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 […]
Parent Drivers: Let's Step on the Brakes
By Julie Fedorchak Like most mothers of school-age children, I devoted a good chunk of August to school preparation. New shoes? Check. New clothes? Check. School supplies, water bottles, backpacks? Yep. Hair cuts, dental appointments, immunizations, physicals? Check, check, check …
In God's Hands
by Shelly Preszler Exhaustion. There’s really no other way to describe it. It had been the busiest May our family had ever experienced. We had everything from a college graduation, prom, confirmation, and a birthday party, and that was only one weekend alone.
Bismarck-Mandan Newcomers Club
by Irene Hoff Try something fun, try something new, the Newcomers Club may be for you! The members of the Bismarck-Mandan Newcomers Club extend their greetings and hope we have an opportunity to meet you personally at our monthly meetings. The clubs’ goal is to nurture fellowship and friendship, and […]
Mark Schultz Concert Benefits Welcome House
Contemporary Christian artist Mark Schultz is taking a detour during his ‘Letters From War’ tour to help out a local non-profit. Welcome House, a local homeless shelter, will receive all proceeds from the concert at the Belle Mehus, October 28th.
She's Got It
by Lynn Boehm The ‘it’ factor. Movie stars have it, rock and roll musicians have it, charismatic politicians even have it. What is ‘it’, you ask? It’s something that sets an individual apart from the rest, something intangible that makes them very special. As you continue to read on, you’ll […]
Hollis Mackintosh…Passion for the Arts
Hollis Mackintosh was almost two years old, she discovered her passion. “The story is that I wouldn’t go to sleep at night. My mother took me to a ‘Mommy and Me’ dance class when I was 18 months old in an effort to find a creative way to wear me […]