61 : Chris and Emily Norton | Overcome the Impossible

61 : Chris and Emily Norton | Overcome the Impossible

If you need a little inspiration, or maybe a lot, this episode is for you! It just doesn’t get more inspiring than our guests today, Chris and Emily Norton. 9 years ago Chris went from being a talented 18 year old football player with a promising future to flat on his back with a broken neck and a 3% chance of ever moving anything below his neck, much less walking again. But after pushing himself through four years of grueling workouts, Chris defied those odds as he walked across the graduation stage with his finance Emily at his side.


Listen in as Chris and Emily share more about this incredible journey, the next goal they tackled of walking down the aisle together, their passion for foster care & adoption (welcoming 17 foster children into their home!) their private struggles, shared blessings, and everything in between!  We hope as you listen, you’ll be reminded, as we were, to put one foot in front of the other, no matter what impossibility you’re facing, and that God can transform even our lowest points into life’s greatest gifts.




“Sometimes God has a better plan for you than your had for yourself.”


“If you feel a calling or a dream in your heart, you need to listen to it.  It’s there for a reason. ”


“Your future will take care of itself when you take care of today.”


“Fight for your dream, just one step, one day at a time.”


“Asking for help is actually a strength.”


“Life’s lowest moments can be the source of our greatest gifts.”


“You just have to keep going. Even if you don’t know where it will take you, just keep putting one foot in front of the other.”


” Extract the good. . . always look for what you have and what you can do, instead of what you don’t have and what you can’t do. Focus on what you can, not what you can’t.”


“Surrender the weight of what’s out of your control.”










Emily: The Connected Child, Dr. Karen B. Purvis 


Chris: This is the Day, Tim Tebow





Emily: “Surrendering the weight that’s not mine to carry.”


Chris: “Intentionally focus on what I can do today.”





Emily: “Fight to be vulnerable.  Getting help is a strength.”


Chris : “Stay focused on today.”








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