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Mandisa Coming to Portland

Ahead of the Hits Deep Tour that’s bringing Mandisa to Portland with TobyMac, Danny Gokey, and Finding Favour, she talked with us about her latest album”Out of the Dark.” Mandisa has been very open about her struggle with depression. The first song she wrote for this album was “Prove Me Wrong.” She says. “That is probably the most honest and raw (song). It doesn’t really end happily ever after. It’s kind of me shaking my… … Continue reading

Ministry of the Month

Methodology of a Mike Silva Festival The Mike Silva International (MSI) team travels to the festival city to build up the local church and proclaim the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.  An MSI Festival is much more than just an event. Our team ministers in churches, meets some of the cities most critical needs, provide Bibles, hosts Pastors’, Women’s and Business Conferences, sponsors a Children’s Fiesta and conducts friendship evangelism and counselor training.  These activities are… … Continue reading

Amy Grant Brings A Special Christmas Music Experience

Amy Grant talks with us about the special Christmas Tour with Michael W Smith and Jordan Smith coming to Portland on Sunday November 19 at Moda Center Theater of the Clouds. Amy tried to explain what makes this event so special. “We try to make every theater feel like a living room,” Amy said. “The journey of the songs, the journey of some of the stories we tell becomes an experience of hope and unity.”… … Continue reading

Jordan Smith Loves Christmas

Jordan Smith, season 9 winner of The Voice, is coming back to Portland with Michael W Smith and Amy Grant on November 19. Jordan talks about the living the dream of being on tour with two of his favorite artists, what he loves about Christmas music, and his obsession with ugly Christmas sweaters. GET TICKETS NOW! … Continue reading

Hometown Hero: Alyson Huntting

Our Hero this month is Alyson Huntting. Alyson will be honored at the Gresham Chamber of Commerce gathering on November 3. Here is the nomination we received: It is my pleasure to nominate Alyson Huntting as a true hometown hero. Alyson is passionate about her community and goes above and beyond to support the causes she believes in.  She is committed to inspiring others to join in and help those in need and leads by… … Continue reading

When Jeremy Camp Lost His Voice

With a new CD coming out and a tour planned, Jeremy Camp starting experiencing something that every singer dreads. “I would sing like 5 songs and lose my voice.” Jeremy headed to the doctor, a vocal specialist, who discovered a small burst blood vessel on one of his vocal chords.  The doctor told him,  “If you keep going you could hemorrhage the whole thing. You would have to have surgery and not talk for a long… … Continue reading

Hometown Hero: Shaelynne Wachlin

Our Hometown Hero for the month of September is Shaelynne Wachlin. Here is what Rachelle said in her nomination: Shaelynne Wachlin is a hometown hero because of her heart for her students. She unconditionally loves to her students. She is willing to go above and beyond for any student. Students love her. She is one of the best teachers! She works more hours, she loves to have fun, take the kids on field trips, and… … Continue reading

We Go to Disneyland Without Our Kids

We Go to Disneyland Without Our Kids and Don’t Feel Guilty  Ask kids to describe a dream vacation and 9 times out of 10, “Disney” will be in the reply. Taking children to Disney Parks is an experience like no other, but Disney Parks without children is magical in a completely different way. Presently, we are the parents of two teen daughters. We have not been neglect in exposing them to Disney Resorts as they’ve… … Continue reading

Ministry of the Month – Birch Community Services

Birch Community Services began in 1992 with a donated bag of squished bread on the front porch of Barry and Suzanne Birch.  They shared the bread with some single moms and other families in need in their neighborhood. Within the following weeks, other food retailers who had heard of the Birchs’ spirit of giving were donating their surplus for re-distribution by the Birchs to a growing number of needy families. The organization has steadily grown to become one… … Continue reading

Big Daddy Weave is coming to Portland

Big Daddy Weave is coming to Portland on Friday May 5 with the Worship Night in America tour. Lead singer Mike Weaver talks with us about the atmosphere of worship on the tour, following God while following your dreams, and being hopeful in “What If” situations. Plus we get an update on  Big Daddy Weave guitarist,and Mike’s brother,  Jay Weaver on his recovery from double foot amputation just over a year ago. … Continue reading