Maker: Erica Thune Publisher’s note: Lea Black is a professional photographer and a member of Makewell, a community of more than 1,000 creatives, makers, and entrepreneurs around the Midwest whose mission is to “equip the makers and dreamers by sparking ideas and...