Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Monday, August 19, 2013

I Am Second - A Review

Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. 
You’ll discover people who’ve tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found. Be Second.

When the opportunity to review this came about, I was intrigued by the idea. A website with a collection of videos to encourage the hurting, the defeated, those in or close to despair. What an amazing idea. I realize that there is no shortage of helpful books and other resources to address any and every issue one could think of, but there's just something about a visual portrayal. Seeing the people who have struggled, who have found themselves wondering where to turn, and then have overcome. . .It touches the heart in a way that text just can't. We need that human connection, don't we? Most of all, we need God!

This site is set up in a very organized way. Pick your area of struggle, and click on the title. You'll then come upon a variety of  short videos by people from all walks of life, some in the public spotlight, some just everyday folks. The setting is simple. just that person in a dimly lit room, sharing their story.
I was excited about this as soon as I began searching through the website. I love to hear personal testimonies! It encourages me so much, and builds my faith. It's reassuring to hear that I'm not alone in my struggles. Far from it! And it makes no difference what background you come from, rich or poor, famous or ordinary, we are all making our journey through this life.

There are so many videos that I might choose to share as an example of what you'll find. This time, I'm choosing the testimony of Stephen Baldwin. I just like the guy, and enjoyed hearing his story. Before he knew Christ, he, like so many of us, was all about his fame, money, career. What did he need with God? And then along comes a housekeeper to shake up the world of Stephen, and his wife. He tells of how she sang songs about Jesus every day. One day, his wife inquired why she only sang about Jesus, to which she replied (after laughing), "You think my only purpose here is to clean your house." The maid went on to give a vision for the future of the Baldwins, and what God could do through them. I love it. Take a look:

That's just one example of the videos found here. If you're looking for encouragement in your faith, please check this out, and share it with your friends!

But that's not all. You can help more of these films be made through Seconds Change. Bring more faith building encouragement to more people by helping. You can make a difference!

About: Seconds Change
Give Change, Make Change- Many more stories are waiting to be told.  You can help.  Commit $2 every Tuesday to build film funds, and your contribution will be used to develop, produce and promote new films. Join the project and become an I am Second insider with access to exclusive content via Facebook.


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