Archives of Inspiration

meet along the way: Jennifer Abernathy

Women do incredible things. This section features the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

meet along the way: Joan Weeks + Marge Nunnelly

Women do incredible things. Here, we feature the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

From the Editor: Beginnings

I didn’t know how to start this letter, how to open up this issue of the magazine.  It is one of my pet peeves when people start a speech by saying that. I always think, no one knows what to do before they put thought into it; tell us not about the wrestling with the […]

Planning Your Wedding in 2020

To everyone who is hoping to get married this year during an unprecedented global pandemic, we see you. Like having a big sister, sometimes it’s nice to hear from someone who has gone through a difficult experience first. Here, brides and vendors share their wisdom on how they are handling planning weddings in the midst […]

From This Day Forward: Holly (Reynolds) + Tyler McLemore

Maybe it’s true that it’s the middle of stories that count the most, but we also love knowing about how stories started and set the stage for the beauty to come. Here, local couple Holly (Reynolds) and Tyler McLemore share the story of how their love began, as well as the wisdom they have learned […]

From This Day Forward: Maddie + Danny Bitter

Maybe it’s true that it’s the middle of stories that count the most, but we also love knowing about how stories started and set the stage for the beauty to come. Here, local couple Maddie and Danny Bitter share the story of how their love began, as well as the wisdom they have learned as […]

From This Day Forward: Ellen (Hahs) + Rich Flentge

Maybe it’s true that it’s the middle of stories that count the most, but we also love knowing about how stories started and set the stage for the beauty to come. Here, local couple Ellen (Hahs) and Rich Flentge share the story of how their love began, as well as the wisdom they have learned […]

From This Day Forward: ZuVonda + Justin Wiseman

Maybe it’s true that it’s the middle of stories that count the most, but we also love knowing about how stories started and set the stage for the beauty to come. Here, local couple ZuVonda and Justin Wiseman share the story of how their love began, as well as the wisdom they have learned as […]

From This Day Forward: Taylor + Tyler Michelson

Maybe it’s true that it’s the middle of stories that count the most, but we also love knowing about how stories started and set the stage for the beauty to come. Here, local couple Taylor and Tyler Michelson share the story of how their love began, as well as the wisdom they have learned as […]

5 Things to Know for Your Wedding Day

Confession time: I completely underestimated the amount of time, energy, money and emotion it would take to plan my wedding. As someone who plans events for work, I thought I would be a natural at wedding planning. I thought it would be one scratch off of the to-do list after another until one day I […]