James Story: 15-Second Increments

James Story: 15-Second Increments

There’s a realness to James one most definitely appreciates. What you see seems to be what you get. Under the surface, however, is the hint of an inner something just waiting to disrupt expectations.

Laura's Story: Transportation and the Adidas Leisure Suit

Laura's Story: Transportation and the Adidas Leisure Suit

“I didn't grow up loving trucks and cars and I’m not necessarily passionate about point A to point B. What excites me the most is the out of the box problem solving. The word no motivates me.”

Don & Anne's Story: “There’s so few of us left”

Don & Anne's Story: “There’s so few of us left”

The heart of the dairy crisis: Farmers receive, today, what farmers were paid in 1985, but that same amount of money held a lot more purchase power 34 years ago. Back then minimum wage was $3.35.

“Absolute breakeven is about $19 a hundredweight, now,” Anne explained. “When we took over they were saying $12 or $13 was breakeven. Now, it's $19. That doesn't include paying our bills; that's just to produce the milk.”

Cory & Bridget's Story: When The Roof Caves In

Cory & Bridget's Story: When The Roof Caves In

“So, here's the barn then,” Cory said as we turned the corner.  The sight was impressive. Only a few of the steel trusses were left standing over the length of about two football fields. The stalls sat empty like gaping wounds.

Stephanie's Story: A Game of Cribbage

Stephanie's Story: A Game of Cribbage

As we moved those pegs around the cribbage board, Stephanie’s love for family and friends became evident. Her strength, surprising in many ways, allows her to meaningfully care for her loved ones.

Becca's Story: Bikes, Bands, and Nonsense

Becca's Story: Bikes, Bands, and Nonsense

“I wouldn’t be so into biking if it wasn’t for the community. I’ve played an instrument from 5th grade to today, but if it wasn’t for the community I wouldn’t keep getting more and more involved in it - in music…

Denise's Story: Proper Movement

Denise's Story: Proper Movement

“…not only does she know how to heal the body through the proper movement of muscles, tendons, bones, and ligaments, but she has this wisdom in tending to deeper, unseen wounds through the proper movement of truth, kindness, and faith.”

Tyler's Story: No Tripods Allowed

Tyler's Story: No Tripods Allowed

“Coming out of film, you're always realizing that there's this motion going on and how do you keep motion going? You just get dropped in and it's go, go, go. It's like a little ride.” He spoke with an air of satisfaction. “You get such a natural high off of seeking out a challenge like that and making it happen.”

Kelly's Story: Finding People in Numbers (and Mickey Mouse)

Kelly's Story: Finding People in  Numbers (and Mickey Mouse)

“The day that I don't sit across the desk from somebody to do taxes, I'm done. Anybody can work numbers. My employees give me a bad time because they think I spend more time talking than I do getting the information, but I want people to know that what’s going on in their life matters to me. It’s important to get to know people.”

Zach's Story: Good Grief

Zach's Story: Good Grief

“But and you know,” he continued, “I think another thing that helps me to grieve is my belief that the work of grief is to transform the love you have for a person into a new kind of love and connection that extends beyond their death.

Tiffany's Story: Girl Without Gravity

Tiffany's Story: Girl Without Gravity

If it’s something she has never experienced before that’s what she wants to do. And, if it’s a place she’s never been that’s where she wants to be.

From the Hospital Bedside: An Open Letter to Eagle Brook Church

From the Hospital Bedside: An Open Letter to Eagle Brook Church

This battle with blastomycosis that Carson is facing has been hard to process, really. Aside from the very serious medical aspect of this, is the fact that just a week after we sent Carson off on this new chapter in his life, he got sick. He still feels like one of our own, but he’s now a part of you. So, naturally we asked the question, “How would this big church respond?”

Christine's Story: A 20-Year Military Career Is Just the Start

Christine's Story: A 20-Year Military Career Is Just the Start

“I was blessed with a wonderful career and part of that was being ready and available for every opportunity as it came along and willing to say yes to opportunities.” And, she’s not done yet.

Jed's Story: Searching for Caesar

Jed's Story: Searching for Caesar

Somehow he remembered his calling card number (remember those?) and called his roommate. Since it was in the wee hour of the morning his roommate thought it was a prank, so it took a few tries before Jed convinced him to drive out into the middle of nowhere to pick him up and help search for Caesar.

Meet Alicia from ShoTcha Photography

Meet Alicia from ShoTcha Photography

“I love photography so if I can give back doing something I actually love - great - then I’m not only volunteering, but doing something that truly matters to me and someone else. When you can give a person their photos and they say ‘Wow! I’m beautiful’ - that right there is a blessing.”

Brittany's Story: A Mother's Love Against All Odds

Brittany's Story: A Mother's Love Against All Odds

The likelihood of Dylan’s survival to this point was only 5%. She is defying odds and overcoming obstacles. Her grip on life is matched only by the love and devotion of her mother who whispers in her ear, “You’ve got this, little one.”