We talk with people of all ages from many walks of life who have one thing in common, a story. Real stories from real people without the filters of pride, pretense or appearances.

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.

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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