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October 26, 2021

I Survived

We are all survivors in one way or another. We all have a story to tell.

I have the privilege to tell my story a lot and encourage others to be overcomers…to be Unstoppable. My story is but one of many.

Last year, I Am Second released a 9 minute video called “I Survived” that I want to share with you today.

I Am Second is “a community that has discovered a different way to live,” people “learning to live for something greater than themselves.”

*HEADS UP* This video is a lot heavier than most things I post on the blog, but I wanted to share because the message is incredibly powerful. Like many things in life, it is out of the struggle and the darkness that light shines brightest. These stories begin in a way that is hard to watch and will break your heart…and then around the 5 minute mark there is a shift that will ultimately leave you cheering and in awe.

*trigger warnings for violence, peril, guns (PG-13)

I invite you to watch this video telling 5 stories of survival, redemption, miracles, forgiveness, second-chances, and ultimately God’s life-changing love. My story is included.

I Survived: 5 Stories, One Message

Gun shot. Shark attack. Twin Towers. Sex trafficking. 9/11. Tyrone Flowers, Bethany Hamilton, Sujo John, Annie Lobert, and Brian Birdwell have each gone through the darkest of pains and back. Here they tell their stories side-by-side, in one declaration of survival.

What I’ve learned is with God’s love and Christ in you, you can overcome any obstacle, any abuse, any hatred, any challenges in your life. You are able to forgive and continue to love others like Christ loved you.

– Tyrone Flowers

We all have meaning and purpose in this life and I hope you can wake up each day with that in mind.

Lots of love,

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