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My Story: How A Song Saved My Life

Last year, Jennifer, a SHINE-FM listener, shared this story with us of how she landed on our station and God used Tenth Avenue North's song, "You Are More," to save her life. She decided to become a SHINE Partner to help provide the same moment for someone else who felt the same way she did. If you'd like to become a SHINE Partner too, click here.


After a horrible night of drinking, cops, and losing my best friend because of alcohol, I was driving to my mom's house, crying hysterically.

I was flipping through the radio stations, but I stopped searching so I could focus on driving. All of a sudden this song came on, and I heard God talking to me through it: 'You Are More' by Tenth Avenue North.

There's a girl in the corner 
With tear stains on her eyes 
From the places she's wandered 
And the shame she can't hide 

She says, "How did I get here? 
I'm not who I once was. 
And I'm crippled by the fear 
That I've fallen too far to love" 

But don't you know who you are, 
What's been done for you? 
Yeah, don't you know who you are? 

You are more than the choices that you've made, 
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes, 
You are more than the problems you create, 
You've been remade.  

I have been sober since that day, and I just celebrated three years on February 15th, so your station has touched my life in a way you will never know. Not only did I get sober, I became the mother I needed to be for my then 2 year old daughter, but I found the Lord. All from this one song!

It's truly amazing!


We are always amazed how God works in someone's life. If you're struggling now, know that God is working to create a miracle for you just like he did for Jennifer.