Real Lives


Michael Chen

Sunday, May 9th, 2010


A Physician who is a practicing Christian?  Is that even possible?  Well, Michael is a man who is passionate for the Lord and is trying to live a life modeling Jesus Christ in a high-demand profession.  Listen to his story. Be encouraged that [...] Keep reading…


William Paul Young

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


What do you get when you cross a passion for writing and deep spirituality with a love for family?  In the case of William Paul Young, you get a richly textured narrative that penetrates the depths of the  human spirit and massages a [...] Keep reading…


Greg Smith

Sunday, October 18th, 2009


What happens when you cross a passion with sharing your faith in Jesus Christ with your passion in creative writing? Well, meet Greg Smith.  Greg, known as David Gregory, has become a best-selling author by pursuing his passion for writing and using it [...] Keep reading…


The ‘Prof’

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

College Instructor

At the end of spring term at OSU, I left Professor (and Roman Catholic Deacon) Chris Anderson’s C.S. Lewis literature class with the sense that both Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien had rehabilitated Christianity. In Lewis’s Surprised by Joy and Tolkien’s essay “On Fairy [...] Keep reading…


Don Snow

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

US Army; Lt. Col. ret.

When you first meet Don, you may be deceived.   He is a relatively short man with a humble spirit, an infectious laugh and a constant twinkle in his eye. But if you’re looking for someone who is passionate about following Jesus Christ and [...] Keep reading…


Casey Davis

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Father and student

Casey is a modest man. He doesn’t revel in nor seek the limelight.  But despite growing up in a broken home he is determined to change the “pattern” and won’t allow any talk of divorce in his marriage. He works very hard at [...] Keep reading…


Phil Doud

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

John & Phil's Toyota; Car Dealer

Can a car salesman honor God by selling cars?  How about a car dealer? The story of Phil Doud is a story that says emphatically ‘Yes’.  And because of Phil’s commitment to serving God, not only has a company, a dealership, and a [...] Keep reading…


Val Shean

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Veterinarian in Uganda

Dr. Val Shean’s story is a story you must hear to appreciate.  Enjoy!


Arlene Amick

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Missionary Grandma

About 15 years ago, I heard a representative from NW Medical Teams speak about their work in various third world countries. Their volunteers usually perform Humanitarian and Christian work in two phases : “Service-based evangelism”, followed by “Proclamation evangelism.” The first category includes [...] Keep reading…


Eric Peterson

Saturday, March 28th, 2009


I am a teacher at Santiam Christian in Adair Village, Oregon.  I was an engineer for 11 years and thought long and hard about how to best live out my calling. At first I thought missions might be the route but after working [...] Keep reading…

Fruitfully Anonymous

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Kaleo Life Seeker

A few years ago I just wanted to know what hill God wanted me to plant His flag on top of – if I only knew what great and exciting goal he wanted me to accomplish – I’d go conquer it. I’ve learned since [...] Keep reading…


KamBria Swenson

Friday, March 20th, 2009


My name is KamBria Swenson. I came to know Christ truly about 20 months ago. It was March of my senior year of high school in Springfield, OR when I found out I was pregnant. I knew I was pregnant on February 28th, [...] Keep reading…