I started this blog six years ago this month. Six! That's pretty old-school in the blog world. For six years I've been tapping away stories, experiences, ideas, recipes, projects and more-- things I felt were important or worth sharing (or maybe just fun).
Five years ago, I wrote a little about my brother's testimony, sharing a bit about how he had his own rock-bottom experience before the Lord dragged him out of the miry clay.
God used David and I as a safe place for Alex, somewhere he could land and start afresh during that time, and we will always feel humbled and honored that He would allow us to play a role in that story.
I really love my brother. He's four years younger than me-- young enough that we didn't go to high school together, and while I have lots of fun childhood memories of playing with him, I feel like we didn't truly connect until I went away to college.
But as adults we've grown to be great friends, and he and David (pictured above, almost eight years ago) are truly as close as brothers. He lived with us for a little over a year during the time the Lord turned his life upside now, and he and his family live about an hour away now (which still feels too far to me).
It's now time to share his redemption story. I've mentioned and linked to Alex's skills as a designer and photographer more than once here over the years. He's also become quite the filmmaker.
Today I'd like to share with you his award-winning mini-documentary that shows the story of two guys giving their account to God, sharing the evidences of grace in their lives.
I'm not embedding The Account here because it's not exactly a family-friendly film. Their stories have some really low points, and I won't be showing this to my own kids for several more years, but I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch this during naptime or after the kids go to bed with your hubby. It's very moving and beautiful.
(While you're there, you'll enjoy watching the other videos Alex has made, which are indeed kid-friendly.)
To Alex and Dan, may the Lord continue to use you to encourage and inspire others with your stories and your art.