The Jefferson Highway

In the nineteen teens and early 20s motorists did not find their route by a highway number but rather a name.  They were a narrower and slower version of today’s interstates…

Helping With Need

When you arrive in a place you’ve never been before, it make take awhile to figure things out. In fact, you might quickly find you’re without some things you really need. That’s where Rich steps in, to help fill people’s needs and help people find their place…

Refuge KC

Our travels intentionally try to steer clear of controversy and today’s topic is one we had planned for several months.  Who knew that interviewing a former state FFA officer and her husband about their ministry might wind up as an international hot topic.

Rich’s Diverse Neighbors

Just a block down the street from Rich’s office is a grocery store catering to the needs of folks from the country of Burma.  It may not be what you’d expect to find in the heart of the Midwest, but to Rich, it’s just one example of the diverse neighbors he encounters every day…

A Ministry for Newcomers

Richard Casebolt is the Founder and president of something called Refgue KC.  It’s a ministry both in word and deed, living a Christian example while ministering to the basic needs of some of this nation’s newcomers…

The Man Who Was President For a Day

President Trump was recently sworn in as this nation’s 45th president.  Or was he?  That question is not a debate about the new president, but a debate about an additional name to the list that would make the new commander the 46th chief…

David Rice Atchison

His name is David Rice Atchison.  If you know the name, you probably know his unique and sometimes debated place in history.  But there’s much more to the story and today we uncover the details behind a leader and politician on the western frontier…

Honoring the Prince of Peace with Peace

For parts of five years, opposing soldiers dug into trenches all across Europe.  World War I would claim the lives on nearly one million military men, but on Christmas Day of 1914, those two sides seemed to forget what all the fighting was for…

Christmas in World War I

Christmas is not only a time for remembering the birth of Jesus, but it’s also a time when many of us get together with family and friends.  Even in the middle of a World War, Christmas Day had special meaning in 1914…

Fighting in the Trenches

1914 marked the beginning of a war unlike anything the world had ever seen.  Soon thousands of troops had amassed on the front lines across Europe and a line of trenches provided a place for all to dig in, for what they hoped would be a quick war…

Honoring Those Who Saved A Small Town

Mary simply wanted to honor those who had helped save the homes and businesses in the small town of Kimmswick.  What resulted was a creation that’s gained her worldwide fame…

A 50 Foot Levee and a Pie

You often don’t think about making a dessert that resembled a 50 foot high flood levee.  That’s what this bakery did though, and what resulted was a lot of folks coming through the doors…

30,000 Cookies By Christmas

It all began when Mary Hostetter had to bake 30,000 cookies for Christmas.  When she survived that challenge, she figured she might just be able to handle anything – that is until a 50 foot wall of water headed her way…

A Dessert Business That Began At Home

Some of the nation’s most successful businesses began in someone’s home.  That’s the case for Mary, who turned her need to provide for two young children into an opportunity to serve people dessert…

Folds of Honor

When someone in our military dies in the line of duty, we often memorialize them and their service, and rightly so.  But life must somehow go on for the service member’s family.  That’s where this organization steps in…

Answered Prayers in Tehran

In the middle of his most try time, Rocky Sickmann wondered if God was still there – if God would get him out of a horrible situation.  It was then a prayer was answered in a most interesting way…

January 20, 1981

January 20th, 1981 was inauguration day in the U.S.  It was also the day a 444 day hostage crisis ended in Iran…

Trigger on the War

For those of use old enough to remember the events of 1979 and 1980, we may recall the plight of 52 U.S. hostages held in Iran.  Rocky Sickmann was one of those held for 444 days…

The Attack on the Embassy

Rocky Sickmann was in a position to change the course of U.S. history.  If he had pulled the trigger on his weapon, perhaps the last three plus decades of America’s involvement overseas would be far different…

Guarding the Embassy in Tehran

In 1979 Rocky Sickmann received his first assignment at a Marine Security Guard.  He knew it could be a challenge, but perhaps he didn’t fully realize what was ahead of him until he landed half way around the world…