We talk with people from many walks of life who have one thing in common, a story, but not just any story. One that reveals the love and grace of God working through their life and told without the filters of pride or pretense.

Some stories will entertain, others will encourage and inspire. But whether you’re laughing or brushing away tears, they will touch your heart. May these stories be a source of faith, hope and love.

Four Time Olympian Dr. Madeline Manning Mims

Four Time Olympian Dr. Madeline Manning Mims

Imagine, you run the 800-meter race for the US team. You are, without question, the fastest woman in the Western Hemisphere and Olympic bound. It’s 1967, you’re competing in a European/USA competition, a preview of the upcoming 1968 Olympic games. From around the...

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Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day

Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day

​Soft hands and a strong faith, that is how one of his competitors described him. Pat Day has won over 8,000 thoroughbred races including the Belmont Stakes 3 times, the Preakness 5 times and the Kentucky Derby. With those wins came the induction into the National...

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WNBA Chaplain Fleceia Comeaux

WNBA Chaplain Fleceia Comeaux

WNBA Chaplain Fleceia Comeaux Fleceia blew out her knee as a junior in high school. Then she was told that here dreams of a scholarship were over; no college would take a risk on her now. But God had other plans; in spite of that devastating diagnosis, Fleceia...

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Secretariat – With Otto Thorwarth

Secretariat – With Otto Thorwarth

Secretariat With Otto Thorwarth​ Have you ever noticed that God seldom shows us the end from the beginning? I believe He wants us to trust and allow Him to lead one step at a time. Some call that a walk of faith. I have heard much said about the importance of having a...

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The Hurricane – Brian Jackson

The Hurricane – Brian Jackson

The Hurricane - Brian Jackson Some say he’s superhuman, some call him the “Hurricane,” others say he is full of hot air. But the one most people remember him by; the “I Believe Guy.” And I believe is what his story is all about. Brian Jackson holds 12 Guinness Book...

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Decisions & Destiny

Decisions & Destiny

Decisions Determine Destiny ...but not only yours. Ask your kids. ​ We have all heard it said, “decisions determine destiny” and it’s true. Our future has everything to do with the decisions we make today. However, they are never made in a vacuum. They often do more...

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A Vision and a 3D Printer

A Vision and a 3D Printer

A Vision and a 3D Printer ​We have all seen children with missing or deformed limbs. Perhaps they were born that way, or perhaps it came as the result of an accident. But’s it’s obvious that they have difficulty doing many of the things that most kids take for...

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Scott Mendes – World Champion Bull Rider

Scott Mendes – World Champion Bull Rider

I’m not sure if it’s the insane danger, the bone crushing crashes or the challenge of watching a 180-pound man pit his grip strength and balance against the power of a 2000-pound angry animal. Whatever the reason, millions of people find it impossible to look away...

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It Defies Logic

It Defies Logic

It Defies Logic Like many, Brad Herman’s early life was not ideal. From the age of three, after his parents divorced, he was raised in a single parent home by his mom. He would see his dad every other weekend. But that usually meant spending time at the office while...

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Teach the Little Children

Teach the Little Children

Teach the Little Children ...and the seed will bear fruit. In 1992, Darey and Karen Jolley made a life changing decision. It meant pursuing a vision that would require all they had, all their time, all their energy, and the abandonment of financial security. Few...

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Drug Lord to Evangelist

Drug Lord to Evangelist

Extraordinary-Compelling-Miraculous ​“You’ll never be good enough, you’re a loser and always will be.” Those words, spoken by an angry alcoholic father, echoed through Johan’s mind every day of his young life. Feelings of rejection and worthlessness drove him to prove...

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Financial Wisdom & COVID-19

Financial Wisdom & COVID-19

In addition to the loss of life, the Coronavirus has forced the shutdown of many businesses. This has obviously created great uncertainty in the marketplace. And where there’s uncertainty there is also fear. Fear, at its best, distorts and at its worst destroys good...

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One Drop of Hope

One Drop of Hope

​In April of 2019, “the big one,” that’s what the doctors called it, nearly ended life on earth for David Hinton. The fact that he survived is miracle enough, but there’s more, much more to this story. When pandemics, economic problems, health concerns, or...

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Surviving the Loss of Your Child

Surviving the Loss of Your Child

In March of 2008, after touching down from a long flight, this mom and dad received a sobering phone call from their daughter. She informed them that her brother, their son and youngest child was in the hospital. In the days following, they learned the seriousness of...

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Helping Hands Change Lives

Helping Hands Change Lives

            “I’m not Mormon, not Catholic and as far as I know my wife and I are not crazy.” That’s how my  guest on the latest Family Stories podcast answered my first question. Somehow, in the midst of raising a wonderful family of eleven children (no that’s not a...

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The Fall Should Have Killed Him

The Fall Should Have Killed Him

            In June of 2016 a 65-year-old man crashed into rocks and boulders as he tumbled 600 feet down the avalanche chute of a steep mountain. It should have killed him. His climbing partner thought it did.          Climbing “fourteeners” (mountains above 14,000...

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