Amanda Topinka – Meet the Editor!

Everybody always wonders who the face behind the website is.  Well I'm new over here {somewhat} and can't wait to get to know you!  We'll try to get some of our bloggers on here as well! Name: Amanda Topinka Born: Ark City, KS Raised: After Ark City, my family and I moved to Warrensburg, MO [...]

Meet Lara Ketter, Blogger of the Month

Hello! My name is Lara, which rhymes with Sarah, although I answer to anything that starts with the L-sound – a common occurrence in the world of hard-to-pronounce names. I’m not what you would call a “warm and fuzzy” writer. My writing is closer to “warped and funny” when it comes right down to it. [...]

Kansas Shine {Blogger of the Month}

By Natalie Olmsted, Blogger of the Month for July 2015 The political climate in Kansas these days is tumultuous, at best. There are days of frustration, anger, and disappointment as we fight amongst ourselves for what we believe is right, and struggle against our current government whom many feel have alienated the majority of Kansans. It’s very difficult [...]

Generosity & Gratitude Go Hand in Hand {Blogger of the Month}

By Andrea Merrigan, Blogger of the Month for May Memorial Day is a day we celebrate the ultimate act of generosity —individuals who have lost their lives while fighting for our freedom. For many military families Memorial Day is not a weekend filled with camping, boating, grilling, or relaxing with family and friends. Instead, it is a weekend to [...]

How to Practice Everyday Generosity {Blogger of the Month}

By Andrea Merrigan, Blogger of the Month for May What do you think of when you hear the word generosity? Generosity, according to Merriam-Webster, is: “the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish: the quality of being generous; especially: willingness to give money and other valuable things to others.” It is amazing how tragedy brings [...]