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 whole point—the person and work of Jesus Christ. I can hear you asking,…

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…

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…

Erasers

We love erasers. Perhaps it’s because we have discovered that erasers are for more than just erasing. They are also great for bringing out highlights and toning down excessively dark areas in drawings. Different erasers are good for different jobs. Over time, we have come to the conclusion that, well, you just can’t have too…

Kanopolis State Park

With opportunities ranging from hiking to fishing to rock-hunting, Kanopolis State Park is an outdoor paradise.

Pros and Cons of Feeding Pets Raw Diets

When people began turning to raw diets to improve their health, perhaps it was only natural that they started to wonder if raw foods might benefit their pets, as well. Today, raw diets for dogs and cats have a dedicated following. Success stories abound. So are these diets all they are cracked up to be,…

Breeds of Livestock

The varied livestock breeds of the world have fascinating histories and characteristics.  Many country living enthusiasts have spent enjoyable hours researching their favorite breeds. One good source of information is the Breeds of Livestock site put together by Oklahoma State University.  This is a handy online encyclopedia-type reference packed with facts about both popular and…

Hillsdale State Park

Although Hillsdale State Park is home to one of the more recent reservoirs in Kansas, the land has seen its share of history. Both Kaw and Osage Indians regularly hunted in this area. The Santa Fe Trail passed by a few miles to the north. Later, the landscape was marred by the violence of the…