Monday, November 25, 2013

Second, I Am

I remember the first time I ever heard of "Duck Dynasty".
It was The Pioneer Woman who mentioned this show in passing shortly after it began.
  I am not a huge television watcher and sometimes searching through the plethora of channels to find something in particular just doesn't happen. 
Silly, I know. 
Anyway, my son started watching Duck Dynasty and taping (yes, I STILL use that term) it. 
I started watching.
The antics of this family are entertaining.
Their obvious love and respect for each other is apparent. 
 But at the core of this show is their stead fast belief in God.  
 Becoming "famous" in the eyes of the entertainment industry often takes people down a path of darkness and regret. 
The more I read about the Robertson Family saying "No" to the people who wanted to take God out of their show, for example, the more respect I had for them. 
Last week, I saw a news piece on a new short film that they made with I Am Second
 I was not familiar with "I am Second", but I am now. 
The Robertson piece is  great, but then I delved deeper and watched more.
Albert Pujols shares what is truly important in his life and what filled a hole in him.
Nascar Drivers, who all had different stories, but in the end found the same path.
Bethany Hamilton shares how she wakes up every day to honor God.
These short films are moving, thought provoking and powerful.
 The following quote is from their Homepage.

In this world of instant gratification and the hoopla of social media, it is easy to lose sight of the truth.
Take a peak at the website...choose a topic or a story and listen. 
Listen with your heart. 
Understand and be humbled.
We are all second.

1 comment:

Country Gal said...

So nice to hear positive things in entertainment. They have my respect!