What do you do when the unthinkable happens? Chris Norton was faced with this question when, after a tragic football accident, he was told by doctors he would never walk again.

Chris is the coauthor of The Seven Longest Yards, subject of the film 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story and a motivational speaker sharing the story of how a life-altering football injury shaped his life for the better.

In this episode, Chris and Ken discuss how faith, radical responsibility, community, and having a purpose outside of yourself can turn pain into something great.

  • “I just have this belief that I am responsible for my future, right? You gave it to God, but then you got to do your part and put in the work, and I knew that I had to trust God. And what was going on and how we can turn this pain into a purpose. And then I got to do my part and get to work and see what can come from it.” – Chris Norton
  • “No matter what you go through in life, if you keep going, if you keep praying and keep believing, know that good things can come. You don’t know when it will come. But I do believe that God will turn your pain into a purpose.” – Chris Norton

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.