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.”

Regina's Story: Strong Women Having Coffee

Regina's Story: Strong Women Having Coffee

Regina has taken up residence in places where she is most definitely needed, but not necessarily welcomed. A legally blind muslim woman who takes part in local politics and is active in her community especially in her advocacy for minorities takes a certain chutzpah in today's American life

Sarah's Story: The Next Right Thing

Sarah's Story: The Next Right Thing

"Was that an alcohol problem or just typical stupid teenage behavior?" I asked trying to clarify.
"I think it's a little bit of both," came her answer, "I eventually got to a point where I was drinking because of my problems and not because I wanted to have fun. I was pretending I was a normal person and not an alcoholic…”
Warning: graphic photo included

Greta's Story: Where Sled Dogs, Trader Joe's, and a Covertly Unique Life Intersect

Greta's Story: Where Sled Dogs, Trader Joe's, and a Covertly Unique Life Intersect

I've worked a lot of non typical, "tough," and physically demanding jobs and usually to obsession. And, despite the tough work I've had in my life being a mom requires way more hours and hard work than any other job I've had. Plus, I'm the only person I know who prefers Keystone Light to most other beers. And, I'm not afraid to admit it!


Shedding a Red-Light On "The Dumas Hotel"

Shedding a Red-Light On "The Dumas Hotel"

Here's the backstory for the song, "The Dumas Hotel." My great-aunt Ruby Garrett was the last madam of The Dumas Hotel in Butte, Montana. Not only that, she served two prison sentences; one for manslaughter in 1959 and the other for tax evasion in 1981.

Travis' Story: Between More and Enough: Operating a Micro-Farm

Travis' Story: Between More and Enough: Operating a Micro-Farm

We have just a little spot with only 5 Acres. It's not a lot, but it's enough for us. It's kinda like that sign at Jimmy John's, "The gap between more and enough never closes," or something like that. A person always wants more, but it's nice to be happy with what you have.