The Key to Living By Faith

Many readers can find the Old Testament somewhat confusing in the context of the New Testament, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  The New Testament actually makes the meaning and purpose of the Old Testament clear: Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by…

Webster State Park

While many Kansas reservoirs were constructed to counteract flooding in the eastern part of the state, some were built to combat drought in the western part.  The area of Webster State Park was settled rapidly during the late 1800s and even the first two decades of the 1900s, but after about 1920 a spell of…

The Breeding Toolbox: Crossbreeding

Crossbreeding is the final tool in the breeding toolbox. The term crossbreeding in its strictest sense refers to mating two purebred animals of different breeds together. This strict use of the word is typically preferred among pet breeders, but in the livestock realm crossbreeding is sometimes used to cover a wide array of breeding systems…

General’s Pastel Chalk Pencils

When working with pastels, precision can be difficult to achieve.  Fortunately, pastel pencils make it easier. Pastel pencils have several applications, but there are two situations in which they particularly come in handy: Laying out an initial sketch to fill in with soft pastels. Bringing out details to finish a piece of artwork. The advantage…

Tuttle Creek State Park

Tuttle Creek Reservoir has the dubious distinction of being one of the most controversial lakes in Kansas history. Tuttle Creek was named for local resident and Mexican–American War veteran Henry Tuttle. A dam on Tuttle Creek was authorized in 1938 by the Flood Control Act, partly as a safety measure, partly as a source of…

The Breeding Toolbox: Linecrossing

Linecrossing is the practice of mating animals that are of the same breed, but from different lines (bloodlines are established by the process of linebreeding). Some breeders call this process outcrossing. However, since some producers use outcrossing to refer to crossbreeding, we have chosen the term linecrossing for clarity. Going back to our imaginary horses…

Quote of the Week: Failure

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. —Abraham Lincoln

Loving God With All Your Mind

What does it mean to love God with all your mind? The answer is probably not as complicated as you think. In Loving God With All Your Mind, author Elizabeth George recalls her struggle with depression before seguing into the solutions she found in Scripture.  Six verses changed her life: Philippians 4:8. Matthew 6:34. Philippians 3:13–14….

Scott State Park

The area of Scott State Park has a particularly rich heritage. It was once the home of the Apache tribe, but various Pueblo Indians fled to its remote expanses to escape the tyranny of the Spaniards of New Mexico. Later it became the home of French troops contesting the right of Spain to the Great…