• The Cross Centered Life

    What is the point of the Christian faith? Actually, the answer is not a what.  It’s a who. The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing by C. J. Mahaney is short, but powerful, because its focus is simply the main thing—the person and work of Jesus Christ. I can hear you asking,… Continue Reading…

    The Cross Centered Life
  • Kaw River State Park

    The story of Kaw River State Park, the latest addition to the Kansas park system, begins with the Menninger family.  Dr. Charles Frederick Menninger was a physician who had long hoped to set up practice with his sons.  When the Menningers opened a clinic together in Topeka, it was Charles’s son Karl, a psychiatrist, who… Continue Reading…

    Kaw River State Park
  • What is a Chicken’s Comb For?

    Have you ever wondered about the purpose of a chicken’s comb?  A comb certainly gives a chicken’s face character, particularly the big, bright comb of a rooster.  The shape and size of chicken combs have been manipulated by selective breeding over thousands of years to suit the preferences of different poultry keepers.  But is there… Continue Reading…

    What is a Chicken’s Comb For?


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