I am Second.

I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders.  Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor.

People like me.  People like you.

The authentic stories on www.iamsecond.com/films 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.

When I am feeling overwhelmed with my life, I often listen to these films in the background.  Hearing the stories of struggle, challenges, change and inspiration.  I am reminded that God is not in my church, but in those moments when hope is all you have.  God is in the inspiration in my heart to do things for another, to set aside my own problems and serve the needs of others.  In that action, I realize...

I am never alone. 
I am second.

There are many inspiring films on this website.  I cannot pick a favorite as each speaks to a different need or emotion I may be having at the time.  Instead, I have picked this one to show you as like Kay Robertson, my family is my everything.

In good, in bad and everything in between.

A Gaze Upon Green Eyes

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

- Corrie ten Boom


Recently, my family had the joy of seeing 'Heaven is for Real', a true story about the experiences of Colton Burpo - a young child who saw God in a near death experience.  The movie itself was sweet and as a Christian, I believe true.

But what has stayed with me in the weeks since was references in the movie to a painting by Akiane Kramarik.  A young Russian painter who at the age of 8 painted the most beautiful portrait called 'Prince of Peace' based on her own visions of God.  There is a moment in the movie that shows Colton seeing it and declaring "That's Him", that man he saw in his vision.

I remember that moment so clearly.  Before he even uttered a word, I felt a catch in my breath.  Like I knew him.  I knew that face.

This image now sits on my desktop where I gaze upon it every day.  He looks unlike any image I have ever seen of Christ.  And those eyes... they draw me in and I am breathless.

I look at those eyes and see not love, patience, knowledge or forgiveness.  I see simply peace.  Not the peace most would expect, but simply that of knowing there are no secrets between us.  That he knows my heart, my weakness, my joy and my life.  He knows me fully and with that, there is... peace.

To learn more about Colton Burpo and his experiences, buy his book found here.

To learn more about Akiane Kramarik and her paintings, go to www.akiane.com.