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Better Together LIVE | Episode 149

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November 19, 2020
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Can we count our blessings in 2020? With challenging times comes the opportunity to give thanks and see the promises of God fulfilled! | TBN Prayer Line: 714-731-1000

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Better Together LIVE | Episode 149

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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: THIS YEAR MAY
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: THIS YEAR MAYHAVE COME WITH ITS CHALLENGES,
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  • HAVE COME WITH ITS CHALLENGES,BUT IT HAS ALSO GIVEN US THE
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  • BUT IT HAS ALSO GIVEN US THEOPPORTUNITY TO LIVE OUT
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  • OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE OUTSCRIPTURE.
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  • SCRIPTURE.THE BIBLE TELLS US TO GIVE
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  • THE BIBLE TELLS US TO GIVETHANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.AND, TODAY, WE'RE LEARNING HOW
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  • AND, TODAY, WE'RE LEARNING HOWTO TELL GOD THANK YOU FOR
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  • TO TELL GOD THANK YOU FOREVERYTHING.
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  • EVERYTHING.COME ON, JOIN US.
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  • COME ON, JOIN US.[MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC][MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]- LISA HARPER: 1 THESSALONIANS
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  • - LISA HARPER: 1 THESSALONIANS-- Y'ALL KNOW THIS.
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  • -- Y'ALL KNOW THIS.YOU'VE PROBABLY CROSS-STITCHED
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  • YOU'VE PROBABLY CROSS-STITCHEDIT.
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  • IT."...GIVE THANKS IN ALL
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  • "...GIVE THANKS IN ALLCIRCUMSTANCES, FOR THIS IS GOD'S
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  • CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR THIS IS GOD'SWILL FOR YOU, IN CHRIST JESUS."
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  • WILL FOR YOU, IN CHRIST JESUS."I LOVE THAT IN THE ORIGINAL
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  • I LOVE THAT IN THE ORIGINALTEXT, IN THE GREEK, THERE,
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  • TEXT, IN THE GREEK, THERE,"THANKS" IS "EUCHARISTEO."
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  • "THANKS" IS "EUCHARISTEO."AND, ANYBODY WATCHING WHO COMES
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  • AND, ANYBODY WATCHING WHO COMESFROM A CATHOLIC OR EPISCOPALIAN
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  • FROM A CATHOLIC OR EPISCOPALIANBACKGROUND, YOU KNOW WHAT
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  • BACKGROUND, YOU KNOW WHATTAKING THE EUCHARIST IS, BUT I
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  • TAKING THE EUCHARIST IS, BUT ITHINK A LOT OF US WHO COME FROM
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  • THINK A LOT OF US WHO COME FROMMORE OF A PROTESTANT STREAM
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  • MORE OF A PROTESTANT STREAMOF THE CHURCH --
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  • OF THE CHURCH --WE DON'T REALIZE THAT THE
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  • WE DON'T REALIZE THAT THECORE OF THAT IS GRACE.
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  • CORE OF THAT IS GRACE.SO, THE CORE OF THE WORD
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  • SO, THE CORE OF THE WORD"THANKSGIVING" IN THE
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  • "THANKSGIVING" IN THENEW TESTAMENT IS GRACE --
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  • NEW TESTAMENT IS GRACE --"CHARIS," GRACE.
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  • "CHARIS," GRACE.AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT
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  • AND I WAS THINKING ABOUTTHIS, JUST THAT PRINCIPLE
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  • THIS, JUST THAT PRINCIPLETHAT'S GOD'S WILL FOR US TO BE
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  • THAT'S GOD'S WILL FOR US TO BEGRATEFUL.
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  • GRATEFUL.AND I THOUGHT BACK TO
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  • AND I THOUGHT BACK TODECEMBER 24, 2014; WAS MY VERY
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  • DECEMBER 24, 2014; WAS MY VERYFIRST CHRISTMAS, AS A MOTHER.
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  • FIRST CHRISTMAS, AS A MOTHER.AND I'D PUT MISSY TO BED, AND,
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  • AND I'D PUT MISSY TO BED, AND,MY SOCIAL WORKER AND COUNSELOR
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  • MY SOCIAL WORKER AND COUNSELORSAID, "DON'T DO A HUGE
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  • SAID, "DON'T DO A HUGECHRISTMAS, 'CAUSE IT'LL
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  • CHRISTMAS, 'CAUSE IT'LLTHROW HER."
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  • THROW HER."COMING FROM HAITI, SHE DIDN'T
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  • COMING FROM HAITI, SHE DIDN'TCELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.
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  • CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.AND SO, IT'S HARD.
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  • AND SO, IT'S HARD.I WANTED TO DO CLARK GRISWOLD.
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  • I WANTED TO DO CLARK GRISWOLD.YOU KNOW, I WANTED LIGHTS --
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  • YOU KNOW, I WANTED LIGHTS --EVERYTHING!
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  • EVERYTHING![LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]BUT I HAD TO DO IT SMALL TO NOT
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  • BUT I HAD TO DO IT SMALL TO NOTOVERWHELM HER.
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  • OVERWHELM HER.AND THE ONLY KIND OF BIG GIFT I
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  • AND THE ONLY KIND OF BIG GIFT IGAVE HER WAS SHE LOVES PINK, TO
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  • GAVE HER WAS SHE LOVES PINK, TOTHIS DAY, AND I BOUGHT THIS
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  • THIS DAY, AND I BOUGHT THISTINY PINK TRAMPOLINE -- JUST
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  • TINY PINK TRAMPOLINE -- JUSTONE OF THE LITTLE TRAMPOLINES
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  • ONE OF THE LITTLE TRAMPOLINESYOU CAN HAVE IN THE HOUSE,
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  • YOU CAN HAVE IN THE HOUSE,TEENY THING THEY HOLD ONTO.
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  • TEENY THING THEY HOLD ONTO.GOT HER THIS LITTLE TRAIN--
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  • GOT HER THIS LITTLE TRAIN--THIS LITTLE TRAMPOLINE.
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  • THIS LITTLE TRAMPOLINE.AND SO, I'M UP.
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  • AND SO, I'M UP.IT'S LIKE MIDNIGHT, 1 O'CLOCK
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  • IT'S LIKE MIDNIGHT, 1 O'CLOCKIN THE MORNING.
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  • IN THE MORNING.AND I'M PUTTING TOGETHER THAT
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  • AND I'M PUTTING TOGETHER THATTRAMPOLINE.
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  • TRAMPOLINE.AND YOU KNOW HOW TRAMPOLINES
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  • AND YOU KNOW HOW TRAMPOLINESHAVE THE REALLY TIGHT COILS.
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  • HAVE THE REALLY TIGHT COILS.AND THEN, WHEN YOU TRY TO
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  • AND THEN, WHEN YOU TRY TOSTRETCH IT, THERE'S A LOT OF
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  • STRETCH IT, THERE'S A LOT OFPRESSURE TO GET IT ACROSS THE
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  • PRESSURE TO GET IT ACROSS THECANVAS.
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  • CANVAS.AND I'M PULLING THAT THING!
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  • AND I'M PULLING THAT THING!I'M IN THIS LITTLE COTTAGE,
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  • I'M IN THIS LITTLE COTTAGE,BY MYSELF.
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  • BY MYSELF.BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, NO HUSBAND.
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  • BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, NO HUSBAND.I'M PULLING THAT THING AND IT
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  • I'M PULLING THAT THING AND ITSNAPS.
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  • SNAPS.AND THAT COIL JUST DUG INTO MY
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  • AND THAT COIL JUST DUG INTO MYLEG, JUST BLOOD STARTED
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  • LEG, JUST BLOOD STARTEDSHOOTING DOWN.
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  • SHOOTING DOWN.AND, INSTINCTIVELY, I WENT,
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  • AND, INSTINCTIVELY, I WENT,"THANK YOU, JESUS."
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  • "THANK YOU, JESUS."AND I'M NOT...LIKE YOU.
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  • AND I'M NOT...LIKE YOU.BUT I SAID, "THANK YOU, JESUS."
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  • BUT I SAID, "THANK YOU, JESUS."(EMOTIONAL VOICE) 'CAUSE I HAD
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  • (EMOTIONAL VOICE) 'CAUSE I HADLAID DOWN THE HOPE THAT I WOULD
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  • LAID DOWN THE HOPE THAT I WOULDEVER BE UP LATE ON CHRISTMAS
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  • EVER BE UP LATE ON CHRISTMASEVE, PUTTIN' TOGETHER A TOY FOR
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  • EVE, PUTTIN' TOGETHER A TOY FORA CHILD.
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  • A CHILD.AND I CAN REMEMBER JUST
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  • AND I CAN REMEMBER JUSTTHINKING: I CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE
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  • THINKING: I CAN'T BELIEVE I'VEGOT A 5-YEAR-OLD IN THE NEXT
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  • GOT A 5-YEAR-OLD IN THE NEXTROOM WHO'S GONNA COME OUT IN A
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  • ROOM WHO'S GONNA COME OUT IN AFEW HOURS AND SEE THIS
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  • FEW HOURS AND SEE THISTRAMPOLINE I GET TO PUT
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  • TRAMPOLINE I GET TO PUTTOGETHER.
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  • TOGETHER.[VOICE NORMALIZES]
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  • [VOICE NORMALIZES]AND IT WAS JUST INSTINCTIVE TO
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  • AND IT WAS JUST INSTINCTIVE TOGO: [GASPS] LIKE:
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  • GO: [GASPS] LIKE:I GOT A LITTLE BLOOD.
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  • I GOT A LITTLE BLOOD.FROM CHRISTMAS EVE.
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  • FROM CHRISTMAS EVE.WHO EVER THOUGHT I'D GET TO PUT
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  • WHO EVER THOUGHT I'D GET TO PUTSOMETHING TOGETHER ON
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  • SOMETHING TOGETHER ONCHRISTMAS EVE?
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  • CHRISTMAS EVE?[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]AND I THOUGHT: BUT THAT'S THE
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  • AND I THOUGHT: BUT THAT'S THECHARIS OF IT.
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  • CHARIS OF IT.- ALEX SEELEY: I LOVE THAT.
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  • - ALEX SEELEY: I LOVE THAT.- LISA: BECAUSE GRACE IS YOU
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  • - LISA: BECAUSE GRACE IS YOUEXPERIENCE SOMETHING YOU DON'T
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  • EXPERIENCE SOMETHING YOU DON'TDESERVE.
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  • DESERVE.AND AS WE'VE BEEN TALKING THIS
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  • AND AS WE'VE BEEN TALKING THISWEEK, I THOUGHT: WHERE IS THE
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  • WEEK, I THOUGHT: WHERE IS THECHARIS, GOD'S WILL FOR US, OF
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  • CHARIS, GOD'S WILL FOR US, OF2020?
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  • 2020?'CAUSE 2020 -- IT'S BEEN A
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  • 'CAUSE 2020 -- IT'S BEEN ALITTLE HARDER TO GO: [GASPS]
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  • LITTLE HARDER TO GO: [GASPS]I GOT THIS AMAZING THING I
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  • I GOT THIS AMAZING THING IDON'T DESERVE.
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  • DON'T DESERVE.I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE
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  • I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE AREGOING: I GOT SOMETHING I DIDN'T
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  • GOING: I GOT SOMETHING I DIDN'TWANT.
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  • WANT.AND SO, IT'S GOD'S WILL FOR US
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  • AND SO, IT'S GOD'S WILL FOR USTO STILL BE GRATEFUL.
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  • TO STILL BE GRATEFUL.- CECE WINANS: STILL BE
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  • - CECE WINANS: STILL BEGRATEFUL.
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  • GRATEFUL.- LISA: IN A SEASON WHERE,
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  • - LISA: IN A SEASON WHERE,EMOTIONALLY, IT'S A LITTLE
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  • EMOTIONALLY, IT'S A LITTLEHARDER.
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  • HARDER.HOW ARE Y'ALL FINDING CHARIS,
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  • HOW ARE Y'ALL FINDING CHARIS,GRACE?
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  • GRACE?HOW ARE Y'ALL FINDING IT IN
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  • HOW ARE Y'ALL FINDING IT IN2020?
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  • 2020?YOU KNOW, YOU MENTIONED IT
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  • YOU KNOW, YOU MENTIONED ITHADN'T GONE THE WAY YOU THOUGHT
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  • HADN'T GONE THE WAY YOU THOUGHTIT WOULD GO.
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  • IT WOULD GO.BUT YOU'RE STILL GRATEFUL.
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  • BUT YOU'RE STILL GRATEFUL.- MELINDA DOOLITTLE: I'M SO
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  • - MELINDA DOOLITTLE: I'M SOGRATEFUL.
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  • GRATEFUL.I'VE BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR 23
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  • I'VE BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR 23YEARS, EITHER AS A BACKGROUND
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  • YEARS, EITHER AS A BACKGROUNDSINGER OR AS AN ARTIST.
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  • SINGER OR AS AN ARTIST.AND, I JUST HAVEN'T BEEN HOME.
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  • AND, I JUST HAVEN'T BEEN HOME.I HAVEN'T FORGED COMMUNITY.
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  • I HAVEN'T FORGED COMMUNITY.'CAUSE I'M JUST ALWAYS GONE.
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  • 'CAUSE I'M JUST ALWAYS GONE.AND, THIS TIME IS THE LONGEST
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  • AND, THIS TIME IS THE LONGESTI'VE BEEN HOME IN ALL OF THAT
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  • I'VE BEEN HOME IN ALL OF THATTIME.
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  • TIME.AND IT HAS BEEN-- IN THE MIDST
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  • AND IT HAS BEEN-- IN THE MIDSTOF ANYTHING HARD, IT HAS BEEN
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  • OF ANYTHING HARD, IT HAS BEENONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
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  • ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULGIFTS.
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  • GIFTS.I'M SUCH AN INTROVERT, SO,
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  • I'M SUCH AN INTROVERT, SO,LIKE, ME EVEN FORGING
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  • LIKE, ME EVEN FORGINGCOMMUNITY, IN THE FIRST PLACE,
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  • COMMUNITY, IN THE FIRST PLACE,IS DIFFICULT.
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  • IS DIFFICULT.BUT I HAVE FRIENDSHIPS LIKE
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  • BUT I HAVE FRIENDSHIPS LIKEI'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE, RIGHT
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  • I'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE, RIGHTNOW.
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  • NOW.I HAVE COMMUNITY LIKE I'VE
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  • I HAVE COMMUNITY LIKE I'VENEVER HAD.
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  • NEVER HAD.MY MOM AND I ARE SPENDING TIME
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  • MY MOM AND I ARE SPENDING TIMETOGETHER.
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  • TOGETHER.THIS HAS JUST NEVER HAPPENED,
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  • THIS HAS JUST NEVER HAPPENED,IN SO MANY YEARS.
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  • IN SO MANY YEARS.AND, I REMEMBER JUST SITTING
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  • AND, I REMEMBER JUST SITTINGDOWN IN MY QUIET TIME, ONE
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  • DOWN IN MY QUIET TIME, ONEMORNING, AND JUST BEING LIKE:
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  • MORNING, AND JUST BEING LIKE:WELL, THANK YOU.
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  • WELL, THANK YOU.LIKE, JUST...THANK YOU FOR
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  • LIKE, JUST...THANK YOU FORTHIS.
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  • THIS.SHOW ME THE OTHER PARTS OF MY
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  • SHOW ME THE OTHER PARTS OF MYLIFE WHERE I CAN REALLY HONE IN
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  • LIFE WHERE I CAN REALLY HONE INAND FOCUS ON THE GOOD THAT
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  • AND FOCUS ON THE GOOD THATYOU'RE DOING, RIGHT NOW, AS
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  • YOU'RE DOING, RIGHT NOW, ASOPPOSED TO MY FOCUS BEING WHAT
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  • OPPOSED TO MY FOCUS BEING WHATIS LOST AND WHAT HAS GONE AWAY.
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  • IS LOST AND WHAT HAS GONE AWAY.AND IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE MOST
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  • AND IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE MOSTBEAUTIFUL TIMES, IN THE MIDST
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  • BEAUTIFUL TIMES, IN THE MIDSTOF LOSS.
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  • OF LOSS.I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS
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  • I HAVE NEVER BEEN THISGRATEFUL.
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  • GRATEFUL.AND I THINK IT GOES BACK TO YOU
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  • AND I THINK IT GOES BACK TO YOUTALKING ABOUT, LIKE: WHEN DO WE
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  • TALKING ABOUT, LIKE: WHEN DO WEREALLY EXPERIENCE GRATEFULNESS?
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  • REALLY EXPERIENCE GRATEFULNESS?IS IT IN THE GOOD TIMES?
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  • IS IT IN THE GOOD TIMES?OR IN THE BAD TIMES?
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  • OR IN THE BAD TIMES?AND, I THINK, EVEN IN TIMES
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  • AND, I THINK, EVEN IN TIMESTHAT LOOKED BAD, HE'S SHOWN ME
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  • THAT LOOKED BAD, HE'S SHOWN MEHOW GOOD HE IS.
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  • HOW GOOD HE IS.AND I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE
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  • AND I'VE NEVER BEEN MOREGRATEFUL.
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  • GRATEFUL.AND I REFUSE TO CRY.
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  • AND I REFUSE TO CRY.I'M-- YOU--
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  • I'M-- YOU--[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]- CECE: YOU'RE MAKING ME CRY.
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  • - CECE: YOU'RE MAKING ME CRY.- MELINDA: MISSY...THAT WAS A
  • 00:05:42.687 --> 00:05:44.189
  • - MELINDA: MISSY...THAT WAS ALOW BLOW.
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  • LOW BLOW.THAT WAS A LOW BLOW.
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  • THAT WAS A LOW BLOW.- LISA: BELOW THE BELT.
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  • - LISA: BELOW THE BELT.- MELINDA: BUT, UM...I JUST
  • 00:05:48.493 --> 00:05:49.828
  • - MELINDA: BUT, UM...I JUSTHONESTLY HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE
  • 00:05:49.828 --> 00:05:50.829
  • HONESTLY HAVE NEVER BEEN MOREGRATEFUL.
  • 00:05:50.829 --> 00:05:53.298
  • GRATEFUL.NEVER.
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  • NEVER.- CECE: YEAH. THAT'S SO
  • 00:05:53.832 --> 00:05:54.199
  • - CECE: YEAH. THAT'S SOAWESOME.
  • 00:05:54.199 --> 00:05:54.866
  • AWESOME.AGAIN, WHEN YOU WERE TALKING, I
  • 00:05:54.866 --> 00:05:56.635
  • AGAIN, WHEN YOU WERE TALKING, IJUST REMEMBER MY DAD...
  • 00:05:56.635 --> 00:06:00.372
  • JUST REMEMBER MY DAD...AND I AM GONNA CRY.
  • 00:06:00.372 --> 00:06:02.441
  • AND I AM GONNA CRY.I'M NOT GOOD AT --
  • 00:06:02.441 --> 00:06:05.377
  • I'M NOT GOOD AT --- LAURIE: I'M GONNA CRY, NOW.
  • 00:06:05.377 --> 00:06:06.611
  • - LAURIE: I'M GONNA CRY, NOW.- CECE: AND, I JUST REMEMBER
  • 00:06:06.611 --> 00:06:07.345
  • - CECE: AND, I JUST REMEMBERWHEN I LOST MY SECOND ELDEST
  • 00:06:07.345 --> 00:06:09.915
  • WHEN I LOST MY SECOND ELDESTBROTHER, RONALD.
  • 00:06:09.915 --> 00:06:11.917
  • BROTHER, RONALD.AND...WE WERE ALL AROUND THE
  • 00:06:11.917 --> 00:06:14.853
  • AND...WE WERE ALL AROUND THEHOSPITAL BED.
  • 00:06:14.853 --> 00:06:16.555
  • HOSPITAL BED.AND, WHEN RONALD TOOK HIS LAST
  • 00:06:16.555 --> 00:06:17.255
  • AND, WHEN RONALD TOOK HIS LASTBREATH, MY FATHER'S HANDS WENT
  • 00:06:17.255 --> 00:06:20.192
  • BREATH, MY FATHER'S HANDS WENTUP.
  • 00:06:20.192 --> 00:06:20.959
  • UP.AND, I JUST REMEMBER SAYING:
  • 00:06:20.959 --> 00:06:22.227
  • AND, I JUST REMEMBER SAYING:WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH
  • 00:06:22.227 --> 00:06:23.995
  • WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITHHIM?
  • 00:06:23.995 --> 00:06:25.564
  • HIM?WHAT IS HE DOING?
  • 00:06:25.564 --> 00:06:26.731
  • WHAT IS HE DOING?AND HE JUST WENT INTO WORSHIP.
  • 00:06:26.731 --> 00:06:28.633
  • AND HE JUST WENT INTO WORSHIP.HE JUST WENT INTO WORSHIP.
  • 00:06:28.633 --> 00:06:29.534
  • HE JUST WENT INTO WORSHIP.HE JUST BEGAN TO THANK GOD FOR
  • 00:06:29.534 --> 00:06:32.070
  • HE JUST BEGAN TO THANK GOD FORTHE YEARS WE HAD RONALD:
  • 00:06:32.070 --> 00:06:33.538
  • THE YEARS WE HAD RONALD:"THANKS YOU FOR THIS..."
  • 00:06:33.538 --> 00:06:34.306
  • "THANKS YOU FOR THIS...""THANK YOU FOR..."
  • 00:06:34.306 --> 00:06:35.240
  • "THANK YOU FOR..."AND I WAS JUST LIKE: WHAT IN
  • 00:06:35.240 --> 00:06:38.176
  • AND I WAS JUST LIKE: WHAT INTHE WORLD...
  • 00:06:38.176 --> 00:06:39.044
  • THE WORLD...BUT IT SHIFTED MY LIFE.
  • 00:06:39.044 --> 00:06:42.013
  • BUT IT SHIFTED MY LIFE.IT SHIFTED MY LIFE.
  • 00:06:42.013 --> 00:06:43.348
  • IT SHIFTED MY LIFE.I'M SITTING HERE LOOKING AT MY
  • 00:06:43.348 --> 00:06:44.683
  • I'M SITTING HERE LOOKING AT MYSECOND-OLDEST BROTHER, WHO'S
  • 00:06:44.683 --> 00:06:45.784
  • SECOND-OLDEST BROTHER, WHO'SNOT EVEN-- I THINK HE WAS MAYBE
  • 00:06:45.784 --> 00:06:49.221
  • NOT EVEN-- I THINK HE WAS MAYBE40 -- TAKING HIS LAST BREATH,
  • 00:06:49.221 --> 00:06:50.789
  • 40 -- TAKING HIS LAST BREATH,AND MY FATHER JUST WORSHIPPING.
  • 00:06:50.789 --> 00:06:53.792
  • AND MY FATHER JUST WORSHIPPING.AND I JUST SAID: LORD, YOU'RE
  • 00:06:53.792 --> 00:06:55.126
  • AND I JUST SAID: LORD, YOU'REAMAZING.
  • 00:06:55.126 --> 00:06:55.694
  • AMAZING.YOU'RE AMAZING.
  • 00:06:55.694 --> 00:06:58.930
  • YOU'RE AMAZING.AND HE JUST TAUGHT ME A LIFE
  • 00:06:58.930 --> 00:07:01.166
  • AND HE JUST TAUGHT ME A LIFELESSON THAT GOD IS WORTHY, NO
  • 00:07:01.166 --> 00:07:03.401
  • LESSON THAT GOD IS WORTHY, NOMATTER WHERE YOU FIND YOURSELF.
  • 00:07:03.401 --> 00:07:04.503
  • MATTER WHERE YOU FIND YOURSELF.IF YOU GIVE HIM THANKS, HE WILL
  • 00:07:04.503 --> 00:07:06.238
  • IF YOU GIVE HIM THANKS, HE WILLSHIFT.
  • 00:07:06.238 --> 00:07:08.073
  • SHIFT.AND SO, I SAW MY PARENTS GO
  • 00:07:08.073 --> 00:07:09.074
  • AND SO, I SAW MY PARENTS GOTHROUGH THIS...
  • 00:07:09.074 --> 00:07:10.342
  • THROUGH THIS...NO ONE EVER WANTS TO LOSE THEIR
  • 00:07:10.342 --> 00:07:11.710
  • NO ONE EVER WANTS TO LOSE THEIRCHILD.
  • 00:07:11.710 --> 00:07:12.777
  • CHILD.THAT'S NOT EVEN NORMAL FOR YOU
  • 00:07:12.777 --> 00:07:13.478
  • THAT'S NOT EVEN NORMAL FOR YOUTO LOSE YOUR CHILD BEFORE YOU
  • 00:07:13.478 --> 00:07:15.247
  • TO LOSE YOUR CHILD BEFORE YOUGO.
  • 00:07:15.247 --> 00:07:17.282
  • GO.YOU'VE RAISED THEM IN HOLINESS,
  • 00:07:17.282 --> 00:07:19.451
  • YOU'VE RAISED THEM IN HOLINESS,YOU'RE RAISED THEM TO SERVE
  • 00:07:19.451 --> 00:07:20.218
  • YOU'RE RAISED THEM TO SERVEYOU.
  • 00:07:20.218 --> 00:07:21.119
  • YOU.AND I NEVER SAW THEM GO THROUGH
  • 00:07:21.119 --> 00:07:22.220
  • AND I NEVER SAW THEM GO THROUGHANY TYPE OF DEPRESSION...
  • 00:07:22.220 --> 00:07:23.522
  • ANY TYPE OF DEPRESSION...AND I'M JUST LIKE: GOD, YOUR
  • 00:07:23.522 --> 00:07:24.789
  • AND I'M JUST LIKE: GOD, YOURWORD IS SO RIGHT!
  • 00:07:24.789 --> 00:07:27.292
  • WORD IS SO RIGHT!IT IS SO RIGHT!
  • 00:07:27.292 --> 00:07:27.959
  • IT IS SO RIGHT!THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO CHOOSE TO
  • 00:07:27.959 --> 00:07:30.462
  • THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO CHOOSE TOGIVE HIM PRAISE.
  • 00:07:30.462 --> 00:07:31.229
  • GIVE HIM PRAISE.WE HAVE TO CHOOSE.
  • 00:07:31.229 --> 00:07:32.597
  • WE HAVE TO CHOOSE.BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GONNA FEEL
  • 00:07:32.597 --> 00:07:33.298
  • BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GONNA FEELLIKE IT ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:07:33.298 --> 00:07:34.533
  • LIKE IT ALL THE TIME.- LAURIE: NO.
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  • - LAURIE: NO.- CECE: YOU KNOW?
  • 00:07:35.300 --> 00:07:36.134
  • - CECE: YOU KNOW?AND IT'S THROUGH THOSE TIMES
  • 00:07:36.134 --> 00:07:37.736
  • AND IT'S THROUGH THOSE TIMESTHAT HE WILL SHIFT.
  • 00:07:37.736 --> 00:07:38.737
  • THAT HE WILL SHIFT.I KNOW HE SHIFTED ALL OF MY
  • 00:07:38.737 --> 00:07:40.572
  • I KNOW HE SHIFTED ALL OF MYSIBLINGS.
  • 00:07:40.572 --> 00:07:41.940
  • SIBLINGS.IT JUST SHIFTED OUR LIVES.
  • 00:07:41.940 --> 00:07:43.141
  • IT JUST SHIFTED OUR LIVES.IT SHIFTED EVERYTHING.
  • 00:07:43.141 --> 00:07:43.909
  • IT SHIFTED EVERYTHING.WE COULDN'T-- I WAS LIKE: LORD,
  • 00:07:43.909 --> 00:07:46.011
  • WE COULDN'T-- I WAS LIKE: LORD,I THANK YOU.
  • 00:07:46.011 --> 00:07:47.212
  • I THANK YOU.OKAY -- WHAT?
  • 00:07:47.212 --> 00:07:48.280
  • OKAY -- WHAT?I'M THANKING YOU AND MY BROTHER
  • 00:07:48.280 --> 00:07:48.713
  • I'M THANKING YOU AND MY BROTHERJUST DIED?
  • 00:07:48.713 --> 00:07:49.180
  • JUST DIED?I'M THANKING YOU?
  • 00:07:49.180 --> 00:07:50.181
  • I'M THANKING YOU?AND IT'S JUST AMAZING, BECAUSE
  • 00:07:50.181 --> 00:07:54.686
  • AND IT'S JUST AMAZING, BECAUSEI KNOW IT UNLOCKS JOY, IT
  • 00:07:54.686 --> 00:07:56.922
  • I KNOW IT UNLOCKS JOY, ITUNLOCKS PEACE, IT UNLOCKS HOPE.
  • 00:07:56.922 --> 00:07:57.822
  • UNLOCKS PEACE, IT UNLOCKS HOPE.- LAURIE: YOU KNOW, WHEN JESUS
  • 00:07:57.822 --> 00:08:00.358
  • - LAURIE: YOU KNOW, WHEN JESUSDIED FOR US, EVERYTHING--
  • 00:08:00.358 --> 00:08:03.995
  • DIED FOR US, EVERYTHING--"O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?"
  • 00:08:03.995 --> 00:08:07.332
  • "O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?"HE-- I MEAN, HE COMPLETED IT
  • 00:08:07.332 --> 00:08:09.267
  • HE-- I MEAN, HE COMPLETED ITFROM THE BEGINNING OF LIFE TO
  • 00:08:09.267 --> 00:08:10.435
  • FROM THE BEGINNING OF LIFE TOTHE VERY END.
  • 00:08:10.435 --> 00:08:12.571
  • THE VERY END.HE TOOK IT ALL.
  • 00:08:12.571 --> 00:08:13.672
  • HE TOOK IT ALL.- CECE: HE TOOK IT ALL.
  • 00:08:13.672 --> 00:08:14.539
  • - CECE: HE TOOK IT ALL.- LAURIE: HE TOOK IT ALL.
  • 00:08:14.539 --> 00:08:17.208
  • - LAURIE: HE TOOK IT ALL.HE SUFFERED IT ALL SO THAT WE
  • 00:08:17.208 --> 00:08:18.777
  • HE SUFFERED IT ALL SO THAT WEDON'T HAVE TO, SO THAT EVEN IN
  • 00:08:18.777 --> 00:08:20.278
  • DON'T HAVE TO, SO THAT EVEN INDEATH...
  • 00:08:20.278 --> 00:08:21.279
  • DEATH...- CECE: EVEN IN DEATH, WE
  • 00:08:21.279 --> 00:08:22.180
  • - CECE: EVEN IN DEATH, WEREJOICE.
  • 00:08:22.180 --> 00:08:23.615
  • REJOICE.- LAURIE: ...HERE ON EARTH,
  • 00:08:23.615 --> 00:08:24.449
  • - LAURIE: ...HERE ON EARTH,WEEP IN GLORY, IN LIFE.
  • 00:08:24.449 --> 00:08:25.483
  • WEEP IN GLORY, IN LIFE.YOU JUST CAN'T...YOU CAN'T
  • 00:08:25.483 --> 00:08:27.185
  • YOU JUST CAN'T...YOU CAN'TOUTGIVE GOD!
  • 00:08:27.185 --> 00:08:27.686
  • OUTGIVE GOD![LAUGHS]
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  • [LAUGHS][LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:30.322 --> 00:08:30.922
  • [LAUGHTER]IT'S JUST LIKE: OH, MY GOD,
  • 00:08:30.922 --> 00:08:31.489
  • IT'S JUST LIKE: OH, MY GOD,YOU'VE COVERED EVERYTHING,
  • 00:08:31.489 --> 00:08:31.990
  • YOU'VE COVERED EVERYTHING,HAVEN'T YOU?
  • 00:08:31.990 --> 00:08:33.291
  • HAVEN'T YOU?- LISA: YEAH, THE KEY IS
  • 00:08:33.291 --> 00:08:34.759
  • - LISA: YEAH, THE KEY ISREMEMBERING JESUS HAS ALREADY
  • 00:08:34.759 --> 00:08:36.928
  • REMEMBERING JESUS HAS ALREADYDONE IT, EVEN IN YOUR BROTHER'S
  • 00:08:36.928 --> 00:08:38.563
  • DONE IT, EVEN IN YOUR BROTHER'SDEATH.
  • 00:08:38.563 --> 00:08:39.664
  • DEATH.I KNOW Y'ALL LOVE THE STORY IN
  • 00:08:39.664 --> 00:08:40.865
  • I KNOW Y'ALL LOVE THE STORY INLUKE 17 -- ESPECIALLY IN THE
  • 00:08:40.865 --> 00:08:42.500
  • LUKE 17 -- ESPECIALLY IN THECONTEXT OF US TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:08:42.500 --> 00:08:43.868
  • CONTEXT OF US TALKING ABOUTGRATITUDE -- THE TEN LEPERS,
  • 00:08:43.868 --> 00:08:45.870
  • GRATITUDE -- THE TEN LEPERS,AND JESUS HEALS THEM, BUT ONLY
  • 00:08:45.870 --> 00:08:47.906
  • AND JESUS HEALS THEM, BUT ONLYONE...COMES BACK TO SAY THANK
  • 00:08:47.906 --> 00:08:49.240
  • ONE...COMES BACK TO SAY THANKYOU.
  • 00:08:49.240 --> 00:08:50.842
  • YOU.(VOICE EMOTIONAL) AND MY
  • 00:08:50.842 --> 00:08:52.777
  • (VOICE EMOTIONAL) AND MYFAVORITE THING THAT WHEN LUKE
  • 00:08:52.777 --> 00:08:53.378
  • FAVORITE THING THAT WHEN LUKETELLS THE STORY, HE SAYS --
  • 00:08:53.378 --> 00:08:54.679
  • TELLS THE STORY, HE SAYS --IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL -- HE SAYS:
  • 00:08:54.679 --> 00:08:57.415
  • IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL -- HE SAYS:"...AND HE WAS A SAMARITAN."
  • 00:08:57.415 --> 00:08:59.751
  • "...AND HE WAS A SAMARITAN."AND SO, YOU GO: NOT ONLY WAS HE
  • 00:08:59.751 --> 00:09:01.720
  • AND SO, YOU GO: NOT ONLY WAS HEA LEPER -- SO, HE'S
  • 00:09:01.720 --> 00:09:05.056
  • A LEPER -- SO, HE'SHORRIFICALLY DISFIGURED; YOU
  • 00:09:05.056 --> 00:09:06.558
  • HORRIFICALLY DISFIGURED; YOUKNOW, HE'S OSTRACIZED FROM
  • 00:09:06.558 --> 00:09:07.892
  • KNOW, HE'S OSTRACIZED FROMSOCIETY -- BUT HE'S ALSO
  • 00:09:07.892 --> 00:09:10.528
  • SOCIETY -- BUT HE'S ALSOCONSIDERED LESS THAN.
  • 00:09:10.528 --> 00:09:13.498
  • CONSIDERED LESS THAN.HALF ASSYRIAN, HALF A JEW --
  • 00:09:13.498 --> 00:09:15.467
  • HALF ASSYRIAN, HALF A JEW --NOT WELCOME AT EITHER CAMP.
  • 00:09:15.467 --> 00:09:17.035
  • NOT WELCOME AT EITHER CAMP.SO, HE KNOWS WHAT IT IS TO BE
  • 00:09:17.035 --> 00:09:18.503
  • SO, HE KNOWS WHAT IT IS TO BELONELY, TO NOT BE TOUCHED, NOT
  • 00:09:18.503 --> 00:09:19.070
  • LONELY, TO NOT BE TOUCHED, NOTBE HELD, TO NOT BE...
  • 00:09:19.070 --> 00:09:21.673
  • BE HELD, TO NOT BE...IN A FAMILY.
  • 00:09:21.673 --> 00:09:22.307
  • IN A FAMILY.AND HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO SAYS
  • 00:09:22.307 --> 00:09:22.807
  • AND HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO SAYSTHANK YOU.
  • 00:09:22.807 --> 00:09:23.775
  • THANK YOU.'CAUSE HE'S THE ONE WHO
  • 00:09:23.775 --> 00:09:25.010
  • 'CAUSE HE'S THE ONE WHOREMEMBERS.
  • 00:09:25.010 --> 00:09:26.277
  • REMEMBERS.- CECE: YEAH, HE REMEMBERS.
  • 00:09:26.277 --> 00:09:26.878
  • - CECE: YEAH, HE REMEMBERS.- LISA: HE REMEMBERS WHAT HIS
  • 00:09:26.878 --> 00:09:28.079
  • - LISA: HE REMEMBERS WHAT HISLIFE WAS LIKE WITHOUT JESUS.
  • 00:09:28.079 --> 00:09:31.383
  • LIFE WAS LIKE WITHOUT JESUS.AND HE CAN'T HELP BUT GO BACK
  • 00:09:31.383 --> 00:09:33.051
  • AND HE CAN'T HELP BUT GO BACKAND GO, "THANK YOU, THANK YOU,
  • 00:09:33.051 --> 00:09:33.785
  • AND GO, "THANK YOU, THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU."
  • 00:09:33.785 --> 00:09:34.886
  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU."(VOICE NORMALIZING) AND I THINK
  • 00:09:34.886 --> 00:09:36.821
  • (VOICE NORMALIZING) AND I THINKSOMETIMES WE FORGET...WHAT OUR
  • 00:09:36.821 --> 00:09:39.190
  • SOMETIMES WE FORGET...WHAT OURLIVES WERE LIKE WITHOUT JESUS.
  • 00:09:39.190 --> 00:09:41.026
  • LIVES WERE LIKE WITHOUT JESUS.BECAUSE IF YOU REMEMBER WHAT
  • 00:09:41.026 --> 00:09:42.527
  • BECAUSE IF YOU REMEMBER WHATYOU LIFE IS LIKE WITH JESUS --
  • 00:09:42.527 --> 00:09:47.165
  • YOU LIFE IS LIKE WITH JESUS --EVEN IN DEATH, IN DIFFICULTY,
  • 00:09:47.165 --> 00:09:48.867
  • EVEN IN DEATH, IN DIFFICULTY,IN COVID, IN GLOBAL PANDEMICS,
  • 00:09:48.867 --> 00:09:50.835
  • IN COVID, IN GLOBAL PANDEMICS,IN JOB LOSS, IN DISAPPOINTMENT
  • 00:09:50.835 --> 00:09:52.203
  • IN JOB LOSS, IN DISAPPOINTMENTAND DESPAIR -- YOU GO: BUT
  • 00:09:52.203 --> 00:09:55.273
  • AND DESPAIR -- YOU GO: BUTREMEMBER JESUS...
  • 00:09:55.273 --> 00:09:56.641
  • REMEMBER JESUS...- ALEX. THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:09:56.641 --> 00:09:57.342
  • - ALEX. THAT'S RIGHT.- LAURIE: IF PEOPLE COULD
  • 00:09:57.342 --> 00:09:59.644
  • - LAURIE: IF PEOPLE COULDSEE...WHERE WE COULD BE TODAY
  • 00:09:59.644 --> 00:10:01.446
  • SEE...WHERE WE COULD BE TODAYAND HOW FAR HE HAS BROUGHT US
  • 00:10:01.446 --> 00:10:04.049
  • AND HOW FAR HE HAS BROUGHT USALL...
  • 00:10:04.049 --> 00:10:04.849
  • ALL...AND THESE ARE GENERATIONAL
  • 00:10:04.849 --> 00:10:06.151
  • AND THESE ARE GENERATIONALBLESSINGS.
  • 00:10:06.151 --> 00:10:08.153
  • BLESSINGS.YOU KNOW, WHAT WE LIVE TODAY,
  • 00:10:08.153 --> 00:10:09.454
  • YOU KNOW, WHAT WE LIVE TODAY,WHAT WE SOW TODAY, OUR
  • 00:10:09.454 --> 00:10:11.690
  • WHAT WE SOW TODAY, OURGRATEFULNESS TODAY, OUR
  • 00:10:11.690 --> 00:10:13.124
  • GRATEFULNESS TODAY, OURTHANKFULNESS AFFECT OUR
  • 00:10:13.124 --> 00:10:13.958
  • THANKFULNESS AFFECT OURCHILDREN, AND THEIR
  • 00:10:13.958 --> 00:10:15.160
  • CHILDREN, AND THEIRGENERATIONS, AND THEN THEIR
  • 00:10:15.160 --> 00:10:17.095
  • GENERATIONS, AND THEN THEIRGENERATIONS.
  • 00:10:17.095 --> 00:10:18.063
  • GENERATIONS.THIS IS A GENERATIONAL THING,
  • 00:10:18.063 --> 00:10:20.265
  • THIS IS A GENERATIONAL THING,THE WAY I PERCEIVE WHAT GOD IS
  • 00:10:20.265 --> 00:10:21.533
  • THE WAY I PERCEIVE WHAT GOD ISDOING IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:10:21.533 --> 00:10:22.600
  • DOING IN MY LIFE.IT'S WHY I DON'T EVER WANNA
  • 00:10:22.600 --> 00:10:23.968
  • IT'S WHY I DON'T EVER WANNAGIVE THE ENEMY OF OUR SOUL ANY
  • 00:10:23.968 --> 00:10:25.970
  • GIVE THE ENEMY OF OUR SOUL ANYCREDIT.
  • 00:10:25.970 --> 00:10:26.871
  • CREDIT.IT'S LIKE: I'M GONNA DO WORSHIP
  • 00:10:26.871 --> 00:10:28.540
  • IT'S LIKE: I'M GONNA DO WORSHIPLIKE JESUS DID.
  • 00:10:28.540 --> 00:10:30.308
  • LIKE JESUS DID.AND I'M GON' SAY: YOU GET
  • 00:10:30.308 --> 00:10:31.209
  • AND I'M GON' SAY: YOU GETBEHIND ME, SATAN.
  • 00:10:31.209 --> 00:10:32.310
  • BEHIND ME, SATAN.I'M NOT GONNA LOOK AT YOU,
  • 00:10:32.310 --> 00:10:33.044
  • I'M NOT GONNA LOOK AT YOU,ANYMORE.
  • 00:10:33.044 --> 00:10:34.879
  • ANYMORE.I'M GOING TO SPEAK THE TRUTH
  • 00:10:34.879 --> 00:10:36.181
  • I'M GOING TO SPEAK THE TRUTHAND I'M GOING TO LOOK: OKAY,
  • 00:10:36.181 --> 00:10:36.948
  • AND I'M GOING TO LOOK: OKAY,GOD, WHAT ARE YOU SAYING,
  • 00:10:36.948 --> 00:10:37.716
  • GOD, WHAT ARE YOU SAYING,TODAY?
  • 00:10:37.716 --> 00:10:39.284
  • TODAY?WHEN COVID STARTED, I STARTED
  • 00:10:39.284 --> 00:10:41.052
  • WHEN COVID STARTED, I STARTEDWATCHING OUR FRIENDS' KIDS COME
  • 00:10:41.052 --> 00:10:42.687
  • WATCHING OUR FRIENDS' KIDS COMEHOME FROM COLLEGES, AND I'M
  • 00:10:42.687 --> 00:10:45.056
  • HOME FROM COLLEGES, AND I'MTHINKING: OH...ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:10:45.056 --> 00:10:46.591
  • THINKING: OH...ALL RIGHT.WE NEED SOME HOME TIME WITH OUR
  • 00:10:46.591 --> 00:10:47.992
  • WE NEED SOME HOME TIME WITH OURKIDS.
  • 00:10:47.992 --> 00:10:49.394
  • KIDS.WE NEED TO BRING SOME OF THESE
  • 00:10:49.394 --> 00:10:51.096
  • WE NEED TO BRING SOME OF THESEKIDS IN.
  • 00:10:51.096 --> 00:10:52.697
  • KIDS IN.OH, NOW, WE GET TO INFLUENCE
  • 00:10:52.697 --> 00:10:53.965
  • OH, NOW, WE GET TO INFLUENCEOUR LITTLE ONES THROUGHOUT THE
  • 00:10:53.965 --> 00:10:55.800
  • OUR LITTLE ONES THROUGHOUT THEDAY.
  • 00:10:55.800 --> 00:10:56.568
  • DAY.WOW, THAT'S AN AMAZING
  • 00:10:56.568 --> 00:10:57.135
  • WOW, THAT'S AN AMAZINGOPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:10:57.135 --> 00:10:57.869
  • OPPORTUNITY.YOU KNOW?
  • 00:10:57.869 --> 00:10:59.270
  • YOU KNOW?AND SO, STARTING TO LOOK AT
  • 00:10:59.270 --> 00:11:00.171
  • AND SO, STARTING TO LOOK ATTHINGS.
  • 00:11:00.171 --> 00:11:01.906
  • THINGS.AND NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE GOD
  • 00:11:01.906 --> 00:11:02.907
  • AND NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE GODWANTS SOME ATTENTION.
  • 00:11:02.907 --> 00:11:03.742
  • WANTS SOME ATTENTION.- ALEX: YEP...
  • 00:11:03.742 --> 00:11:04.809
  • - ALEX: YEP...- LAURIE: THIS ISN'T AN
  • 00:11:04.809 --> 00:11:05.543
  • - LAURIE: THIS ISN'T ANAMERICAN PROBLEM.
  • 00:11:05.543 --> 00:11:07.278
  • AMERICAN PROBLEM.THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:11:07.278 --> 00:11:09.180
  • THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING THATHAS HIT THE WORLD.
  • 00:11:09.180 --> 00:11:11.349
  • HAS HIT THE WORLD.YOU KNOW, SO WE CAN'T BLAME
  • 00:11:11.349 --> 00:11:13.051
  • YOU KNOW, SO WE CAN'T BLAMEANYBODY FOR IT.
  • 00:11:13.051 --> 00:11:14.519
  • ANYBODY FOR IT.BUT THIS HAS HIT ALL OVER THE
  • 00:11:14.519 --> 00:11:15.286
  • BUT THIS HAS HIT ALL OVER THEWORLD.
  • 00:11:15.286 --> 00:11:16.955
  • WORLD.AND I JUST THINK GOD...
  • 00:11:16.955 --> 00:11:18.456
  • AND I JUST THINK GOD...- CECE: OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:11:18.456 --> 00:11:19.924
  • - CECE: OPPORTUNITY.- LAURIE: ...HAS GIVEN US AN
  • 00:11:19.924 --> 00:11:21.726
  • - LAURIE: ...HAS GIVEN US ANAMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO WORSHIP,
  • 00:11:21.726 --> 00:11:24.562
  • AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO WORSHIP,AND TO WORSHIP HIM, BECAUSE HE
  • 00:11:24.562 --> 00:11:27.198
  • AND TO WORSHIP HIM, BECAUSE HEDOES CONTROL ALL THINGS.
  • 00:11:27.198 --> 00:11:28.233
  • DOES CONTROL ALL THINGS.AND I THINK WHEN WE TRY TO TAKE
  • 00:11:28.233 --> 00:11:30.368
  • AND I THINK WHEN WE TRY TO TAKETHINGS INTO OUR OWN HAND, WE
  • 00:11:30.368 --> 00:11:31.836
  • THINGS INTO OUR OWN HAND, WEGET LAZY; AND I THINK MAYBE
  • 00:11:31.836 --> 00:11:33.104
  • GET LAZY; AND I THINK MAYBEUNGRATEFULNESS AND JUST BEING
  • 00:11:33.104 --> 00:11:34.139
  • UNGRATEFULNESS AND JUST BEINGLAZY.
  • 00:11:34.139 --> 00:11:34.973
  • LAZY.- LISA: I THINK SO, TOO.
  • 00:11:34.973 --> 00:11:35.807
  • - LISA: I THINK SO, TOO.- LAURIE: IT'S JUST GETTING
  • 00:11:35.807 --> 00:11:37.842
  • - LAURIE: IT'S JUST GETTINGLAZY AND VERY FLESHY, AND JUST:
  • 00:11:37.842 --> 00:11:41.279
  • LAZY AND VERY FLESHY, AND JUST:I'M TIRED, AND SO, I'M JUST
  • 00:11:41.279 --> 00:11:43.148
  • I'M TIRED, AND SO, I'M JUSTGONNA COMPLAIN.
  • 00:11:43.148 --> 00:11:44.249
  • GONNA COMPLAIN.AND WE CAN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:11:44.249 --> 00:11:45.517
  • AND WE CAN'T DO THAT.WE HAVE TO BUILD OURSELVES
  • 00:11:45.517 --> 00:11:51.022
  • WE HAVE TO BUILD OURSELVESUP...IN THE LORD.
  • 00:11:51.022 --> 00:11:51.956
  • UP...IN THE LORD.WE HAVE TO ENCOURAGE OURSELF,
  • 00:11:51.956 --> 00:11:52.857
  • WE HAVE TO ENCOURAGE OURSELF,IF YOU HAVE TO JUST PAT
  • 00:11:52.857 --> 00:11:54.826
  • IF YOU HAVE TO JUST PATYOURSELF ON YOUR OWN BACK.
  • 00:11:54.826 --> 00:11:55.693
  • YOURSELF ON YOUR OWN BACK."I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL
  • 00:11:55.693 --> 00:11:57.328
  • "I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALLTIMES; HIS PRAISE SHALL
  • 00:11:57.328 --> 00:11:59.430
  • TIMES; HIS PRAISE SHALLCONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH."
  • 00:11:59.430 --> 00:12:00.765
  • CONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH."AND THAT IS A DISCIPLINE.
  • 00:12:00.765 --> 00:12:02.233
  • AND THAT IS A DISCIPLINE.- LISA: IT IS A DISCIPLINE.
  • 00:12:02.233 --> 00:12:03.601
  • - LISA: IT IS A DISCIPLINE.WHEN YOU WERE SAYING THAT, I
  • 00:12:03.601 --> 00:12:04.335
  • WHEN YOU WERE SAYING THAT, IREMEMBER MY MOM -- AND I WON'T
  • 00:12:04.335 --> 00:12:06.204
  • REMEMBER MY MOM -- AND I WON'TSING, 'CAUSE...PEOPLE WOULD
  • 00:12:06.204 --> 00:12:08.706
  • SING, 'CAUSE...PEOPLE WOULDTURN OFF THE TELEVISION, I'M
  • 00:12:08.706 --> 00:12:09.707
  • TURN OFF THE TELEVISION, I'MTELLING YOU THAT -- BUT, MY MOM
  • 00:12:09.707 --> 00:12:11.543
  • TELLING YOU THAT -- BUT, MY MOMUSED TO SING.
  • 00:12:11.543 --> 00:12:12.577
  • USED TO SING.AND I REMEMBER, 'CAUSE I SAW,
  • 00:12:12.577 --> 00:12:15.280
  • AND I REMEMBER, 'CAUSE I SAW,AS A KID, MY PARENTS' DIVORCED
  • 00:12:15.280 --> 00:12:17.248
  • AS A KID, MY PARENTS' DIVORCEDWHEN I WAS LITTLE.
  • 00:12:17.248 --> 00:12:18.817
  • WHEN I WAS LITTLE.AND IT WAS UUUGLY.
  • 00:12:18.817 --> 00:12:19.751
  • AND IT WAS UUUGLY.AND I REMEMBER ALMOST EVERY
  • 00:12:19.751 --> 00:12:21.753
  • AND I REMEMBER ALMOST EVERYNIGHT WATCHING MY MOM -- IN THE
  • 00:12:21.753 --> 00:12:23.655
  • NIGHT WATCHING MY MOM -- IN THEMIDST OF WHAT SHE WAS GOING
  • 00:12:23.655 --> 00:12:24.522
  • MIDST OF WHAT SHE WAS GOINGTHROUGH, SHE WOULD WASH THE
  • 00:12:24.522 --> 00:12:25.723
  • THROUGH, SHE WOULD WASH THEDISHES.
  • 00:12:25.723 --> 00:12:26.825
  • DISHES.WE COULDN'T AFFORD A
  • 00:12:26.825 --> 00:12:28.026
  • WE COULDN'T AFFORD ADISHWASHER.
  • 00:12:28.026 --> 00:12:29.060
  • DISHWASHER.AND I WOULD-- EVERY NIGHT IT
  • 00:12:29.060 --> 00:12:30.562
  • AND I WOULD-- EVERY NIGHT ITWAS THE SAME THING:
  • 00:12:30.562 --> 00:12:32.230
  • WAS THE SAME THING:(SINGING) COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
  • 00:12:32.230 --> 00:12:33.832
  • (SINGING) COUNT YOUR BLESSINGSNAME THEM, ONE BY ONE
  • 00:12:33.832 --> 00:12:34.899
  • NAME THEM, ONE BY ONETHAT WAS THE HYMN --
  • 00:12:34.899 --> 00:12:36.634
  • THAT WAS THE HYMN --EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.
  • 00:12:36.634 --> 00:12:39.270
  • EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.AND I THOUGHT: WHY IS MAMA
  • 00:12:39.270 --> 00:12:40.104
  • AND I THOUGHT: WHY IS MAMASINGING SUCH A HAPPY SONG, WHEN
  • 00:12:40.104 --> 00:12:41.539
  • SINGING SUCH A HAPPY SONG, WHENLIFE IS SO HARD?
  • 00:12:41.539 --> 00:12:42.974
  • LIFE IS SO HARD?BUT SHE WOULD.
  • 00:12:42.974 --> 00:12:44.375
  • BUT SHE WOULD.EVERY NIGHT, IT WAS THAT: I'M
  • 00:12:44.375 --> 00:12:45.443
  • EVERY NIGHT, IT WAS THAT: I'MGONNA COUNT MY BLESSINGS.
  • 00:12:45.443 --> 00:12:46.544
  • GONNA COUNT MY BLESSINGS.NAME THEM ONE BY ONE.
  • 00:12:46.544 --> 00:12:48.313
  • NAME THEM ONE BY ONE.AND I DO THINK THAT THERE'S
  • 00:12:48.313 --> 00:12:49.480
  • AND I DO THINK THAT THERE'SSOMETHING TO THIS SEASON, WHEN
  • 00:12:49.480 --> 00:12:52.383
  • SOMETHING TO THIS SEASON, WHENTHE WORLD WANTS TO TELL US:
  • 00:12:52.383 --> 00:12:53.918
  • THE WORLD WANTS TO TELL US:JUST GET IT OVER WITH.
  • 00:12:53.918 --> 00:12:55.053
  • JUST GET IT OVER WITH.AND I'M LIKE: LET'S NOT MISS
  • 00:12:55.053 --> 00:12:57.222
  • AND I'M LIKE: LET'S NOT MISSWHAT GOD HAS IN THIS SEASON.
  • 00:12:57.222 --> 00:12:58.489
  • WHAT GOD HAS IN THIS SEASON.BECAUSE I THINK SOME OF THE
  • 00:12:58.489 --> 00:12:59.724
  • BECAUSE I THINK SOME OF THEBLESSINGS THAT HE'S
  • 00:12:59.724 --> 00:13:02.660
  • BLESSINGS THAT HE'SILLUMINATING, MAYBE WE WOULDN'T
  • 00:13:02.660 --> 00:13:03.595
  • ILLUMINATING, MAYBE WE WOULDN'THAVE CALLED BLESSINGS.
  • 00:13:03.595 --> 00:13:04.062
  • HAVE CALLED BLESSINGS.KIDS COMING HOME FROM
  • 00:13:04.062 --> 00:13:04.629
  • KIDS COMING HOME FROMCOLLEGE -- YOU GO: OH, THOSE
  • 00:13:04.629 --> 00:13:05.230
  • COLLEGE -- YOU GO: OH, THOSEPOOR KIDS.
  • 00:13:05.230 --> 00:13:05.897
  • POOR KIDS.THEY DON'T GET THE SAME COLLEGE
  • 00:13:05.897 --> 00:13:07.131
  • THEY DON'T GET THE SAME COLLEGEEXPERIENCE.
  • 00:13:07.131 --> 00:13:07.599
  • EXPERIENCE.THEN, YOU GO...
  • 00:13:07.599 --> 00:13:08.366
  • THEN, YOU GO...- ALEX: THANK GOODNESS.
  • 00:13:08.366 --> 00:13:08.967
  • - ALEX: THANK GOODNESS.- LISA: ...IF I GET TO COME
  • 00:13:08.967 --> 00:13:11.436
  • - LISA: ...IF I GET TO COMEHOME AND BE LOVED BY THE KIND
  • 00:13:11.436 --> 00:13:15.006
  • HOME AND BE LOVED BY THE KINDOF FAMILY, JUST SINCERELY...
  • 00:13:15.006 --> 00:13:15.673
  • OF FAMILY, JUST SINCERELY...YOU GET TO BE LOVED WITH YOUR
  • 00:13:15.673 --> 00:13:16.875
  • YOU GET TO BE LOVED WITH YOURMAMA.
  • 00:13:16.875 --> 00:13:18.309
  • MAMA.WHAT OTHER BLESSINGS HAS GOD
  • 00:13:18.309 --> 00:13:20.178
  • WHAT OTHER BLESSINGS HAS GODILLUMINATED IN Y'ALL'S LIFE,
  • 00:13:20.178 --> 00:13:21.479
  • ILLUMINATED IN Y'ALL'S LIFE,THIS SEASON?
  • 00:13:21.479 --> 00:13:22.146
  • THIS SEASON?WHEN THE WORLD WANTS TO CALL IT
  • 00:13:22.146 --> 00:13:23.014
  • WHEN THE WORLD WANTS TO CALL ITA HORRIBLE YEAR, WHERE HAVE
  • 00:13:23.014 --> 00:13:24.816
  • A HORRIBLE YEAR, WHERE HAVEY'ALL SEEN GOD'S HAND OF
  • 00:13:24.816 --> 00:13:26.684
  • Y'ALL SEEN GOD'S HAND OFBLESSING?
  • 00:13:26.684 --> 00:13:27.719
  • BLESSING?- ALEX: I MEAN, FOR ME, I'VE
  • 00:13:27.719 --> 00:13:28.987
  • - ALEX: I MEAN, FOR ME, I'VESEEN-- LIKE, THERE'S THAT
  • 00:13:28.987 --> 00:13:31.189
  • SEEN-- LIKE, THERE'S THATSCRIPTURE IN ISAIAH THAT HE
  • 00:13:31.189 --> 00:13:32.323
  • SCRIPTURE IN ISAIAH THAT HESAYS: AND I WILL ALLURE HER
  • 00:13:32.323 --> 00:13:34.025
  • SAYS: AND I WILL ALLURE HERINTO THE DESERT TO SPEAK
  • 00:13:34.025 --> 00:13:37.095
  • INTO THE DESERT TO SPEAKTENDERLY WITH HER.
  • 00:13:37.095 --> 00:13:37.762
  • TENDERLY WITH HER.AND, I JUST FELT LIKE THE ALONE
  • 00:13:37.762 --> 00:13:40.098
  • AND, I JUST FELT LIKE THE ALONETIME WITH GOD HAS CAUSED US TO
  • 00:13:40.098 --> 00:13:41.733
  • TIME WITH GOD HAS CAUSED US TOBE REACQUAINTED WITH INTIMACY
  • 00:13:41.733 --> 00:13:43.668
  • BE REACQUAINTED WITH INTIMACYWITH HIM.
  • 00:13:43.668 --> 00:13:44.469
  • WITH HIM.- LISA: THAT'S SO GOOD.
  • 00:13:44.469 --> 00:13:45.670
  • - LISA: THAT'S SO GOOD.- ALEX: I REMEMBER SAYING AT
  • 00:13:45.670 --> 00:13:46.938
  • - ALEX: I REMEMBER SAYING ATTHE CHURCH: I FEEL LIKE I'M
  • 00:13:46.938 --> 00:13:48.573
  • THE CHURCH: I FEEL LIKE I'MHAVING A RERUN OF EIGHT YEARS
  • 00:13:48.573 --> 00:13:49.908
  • HAVING A RERUN OF EIGHT YEARSAGO, WHEN I FELT I WAS IN MY
  • 00:13:49.908 --> 00:13:52.443
  • AGO, WHEN I FELT I WAS IN MYISOLATION PERIOD OF COMING TO
  • 00:13:52.443 --> 00:13:53.444
  • ISOLATION PERIOD OF COMING TONASHVILLE AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY
  • 00:13:53.444 --> 00:13:54.112
  • NASHVILLE AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANYFRIENDS.
  • 00:13:54.112 --> 00:13:56.014
  • FRIENDS.BUT IT WAS IN THAT YEAR, WHAT
  • 00:13:56.014 --> 00:14:00.151
  • BUT IT WAS IN THAT YEAR, WHATGOD DID IN ME -- BECAUSE IT WAS
  • 00:14:00.151 --> 00:14:01.219
  • GOD DID IN ME -- BECAUSE IT WASJUST ME AND GOD -- I HAD NO
  • 00:14:01.219 --> 00:14:02.754
  • JUST ME AND GOD -- I HAD NOOTHER OPTION BUT TO GET INTO
  • 00:14:02.754 --> 00:14:04.255
  • OTHER OPTION BUT TO GET INTOGOD.
  • 00:14:04.255 --> 00:14:05.390
  • GOD.I COULD HAVE KICKED AND
  • 00:14:05.390 --> 00:14:05.990
  • I COULD HAVE KICKED ANDSCREAMED, AND HATED THE
  • 00:14:05.990 --> 00:14:07.558
  • SCREAMED, AND HATED THEPROCESS, AND WHINED THROUGH IT.
  • 00:14:07.558 --> 00:14:09.327
  • PROCESS, AND WHINED THROUGH IT.OR, LEAN IN TO REALIZE: I NEED
  • 00:14:09.327 --> 00:14:11.663
  • OR, LEAN IN TO REALIZE: I NEEDTO GET TO KNOW HIM.
  • 00:14:11.663 --> 00:14:13.564
  • TO GET TO KNOW HIM.AND I FEEL LIKE GOD GOES: OKAY,
  • 00:14:13.564 --> 00:14:14.799
  • AND I FEEL LIKE GOD GOES: OKAY,EIGHT YEARS HAS GONE BY.
  • 00:14:14.799 --> 00:14:16.067
  • EIGHT YEARS HAS GONE BY.GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:14:16.067 --> 00:14:17.168
  • GUESS WHAT?I WANT YOU TO GO TO ANOTHER
  • 00:14:17.168 --> 00:14:17.735
  • I WANT YOU TO GO TO ANOTHERLEVEL.
  • 00:14:17.735 --> 00:14:19.404
  • LEVEL.AND SO, FOR ME, I USED THE TIME
  • 00:14:19.404 --> 00:14:22.607
  • AND SO, FOR ME, I USED THE TIMEOF BEING ALONE WITH HIM AS A
  • 00:14:22.607 --> 00:14:25.276
  • OF BEING ALONE WITH HIM AS AGIFT TO GO TO ANOTHER LEVEL.
  • 00:14:25.276 --> 00:14:27.879
  • GIFT TO GO TO ANOTHER LEVEL.AND, I LOOK AT MY LIFE -- IN
  • 00:14:27.879 --> 00:14:29.480
  • AND, I LOOK AT MY LIFE -- INTHE LAST SIX WEEKS, I'VE HAD TO
  • 00:14:29.480 --> 00:14:30.281
  • THE LAST SIX WEEKS, I'VE HAD TOWALK THROUGH SOMETHING REALLY
  • 00:14:30.281 --> 00:14:33.217
  • WALK THROUGH SOMETHING REALLYDIFFICULT.
  • 00:14:33.217 --> 00:14:34.385
  • DIFFICULT.AND I GO: AND I FEEL COMPLETE
  • 00:14:34.385 --> 00:14:35.420
  • AND I GO: AND I FEEL COMPLETEPEACE.
  • 00:14:35.420 --> 00:14:37.221
  • PEACE.AND I'M STRENGTHENED.
  • 00:14:37.221 --> 00:14:38.456
  • AND I'M STRENGTHENED.AND, IN FACT, IT'S MADE ME MORE
  • 00:14:38.456 --> 00:14:40.124
  • AND, IN FACT, IT'S MADE ME MOREFIERY.
  • 00:14:40.124 --> 00:14:41.826
  • FIERY.I FEEL LIKE MY SERMONS ARE
  • 00:14:41.826 --> 00:14:43.394
  • I FEEL LIKE MY SERMONS ARESHARPER.
  • 00:14:43.394 --> 00:14:46.297
  • SHARPER.I FEEL LIKE THE REVELATION THAT
  • 00:14:46.297 --> 00:14:46.965
  • I FEEL LIKE THE REVELATION THATGOD'S GIVEN ME IS DEEPER.
  • 00:14:46.965 --> 00:14:48.499
  • GOD'S GIVEN ME IS DEEPER.SO, I'M LIKE: IF I HAVE TO WALK
  • 00:14:48.499 --> 00:14:49.133
  • SO, I'M LIKE: IF I HAVE TO WALKTHROUGH THE VALLEY OF--
  • 00:14:49.133 --> 00:14:49.968
  • THROUGH THE VALLEY OF--- CECE: OF DEATH.
  • 00:14:49.968 --> 00:14:50.768
  • - CECE: OF DEATH.- ALEX: THAT!
  • 00:14:50.768 --> 00:14:54.472
  • - ALEX: THAT!I-I-I-- I'M-- I'M GOOD!
  • 00:14:54.472 --> 00:14:55.106
  • I-I-I-- I'M-- I'M GOOD!SO, LET'S USE IT, NOT: OH, MY
  • 00:14:55.106 --> 00:14:55.606
  • SO, LET'S USE IT, NOT: OH, MYGOSH...I CAN'T WAIT--
  • 00:14:55.606 --> 00:14:56.140
  • GOSH...I CAN'T WAIT--YOU KNOW, HAVE YOU HEARD
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:56.441
  • YOU KNOW, HAVE YOU HEARDPEOPLE?
  • 00:14:56.441 --> 00:14:57.108
  • PEOPLE?"I CAN'T WAIT FOR THINGS TO GET
  • 00:14:57.108 --> 00:14:57.508
  • "I CAN'T WAIT FOR THINGS TO GETBACK TO NORMAL."
  • 00:14:57.508 --> 00:14:59.043
  • BACK TO NORMAL."THERE AIN'T NO NORMAL!
  • 00:14:59.043 --> 00:14:59.677
  • THERE AIN'T NO NORMAL!IT'S NOT GOING BACK TO NORMAL!
  • 00:14:59.677 --> 00:15:01.612
  • IT'S NOT GOING BACK TO NORMAL!IF WE HAVEN'T CHANGED THROUGH
  • 00:15:01.612 --> 00:15:03.781
  • IF WE HAVEN'T CHANGED THROUGHTHIS, SHAME ON US, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:15:03.781 --> 00:15:05.083
  • THIS, SHAME ON US, YOU KNOW?- CECE: THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:15:05.083 --> 00:15:05.950
  • - CECE: THAT'S GOOD.- ALEX: AND I THINK IT'S TAKEN
  • 00:15:05.950 --> 00:15:07.585
  • - ALEX: AND I THINK IT'S TAKENTHIS ALONE-TIME.
  • 00:15:07.585 --> 00:15:09.287
  • THIS ALONE-TIME.DON'T LOOK AT IT AS A NEGATIVE.
  • 00:15:09.287 --> 00:15:10.888
  • DON'T LOOK AT IT AS A NEGATIVE.LET'S LOOK AT IT AS A POSITIVE.
  • 00:15:10.888 --> 00:15:11.923
  • LET'S LOOK AT IT AS A POSITIVE.AND I THINK IT'S MADE ME
  • 00:15:11.923 --> 00:15:13.992
  • AND I THINK IT'S MADE MESTRONGER.
  • 00:15:13.992 --> 00:15:14.692
  • STRONGER.I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:15:14.692 --> 00:15:16.160
  • I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU.- MELINDA: IT'S MADE MY LISTEN
  • 00:15:16.160 --> 00:15:17.195
  • - MELINDA: IT'S MADE MY LISTENMORE.
  • 00:15:17.195 --> 00:15:18.763
  • MORE.I THINK I HAD GOTTEN SO BUSY
  • 00:15:18.763 --> 00:15:21.499
  • I THINK I HAD GOTTEN SO BUSYAND TIRED.
  • 00:15:21.499 --> 00:15:22.934
  • AND TIRED.JUST, I WAS JUST EXHAUSTED ALL
  • 00:15:22.934 --> 00:15:24.435
  • JUST, I WAS JUST EXHAUSTED ALLTHE TIME.
  • 00:15:24.435 --> 00:15:25.503
  • THE TIME.AND I WOULD KIND OF PRAY AT
  • 00:15:25.503 --> 00:15:26.671
  • AND I WOULD KIND OF PRAY ATGOD?
  • 00:15:26.671 --> 00:15:27.772
  • GOD?AND KINDA TELL HIM: LIKE,
  • 00:15:27.772 --> 00:15:29.273
  • AND KINDA TELL HIM: LIKE,HEY...
  • 00:15:29.273 --> 00:15:30.508
  • HEY...- LAURIE: HEY. OVER HERE.
  • 00:15:30.508 --> 00:15:31.242
  • - LAURIE: HEY. OVER HERE.- MELINDA: FIX THIS.
  • 00:15:31.242 --> 00:15:32.343
  • - MELINDA: FIX THIS.CAN YOU FIX THAT?
  • 00:15:32.343 --> 00:15:33.144
  • CAN YOU FIX THAT?YOU SEE THIS GOING ON?
  • 00:15:33.144 --> 00:15:33.945
  • YOU SEE THIS GOING ON?CAN YOU-- CAN YOU DO SOMETHING
  • 00:15:33.945 --> 00:15:34.445
  • CAN YOU-- CAN YOU DO SOMETHINGABOUT THAT?
  • 00:15:34.445 --> 00:15:35.713
  • ABOUT THAT?AND THEN, I'D KIND OF...KEEP
  • 00:15:35.713 --> 00:15:37.015
  • AND THEN, I'D KIND OF...KEEPGOING WITH WHATEVER WAS GOING
  • 00:15:37.015 --> 00:15:38.383
  • GOING WITH WHATEVER WAS GOINGON, 'CAUSE I WAS JUST SO TIRED
  • 00:15:38.383 --> 00:15:39.317
  • ON, 'CAUSE I WAS JUST SO TIREDAND JUST WASN'T TAKING THE TIME
  • 00:15:39.317 --> 00:15:43.654
  • AND JUST WASN'T TAKING THE TIMETO LISTEN.
  • 00:15:43.654 --> 00:15:45.123
  • TO LISTEN.AND...I BASICALLY HAVE SHUT
  • 00:15:45.123 --> 00:15:46.524
  • AND...I BASICALLY HAVE SHUTUP...YOU KNOW?
  • 00:15:46.524 --> 00:15:48.359
  • UP...YOU KNOW?LIKE, I'LL TALK TO HIM.
  • 00:15:48.359 --> 00:15:49.627
  • LIKE, I'LL TALK TO HIM.THEN, I JUST SIT.
  • 00:15:49.627 --> 00:15:52.096
  • THEN, I JUST SIT.AND WHAT HE HAS POURED INTO ME
  • 00:15:52.096 --> 00:15:53.698
  • AND WHAT HE HAS POURED INTO MEIN THE TIME OF JUST SITTING HAS
  • 00:15:53.698 --> 00:15:55.066
  • IN THE TIME OF JUST SITTING HASCOMPLETELY CHANGED EVEN WHAT I
  • 00:15:55.066 --> 00:15:57.835
  • COMPLETELY CHANGED EVEN WHAT IENJOY ANYMORE.
  • 00:15:57.835 --> 00:16:00.038
  • ENJOY ANYMORE.LIKE, I'M LEARNING SO MUCH MORE
  • 00:16:00.038 --> 00:16:02.040
  • LIKE, I'M LEARNING SO MUCH MOREABOUT WHO HE CREATED ME TO BE
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:04.375
  • ABOUT WHO HE CREATED ME TO BEAND HOW HE SEES ME.
  • 00:16:04.375 --> 00:16:06.010
  • AND HOW HE SEES ME.HE'S SHOWING ME HOW HE SEES ME.
  • 00:16:06.010 --> 00:16:08.479
  • HE'S SHOWING ME HOW HE SEES ME.HE SHOWS ME HOW HE SEES OTHERS.
  • 00:16:08.479 --> 00:16:10.715
  • HE SHOWS ME HOW HE SEES OTHERS.AND SO, I LOVE PEOPLE
  • 00:16:10.715 --> 00:16:11.449
  • AND SO, I LOVE PEOPLEDIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:16:11.449 --> 00:16:13.084
  • DIFFERENTLY.LIKE, THERE'S JUST BEEN THIS
  • 00:16:13.084 --> 00:16:15.486
  • LIKE, THERE'S JUST BEEN THISTIME OF SITTING AND HEARING HIS
  • 00:16:15.486 --> 00:16:17.021
  • TIME OF SITTING AND HEARING HISSIDE OF THINGS, WHERE I'VE JUST
  • 00:16:17.021 --> 00:16:18.456
  • SIDE OF THINGS, WHERE I'VE JUSTBEEN TELLING HIM MY SIDE.
  • 00:16:18.456 --> 00:16:20.558
  • BEEN TELLING HIM MY SIDE.AND JUST REALLY SPENDING TIME
  • 00:16:20.558 --> 00:16:21.893
  • AND JUST REALLY SPENDING TIMEIN THAT -- THAT HAS BEEN
  • 00:16:21.893 --> 00:16:23.628
  • IN THAT -- THAT HAS BEENREALLY, REALLY...HELPFUL.
  • 00:16:23.628 --> 00:16:24.462
  • REALLY, REALLY...HELPFUL.- CECE: AWESOME.
  • 00:16:24.462 --> 00:16:25.630
  • - CECE: AWESOME.I THINK I'VE BEEN MORE ALERT
  • 00:16:25.630 --> 00:16:26.731
  • I THINK I'VE BEEN MORE ALERTTHAN EVER BEFORE.
  • 00:16:26.731 --> 00:16:28.166
  • THAN EVER BEFORE.I THINK I'VE PAID ATTENTION TO
  • 00:16:28.166 --> 00:16:31.102
  • I THINK I'VE PAID ATTENTION TOOTHERS...IN THE SLOWING DOWN.
  • 00:16:31.102 --> 00:16:32.103
  • OTHERS...IN THE SLOWING DOWN.THIS IS NOT JUST A USA PROBLEM,
  • 00:16:32.103 --> 00:16:36.174
  • THIS IS NOT JUST A USA PROBLEM,BUT IT'S THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:36.174 --> 00:16:38.643
  • BUT IT'S THE WORLD.AND GOD JUST REVEALED TO ME,
  • 00:16:38.643 --> 00:16:40.645
  • AND GOD JUST REVEALED TO ME,MORE THAN EVER BEFORE -- AND WE
  • 00:16:40.645 --> 00:16:42.046
  • MORE THAN EVER BEFORE -- AND WEQUOTE THE SCRIPTURE ALL THE
  • 00:16:42.046 --> 00:16:42.847
  • QUOTE THE SCRIPTURE ALL THETIME -- BUT: GOD SO LOVED THE
  • 00:16:42.847 --> 00:16:44.482
  • TIME -- BUT: GOD SO LOVED THEWORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY
  • 00:16:44.482 --> 00:16:46.684
  • WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLYBEGOTTEN SON.
  • 00:16:46.684 --> 00:16:48.086
  • BEGOTTEN SON.SO, I'VE SPENT MORE TIME
  • 00:16:48.086 --> 00:16:49.420
  • SO, I'VE SPENT MORE TIMEPRAYING FOR OTHER COUNTRIES,
  • 00:16:49.420 --> 00:16:51.422
  • PRAYING FOR OTHER COUNTRIES,OTHER PEOPLE, MORE THAN I EVER
  • 00:16:51.422 --> 00:16:52.990
  • OTHER PEOPLE, MORE THAN I EVERHAVE IN MY LIFE, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:16:52.990 --> 00:16:54.625
  • HAVE IN MY LIFE, YOU KNOW?AND IT'S JUST LIKE: OH, MY
  • 00:16:54.625 --> 00:16:55.593
  • AND IT'S JUST LIKE: OH, MYGOD...
  • 00:16:55.593 --> 00:16:56.994
  • GOD...YOU KNOW?
  • 00:16:56.994 --> 00:16:57.728
  • YOU KNOW?AND SO, THAT'S BEEN A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:16:57.728 --> 00:16:58.729
  • AND SO, THAT'S BEEN A BEAUTIFULTHING.
  • 00:16:58.729 --> 00:16:59.964
  • THING.BECAUSE IT'S SO NOT ABOUT US.
  • 00:16:59.964 --> 00:17:00.965
  • BECAUSE IT'S SO NOT ABOUT US.GOD IS SO MUCH BIGGER IN OUR
  • 00:17:00.965 --> 00:17:03.201
  • GOD IS SO MUCH BIGGER IN OURWORLD THAN WHAT WE SEE EVERY
  • 00:17:03.201 --> 00:17:04.735
  • WORLD THAN WHAT WE SEE EVERYDAY, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:17:04.735 --> 00:17:06.737
  • DAY, YOU KNOW?AND HE'S CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE
  • 00:17:06.737 --> 00:17:07.905
  • AND HE'S CONCERNED ABOUT THOSETHINGS.
  • 00:17:07.905 --> 00:17:09.207
  • THINGS.AND SO, HE WANTS THE CHURCH TO
  • 00:17:09.207 --> 00:17:10.741
  • AND SO, HE WANTS THE CHURCH TOBE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HE'S
  • 00:17:10.741 --> 00:17:15.847
  • BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HE'SCONCERNED ABOUT.
  • 00:17:15.847 --> 00:17:16.447
  • CONCERNED ABOUT.SO, IT'S BEEN AN AWAKENING...
  • 00:17:16.447 --> 00:17:17.381
  • SO, IT'S BEEN AN AWAKENING...FOR ME, AN ALERTNESS.
  • 00:17:17.381 --> 00:17:18.015
  • FOR ME, AN ALERTNESS.AND I THINK THAT'S HAPPENED TO
  • 00:17:18.015 --> 00:17:18.683
  • AND I THINK THAT'S HAPPENED TOTHE CHURCH AS A WHOLE, YOU
  • 00:17:18.683 --> 00:17:20.384
  • THE CHURCH AS A WHOLE, YOUKNOW.
  • 00:17:20.384 --> 00:17:21.652
  • KNOW.WE'RE BUILT FOR TIMES LIKE
  • 00:17:21.652 --> 00:17:22.153
  • WE'RE BUILT FOR TIMES LIKETHIS.
  • 00:17:22.153 --> 00:17:23.855
  • THIS.THAT'S OUR PURPOSE...YOU KNOW?
  • 00:17:23.855 --> 00:17:26.357
  • THAT'S OUR PURPOSE...YOU KNOW?WE DON'T ENJOY IT, BUT WE'RE
  • 00:17:26.357 --> 00:17:28.326
  • WE DON'T ENJOY IT, BUT WE'REBUILT FOR IT.
  • 00:17:28.326 --> 00:17:29.227
  • BUILT FOR IT.- LISA: WHEN JOY DOESN'T MAKE
  • 00:17:29.227 --> 00:17:30.695
  • - LISA: WHEN JOY DOESN'T MAKESENSE IS WHEN THE WORLD TAKES
  • 00:17:30.695 --> 00:17:31.529
  • SENSE IS WHEN THE WORLD TAKESNOTICE.
  • 00:17:31.529 --> 00:17:33.164
  • NOTICE.AND WHEN THEY SEE US HAVING
  • 00:17:33.164 --> 00:17:35.199
  • AND WHEN THEY SEE US HAVINGTHAT ABIDING JOY AND PEACE AND
  • 00:17:35.199 --> 00:17:38.769
  • THAT ABIDING JOY AND PEACE ANDGRATITUDE, THE WORLD IS LIKE:
  • 00:17:38.769 --> 00:17:40.505
  • GRATITUDE, THE WORLD IS LIKE:THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:17:40.505 --> 00:17:41.139
  • THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.'CAUSE NONE OF US ASKED FOR
  • 00:17:41.139 --> 00:17:43.808
  • 'CAUSE NONE OF US ASKED FORTHIS GIFT.
  • 00:17:43.808 --> 00:17:44.909
  • THIS GIFT.AND YOU GO: BUT IN THE HANDS OF
  • 00:17:44.909 --> 00:17:47.044
  • AND YOU GO: BUT IN THE HANDS OFGOD, WE KNOW HE GIVES GOOD
  • 00:17:47.044 --> 00:17:47.545
  • GOD, WE KNOW HE GIVES GOODTHINGS.
  • 00:17:47.545 --> 00:17:49.147
  • THINGS.YEAH, IT'S BEEN INTERESTING.
  • 00:17:49.147 --> 00:17:50.915
  • YEAH, IT'S BEEN INTERESTING.I FEEL LIKE, THIS SEASON, I SEE
  • 00:17:50.915 --> 00:17:53.584
  • I FEEL LIKE, THIS SEASON, I SEEBLURRY, A LOT, THE THINGS OF
  • 00:17:53.584 --> 00:17:55.953
  • BLURRY, A LOT, THE THINGS OFGOD.
  • 00:17:55.953 --> 00:17:56.687
  • GOD.AND I FEEL LIKE THINGS ARE IN
  • 00:17:56.687 --> 00:17:57.922
  • AND I FEEL LIKE THINGS ARE INFOCUS THAT DIDN'T USED TO BE IN
  • 00:17:57.922 --> 00:17:58.589
  • FOCUS THAT DIDN'T USED TO BE INFOCUS.
  • 00:17:58.589 --> 00:18:00.091
  • FOCUS.I WASN'T SEEING CLEARLY.
  • 00:18:00.091 --> 00:18:04.128
  • I WASN'T SEEING CLEARLY.I HAD A-- SOMEONE REAL CLOSE TO
  • 00:18:04.128 --> 00:18:05.663
  • I HAD A-- SOMEONE REAL CLOSE TOOUR FAMILY COMMITTED SUICIDE
  • 00:18:05.663 --> 00:18:07.832
  • OUR FAMILY COMMITTED SUICIDEABOUT A MONTH INTO COVID.
  • 00:18:07.832 --> 00:18:10.735
  • ABOUT A MONTH INTO COVID.AND IT JUST-- YOU KNOW, IT'S
  • 00:18:10.735 --> 00:18:11.402
  • AND IT JUST-- YOU KNOW, IT'SLIKE YOU WERE ALREADY A LITTLE
  • 00:18:11.402 --> 00:18:14.105
  • LIKE YOU WERE ALREADY A LITTLEBIT OFF BALANCE, AND THEN IT
  • 00:18:14.105 --> 00:18:15.406
  • BIT OFF BALANCE, AND THEN ITJUST KINDA KNOCKED THE LEGS OUT
  • 00:18:15.406 --> 00:18:19.443
  • JUST KINDA KNOCKED THE LEGS OUTFROM UNDER OUR STOOL.
  • 00:18:19.443 --> 00:18:21.779
  • FROM UNDER OUR STOOL.AND IN THAT KIND OF UNBALANCED
  • 00:18:21.779 --> 00:18:23.347
  • AND IN THAT KIND OF UNBALANCEDTIME, JUST LIKE YOU, MELINDA, I
  • 00:18:23.347 --> 00:18:25.183
  • TIME, JUST LIKE YOU, MELINDA, ISTARTED HEARING INSTEAD OF
  • 00:18:25.183 --> 00:18:27.718
  • STARTED HEARING INSTEAD OFTALKING, AND REALLY SEEING
  • 00:18:27.718 --> 00:18:29.520
  • TALKING, AND REALLY SEEINGINSTEAD OF LOOKING PAST.
  • 00:18:29.520 --> 00:18:32.723
  • INSTEAD OF LOOKING PAST.AND A FRIEND -- RIGHT AFTER HE
  • 00:18:32.723 --> 00:18:35.426
  • AND A FRIEND -- RIGHT AFTER HEPASSED AWAY -- A FRIEND BROUGHT
  • 00:18:35.426 --> 00:18:36.928
  • PASSED AWAY -- A FRIEND BROUGHTOVER A BAG -- JUST THIS LITTLE
  • 00:18:36.928 --> 00:18:38.729
  • OVER A BAG -- JUST THIS LITTLEBROWN BAG OF BULBS.
  • 00:18:38.729 --> 00:18:39.931
  • BROWN BAG OF BULBS.AND SHE SAID, "LISA, I KNOW,
  • 00:18:39.931 --> 00:18:41.866
  • AND SHE SAID, "LISA, I KNOW,RIGHT NOW, YOU MAY NOT EVEN
  • 00:18:41.866 --> 00:18:42.633
  • RIGHT NOW, YOU MAY NOT EVENHAVE THE EMOTIONAL BANDWIDTH TO
  • 00:18:42.633 --> 00:18:44.669
  • HAVE THE EMOTIONAL BANDWIDTH TOPUT THESE IN THE GROUND, BUT,"
  • 00:18:44.669 --> 00:18:45.836
  • PUT THESE IN THE GROUND, BUT,"SHE SAID, "WHENEVER YOU CAN,
  • 00:18:45.836 --> 00:18:46.337
  • SHE SAID, "WHENEVER YOU CAN,JUST STICK THESE IN YOUR
  • 00:18:46.337 --> 00:18:48.372
  • JUST STICK THESE IN YOURGARDEN."
  • 00:18:48.372 --> 00:18:50.808
  • GARDEN."AND SHE SAID, "WHEN THEY BLOOM
  • 00:18:50.808 --> 00:18:51.442
  • AND SHE SAID, "WHEN THEY BLOOM-- I DON'T KNOW IF IT'LL BE
  • 00:18:51.442 --> 00:18:52.610
  • -- I DON'T KNOW IF IT'LL BETHIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR -- BUT
  • 00:18:52.610 --> 00:18:53.778
  • THIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR -- BUTWHEN THEY BLOOM," SHE SAID,
  • 00:18:53.778 --> 00:18:56.514
  • WHEN THEY BLOOM," SHE SAID,"YOU WILL KNOW THAT GOD IS
  • 00:18:56.514 --> 00:18:58.115
  • "YOU WILL KNOW THAT GOD ISALWAYS GOOD AND THAT GOD BRINGS
  • 00:18:58.115 --> 00:19:00.318
  • ALWAYS GOOD AND THAT GOD BRINGSLIFE OUT OF DEATH."
  • 00:19:00.318 --> 00:19:01.619
  • LIFE OUT OF DEATH."AND, JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS
  • 00:19:01.619 --> 00:19:02.320
  • AND, JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHSAGO, I WAS SITTING ON THE FRONT
  • 00:19:02.320 --> 00:19:03.688
  • AGO, I WAS SITTING ON THE FRONTPORCH, EARLY IN THE MORNING,
  • 00:19:03.688 --> 00:19:05.323
  • PORCH, EARLY IN THE MORNING,JUST KIND OF QUIET, HAVING MY
  • 00:19:05.323 --> 00:19:06.657
  • JUST KIND OF QUIET, HAVING MYCOFFEE, TRYING TO GET MY HEART
  • 00:19:06.657 --> 00:19:07.858
  • COFFEE, TRYING TO GET MY HEARTALIGNED FOR THE DAY.
  • 00:19:07.858 --> 00:19:10.161
  • ALIGNED FOR THE DAY.AND I THOUGHT: WHAT IS THAT IN
  • 00:19:10.161 --> 00:19:11.629
  • AND I THOUGHT: WHAT IS THAT INFRONT OF MY ROSES?
  • 00:19:11.629 --> 00:19:12.430
  • FRONT OF MY ROSES?BECAUSE I HAD NEVER PLANTED
  • 00:19:12.430 --> 00:19:14.432
  • BECAUSE I HAD NEVER PLANTEDDAHLIAS BEFORE.
  • 00:19:14.432 --> 00:19:16.400
  • DAHLIAS BEFORE.YOU KNOW, THEY'RE HUGE -- BIG
  • 00:19:16.400 --> 00:19:17.435
  • YOU KNOW, THEY'RE HUGE -- BIGAS A DINNER PLATE.
  • 00:19:17.435 --> 00:19:18.269
  • AS A DINNER PLATE.- CECE: WOW...
  • 00:19:18.269 --> 00:19:19.136
  • - CECE: WOW...- LISA: AND THERE WAS THE
  • 00:19:19.136 --> 00:19:21.639
  • - LISA: AND THERE WAS THEBIGGEST YELLOW DAHLIA.
  • 00:19:21.639 --> 00:19:22.840
  • BIGGEST YELLOW DAHLIA.AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT BULB SHE
  • 00:19:22.840 --> 00:19:23.341
  • AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT BULB SHEHAD GIVEN ME.
  • 00:19:23.341 --> 00:19:25.042
  • HAD GIVEN ME.AND IN THAT MOMENT -- YOU KNOW
  • 00:19:25.042 --> 00:19:26.244
  • AND IN THAT MOMENT -- YOU KNOWHOW THE LORD'LL SPEAK TO YOU,
  • 00:19:26.244 --> 00:19:27.612
  • HOW THE LORD'LL SPEAK TO YOU,SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU AREN'T EVEN
  • 00:19:27.612 --> 00:19:28.846
  • SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU AREN'T EVENASKING FOR HIS VOICE?
  • 00:19:28.846 --> 00:19:29.981
  • ASKING FOR HIS VOICE?- CECE: ISN'T THAT THE BEST?
  • 00:19:29.981 --> 00:19:31.882
  • - CECE: ISN'T THAT THE BEST?- LISA: AND HE SAID: I WILL
  • 00:19:31.882 --> 00:19:34.986
  • - LISA: AND HE SAID: I WILLBRING LIFE.
  • 00:19:34.986 --> 00:19:37.188
  • BRING LIFE.WHERE ALL YOU'VE SEEN IS DEATH,
  • 00:19:37.188 --> 00:19:38.456
  • WHERE ALL YOU'VE SEEN IS DEATH,I WILL BRING LIFE.
  • 00:19:38.456 --> 00:19:39.624
  • I WILL BRING LIFE.I'M A REDEEMER.
  • 00:19:39.624 --> 00:19:41.359
  • I'M A REDEEMER.SO, I FEEL LIKE-- I JUST FEEL
  • 00:19:41.359 --> 00:19:43.261
  • SO, I FEEL LIKE-- I JUST FEELLIKE I'M SEEING THINGS MORE
  • 00:19:43.261 --> 00:19:45.529
  • LIKE I'M SEEING THINGS MORECLEARLY, THE WAY GOD WOULD HAVE
  • 00:19:45.529 --> 00:19:46.897
  • CLEARLY, THE WAY GOD WOULD HAVEME SEE 'EM, WHERE I'VE JUST
  • 00:19:46.897 --> 00:19:48.899
  • ME SEE 'EM, WHERE I'VE JUSTBEEN...TOO BUSY THAT I WAS KIND
  • 00:19:48.899 --> 00:19:52.770
  • BEEN...TOO BUSY THAT I WAS KINDOF BLINDED BY THIS MESS.
  • 00:19:52.770 --> 00:19:53.371
  • OF BLINDED BY THIS MESS.- LAURIE: I THINK WE'VE ALL
  • 00:19:53.371 --> 00:19:55.106
  • - LAURIE: I THINK WE'VE ALLBEEN 2020-ED OUT, THIS YEAR.
  • 00:19:55.106 --> 00:19:57.208
  • BEEN 2020-ED OUT, THIS YEAR.- LISA: THAT IS GOOD.
  • 00:19:57.208 --> 00:19:59.343
  • - LISA: THAT IS GOOD.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:19:59.343 --> 00:20:00.044
  • [LAUGHTER]- LAURIE: YOU KNOW, 2020
  • 00:20:00.044 --> 00:20:01.946
  • - LAURIE: YOU KNOW, 2020HAS BEEN -- FOR THIS
  • 00:20:01.946 --> 00:20:02.947
  • HAS BEEN -- FOR THIS"BETTER TOGETHER" FAMILY --
  • 00:20:02.947 --> 00:20:04.115
  • "BETTER TOGETHER" FAMILY --HAS BEEN-- WE HAVE WORKED OUR
  • 00:20:04.115 --> 00:20:05.850
  • HAS BEEN-- WE HAVE WORKED OURTAILS OFF.
  • 00:20:05.850 --> 00:20:07.051
  • TAILS OFF.WE HAVE COME TOGETHER MORE
  • 00:20:07.051 --> 00:20:09.120
  • WE HAVE COME TOGETHER MORETHAN-- OR, AT LEAST, GET ON--
  • 00:20:09.120 --> 00:20:10.955
  • THAN-- OR, AT LEAST, GET ON--GOT ON ZOOM, WHICH IS
  • 00:20:10.955 --> 00:20:12.323
  • GOT ON ZOOM, WHICH ISJUST...HELL ON EARTH,
  • 00:20:12.323 --> 00:20:13.190
  • JUST...HELL ON EARTH,RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:20:13.190 --> 00:20:15.159
  • RIGHT NOW.[LAUGHS]
  • 00:20:15.159 --> 00:20:16.294
  • [LAUGHS]IF WE HAVE TO DO ONE MORE
  • 00:20:16.294 --> 00:20:17.295
  • IF WE HAVE TO DO ONE MOREZOOM...BUT, OH, MY LORD.
  • 00:20:17.295 --> 00:20:19.330
  • ZOOM...BUT, OH, MY LORD.- LISA: I WAS JUST SAYING: --*
  • 00:20:19.330 --> 00:20:21.065
  • - LISA: I WAS JUST SAYING: --*TRUST MYSELF WITH THIS.
  • 00:20:21.065 --> 00:20:22.233
  • TRUST MYSELF WITH THIS.- CECE: LAURIE, THAT IS NOT
  • 00:20:22.233 --> 00:20:23.200
  • - CECE: LAURIE, THAT IS NOTGOOD...
  • 00:20:23.200 --> 00:20:24.068
  • GOOD...- MELINDA: THAT IS NOT GOOD...
  • 00:20:24.068 --> 00:20:24.802
  • - MELINDA: THAT IS NOT GOOD...- LAURIE: BUT I REMEMBER KIND
  • 00:20:24.802 --> 00:20:25.503
  • - LAURIE: BUT I REMEMBER KINDOF GOING TO MY HUSBAND, GOING,
  • 00:20:25.503 --> 00:20:26.270
  • OF GOING TO MY HUSBAND, GOING,"WHAT DO WE DO?"
  • 00:20:26.270 --> 00:20:27.071
  • "WHAT DO WE DO?"AND HE SAID, "YOU BETTER STAY
  • 00:20:27.071 --> 00:20:27.805
  • AND HE SAID, "YOU BETTER STAYTOGETHER AND KEEP DOING"--
  • 00:20:27.805 --> 00:20:28.639
  • TOGETHER AND KEEP DOING"--HE SAID, "I DON'T WANT YOU TO
  • 00:20:28.639 --> 00:20:34.512
  • HE SAID, "I DON'T WANT YOU TOREGRET NOT KEEPING GOING DURING
  • 00:20:34.512 --> 00:20:34.812
  • REGRET NOT KEEPING GOING DURINGTHIS TIME."
  • 00:20:34.812 --> 00:20:35.413
  • YOU KNOW, AND "BETTER TOGETHER"
  • 00:20:35.513 --> 00:20:36.147
  • HAS BEEN ROUGH, BECAUSE WE'VE
  • 00:20:36.247 --> 00:20:36.847
  • ALL BEEN IN BOXES.
  • 00:20:36.947 --> 00:20:37.648
  • AND THAT'S JUST SO...
  • 00:20:37.748 --> 00:20:38.883
  • - LISA: NOT AS AUTHENTIC AND
  • 00:20:38.983 --> 00:20:40.484
  • ORGANIC AS WHAT WE USUALLY ARE.
  • 00:20:40.584 --> 00:20:41.652
  • - LAURIE: NOT LIKE THIS.
  • 00:20:41.752 --> 00:20:43.888
  • - CECE: AS WHAT THE SHOW WAS.
  • 00:20:43.988 --> 00:20:45.289
  • - LAURIE: BUT IT HAS MADE US
  • 00:20:45.389 --> 00:20:46.724
  • SO MUCH MORE GRATEFUL FOR THIS
  • 00:20:46.824 --> 00:20:47.425
  • TIME, TOGETHER, WHEN WE WERE
  • 00:20:47.525 --> 00:20:48.092
  • KINDA TAKING IT FOR GRANTED.
  • 00:20:48.192 --> 00:20:48.859
  • AND, I'M GRATEFUL FOR CHRISTIAN
  • 00:20:48.959 --> 00:20:50.328
  • TELEVISION.
  • 00:20:50.428 --> 00:20:52.930
  • YOU KNOW, DURING THIS TIME,
  • 00:20:53.030 --> 00:20:54.465
  • PEOPLE HAVE GRAVITATED TOWARDS
  • 00:20:54.565 --> 00:20:57.635
  • SOMETHING POSITIVE AND
  • 00:20:57.735 --> 00:20:59.403
  • SOMETHING LIFE-GIVING, YOU
  • 00:20:59.503 --> 00:21:00.805
  • KNOW, AND--
  • 00:21:00.905 --> 00:21:01.906
  • - LISA: SOMETHING THAT'S NOT
  • 00:21:02.006 --> 00:21:02.807
  • BAD NEWS.
  • 00:21:02.907 --> 00:21:03.607
  • - ALEX: HOPE.
  • 00:21:03.708 --> 00:21:04.141
  • - LAURIE: YEAH...
  • 00:21:04.241 --> 00:21:05.409
  • - ALEX: HOPE, HOPE, HOPE.
  • 00:21:05.509 --> 00:21:06.344
  • - LAURIE: HOPE.
  • 00:21:06.444 --> 00:21:07.078
  • AND PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE
  • 00:21:07.178 --> 00:21:07.545
  • ANYBODY.
  • 00:21:07.645 --> 00:21:08.412
  • AND I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT WE
  • 00:21:08.512 --> 00:21:09.947
  • HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH
  • 00:21:10.047 --> 00:21:11.716
  • OUT, BECAUSE WE'D BE NOTHING
  • 00:21:11.816 --> 00:21:13.484
  • WITHOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WITH
  • 00:21:13.584 --> 00:21:14.985
  • US, IN SPIRIT...YOU KNOW?
  • 00:21:15.086 --> 00:21:19.590
  • AND THAT'S WHAT TBN WAS RAISED
  • 00:21:19.690 --> 00:21:20.124
  • UP TO DO.
  • 00:21:20.224 --> 00:21:22.259
  • IT WAS TO BE IN YOUR HOMES, TO
  • 00:21:22.360 --> 00:21:24.662
  • BE IN YOUR PRISON CELLS, TO BE
  • 00:21:24.762 --> 00:21:25.863
  • IN YOUR HOSPITAL ROOMS, TO BE
  • 00:21:25.963 --> 00:21:27.398
  • WHERE YOU ARE, AND TO BE A
  • 00:21:27.498 --> 00:21:28.933
  • FAMILY TOGETHER.
  • 00:21:29.033 --> 00:21:32.670
  • AND I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THIS
  • 00:21:32.770 --> 00:21:33.738
  • TIME THAT WE'VE GOT.
  • 00:21:33.838 --> 00:21:36.240
  • AND WE HAVE BEEN RELEVANT...
  • 00:21:36.340 --> 00:21:37.274
  • AND THAT'S WHAT MATT SAID TO
  • 00:21:37.375 --> 00:21:38.109
  • ME.
  • 00:21:38.209 --> 00:21:38.976
  • HE SAID, "YOU NEED TO BE
  • 00:21:39.076 --> 00:21:39.643
  • RELEVANT AND YOU NEED TO BE
  • 00:21:39.744 --> 00:21:40.511
  • CURRENT WITH WHAT'S GOING ON
  • 00:21:40.611 --> 00:21:41.278
  • TODAY."
  • 00:21:41.379 --> 00:21:43.814
  • AND SO, DURING THE SEASONS OF
  • 00:21:43.914 --> 00:21:44.782
  • TIME DURING THIS YEAR, I AM SO
  • 00:21:44.882 --> 00:21:49.053
  • PROUD OF ALL THESE O.G.s ON THE
  • 00:21:49.153 --> 00:21:51.389
  • PROGRAMS, THAT YOU VOICES HAVE
  • 00:21:51.489 --> 00:21:53.157
  • GIVEN SUCH LIFE.
  • 00:21:53.257 --> 00:21:55.926
  • BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:21:56.026 --> 00:21:56.727
  • SUPPOSED TO DO.
  • 00:21:56.827 --> 00:21:57.728
  • JESUS SAID, YOU KNOW: YOU DRINK
  • 00:21:57.828 --> 00:21:59.296
  • THIS WATER AND YOU'LL NEVER BE
  • 00:21:59.397 --> 00:22:00.698
  • THIRSTY AGAIN.
  • 00:22:00.798 --> 00:22:03.067
  • AND I WILL FLOW OUT OF YOU
  • 00:22:03.167 --> 00:22:04.268
  • RIVERS OF LIFE-GIVING WATER.
  • 00:22:04.368 --> 00:22:06.203
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT GOD
  • 00:22:06.303 --> 00:22:08.973
  • HAS RAISED SO MANY VOICES UP TO
  • 00:22:09.073 --> 00:22:11.575
  • DO.
  • 00:22:11.675 --> 00:22:12.743
  • AND I'M SO THANKFUL FOR MY
  • 00:22:12.843 --> 00:22:13.377
  • GIRLS AND FOR MY FRIENDS.
  • 00:22:13.477 --> 00:22:16.914
  • AND THAT HAS BEEN A BIG DEAL,
  • 00:22:17.014 --> 00:22:18.315
  • THIS YEAR.
  • 00:22:18.416 --> 00:22:19.917
  • AND TO BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER
  • 00:22:20.017 --> 00:22:21.051
  • WHEN WE'VE GONE THROUGH HARD
  • 00:22:21.152 --> 00:22:22.353
  • TIMES.
  • 00:22:22.453 --> 00:22:23.387
  • WE'VE ALL GONE THROUGH HARD
  • 00:22:23.487 --> 00:22:24.422
  • TIMES -- STUFF THAT...WE DIDN'T
  • 00:22:24.522 --> 00:22:25.623
  • EXPECT.
  • 00:22:25.723 --> 00:22:27.124
  • AND JUST TO BE THERE WITH YOU,
  • 00:22:27.224 --> 00:22:29.393
  • AND TO BE ABLE TO PRAY FOR EACH
  • 00:22:29.493 --> 00:22:30.428
  • OTHER, TO BE ABLE TO PRAY FOR
  • 00:22:30.528 --> 00:22:31.862
  • YOU HAS BEEN ONE OF OUR
  • 00:22:31.962 --> 00:22:34.565
  • GREATEST OPPORTUNITIES.
  • 00:22:34.665 --> 00:22:37.334
  • AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:22:37.435 --> 00:22:38.502
  • HAVE SEEN 2020 AS A TIME OF
  • 00:22:38.602 --> 00:22:40.171
  • TESTING.
  • 00:22:40.271 --> 00:22:41.205
  • I THINK IT'S BEEN A TIME OF
  • 00:22:41.305 --> 00:22:42.373
  • PROVING, THIS YEAR.
  • 00:22:42.473 --> 00:22:43.707
  • AND I PRAY THAT YOU COME OUT OF
  • 00:22:43.808 --> 00:22:45.943
  • 2020 SMELLING LIKE A ROSE.
  • 00:22:46.043 --> 00:22:48.546
  • WE'RE GOING INTO A SEASON WHERE
  • 00:22:48.646 --> 00:22:50.714
  • A WEARY WORLD REJOICES.
  • 00:22:50.815 --> 00:22:54.185
  • I'VE NEVER EVEN...THOUGHT OF
  • 00:22:54.285 --> 00:22:56.921
  • THAT LINE IN THAT VERSE.
  • 00:22:57.021 --> 00:22:58.722
  • - CECE: WEARY -- THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:22:58.823 --> 00:22:59.557
  • - LAURIE: BUT THIS YEAR, A
  • 00:22:59.657 --> 00:23:01.091
  • WOR-- A WEAR--
  • 00:23:01.192 --> 00:23:02.326
  • (LAUGHING) IT'S HARD TO SAY,
  • 00:23:02.426 --> 00:23:02.927
  • TOO!
  • 00:23:03.027 --> 00:23:03.761
  • A WEARY WORLD IS GOING TO
  • 00:23:03.861 --> 00:23:04.495
  • REJOICE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:23:04.595 --> 00:23:05.563
  • GOING TO START, HERE, ON
  • 00:23:05.663 --> 00:23:06.964
  • "BETTER TOGETHER," THROUGH THIS
  • 00:23:07.064 --> 00:23:07.932
  • NEXT SEASON, THROUGH CHRISTMAS,
  • 00:23:08.032 --> 00:23:09.300
  • THROUGH ALL THE BEGINNING.
  • 00:23:09.400 --> 00:23:11.235
  • IT'S A NEW DAY, IT'S A NEW
  • 00:23:11.335 --> 00:23:12.603
  • YEAR, AND I PRAY THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:23:12.703 --> 00:23:13.838
  • BETTER FOR IT.
  • 00:23:13.938 --> 00:23:17.274
  • I KNOW YOU CAN BE, IF YOU'RE
  • 00:23:17.374 --> 00:23:18.676
  • NOT YET.
  • 00:23:18.776 --> 00:23:19.810
  • WE'RE GONNA PRAY FOR YOU, RIGHT
  • 00:23:19.910 --> 00:23:20.678
  • NOW.
  • 00:23:20.778 --> 00:23:24.882
  • FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR THIS
  • 00:23:24.982 --> 00:23:25.382
  • TIME.
  • 00:23:25.483 --> 00:23:26.150
  • I THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:23:26.250 --> 00:23:26.851
  • AND THE ABILITY, FATHER, TO
  • 00:23:26.951 --> 00:23:28.319
  • MINISTER TO A WORLD THAT IS
  • 00:23:28.419 --> 00:23:30.654
  • SICK AND DYING, LOST WITHOUT
  • 00:23:30.754 --> 00:23:32.323
  • YOU, GOD, AND POURING IN THE
  • 00:23:32.423 --> 00:23:34.959
  • WORD OF GOD, FATHER --
  • 00:23:35.059 --> 00:23:36.026
  • YOUR LIFE-GIVING LOVE, YOUR
  • 00:23:36.126 --> 00:23:38.262
  • LIFE-GIVING JOY, YOUR
  • 00:23:38.362 --> 00:23:40.698
  • EVERLASTING LIFE THAT YOU GAVE
  • 00:23:40.798 --> 00:23:42.700
  • YOUR BLOOD.
  • 00:23:42.800 --> 00:23:44.869
  • I THANK YOU FOR TAKING OUR SINS
  • 00:23:44.969 --> 00:23:46.370
  • AWAY, BUT I THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:23:46.470 --> 00:23:47.037
  • GIVING US EVERLASTING LIFE.
  • 00:23:47.137 --> 00:23:51.575
  • GOD THAT BEGINS AT THE MOMENT
  • 00:23:51.675 --> 00:23:52.743
  • THAT SEE YOU AS LORD OF OUR
  • 00:23:52.843 --> 00:23:55.045
  • LIVES,; GOD, THAT WE CAN NOW
  • 00:23:55.145 --> 00:23:55.779
  • START WALKING IN THAT
  • 00:23:55.880 --> 00:23:57.281
  • EVERLASTING LIFE.
  • 00:23:57.381 --> 00:23:58.582
  • RIGHT HERE IN THIS OLD NASTY
  • 00:23:58.682 --> 00:23:59.683
  • NOW AND NOW, GOD WE CAN GIVE
  • 00:23:59.783 --> 00:24:01.619
  • YOU GLORY, AND WE CAN GIVE YOU
  • 00:24:01.719 --> 00:24:03.020
  • PRAISE, AND WE CAN HAVE YOUR
  • 00:24:03.120 --> 00:24:05.022
  • LIGHT SHINE, AND WE CAN BE THE
  • 00:24:05.122 --> 00:24:06.123
  • SALT TO THE EARTH.
  • 00:24:06.223 --> 00:24:07.191
  • GOD, AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT.
  • 00:24:07.291 --> 00:24:09.193
  • FATHER, I PRAY FOR ALL OF OUR
  • 00:24:09.293 --> 00:24:10.661
  • FRIENDS, TODAY, ALL OVER THE
  • 00:24:10.761 --> 00:24:11.695
  • WORLD.
  • 00:24:11.795 --> 00:24:13.764
  • GOD, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE,
  • 00:24:13.864 --> 00:24:14.965
  • GOD, I THANK YOU THAT YOU SEE
  • 00:24:15.065 --> 00:24:16.066
  • THEM.
  • 00:24:16.166 --> 00:24:17.067
  • I THANK YOU THAT YOU KNOW THEM,
  • 00:24:17.167 --> 00:24:18.369
  • GOD.
  • 00:24:18.469 --> 00:24:19.870
  • I THANK YOU THAT YOU...HOLD
  • 00:24:19.970 --> 00:24:21.906
  • THEM IN THE VERY PALM OF YOUR
  • 00:24:22.006 --> 00:24:23.274
  • HAND; GOD, THAT YOU ARE WITH
  • 00:24:23.374 --> 00:24:24.708
  • THEM; THAT YOU'RE A GOOD GOD,
  • 00:24:24.808 --> 00:24:25.743
  • FATHER.
  • 00:24:25.843 --> 00:24:27.711
  • AND I PRAY THAT THEY FEEL YOUR
  • 00:24:27.811 --> 00:24:30.381
  • EMBRACE, TODAY...LIKE NEVER
  • 00:24:30.481 --> 00:24:33.484
  • BEFORE.
  • 00:24:33.584 --> 00:24:34.418
  • GOD, BUT WE DON'T EVER WANNA
  • 00:24:34.518 --> 00:24:35.853
  • COME BEFORE YOU WITHOUT A
  • 00:24:35.953 --> 00:24:37.221
  • GRATEFUL HEART, AND WE ARE SO
  • 00:24:37.321 --> 00:24:37.655
  • THANKFUL.
  • 00:24:37.755 --> 00:24:38.355
  • - ALEX: YES, WE ARE.
  • 00:24:38.455 --> 00:24:39.189
  • - LAURIE: WE'RE SO THANKFUL
  • 00:24:39.290 --> 00:24:40.057
  • THAT WE GET TO SIT HERE, TODAY.
  • 00:24:40.157 --> 00:24:41.659
  • WE'RE SO THANKFUL THAT WE GET
  • 00:24:41.759 --> 00:24:43.327
  • TO BE TOGETHER, TODAY.
  • 00:24:43.427 --> 00:24:44.495
  • WE'RE SO THANKFUL FOR THE LIFE
  • 00:24:44.595 --> 00:24:46.196
  • YOU HAVE GIVEN US, GOD, AND THE
  • 00:24:46.297 --> 00:24:47.965
  • BREATH IN OUR LUNGS.
  • 00:24:48.065 --> 00:24:50.034
  • GOD, LET EVERYTHING THAT WE SAY
  • 00:24:50.134 --> 00:24:50.801
  • AND DO GLORIFY YOUR PRECIOUS
  • 00:24:50.901 --> 00:24:52.403
  • AND HOLY NAME.
  • 00:24:52.503 --> 00:24:54.638
  • AND, FATHER, I PRAY THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:24:54.738 --> 00:24:55.873
  • PROUD OF US; GOD, THAT YOU SEE
  • 00:24:55.973 --> 00:24:57.474
  • YOURSELF IN US, GOD, AND YOU'RE
  • 00:24:57.575 --> 00:24:59.276
  • THANKFUL.
  • 00:24:59.376 --> 00:25:00.844
  • I PRAY THAT, GOD, THAT YOU
  • 00:25:00.945 --> 00:25:02.479
  • REJOICE OVER YOUR CHILDREN,
  • 00:25:02.580 --> 00:25:04.682
  • FATHER, TODAY, ALL AROUND THIS
  • 00:25:04.782 --> 00:25:06.083
  • WORLD, AS WE LIFT UP A MIGHTY
  • 00:25:06.183 --> 00:25:07.618
  • VOICE AND WE SHOUT: PRAISE THE
  • 00:25:07.718 --> 00:25:09.386
  • LORD.
  • 00:25:09.486 --> 00:25:10.888
  • YOU ARE THE KING OF KINGS, YOU
  • 00:25:10.988 --> 00:25:12.256
  • ARE THE LORD OF LORDS, AND WE
  • 00:25:12.356 --> 00:25:13.757
  • LOVE YOU, AND WE GIVE YOU HONOR
  • 00:25:13.857 --> 00:25:15.426
  • AND PRAISE, TODAY, IN JESUS'
  • 00:25:15.526 --> 00:25:16.594
  • PRECIOUS NAME.
  • 00:25:16.694 --> 00:25:18.262
  • AMEN.
  • 00:25:18.362 --> 00:25:19.296
  • - ALEX: AMEN.
  • 00:25:19.396 --> 00:25:19.964
  • - LAURIE: AMEN.
  • 00:25:20.064 --> 00:25:24.735
  • CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
  • 00:25:24.835 --> 00:25:25.436
  • AND LET US KNOW HOW OUR TEAM
  • 00:25:25.536 --> 00:25:25.970
  • CAN PRAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:26.070 --> 00:25:28.639
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:28.739 --> 00:25:29.673
  • NEXT TIME ON "BETTER TOGETHER":
  • 00:25:29.773 --> 00:25:32.843
  • - MELINDA: I LOVE MY
  • 00:25:32.943 --> 00:25:33.277
  • ALONE-TIME.
  • 00:25:33.377 --> 00:25:35.245
  • THAT'S HOW I RECHARGE.
  • 00:25:35.346 --> 00:25:37.047
  • BUT WHAT'S REALLY GOTTEN ME
  • 00:25:37.147 --> 00:25:38.382
  • THROUGH THIS IS...MY COMMUNITY
  • 00:25:38.482 --> 00:25:41.151
  • AND MY COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:25:41.251 --> 00:25:42.620
  • LOVE JESUS.
  • 00:25:42.720 --> 00:25:45.556
  • - LAURIE: WATCH
  • 00:25:45.656 --> 00:25:46.256
  • "BETTER TOGETHER"
  • 00:25:46.357 --> 00:25:46.790
  • WEEKDAYS AND TUESDAY
  • 00:25:46.890 --> 00:25:48.325
  • NIGHTS, ONLY ON TBN.
  • 00:25:48.425 --> 00:25:49.999