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Better Together LIVE | Episode 150

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November 20, 2020
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Better Together LIVE | Episode 150

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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: I AM SO VERY
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: I AM SO VERYGRATEFUL FOR MY FRIENDS, AND
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  • GRATEFUL FOR MY FRIENDS, ANDI'M SURE YOU ARE, TOO.
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  • I'M SURE YOU ARE, TOO.YOU KNOW, GOD'S GIFTED US WITH
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  • YOU KNOW, GOD'S GIFTED US WITHCOMMUNITY SO THAT WE CAN BE
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  • COMMUNITY SO THAT WE CAN BETHERE WITH ONE ANOTHER.
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  • THERE WITH ONE ANOTHER.LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BLESSING
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  • LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BLESSINGWE RECEIVED FROM FRIENDSHIPS.
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  • WE RECEIVED FROM FRIENDSHIPS.COME ON.
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  • COME ON.JOIN US.
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  • JOIN US.[MUSIC WITH VOCALIZING]
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  • [MUSIC WITH VOCALIZING][MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC][MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]- MELINDA DOOLITTLE: I HAVE
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  • - MELINDA DOOLITTLE: I HAVELEARNED IN THIS TIME -- I KNOW
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  • LEARNED IN THIS TIME -- I KNOWI TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER THIS
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  • I TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER THISWEEK -- THAT FRIENDS HAVE
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  • WEEK -- THAT FRIENDS HAVEBECOME SO IMPORTANT TO ME.
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  • BECOME SO IMPORTANT TO ME.AND, WE'VE TEASED ABOUT HOW
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  • AND, WE'VE TEASED ABOUT HOWMUCH I'M AN INTROVERT AND I
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  • MUCH I'M AN INTROVERT AND ILOVE MY ALONE TIME.
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  • LOVE MY ALONE TIME.THAT'S HOW I RECHARGE.
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  • THAT'S HOW I RECHARGE.BUT WHAT'S REALLY GOTTEN ME
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  • BUT WHAT'S REALLY GOTTEN METHROUGH THIS IS MY COMMUNITY,
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  • THROUGH THIS IS MY COMMUNITY,AND MY COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO
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  • AND MY COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHOLOVE JESUS.
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  • LOVE JESUS.I TRAVEL IN MAINSTREAM CIRCLES.
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  • I TRAVEL IN MAINSTREAM CIRCLES.THAT'S THE STYLE OF MUSIC THAT
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  • THAT'S THE STYLE OF MUSIC THATI SING...AND EVERYTHING.
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  • I SING...AND EVERYTHING.AND I LOVE IT.
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  • AND I LOVE IT.AND IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
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  • AND IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACETO BE.
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  • TO BE.BUT IN THIS TIME, I NEEDED MY
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  • BUT IN THIS TIME, I NEEDED MYJESUS-LOVIN' FRIENDS TO KIND OF
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  • JESUS-LOVIN' FRIENDS TO KIND OFTALK ME THROUGH WHAT I WAS
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  • TALK ME THROUGH WHAT I WASGOING THROUGH AND JUST KIND OF
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  • GOING THROUGH AND JUST KIND OFHOW TO SEEK GOD, IN THIS TIME.
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  • HOW TO SEEK GOD, IN THIS TIME.AND, ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS
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  • AND, ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDSIS BATTLING ALS.
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  • IS BATTLING ALS.AND, UM...HE IS...JUST AN
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  • AND, UM...HE IS...JUST ANAMAZING HUMAN BEING.
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  • AMAZING HUMAN BEING.AND, BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING
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  • AND, BECAUSE OF EVERYTHINGSLOWING DOWN, I'VE HAD TIME TO
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  • SLOWING DOWN, I'VE HAD TIME TOSEE HIM EVERY SINGLE WEEK.
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  • SEE HIM EVERY SINGLE WEEK.THAT HASN'T HAPPENED...EVER.
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  • THAT HASN'T HAPPENED...EVER.AND SO, WE HAVE THIS QUALITY
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  • AND SO, WE HAVE THIS QUALITYTIME THAT WE GET TO SPEND
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  • TIME THAT WE GET TO SPENDTOGETHER.
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  • TOGETHER.AND I, AT FIRST, THOUGHT, LIKE:
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  • AND I, AT FIRST, THOUGHT, LIKE:THIS WILL BE TIME THAT I'M
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  • THIS WILL BE TIME THAT I'MPOURING INTO HIM.
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  • POURING INTO HIM.'CAUSE HE CAN'T GO ANYWHERE,
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  • 'CAUSE HE CAN'T GO ANYWHERE,'CAUSE COVID IS LIKE A THING
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  • 'CAUSE COVID IS LIKE A THINGTHAT HE JUST CANNOT GET.
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  • THAT HE JUST CANNOT GET.AND SO, I WAS LIKE: I'LL POUR
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  • AND SO, I WAS LIKE: I'LL POURINTO HIM.
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  • INTO HIM.AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED,
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  • AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED,INSTEAD...IS HE HAS SHIFTED MY
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  • INSTEAD...IS HE HAS SHIFTED MYPERSPECTIVE IN A WAY THAT I
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  • PERSPECTIVE IN A WAY THAT IDIDN'T EVEN KNOW WAS POSSIBLE.
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  • DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WAS POSSIBLE.- LISA HARPER: YEAH.
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  • - LISA HARPER: YEAH.- MELINDA: AS WE'VE TALKED
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  • - MELINDA: AS WE'VE TALKEDABOUT...JUST CHOICES THAT I'M
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  • ABOUT...JUST CHOICES THAT I'MMAKING IN LIFE, CHOICES THAT
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  • MAKING IN LIFE, CHOICES THATHE'S MAKING IN LIFE, HE'S LIKE:
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  • HE'S MAKING IN LIFE, HE'S LIKE:"HOW IS THAT ETERNAL?
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  • "HOW IS THAT ETERNAL?WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT?
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  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT?ARE YOU WASTING THIS TIME,
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  • ARE YOU WASTING THIS TIME,RIGHT NOW?
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  • RIGHT NOW?LIKE, TIME IS PRECIOUS."
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  • LIKE, TIME IS PRECIOUS."AND OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE TO
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  • AND OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE TOTELL ME TIME IS PRECIOUS, I'M
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  • TELL ME TIME IS PRECIOUS, I'MGON' LISTEN TO HIM.
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  • GON' LISTEN TO HIM.BECAUSE HE'S VERY INTENTIONAL
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  • BECAUSE HE'S VERY INTENTIONALABOUT EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT
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  • ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DAY THATHE'S LIVING.
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  • HE'S LIVING.AND SO, HE HAS REQUIRED OF ME
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  • AND SO, HE HAS REQUIRED OF METO BE INTENTIONAL.
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  • TO BE INTENTIONAL.AND SO, AS I...GO TO HIM AND
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  • AND SO, AS I...GO TO HIM ANDSAY, "I WAS OFFERED THIS
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  • SAY, "I WAS OFFERED THISOPPORTUNITY," AND HE WAS LIKE:
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  • OPPORTUNITY," AND HE WAS LIKE:"WHAT--
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  • "WHAT--WHAT'S ETERNAL ABOUT IT?
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  • WHAT'S ETERNAL ABOUT IT?WHAT WILL THAT DO?
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  • WHAT WILL THAT DO?IS IT WORTH THE TIME THAT
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  • IS IT WORTH THE TIME THATYOU'RE PUTTING INTO IT?"
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  • YOU'RE PUTTING INTO IT?"AND I THINK, SOMETIMES, I'VE
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  • AND I THINK, SOMETIMES, I'VETHOUGHT, LIKE: OH, I'VE JUST
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  • THOUGHT, LIKE: OH, I'VE JUSTGOT ALL THIS TIME.
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  • GOT ALL THIS TIME.AND SO, IT'S OKAY IF I KINDA
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  • AND SO, IT'S OKAY IF I KINDAWASTE IT A LITTLE BIT OVER
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  • WASTE IT A LITTLE BIT OVERHERE, BUT THEN--
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  • HERE, BUT THEN--BUT HE'S MADE ME BE SO MUCH
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  • BUT HE'S MADE ME BE SO MUCHMORE INTENTIONAL.
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  • MORE INTENTIONAL.AND, I...I FOUND MYSELF JUST
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  • AND, I...I FOUND MYSELF JUSTCONTINUOUSLY THANKING GOD FOR
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  • CONTINUOUSLY THANKING GOD FORHAVING THAT TYPE OF FRIENDSHIP
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  • HAVING THAT TYPE OF FRIENDSHIPIN MY LIFE TO REMIND ME OF JUST
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  • IN MY LIFE TO REMIND ME OF JUSTHOW TO BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT
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  • HOW TO BE INTENTIONAL ABOUTEVERY SINGLE DECISION, AND HOW
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  • EVERY SINGLE DECISION, AND HOWTO SEEK GOD AND BE LIKE: IS
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  • TO SEEK GOD AND BE LIKE: ISTHIS WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING?
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  • THIS WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING?IS THIS WORTH THE TIME?
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  • IS THIS WORTH THE TIME?IS THIS WORTH THE EFFORT?
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  • IS THIS WORTH THE EFFORT?AND EVEN IN...RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • AND EVEN IN...RELATIONSHIPS,HE'S SHOWN ME: IS THIS
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  • HE'S SHOWN ME: IS THISLIFE-GIVING?
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  • LIFE-GIVING?IS THIS SOMETHING YOU NEED?
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  • IS THIS SOMETHING YOU NEED?AND I'M LIKE: OH!
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  • AND I'M LIKE: OH!OKAY!
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  • OKAY!SO, IT'S SHIFTING, KIND OF, MY
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  • SO, IT'S SHIFTING, KIND OF, MYPERSPECTIVE, AND I'M LEARNING
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  • PERSPECTIVE, AND I'M LEARNINGTHAT...I NEED THAT KIND OF
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  • THAT...I NEED THAT KIND OFCOMMUNITY.
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  • COMMUNITY.I NEED THAT, ESPECIALLY NOW, TO
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  • I NEED THAT, ESPECIALLY NOW, TOJUST KIND OF LEAD A LIFE THAT
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  • JUST KIND OF LEAD A LIFE THATIS WORTHY OF THE CALLING THAT
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  • IS WORTHY OF THE CALLING THATGOD HAS ON MY LIFE.
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  • GOD HAS ON MY LIFE.AND I'M JUST WONDERING, LIKE,
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  • AND I'M JUST WONDERING, LIKE,FOR YOU GUYS: ARE YOU...
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  • FOR YOU GUYS: ARE YOU...DO YOUR FRIENDSHIPS BRING OUT
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  • DO YOUR FRIENDSHIPS BRING OUTTHAT TYPE OF GRATITUDE?
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  • THAT TYPE OF GRATITUDE?LIKE, DO YOU HAVE THOSE PEOPLE
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  • LIKE, DO YOU HAVE THOSE PEOPLEIN YOUR LIVES?
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  • IN YOUR LIVES?ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR THOSE...
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  • ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR THOSE...KIND OF PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY
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  • KIND OF PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLYBRINGING YOU UP?
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  • BRINGING YOU UP?AND, AS PASTORS, IS IT HARD?
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  • AND, AS PASTORS, IS IT HARD?BECAUSE YOU'RE NORMALLY THE
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  • BECAUSE YOU'RE NORMALLY THEPERSON THAT IS LIKE: I'M HERE
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  • PERSON THAT IS LIKE: I'M HEREFOR YOU.
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  • FOR YOU.I'M-- I GOT YOU.
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  • I'M-- I GOT YOU.IS IT HARD TO FIND THOSE PEOPLE
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  • IS IT HARD TO FIND THOSE PEOPLETHAT ARE INSPIRING YOU AND
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  • THAT ARE INSPIRING YOU ANDBECOMING THAT FRIEND FOR YOU?
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  • BECOMING THAT FRIEND FOR YOU?- CECE WINANS: IT'S NOT HARD
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  • - CECE WINANS: IT'S NOT HARDFOR ME.
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  • FOR ME.[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]- MELINDA: IT'S NOT?
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  • - MELINDA: IT'S NOT?[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]- CECE: I THINK, AS PASTORS,
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  • - CECE: I THINK, AS PASTORS,YOU REALLY NEED 'EM.
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  • YOU REALLY NEED 'EM.SO, I LOVE BEING IN COMPANY
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  • SO, I LOVE BEING IN COMPANYWITH PEOPLE WHO, LIKE YOU SAID,
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  • WITH PEOPLE WHO, LIKE YOU SAID,MAKE YOU WANNA BE BETTER, WHEN
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  • MAKE YOU WANNA BE BETTER, WHENYOU REALIZE: OH, LORD, I GOT
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  • YOU REALIZE: OH, LORD, I GOTSOME GROWING TO DO.
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  • SOME GROWING TO DO.YOU KNOW?
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  • YOU KNOW?THEY STRETCH YOU, YOU KNOW?
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  • THEY STRETCH YOU, YOU KNOW?AND SO, I REALLY APPRECIATE
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  • AND SO, I REALLY APPRECIATEFRIENDSHIP.
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  • FRIENDSHIP.AND, ALSO, YOU HAVE SISTERS IN
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  • AND, ALSO, YOU HAVE SISTERS INYOUR LIFE THAT ARE JUST THERE
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  • YOUR LIFE THAT ARE JUST THERETO HELP YOU LAUGH SOMETIMES.
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  • TO HELP YOU LAUGH SOMETIMES.YOU KNOW, LAUGHTER IS LIKE A
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  • YOU KNOW, LAUGHTER IS LIKE AGOOD MEDICINE.
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  • GOOD MEDICINE.[WOMEN GIGGLING]
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  • [WOMEN GIGGLING]- LISA: IT IS A GOOD MEDICINE.
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  • - LISA: IT IS A GOOD MEDICINE.- CECE: THIS ONE IS PREACHING
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  • - CECE: THIS ONE IS PREACHINGTODAY, BUT SHE KEEPS ME
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  • TODAY, BUT SHE KEEPS MELAUGHING.
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  • LAUGHING.- MELINDA: RIGHT.
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  • - MELINDA: RIGHT.- CECE: OH, MY GOD...
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  • - CECE: OH, MY GOD...- ALEX SEELEY: THROUGH TEXT.
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  • - ALEX SEELEY: THROUGH TEXT.- CECE: EVERY TIME I HEAR FROM
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  • - CECE: EVERY TIME I HEAR FROMHER, IT'S SOMETHING -- YES! --
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  • HER, IT'S SOMETHING -- YES! --THAT'S GONNA HAVE YOU LAUGHING.
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  • THAT'S GONNA HAVE YOU LAUGHING.- LISA: HER TEXTS ARE AWESOME.
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  • - LISA: HER TEXTS ARE AWESOME.- CECE: BUT WE HAVE TO LAUGH.
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  • - CECE: BUT WE HAVE TO LAUGH.YOU KNOW.
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  • YOU KNOW.AND SO, I'M SO GRATEFUL FOR
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  • AND SO, I'M SO GRATEFUL FORFRIENDS.
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  • FRIENDS.AND EVEN FRIENDS THAT GET ON
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  • AND EVEN FRIENDS THAT GET ONYOUR NERVES, SOMETIMES.
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  • YOUR NERVES, SOMETIMES.- MELINDA: LISTEN...
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  • - MELINDA: LISTEN...- CECE: BECAUSE THEY'RE GONNA
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  • - CECE: BECAUSE THEY'RE GONNAMAKE YOU...LIVE RIGHT.
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  • MAKE YOU...LIVE RIGHT.[LAUGHTER]
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  • [LAUGHTER]- MELINDA: THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • - MELINDA: THAT'S RIGHT.- CECE: YEAH, MAKE YOU PRAY
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  • - CECE: YEAH, MAKE YOU PRAYWHEN YOU HAVE TO PRAY.
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  • WHEN YOU HAVE TO PRAY.BUT, YEAH, I'M TOTALLY
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  • BUT, YEAH, I'M TOTALLYGRATEFUL.
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  • GRATEFUL.NONE OF US STAND ALONE.
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  • NONE OF US STAND ALONE.YOU KNOW?
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  • YOU KNOW?I DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE.
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  • I DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE.WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE ONE
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  • WE'RE HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE ONEANOTHER.
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  • ANOTHER.SOMEBODY'S HOLDING US UP.
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  • SOMEBODY'S HOLDING US UP.SOMEBODY'S PRAYING FOR US.
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  • SOMEBODY'S PRAYING FOR US.SOMEBODY'S DRIVING US TO OUR
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  • SOMEBODY'S DRIVING US TO OURPRAYER CLOSET.
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  • PRAYER CLOSET.YOU KNOW...WHATEVER IT IS.
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  • YOU KNOW...WHATEVER IT IS.AND SO, YEAH, I'M TOTALLY
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  • AND SO, YEAH, I'M TOTALLYGRATEFUL FOR FRIENDS.
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  • GRATEFUL FOR FRIENDS.JESUS IS OUR BEST FRIEND, YOU
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  • JESUS IS OUR BEST FRIEND, YOUKNOW?
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  • KNOW?BUT HE SHOWS HIMSELF THROUGH...
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  • BUT HE SHOWS HIMSELF THROUGH...THROUGH EACH OF YOU.
  • 00:05:53.276 --> 00:05:56.512
  • THROUGH EACH OF YOU.SO.
  • 00:05:56.512 --> 00:05:59.482
  • SO.- LISA: I LOVE THAT YOU SAID
  • 00:05:59.482 --> 00:06:04.187
  • - LISA: I LOVE THAT YOU SAIDYOU'RE STANDING BECAUSE OF
  • 00:06:04.187 --> 00:06:04.654
  • YOU'RE STANDING BECAUSE OFSOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:06:04.654 --> 00:06:05.288
  • SOMEBODY ELSE.'CAUSE I THINK: WE CAN COLLAPSE
  • 00:06:05.288 --> 00:06:06.022
  • 'CAUSE I THINK: WE CAN COLLAPSEON OUR OWN.
  • 00:06:06.022 --> 00:06:07.290
  • ON OUR OWN.BUT THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN STAND
  • 00:06:07.290 --> 00:06:08.524
  • BUT THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN STANDUP IS WITH A COMMUNITY OF
  • 00:06:08.524 --> 00:06:09.425
  • UP IS WITH A COMMUNITY OFSAINTS.
  • 00:06:09.425 --> 00:06:10.993
  • SAINTS.THERE'S A GROUP OF GIRLS THAT
  • 00:06:10.993 --> 00:06:13.196
  • THERE'S A GROUP OF GIRLS THATI'VE-- JUST-- WE'VE HAD THIS
  • 00:06:13.196 --> 00:06:14.697
  • I'VE-- JUST-- WE'VE HAD THISNEIGHBORHOOD BIBLE STUDY,
  • 00:06:14.697 --> 00:06:15.298
  • NEIGHBORHOOD BIBLE STUDY,TOGETHER, FOR ALMOST 15 YEARS,
  • 00:06:15.298 --> 00:06:16.098
  • TOGETHER, FOR ALMOST 15 YEARS,NOW.
  • 00:06:16.098 --> 00:06:16.632
  • NOW.AND MOST OF 'EM I'VE RUN
  • 00:06:16.632 --> 00:06:19.035
  • AND MOST OF 'EM I'VE RUNWITH...30 YEARS -- SINCE I HAD
  • 00:06:19.035 --> 00:06:20.736
  • WITH...30 YEARS -- SINCE I HADA TIGHT SKIN AND HIGH
  • 00:06:20.736 --> 00:06:22.438
  • A TIGHT SKIN AND HIGHMETABOLISM.
  • 00:06:22.438 --> 00:06:23.105
  • METABOLISM.WE'VE ALL...RUN TOGETHER SINCE
  • 00:06:23.105 --> 00:06:26.976
  • WE'VE ALL...RUN TOGETHER SINCEOUR 20s.
  • 00:06:26.976 --> 00:06:27.610
  • OUR 20s.BUT, I MISSED THEM SO MUCH AT
  • 00:06:27.610 --> 00:06:28.277
  • BUT, I MISSED THEM SO MUCH ATTHE BEGINNING OF COVID, BECAUSE
  • 00:06:28.277 --> 00:06:29.812
  • THE BEGINNING OF COVID, BECAUSETHEY'RE...THEY'RE FAMILY TO ME,
  • 00:06:29.812 --> 00:06:31.814
  • THEY'RE...THEY'RE FAMILY TO ME,THAT WE STARTED GOING AND
  • 00:06:31.814 --> 00:06:32.748
  • THAT WE STARTED GOING ANDSTANDING IN EACH OTHER'S
  • 00:06:32.748 --> 00:06:34.350
  • STANDING IN EACH OTHER'SYARDS -- YOU KNOW, JUST SO YOU
  • 00:06:34.350 --> 00:06:36.686
  • YARDS -- YOU KNOW, JUST SO YOUCOULD SEE EACH OTHER THROUGH
  • 00:06:36.686 --> 00:06:37.587
  • COULD SEE EACH OTHER THROUGHTHE WINDOW INSTEAD OF A
  • 00:06:37.587 --> 00:06:39.055
  • THE WINDOW INSTEAD OF ACOMPUTER SCREEN.
  • 00:06:39.055 --> 00:06:40.323
  • COMPUTER SCREEN.AND WE ENDED UP, MAYBE TWO
  • 00:06:40.323 --> 00:06:41.491
  • AND WE ENDED UP, MAYBE TWOMONTHS IN-- ONE OF THE GIRLS
  • 00:06:41.491 --> 00:06:43.493
  • MONTHS IN-- ONE OF THE GIRLSHAS A HUUUUGE PORCH, AND WE ALL
  • 00:06:43.493 --> 00:06:45.528
  • HAS A HUUUUGE PORCH, AND WE ALLARRIVED AT SEPARATE TIMES.
  • 00:06:45.528 --> 00:06:46.796
  • ARRIVED AT SEPARATE TIMES.WE WANTED TO BE RESPECTFUL,
  • 00:06:46.796 --> 00:06:48.998
  • WE WANTED TO BE RESPECTFUL,ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF WE ALL
  • 00:06:48.998 --> 00:06:49.732
  • ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF WE ALLHAVE FRIENDS WHO WOULD BE
  • 00:06:49.732 --> 00:06:52.702
  • HAVE FRIENDS WHO WOULD BEAT-- IT WOULD REALLY BE MORE
  • 00:06:52.702 --> 00:06:54.437
  • AT-- IT WOULD REALLY BE MORESERIOUS THAN SOMEBODY WHO
  • 00:06:54.437 --> 00:06:57.206
  • SERIOUS THAN SOMEBODY WHODIDN'T HAVE DIABETES OR OTHER
  • 00:06:57.206 --> 00:06:57.907
  • DIDN'T HAVE DIABETES OR OTHERISSUES WITH COVID.
  • 00:06:57.907 --> 00:07:00.109
  • ISSUES WITH COVID.SO, WE SAT, LIKE, 15 FEET
  • 00:07:00.109 --> 00:07:03.513
  • SO, WE SAT, LIKE, 15 FEETAPART, IN ROCKING CHAIRS --
  • 00:07:03.513 --> 00:07:04.780
  • APART, IN ROCKING CHAIRS --BUT, TOGETHER, APART -- ON THIS
  • 00:07:04.780 --> 00:07:07.250
  • BUT, TOGETHER, APART -- ON THISPORCH.
  • 00:07:07.250 --> 00:07:08.384
  • PORCH.AND WE WERE JUST GONNA GO FOR,
  • 00:07:08.384 --> 00:07:10.019
  • AND WE WERE JUST GONNA GO FOR,LIKE, TWO HOURS.
  • 00:07:10.019 --> 00:07:11.120
  • LIKE, TWO HOURS.IT WAS 1 O'CLOCK IN THE
  • 00:07:11.120 --> 00:07:11.954
  • IT WAS 1 O'CLOCK IN THEMORNING.
  • 00:07:11.954 --> 00:07:12.588
  • MORNING.THE GIRL WHOSE HOUSE IT WAS --
  • 00:07:12.588 --> 00:07:13.256
  • THE GIRL WHOSE HOUSE IT WAS --HER HUSBAND, FINALLY, HAD TO BE
  • 00:07:13.256 --> 00:07:13.923
  • HER HUSBAND, FINALLY, HAD TO BELIKE: GO.HOME.
  • 00:07:13.923 --> 00:07:15.358
  • LIKE: GO.HOME.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:07:15.358 --> 00:07:16.459
  • [LAUGHTER]BECAUSE, WE JUST-- EVEN 15
  • 00:07:16.459 --> 00:07:17.960
  • BECAUSE, WE JUST-- EVEN 15APART, WE JUST NEEDED TO BE
  • 00:07:17.960 --> 00:07:21.297
  • APART, WE JUST NEEDED TO BETOGETHER.
  • 00:07:21.297 --> 00:07:22.632
  • TOGETHER.AND SO, I...I HAVE HAD SO MANY
  • 00:07:22.632 --> 00:07:23.566
  • AND SO, I...I HAVE HAD SO MANYFRIENDS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE
  • 00:07:23.566 --> 00:07:25.067
  • FRIENDS WHO HAVE TAKEN THECORNERS OF MY MAT, AND CARRIED
  • 00:07:25.067 --> 00:07:26.402
  • CORNERS OF MY MAT, AND CARRIEDME TO JESUS, AND LOADED ME
  • 00:07:26.402 --> 00:07:28.538
  • ME TO JESUS, AND LOADED METHROUGH THE ROOF THAT I REALLY
  • 00:07:28.538 --> 00:07:30.473
  • THROUGH THE ROOF THAT I REALLYDON'T THINK-- I COULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:07:30.473 --> 00:07:32.241
  • DON'T THINK-- I COULDN'T HAVEDONE LIFE WITHOUT FRIENDSHIP,
  • 00:07:32.241 --> 00:07:33.609
  • DONE LIFE WITHOUT FRIENDSHIP,BUT ESPECIALLY I DON'T THINK I
  • 00:07:33.609 --> 00:07:36.245
  • BUT ESPECIALLY I DON'T THINK ICOULD HAVE DONE THE LAST YEAR
  • 00:07:36.245 --> 00:07:36.879
  • COULD HAVE DONE THE LAST YEARWITHOUT PEOPLE WHO LOVE JESUS.
  • 00:07:36.879 --> 00:07:38.247
  • WITHOUT PEOPLE WHO LOVE JESUS.AND THEY JUST MAKE IT THEIR
  • 00:07:38.247 --> 00:07:39.148
  • AND THEY JUST MAKE IT THEIRBUSINESS TO LUG ME TOWARD HIM
  • 00:07:39.148 --> 00:07:42.351
  • BUSINESS TO LUG ME TOWARD HIMWHEN I CAN'T WALK.
  • 00:07:42.351 --> 00:07:46.889
  • WHEN I CAN'T WALK.YEAH.
  • 00:07:46.889 --> 00:07:47.290
  • YEAH.- ALEX: YEAH.
  • 00:07:47.290 --> 00:07:47.957
  • - ALEX: YEAH.WHAT I HAVE FOUND IN THIS
  • 00:07:47.957 --> 00:07:48.624
  • WHAT I HAVE FOUND IN THISSEASON IS: I THINK EVERYTHING
  • 00:07:48.624 --> 00:07:49.225
  • SEASON IS: I THINK EVERYTHINGI'VE SOWN, I FEEL LIKE THIS
  • 00:07:49.225 --> 00:07:56.065
  • I'VE SOWN, I FEEL LIKE THISYEAR HAS BEEN A REAPING.
  • 00:07:56.065 --> 00:07:56.666
  • YEAR HAS BEEN A REAPING.I'VE ACTUALLY WATCHED PEOPLE
  • 00:07:56.666 --> 00:07:58.067
  • I'VE ACTUALLY WATCHED PEOPLECOME TOWARDS ME, LIKE, EN
  • 00:07:58.067 --> 00:07:58.868
  • COME TOWARDS ME, LIKE, ENMASSE.
  • 00:07:58.868 --> 00:08:00.369
  • MASSE.AND I'M NOT USED TO THAT.
  • 00:08:00.369 --> 00:08:01.103
  • AND I'M NOT USED TO THAT.'CAUSE I'M NOT NORMALLY THE
  • 00:08:01.103 --> 00:08:01.938
  • 'CAUSE I'M NOT NORMALLY THESTRONG ONE, AND I'M THERE FOR
  • 00:08:01.938 --> 00:08:02.471
  • STRONG ONE, AND I'M THERE FOREVERYONE.
  • 00:08:02.471 --> 00:08:03.139
  • EVERYONE.AND THIS YEAR, I'VE JUST GONE:
  • 00:08:03.139 --> 00:08:03.773
  • AND THIS YEAR, I'VE JUST GONE:OH, MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:08:03.773 --> 00:08:04.407
  • OH, MY GOODNESS.I'VE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:08:04.407 --> 00:08:06.776
  • I'VE HAD SO MANY PEOPLECHECKING IN ON ME.
  • 00:08:06.776 --> 00:08:08.711
  • CHECKING IN ON ME.AND THAT'S VERY UNUSUAL FOR ME.
  • 00:08:08.711 --> 00:08:10.780
  • AND THAT'S VERY UNUSUAL FOR ME.AND I DON'T NEED THAT, BUT I
  • 00:08:10.780 --> 00:08:13.983
  • AND I DON'T NEED THAT, BUT IHAVE-- DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH
  • 00:08:13.983 --> 00:08:14.584
  • HAVE-- DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCHI DID ACTUALLY NEED THAT AND
  • 00:08:14.584 --> 00:08:17.053
  • I DID ACTUALLY NEED THAT ANDHOW MUCH--
  • 00:08:17.053 --> 00:08:17.687
  • HOW MUCH--- CECE: YEAH, YEAH, AND HELP
  • 00:08:17.687 --> 00:08:18.154
  • - CECE: YEAH, YEAH, AND HELPYOU NEEDED.
  • 00:08:18.154 --> 00:08:18.955
  • YOU NEEDED.- ALEX: YEEES!
  • 00:08:18.955 --> 00:08:19.488
  • - ALEX: YEEES!AND SO, JUST THE BEAUTY OF
  • 00:08:19.488 --> 00:08:20.156
  • AND SO, JUST THE BEAUTY OFFINDING NEW FRIENDS.
  • 00:08:20.156 --> 00:08:21.090
  • FINDING NEW FRIENDS.AND I'VE HAD TO LEAVE SOME
  • 00:08:21.090 --> 00:08:22.058
  • AND I'VE HAD TO LEAVE SOMEFRIENDS BEHIND, ACTUALLY.
  • 00:08:22.058 --> 00:08:22.692
  • FRIENDS BEHIND, ACTUALLY.- LAURIE: TELL US ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:08:22.692 --> 00:08:23.492
  • - LAURIE: TELL US ABOUT THAT.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:08:23.492 --> 00:08:25.261
  • [LAUGHTER]- ALEX: NO, BECAUSE...BECAUSE,
  • 00:08:25.261 --> 00:08:29.298
  • - ALEX: NO, BECAUSE...BECAUSE,ACTUALLY, I'VE TOLERATED SOME
  • 00:08:29.298 --> 00:08:31.167
  • ACTUALLY, I'VE TOLERATED SOMETHINGS, THINKING THAT THAT'S
  • 00:08:31.167 --> 00:08:31.901
  • THINGS, THINKING THAT THAT'STHE CHRISTIAN THING TO DO, BUT
  • 00:08:31.901 --> 00:08:34.437
  • THE CHRISTIAN THING TO DO, BUTIT'S ACTUALLY BEEN A DETRIMENT.
  • 00:08:34.437 --> 00:08:35.838
  • IT'S ACTUALLY BEEN A DETRIMENT.AND I FELT, LIKE, GOD SAY:
  • 00:08:35.838 --> 00:08:37.540
  • AND I FELT, LIKE, GOD SAY:OKAY, TIME'S PRECIOUS.
  • 00:08:37.540 --> 00:08:38.941
  • OKAY, TIME'S PRECIOUS.REEVALUATE.
  • 00:08:38.941 --> 00:08:40.643
  • REEVALUATE.AND THERE'S BEEN SOME FRIENDS
  • 00:08:40.643 --> 00:08:42.378
  • AND THERE'S BEEN SOME FRIENDSTHAT I'VE HAD TO DRAW A LINE
  • 00:08:42.378 --> 00:08:43.779
  • THAT I'VE HAD TO DRAW A LINEIN...AND GO, ACTUALLY: YOU
  • 00:08:43.779 --> 00:08:45.047
  • IN...AND GO, ACTUALLY: YOUDON'T GET THAT PART OF MY
  • 00:08:45.047 --> 00:08:45.648
  • DON'T GET THAT PART OF MYHEART.
  • 00:08:45.648 --> 00:08:46.782
  • HEART.I'M NOT GONNA DISLIKE YOU.
  • 00:08:46.782 --> 00:08:48.351
  • I'M NOT GONNA DISLIKE YOU.I AM NOT GONNA SHUT YOU OUT.
  • 00:08:48.351 --> 00:08:49.218
  • I AM NOT GONNA SHUT YOU OUT.I'M NOT GONNA BE MEAN.
  • 00:08:49.218 --> 00:08:50.653
  • I'M NOT GONNA BE MEAN.BUT, ACTUALLY, YOU DON'T GET
  • 00:08:50.653 --> 00:08:52.688
  • BUT, ACTUALLY, YOU DON'T GETTHAT PLACE, ANYMORE.
  • 00:08:52.688 --> 00:08:53.856
  • THAT PLACE, ANYMORE.BECAUSE, ACTUALLY, THERE'S JUST
  • 00:08:53.856 --> 00:08:55.091
  • BECAUSE, ACTUALLY, THERE'S JUSTBEEN A ROBBING AND A ROBBING
  • 00:08:55.091 --> 00:08:57.293
  • BEEN A ROBBING AND A ROBBINGAND A ROBBING...AND I'VE JUST
  • 00:08:57.293 --> 00:08:58.461
  • AND A ROBBING...AND I'VE JUSTBEEN GIVING AND GIVING...
  • 00:08:58.461 --> 00:08:59.862
  • BEEN GIVING AND GIVING...AND, JUST THIS ONE PARTICULAR
  • 00:08:59.862 --> 00:09:02.264
  • AND, JUST THIS ONE PARTICULARSET THAT I'VE GONE: YOU KNOW
  • 00:09:02.264 --> 00:09:03.833
  • SET THAT I'VE GONE: YOU KNOWWHAT?
  • 00:09:03.833 --> 00:09:05.201
  • WHAT?IT'S OKAY.
  • 00:09:05.201 --> 00:09:05.835
  • IT'S OKAY.AND, IT'S TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE
  • 00:09:05.835 --> 00:09:09.338
  • AND, IT'S TAUGHT ME HOW TO BEINTENTIONAL ABOUT GUARDING MY
  • 00:09:09.338 --> 00:09:09.972
  • INTENTIONAL ABOUT GUARDING MYHEART -- NOT AGAINST, BUT
  • 00:09:09.972 --> 00:09:10.573
  • HEART -- NOT AGAINST, BUTGUARDING WHAT COMES IN.
  • 00:09:10.573 --> 00:09:12.642
  • GUARDING WHAT COMES IN.AND THAT'S BEEN UNIQUE, TO ME.
  • 00:09:12.642 --> 00:09:14.210
  • AND THAT'S BEEN UNIQUE, TO ME.BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THE TYPE OF
  • 00:09:14.210 --> 00:09:15.578
  • BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THE TYPE OFPERSON THAT I JUST GIVE IT ALL
  • 00:09:15.578 --> 00:09:17.146
  • PERSON THAT I JUST GIVE IT ALLAND I HAVE A VERY LONG ROPE FOR
  • 00:09:17.146 --> 00:09:18.848
  • AND I HAVE A VERY LONG ROPE FOREVERYONE.
  • 00:09:18.848 --> 00:09:19.982
  • EVERYONE.AND I FEEL GOD SAYING: NO.
  • 00:09:19.982 --> 00:09:21.083
  • AND I FEEL GOD SAYING: NO.SOMETIMES YOUR CAMP NEEDS TO GO
  • 00:09:21.083 --> 00:09:22.084
  • SOMETIMES YOUR CAMP NEEDS TO GOA BIT SMALLER.
  • 00:09:22.084 --> 00:09:23.619
  • A BIT SMALLER.YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT'S
  • 00:09:23.619 --> 00:09:25.121
  • YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT'SPROBABLY HAPPENED TO A LOT OF
  • 00:09:25.121 --> 00:09:26.756
  • PROBABLY HAPPENED TO A LOT OFPEOPLE, THIS YEAR.
  • 00:09:26.756 --> 00:09:27.657
  • PEOPLE, THIS YEAR.I THINK A LOT OF RELATIONSHIPS
  • 00:09:27.657 --> 00:09:30.226
  • I THINK A LOT OF RELATIONSHIPSHAVE GONE TO POT...IN MORE WAYS
  • 00:09:30.226 --> 00:09:34.330
  • HAVE GONE TO POT...IN MORE WAYSTHAN ONE, THIS YEAR, WHETHER IT
  • 00:09:34.330 --> 00:09:35.264
  • THAN ONE, THIS YEAR, WHETHER ITBE FAMILIES -- YOU KNOW,
  • 00:09:35.264 --> 00:09:39.835
  • BE FAMILIES -- YOU KNOW,FAMILIES DIVIDED, HUSBANDS AND
  • 00:09:39.835 --> 00:09:41.337
  • FAMILIES DIVIDED, HUSBANDS ANDWIVES DIVIDED, YOU KNOW, OVER
  • 00:09:41.337 --> 00:09:44.106
  • WIVES DIVIDED, YOU KNOW, OVERISSUES -- AND JUST THAT SPIRIT
  • 00:09:44.106 --> 00:09:45.474
  • ISSUES -- AND JUST THAT SPIRITOF DIVISION, I THINK, HAS RUN
  • 00:09:45.474 --> 00:09:47.309
  • OF DIVISION, I THINK, HAS RUNRAMPANT IN OUR POOR, BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:09:47.309 --> 00:09:49.078
  • RAMPANT IN OUR POOR, BEAUTIFULCOUNTRY, THIS YEAR.
  • 00:09:49.078 --> 00:09:52.615
  • COUNTRY, THIS YEAR.AND, SOMETIMES, I THINK, WE
  • 00:09:52.615 --> 00:09:53.582
  • AND, SOMETIMES, I THINK, WEFEEL BAD IF WE DO SAY: YOU KNOW
  • 00:09:53.582 --> 00:09:56.118
  • FEEL BAD IF WE DO SAY: YOU KNOWWHAT?
  • 00:09:56.118 --> 00:09:59.622
  • WHAT?I'M GONNA LOVE YOU FROM AFAR.
  • 00:09:59.622 --> 00:10:02.425
  • I'M GONNA LOVE YOU FROM AFAR.I LOVE YOU, BUT...DON'T NEED
  • 00:10:02.425 --> 00:10:04.160
  • I LOVE YOU, BUT...DON'T NEEDYOU IN MY HOUSE, ANYMORE.
  • 00:10:04.160 --> 00:10:04.694
  • YOU IN MY HOUSE, ANYMORE.DON'T NEED THAT.
  • 00:10:04.694 --> 00:10:06.295
  • DON'T NEED THAT.YOU KNOW.
  • 00:10:06.295 --> 00:10:07.730
  • YOU KNOW.AND I THINK, A LOT OF TIMES--
  • 00:10:07.730 --> 00:10:09.699
  • AND I THINK, A LOT OF TIMES--YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS THINK OF
  • 00:10:09.699 --> 00:10:10.900
  • YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS THINK OFJONAH, ANYTIME I FEEL THAT WAY.
  • 00:10:10.900 --> 00:10:11.934
  • JONAH, ANYTIME I FEEL THAT WAY.'CAUSE I THINK: WELL, JESUS
  • 00:10:11.934 --> 00:10:13.202
  • 'CAUSE I THINK: WELL, JESUSWOULDN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:10:13.202 --> 00:10:15.237
  • WOULDN'T DO THAT.HE WAS SO GRACIOUS.
  • 00:10:15.237 --> 00:10:16.272
  • HE WAS SO GRACIOUS.AND, THEN, I THINK ABOUT JONAH.
  • 00:10:16.272 --> 00:10:18.808
  • AND, THEN, I THINK ABOUT JONAH.YOU KNOW, AND JONAH GETS ON A
  • 00:10:18.808 --> 00:10:19.775
  • YOU KNOW, AND JONAH GETS ON ABOAT.
  • 00:10:19.775 --> 00:10:22.278
  • BOAT.AND GOD HAD TOLD HIM: YOU'RE
  • 00:10:22.278 --> 00:10:25.848
  • AND GOD HAD TOLD HIM: YOU'REGOING TO NINEVEH.
  • 00:10:25.848 --> 00:10:28.084
  • GOING TO NINEVEH.AND I WANT YOU TO GO TO
  • 00:10:28.084 --> 00:10:28.684
  • AND I WANT YOU TO GO TONINEVEH.
  • 00:10:28.684 --> 00:10:29.518
  • NINEVEH.AND HERE'S JONAH GOING:
  • 00:10:29.518 --> 00:10:30.152
  • AND HERE'S JONAH GOING:UNH-UNH -- I'M GOING THAT WAY.
  • 00:10:30.152 --> 00:10:33.923
  • UNH-UNH -- I'M GOING THAT WAY.AND HE'S GOING COMPLETELY
  • 00:10:33.923 --> 00:10:35.124
  • AND HE'S GOING COMPLETELYOPPOSITE.
  • 00:10:35.124 --> 00:10:36.425
  • OPPOSITE.HE'S ON THIS BOAT.
  • 00:10:36.425 --> 00:10:37.660
  • HE'S ON THIS BOAT.ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE THROWING
  • 00:10:37.660 --> 00:10:38.627
  • ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE THROWINGALL THEIR STUFF OVERBOARD.
  • 00:10:38.627 --> 00:10:41.831
  • ALL THEIR STUFF OVERBOARD.BECAUSE JONAH'S ON THEIR BOAT.
  • 00:10:41.831 --> 00:10:42.498
  • BECAUSE JONAH'S ON THEIR BOAT.AND, YOU KNOW, AND YOU CAN JUST
  • 00:10:42.498 --> 00:10:43.666
  • AND, YOU KNOW, AND YOU CAN JUSTHEAR GOD SAYING: YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:10:43.666 --> 00:10:45.835
  • HEAR GOD SAYING: YOU'RE GOINGTO NINEVEH, WHETHER YOU GO IN A
  • 00:10:45.835 --> 00:10:46.502
  • TO NINEVEH, WHETHER YOU GO IN ATHREE-PIECE SUIT OR YOU'RE
  • 00:10:46.502 --> 00:10:47.970
  • THREE-PIECE SUIT OR YOU'REGOING SMELLING LIKE FISH GUTS.
  • 00:10:47.970 --> 00:10:49.505
  • GOING SMELLING LIKE FISH GUTS.YOU'RE GOING TO NINEVEH.
  • 00:10:49.505 --> 00:10:51.807
  • YOU'RE GOING TO NINEVEH.YOU KNOW, SO, EVERYBODY ON THE
  • 00:10:51.807 --> 00:10:53.609
  • YOU KNOW, SO, EVERYBODY ON THELOVE BOAT IS DUMPING ALL THEIR
  • 00:10:53.609 --> 00:10:55.811
  • LOVE BOAT IS DUMPING ALL THEIRSTUFF OFF, WHEN ALL THEY NEEDED
  • 00:10:55.811 --> 00:10:58.214
  • STUFF OFF, WHEN ALL THEY NEEDEDTO DO WAS...
  • 00:10:58.214 --> 00:10:59.482
  • TO DO WAS...- CECE: GET RID OF JONAH.
  • 00:10:59.482 --> 00:11:01.150
  • - CECE: GET RID OF JONAH.- LAURIE: GET RID OF JONAH.
  • 00:11:01.150 --> 00:11:01.817
  • - LAURIE: GET RID OF JONAH.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:11:01.817 --> 00:11:02.585
  • [LAUGHTER]DUMP JONAH.
  • 00:11:02.585 --> 00:11:04.787
  • DUMP JONAH.BECAUSE GOD WANTED HIM TO GO--
  • 00:11:04.787 --> 00:11:06.589
  • BECAUSE GOD WANTED HIM TO GO--AND THAT WAS FOR HIS GOOD!
  • 00:11:06.589 --> 00:11:07.189
  • AND THAT WAS FOR HIS GOOD!- LISA: THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S
  • 00:11:07.189 --> 00:11:08.023
  • - LISA: THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'SRIGHT.
  • 00:11:08.023 --> 00:11:08.591
  • RIGHT.- LAURIE: THAT WAS TO GET
  • 00:11:08.591 --> 00:11:10.993
  • - LAURIE: THAT WAS TO GETJONAH TO HIS DESTINY AND TO HIS
  • 00:11:10.993 --> 00:11:12.394
  • JONAH TO HIS DESTINY AND TO HISPURPOSE!
  • 00:11:12.394 --> 00:11:13.395
  • PURPOSE!- ALEX: CAN I JUST SAY: I GOT
  • 00:11:13.395 --> 00:11:16.065
  • - ALEX: CAN I JUST SAY: I GOTA MEME THIS WEEK, AND SOMEONE--
  • 00:11:16.065 --> 00:11:17.099
  • A MEME THIS WEEK, AND SOMEONE--ABOUT COVID -- RIGHT? -- THIS
  • 00:11:17.099 --> 00:11:17.633
  • ABOUT COVID -- RIGHT? -- THISYEAR.
  • 00:11:17.633 --> 00:11:18.834
  • YEAR.AND IT SAID: "WHOEVER IS
  • 00:11:18.834 --> 00:11:19.602
  • AND IT SAID: "WHOEVER ISSUPPOSED TO GO TO NINEVEH, JUST
  • 00:11:19.602 --> 00:11:20.469
  • SUPPOSED TO GO TO NINEVEH, JUSTGO, ALREADY."
  • 00:11:20.469 --> 00:11:20.936
  • GO, ALREADY."- LAURIE: JUST GO!
  • 00:11:20.936 --> 00:11:23.305
  • - LAURIE: JUST GO![HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER, CLAPPING]
  • 00:11:23.305 --> 00:11:24.206
  • [HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER, CLAPPING]- CECE: "JUST GO, ALREADY."
  • 00:11:24.206 --> 00:11:24.774
  • - CECE: "JUST GO, ALREADY."THAT'S AWESOME!
  • 00:11:24.774 --> 00:11:26.142
  • THAT'S AWESOME![LAUGHTER CONTINUES]
  • 00:11:26.142 --> 00:11:28.744
  • [LAUGHTER CONTINUES]- LISA: BUT THAT'S HUGE FOR
  • 00:11:28.744 --> 00:11:31.213
  • - LISA: BUT THAT'S HUGE FORHIS GOOD.
  • 00:11:31.213 --> 00:11:32.414
  • HIS GOOD.- ALEX: YES!
  • 00:11:32.414 --> 00:11:33.015
  • - ALEX: YES!- CECE: IT'S FOR HIS GOOD.
  • 00:11:33.015 --> 00:11:33.682
  • - CECE: IT'S FOR HIS GOOD.- LISA: FOR HIS GOOD.
  • 00:11:33.682 --> 00:11:34.550
  • - LISA: FOR HIS GOOD.- LAURIE: AND I THINK A LOT OF
  • 00:11:34.550 --> 00:11:36.185
  • - LAURIE: AND I THINK A LOT OFUS HAVE HAD TO DO THAT.
  • 00:11:36.185 --> 00:11:36.752
  • US HAVE HAD TO DO THAT.YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:11:36.752 --> 00:11:37.887
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?YOU ARE SO NEGATIVE, YOU ARE
  • 00:11:37.887 --> 00:11:38.888
  • YOU ARE SO NEGATIVE, YOU AREBRINGING SUCH NEGATIVITY TO ME,
  • 00:11:38.888 --> 00:11:39.789
  • BRINGING SUCH NEGATIVITY TO ME,AND THEN, THUS, MY CHILDREN AND
  • 00:11:39.789 --> 00:11:41.423
  • AND THEN, THUS, MY CHILDREN ANDMY FAMILY AND MY WORLD, THAT I
  • 00:11:41.423 --> 00:11:43.192
  • MY FAMILY AND MY WORLD, THAT ICAN'T DO THAT, ANYMORE.
  • 00:11:43.192 --> 00:11:44.393
  • CAN'T DO THAT, ANYMORE.SO, YOU NEED TO GET WHERE GOD
  • 00:11:44.393 --> 00:11:45.961
  • SO, YOU NEED TO GET WHERE GODWANTS YOU TO GO...
  • 00:11:45.961 --> 00:11:46.762
  • WANTS YOU TO GO...- ALEX: AND THIS IS EXACTLY
  • 00:11:46.762 --> 00:11:47.830
  • - ALEX: AND THIS IS EXACTLYTHAT.
  • 00:11:47.830 --> 00:11:49.231
  • THAT.BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN A
  • 00:11:49.231 --> 00:11:50.299
  • BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN ASTUMBLING--
  • 00:11:50.299 --> 00:11:51.500
  • STUMBLING--I'VE BEEN TRYING TO HELP, BUT I
  • 00:11:51.500 --> 00:11:52.735
  • I'VE BEEN TRYING TO HELP, BUT ITHINK, IN MY HELP, IT'S
  • 00:11:52.735 --> 00:11:53.369
  • THINK, IN MY HELP, IT'SACTUALLY HINDERED.
  • 00:11:53.369 --> 00:11:54.703
  • ACTUALLY HINDERED.- LISA: THAT'S THE THING!
  • 00:11:54.703 --> 00:11:56.038
  • - LISA: THAT'S THE THING!THAT'S THAT THING IS WE GET IN
  • 00:11:56.038 --> 00:11:57.239
  • THAT'S THAT THING IS WE GET INGOD'S WAY, THINKING THE
  • 00:11:57.239 --> 00:11:58.674
  • GOD'S WAY, THINKING THECHRISTIAN THING TO DO WOULD BE
  • 00:11:58.674 --> 00:11:59.975
  • CHRISTIAN THING TO DO WOULD BETO HANG ON FOR DEAR LIFE,
  • 00:11:59.975 --> 00:12:00.910
  • TO HANG ON FOR DEAR LIFE,FOREVER.
  • 00:12:00.910 --> 00:12:02.144
  • FOREVER.AND IT'S LIKE...
  • 00:12:02.144 --> 00:12:03.112
  • AND IT'S LIKE...IT'S LIKE...
  • 00:12:03.112 --> 00:12:04.213
  • IT'S LIKE...THAT'S ACTUALLY NOT THE
  • 00:12:04.213 --> 00:12:05.781
  • THAT'S ACTUALLY NOT THECHRISTIAN THING TO DO.
  • 00:12:05.781 --> 00:12:07.249
  • CHRISTIAN THING TO DO.I MEAN, ABRAHAM LEFT FRIENDS
  • 00:12:07.249 --> 00:12:08.984
  • I MEAN, ABRAHAM LEFT FRIENDSWHEN HE LEFT-- OR YOU SEE THIS
  • 00:12:08.984 --> 00:12:10.286
  • WHEN HE LEFT-- OR YOU SEE THISPRINCIPLE OF LEAVING...
  • 00:12:10.286 --> 00:12:12.054
  • PRINCIPLE OF LEAVING...- LAURIE: AND FAMILY.
  • 00:12:12.054 --> 00:12:12.855
  • - LAURIE: AND FAMILY.- LISA: ...OVER AND OVER AND
  • 00:12:12.855 --> 00:12:13.389
  • - LISA: ...OVER AND OVER ANDOVER AGAIN.
  • 00:12:13.389 --> 00:12:14.723
  • OVER AGAIN.YOU SEE THE PRINCIPLE OF-- I
  • 00:12:14.723 --> 00:12:15.758
  • YOU SEE THE PRINCIPLE OF-- ITHINK I GREW UP ASSUMING
  • 00:12:15.758 --> 00:12:17.593
  • THINK I GREW UP ASSUMINGFRIENDSHIP WAS YOU RUN THE
  • 00:12:17.593 --> 00:12:19.495
  • FRIENDSHIP WAS YOU RUN THEENTIRE RACE OF LIFE WITH
  • 00:12:19.495 --> 00:12:20.729
  • ENTIRE RACE OF LIFE WITHSOMEBODY.
  • 00:12:20.729 --> 00:12:22.565
  • SOMEBODY.BUT, THAT'S NOT ALL
  • 00:12:22.565 --> 00:12:23.532
  • BUT, THAT'S NOT ALLRELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:12:23.532 --> 00:12:24.166
  • RELATIONSHIPS.- LAURIE: MMN-MNH. I DON'T
  • 00:12:24.166 --> 00:12:25.000
  • - LAURIE: MMN-MNH. I DON'TTHINK SO, EITHER.
  • 00:12:25.000 --> 00:12:25.501
  • THINK SO, EITHER.- LISA: THERE ARE
  • 00:12:25.501 --> 00:12:26.068
  • - LISA: THERE ARERELATIONSHIPS YOU PASS THE
  • 00:12:26.068 --> 00:12:26.535
  • RELATIONSHIPS YOU PASS THEBATON.
  • 00:12:26.535 --> 00:12:28.304
  • BATON.AND THAT'S FOR THEIR GOOD.
  • 00:12:28.304 --> 00:12:32.074
  • AND THAT'S FOR THEIR GOOD.THAT'S TO KEEP THE RACE GOING.
  • 00:12:32.074 --> 00:12:33.209
  • THAT'S TO KEEP THE RACE GOING.AND THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES-- I
  • 00:12:33.209 --> 00:12:34.977
  • AND THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES-- IJUST ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WAS
  • 00:12:34.977 --> 00:12:35.744
  • JUST ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT WASMEAN...INSTEAD OF FOR THEIR
  • 00:12:35.744 --> 00:12:37.713
  • MEAN...INSTEAD OF FOR THEIRGOOD.
  • 00:12:37.713 --> 00:12:38.347
  • GOOD.BUT TO REALIZE: YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:12:38.347 --> 00:12:39.548
  • BUT TO REALIZE: YOU KNOW WHAT?I MIGHT NOT BE THE BLESSING I
  • 00:12:39.548 --> 00:12:40.649
  • I MIGHT NOT BE THE BLESSING ITHINK I AM IN THEIR LIFE TO
  • 00:12:40.649 --> 00:12:41.350
  • THINK I AM IN THEIR LIFE TOHANG ON.
  • 00:12:41.350 --> 00:12:43.185
  • HANG ON.I ACTUALLY MAY BE HOLDING THEM
  • 00:12:43.185 --> 00:12:44.787
  • I ACTUALLY MAY BE HOLDING THEMBACK FROM WHAT GOD HAS FOR
  • 00:12:44.787 --> 00:12:45.454
  • BACK FROM WHAT GOD HAS FORTHEM.
  • 00:12:45.454 --> 00:12:47.756
  • THEM.YOU KNOW HOW JESUS LIVED HIS
  • 00:12:47.756 --> 00:12:48.290
  • YOU KNOW HOW JESUS LIVED HISLIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT?
  • 00:12:48.290 --> 00:12:50.492
  • LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT?AND HE HAD GOD THE FATHER --
  • 00:12:50.492 --> 00:12:51.961
  • AND HE HAD GOD THE FATHER --KIND OF CONCENTRIC CIRCLES --
  • 00:12:51.961 --> 00:12:53.195
  • KIND OF CONCENTRIC CIRCLES --THEN HE HAD THE THREE HE WAS
  • 00:12:53.195 --> 00:12:54.797
  • THEN HE HAD THE THREE HE WASCLOSEST TO, HE HAD THE OTHER
  • 00:12:54.797 --> 00:12:55.464
  • CLOSEST TO, HE HAD THE OTHERNINE, THEN IT WENT OUT TO THE
  • 00:12:55.464 --> 00:12:56.332
  • NINE, THEN IT WENT OUT TO THE5.000.
  • 00:12:56.332 --> 00:12:57.032
  • 5.000.HE HAS SHOWED ME I LIVE MY LIFE
  • 00:12:57.032 --> 00:12:59.435
  • HE HAS SHOWED ME I LIVE MY LIFEFROM THE OUTSIDE IN.
  • 00:12:59.435 --> 00:13:01.704
  • FROM THE OUTSIDE IN.I MAKE SURE ALL THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:13:01.704 --> 00:13:04.573
  • I MAKE SURE ALL THESE PEOPLEARE HAPPY, AND THAT BLEEDS TIME
  • 00:13:04.573 --> 00:13:06.342
  • ARE HAPPY, AND THAT BLEEDS TIMEAND ATTENTION, AND THEN I GIVE
  • 00:13:06.342 --> 00:13:11.113
  • AND ATTENTION, AND THEN I GIVETHE CRUMBS HERE.
  • 00:13:11.113 --> 00:13:11.881
  • THE CRUMBS HERE.- ALEX: VERY GOOD.
  • 00:13:11.881 --> 00:13:12.514
  • - ALEX: VERY GOOD.- LISA: AND HE HAS
  • 00:13:12.514 --> 00:13:13.449
  • - LISA: AND HE HASSAID -- YOUR "OPPOSITE" BOOK
  • 00:13:13.449 --> 00:13:14.750
  • SAID -- YOUR "OPPOSITE" BOOK"THE OPPOSITE LIFE"-- HE HAS
  • 00:13:14.750 --> 00:13:15.851
  • "THE OPPOSITE LIFE"-- HE HASSAID: I WANT YOU TO LIVE THIS
  • 00:13:15.851 --> 00:13:18.487
  • SAID: I WANT YOU TO LIVE THISOUT.
  • 00:13:18.487 --> 00:13:19.154
  • OUT.AND SO, IF YOU HAVE EXTRA OUT
  • 00:13:19.154 --> 00:13:21.790
  • AND SO, IF YOU HAVE EXTRA OUTHERE...WONDERFUL.
  • 00:13:21.790 --> 00:13:23.559
  • HERE...WONDERFUL.BUT YOU MAKE SURE YOU'RE SOWING
  • 00:13:23.559 --> 00:13:24.927
  • BUT YOU MAKE SURE YOU'RE SOWINGWHERE I TOLD YOU TO SOW.
  • 00:13:24.927 --> 00:13:27.529
  • WHERE I TOLD YOU TO SOW.IT'S NOT UNKIND TO SAY: YOU
  • 00:13:27.529 --> 00:13:29.965
  • IT'S NOT UNKIND TO SAY: YOUKNOW, I'M NOT GONNA TURN MY
  • 00:13:29.965 --> 00:13:32.101
  • KNOW, I'M NOT GONNA TURN MYBACK ON YOU.
  • 00:13:32.101 --> 00:13:33.602
  • BACK ON YOU.- LAURIE: WON'T STOP PRAYING
  • 00:13:33.602 --> 00:13:34.236
  • - LAURIE: WON'T STOP PRAYINGFOR YOU AND LOVING YOU.
  • 00:13:34.236 --> 00:13:35.337
  • FOR YOU AND LOVING YOU.- LISA: I JUST THINK WE'RE
  • 00:13:35.337 --> 00:13:36.138
  • - LISA: I JUST THINK WE'RESUPPOSED TO WALK PARALLEL --
  • 00:13:36.138 --> 00:13:36.672
  • SUPPOSED TO WALK PARALLEL --AND MAYBE A LITTLE FURTHER
  • 00:13:36.672 --> 00:13:38.540
  • AND MAYBE A LITTLE FURTHERAPART THAN WE WERE.
  • 00:13:38.540 --> 00:13:40.175
  • APART THAN WE WERE.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:40.175 --> 00:13:40.943
  • [LAUGHTER]AND THAT'LL BE FOR BOTH OF OUR
  • 00:13:40.943 --> 00:13:42.344
  • AND THAT'LL BE FOR BOTH OF OURGOOD.
  • 00:13:42.344 --> 00:13:42.912
  • GOOD.AND SO, I THINK THERE'S A
  • 00:13:42.912 --> 00:13:44.046
  • AND SO, I THINK THERE'S AKINDNESS, SOMETIMES,
  • 00:13:44.046 --> 00:13:45.881
  • KINDNESS, SOMETIMES,RECOGNIZING WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED
  • 00:13:45.881 --> 00:13:47.983
  • RECOGNIZING WE'RE NOT SUPPOSEDTO BE WOVEN QUITE AS TIGHTLY
  • 00:13:47.983 --> 00:13:50.486
  • TO BE WOVEN QUITE AS TIGHTLYAS WE WERE.
  • 00:13:50.486 --> 00:13:51.120
  • AS WE WERE.- MELINDA: AND I-- LIKE, I'M
  • 00:13:51.120 --> 00:13:54.690
  • - MELINDA: AND I-- LIKE, I'MSITTING HERE, FIRST OF ALL, IN
  • 00:13:54.690 --> 00:13:55.858
  • SITTING HERE, FIRST OF ALL, INA ROOM FULL OF...SOME OF MY
  • 00:13:55.858 --> 00:13:56.492
  • A ROOM FULL OF...SOME OF MYFAVORITE BIBLE SCHOLARS EVER.
  • 00:13:56.492 --> 00:13:58.060
  • FAVORITE BIBLE SCHOLARS EVER.AND I'M ABOUT TO TELL YOU
  • 00:13:58.060 --> 00:13:58.727
  • AND I'M ABOUT TO TELL YOUSOMETHING THAT I LEARNED AT THE
  • 00:13:58.727 --> 00:14:00.396
  • SOMETHING THAT I LEARNED AT THEEND OF A TYLER PERRY PLAY.
  • 00:14:00.396 --> 00:14:00.896
  • END OF A TYLER PERRY PLAY.BUT...
  • 00:14:00.896 --> 00:14:02.431
  • BUT...[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:02.431 --> 00:14:02.998
  • [LAUGHTER]- LISA: HERE WE GO, HERE WE
  • 00:14:02.998 --> 00:14:03.499
  • - LISA: HERE WE GO, HERE WEGO.
  • 00:14:03.499 --> 00:14:05.501
  • GO.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:05.501 --> 00:14:06.969
  • [LAUGHTER]- MELINDA: BUT, HE TALKED
  • 00:14:06.969 --> 00:14:08.003
  • - MELINDA: BUT, HE TALKEDABOUT RELATIONSHIPS AND
  • 00:14:08.003 --> 00:14:08.671
  • ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS ANDFRIENDSHIPS SOMETIMES BEING
  • 00:14:08.671 --> 00:14:11.340
  • FRIENDSHIPS SOMETIMES BEINGLIKE TREES.
  • 00:14:11.340 --> 00:14:12.074
  • LIKE TREES.AND, SOME ARE ROOTS, SOME ARE
  • 00:14:12.074 --> 00:14:13.575
  • AND, SOME ARE ROOTS, SOME AREBRANCHES, AND SOME ARE LEAVES,
  • 00:14:13.575 --> 00:14:16.412
  • BRANCHES, AND SOME ARE LEAVES,AND, HOW YOU HAVE THOSE
  • 00:14:16.412 --> 00:14:17.846
  • AND, HOW YOU HAVE THOSEFRIENDSHIPS THAT ARE THERE THAT
  • 00:14:17.846 --> 00:14:20.316
  • FRIENDSHIPS THAT ARE THERE THATWILL ALWAYS BE THERE.
  • 00:14:20.316 --> 00:14:22.318
  • WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.THOSE-- YOUR ROOTED PEOPLE WILL
  • 00:14:22.318 --> 00:14:23.719
  • THOSE-- YOUR ROOTED PEOPLE WILLALWAYS BE THERE.
  • 00:14:23.719 --> 00:14:25.788
  • ALWAYS BE THERE.AND THE BRANCHES HANG AROUND A
  • 00:14:25.788 --> 00:14:26.522
  • AND THE BRANCHES HANG AROUND ALITTLE LONGER.
  • 00:14:26.522 --> 00:14:29.158
  • LITTLE LONGER.THEY'RE THERE FOR YOU.
  • 00:14:29.158 --> 00:14:30.492
  • THEY'RE THERE FOR YOU.AND THE LEAVES SOMETIMES HAVE
  • 00:14:30.492 --> 00:14:31.493
  • AND THE LEAVES SOMETIMES HAVETO FALL OFF.
  • 00:14:31.493 --> 00:14:32.695
  • TO FALL OFF.AND IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY
  • 00:14:32.695 --> 00:14:33.529
  • AND IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEYWEREN'T BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:14:33.529 --> 00:14:35.364
  • WEREN'T BEAUTIFUL.BUT WHEN THE CHANGE COMES,
  • 00:14:35.364 --> 00:14:37.499
  • BUT WHEN THE CHANGE COMES,SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LET THAT
  • 00:14:37.499 --> 00:14:38.934
  • SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LET THATGO IN ORDER TO GET SOMETHING
  • 00:14:38.934 --> 00:14:40.235
  • GO IN ORDER TO GET SOMETHINGNEW AND SOMETHING FRESH FOR
  • 00:14:40.235 --> 00:14:42.271
  • NEW AND SOMETHING FRESH FORYOUR LIFE.
  • 00:14:42.271 --> 00:14:45.407
  • YOUR LIFE.AND I-- WHEN I HEARD THAT, I
  • 00:14:45.407 --> 00:14:47.476
  • AND I-- WHEN I HEARD THAT, IWAS GOING THROUGH LOSING SOME
  • 00:14:47.476 --> 00:14:48.644
  • WAS GOING THROUGH LOSING SOMEFRIENDS AND THINKING LIKE:
  • 00:14:48.644 --> 00:14:50.179
  • FRIENDS AND THINKING LIKE:WAIT. THIS ISN'T SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:14:50.179 --> 00:14:50.746
  • WAIT. THIS ISN'T SUPPOSED TOHAPPEN.
  • 00:14:50.746 --> 00:14:52.247
  • HAPPEN.I WAS TRYING TO HANG ON TO
  • 00:14:52.247 --> 00:14:54.216
  • I WAS TRYING TO HANG ON TOSOMETHING THAT WAS NO LONGER
  • 00:14:54.216 --> 00:14:55.284
  • SOMETHING THAT WAS NO LONGERGOOD FOR ME, AND THAT WAS DEAD,
  • 00:14:55.284 --> 00:14:56.652
  • GOOD FOR ME, AND THAT WAS DEAD,AND THAT WOULD HAVE HINDERED MY
  • 00:14:56.652 --> 00:14:57.519
  • AND THAT WOULD HAVE HINDERED MYGROWTH.
  • 00:14:57.519 --> 00:15:00.556
  • GROWTH.AND, BEING ABLE TO SEE THAT AS
  • 00:15:00.556 --> 00:15:02.458
  • AND, BEING ABLE TO SEE THAT ASA LEAF THAT NEEDED TO FALL OFF,
  • 00:15:02.458 --> 00:15:06.095
  • A LEAF THAT NEEDED TO FALL OFF,AND IT'S WHAT'S MADE-- IT IS
  • 00:15:06.095 --> 00:15:07.763
  • AND IT'S WHAT'S MADE-- IT ISWHAT HAS MADE THE FALL ONE OF
  • 00:15:07.763 --> 00:15:09.298
  • WHAT HAS MADE THE FALL ONE OFTHE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS FOR
  • 00:15:09.298 --> 00:15:10.232
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS FORME IS TO SEE THE REPLENISHING
  • 00:15:10.232 --> 00:15:11.900
  • ME IS TO SEE THE REPLENISHINGOF THAT.
  • 00:15:11.900 --> 00:15:12.534
  • OF THAT.SO, WHEN I THINK OF
  • 00:15:12.534 --> 00:15:14.636
  • SO, WHEN I THINK OFFRIENDSHIPS, SOMETIMES, THEY
  • 00:15:14.636 --> 00:15:16.572
  • FRIENDSHIPS, SOMETIMES, THEYHAVE SEASONS.
  • 00:15:16.572 --> 00:15:17.039
  • HAVE SEASONS.THEY TRULY, TRULY DO.
  • 00:15:17.039 --> 00:15:17.706
  • THEY TRULY, TRULY DO.AND SO, WITH ALL MY BIBLICAL
  • 00:15:17.706 --> 00:15:20.776
  • AND SO, WITH ALL MY BIBLICALSCHOLARS, I PRESENT YOU
  • 00:15:20.776 --> 00:15:22.144
  • SCHOLARS, I PRESENT YOUTYLER PERRY.
  • 00:15:22.144 --> 00:15:22.978
  • TYLER PERRY.- LISA: NO, THAT-- LOOK.
  • 00:15:22.978 --> 00:15:24.580
  • - LISA: NO, THAT-- LOOK.- CECE: THAT WAS POWERFUL.
  • 00:15:24.580 --> 00:15:25.247
  • - CECE: THAT WAS POWERFUL.- LISA: I WAS GONNA SAY: MADEA
  • 00:15:25.247 --> 00:15:26.015
  • - LISA: I WAS GONNA SAY: MADEACAN PREACH.
  • 00:15:26.015 --> 00:15:26.648
  • CAN PREACH.- MELINDA: MADEA CAN PREACH.
  • 00:15:26.648 --> 00:15:27.649
  • - MELINDA: MADEA CAN PREACH.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:27.649 --> 00:15:28.150
  • [LAUGHTER]- LISA: THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:15:28.150 --> 00:15:30.052
  • - LISA: THAT'S GOOD.[LAURIE LAUGHING EXUBERANTLY]
  • 00:15:30.052 --> 00:15:30.619
  • [LAURIE LAUGHING EXUBERANTLY]- LAURIE: MADEA!!
  • 00:15:30.619 --> 00:15:31.520
  • - LAURIE: MADEA!!- LISA: THAT'S VERY GOOD.
  • 00:15:31.520 --> 00:15:32.121
  • - LISA: THAT'S VERY GOOD.- CECE: THAT'S REALLY, REALLY
  • 00:15:32.121 --> 00:15:32.688
  • - CECE: THAT'S REALLY, REALLYGOOD.
  • 00:15:32.688 --> 00:15:33.422
  • GOOD.- LAURIE: WE LOVE IT.
  • 00:15:33.422 --> 00:15:34.390
  • - LAURIE: WE LOVE IT.- LISA: I ALSO THINK THAT'S
  • 00:15:34.390 --> 00:15:35.124
  • - LISA: I ALSO THINK THAT'SBIBLICALLY DEFENSIBLE.
  • 00:15:35.124 --> 00:15:35.591
  • BIBLICALLY DEFENSIBLE.- ALEX: IT IS.
  • 00:15:35.591 --> 00:15:36.091
  • - ALEX: IT IS.IT IS.
  • 00:15:36.091 --> 00:15:37.326
  • IT IS.- LISA: I MEAN, THAT IS JUST
  • 00:15:37.326 --> 00:15:38.127
  • - LISA: I MEAN, THAT IS JUSTFLAT-OUT-- THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:15:38.127 --> 00:15:38.594
  • FLAT-OUT-- THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.- MELINDA: I DO.
  • 00:15:38.594 --> 00:15:39.395
  • - MELINDA: I DO.I FIGURED WHEN I SAID THAT, YOU
  • 00:15:39.395 --> 00:15:40.029
  • I FIGURED WHEN I SAID THAT, YOUCOULD TELL ME WHERE THAT WAS.
  • 00:15:40.029 --> 00:15:40.529
  • COULD TELL ME WHERE THAT WAS.- LISA: STRAIGHT UP.
  • 00:15:40.529 --> 00:15:41.163
  • - LISA: STRAIGHT UP.- MELINDA: I DIDN'T BRING MY
  • 00:15:41.163 --> 00:15:41.463
  • - MELINDA: I DIDN'T BRING MYREADERS...
  • 00:15:41.463 --> 00:15:42.097
  • READERS...- LISA: IT'S IN THE MINOR
  • 00:15:42.097 --> 00:15:42.965
  • - LISA: IT'S IN THE MINORPROPHETS, BABY -- IT'S ALL
  • 00:15:42.965 --> 00:15:43.599
  • PROPHETS, BABY -- IT'S ALLTHROUGHOUT THE MINOR PROPHETS.
  • 00:15:43.599 --> 00:15:44.133
  • THROUGHOUT THE MINOR PROPHETS.- MELINDA: ...SO I CAN'T
  • 00:15:44.133 --> 00:15:44.767
  • - MELINDA: ...SO I CAN'TACTUALLY READ THE VERSES HERE,
  • 00:15:44.767 --> 00:15:45.401
  • ACTUALLY READ THE VERSES HERE,BUT I KNOW THAT THIS VERSE IS
  • 00:15:45.401 --> 00:15:45.968
  • BUT I KNOW THAT THIS VERSE ISBEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:15:45.968 --> 00:15:46.568
  • BEAUTIFUL.ALEX, WILL YOU READ THIS FOR
  • 00:15:46.568 --> 00:15:47.069
  • ALEX, WILL YOU READ THIS FORME?
  • 00:15:47.069 --> 00:15:47.503
  • ME?- ALEX: I WILL.
  • 00:15:47.503 --> 00:15:48.437
  • - ALEX: I WILL.IT'S HEBREWS 10, VERSES 24 AND
  • 00:15:48.437 --> 00:15:49.304
  • IT'S HEBREWS 10, VERSES 24 AND25.
  • 00:15:49.304 --> 00:15:50.472
  • 25.IT SAYS: "LET US THINK OF WAYS
  • 00:15:50.472 --> 00:15:52.441
  • IT SAYS: "LET US THINK OF WAYSTO MOTIVATE ONE ANOTHER TO ACTS
  • 00:15:52.441 --> 00:15:54.576
  • TO MOTIVATE ONE ANOTHER TO ACTSOF LOVE AND GOOD WORKS.
  • 00:15:54.576 --> 00:15:56.345
  • OF LOVE AND GOOD WORKS.AND LET US NOT NEGLECT OUR
  • 00:15:56.345 --> 00:15:58.414
  • AND LET US NOT NEGLECT OURMEETING TOGETHER, AS SOME
  • 00:15:58.414 --> 00:16:00.382
  • MEETING TOGETHER, AS SOMEPEOPLE DO, BUT ENCOURAGE ONE
  • 00:16:00.382 --> 00:16:01.850
  • PEOPLE DO, BUT ENCOURAGE ONEANOTHER, ESPECIALLY NOW THAT
  • 00:16:01.850 --> 00:16:03.252
  • ANOTHER, ESPECIALLY NOW THATTHE DAY OF HIS RETURN IS
  • 00:16:03.252 --> 00:16:05.087
  • THE DAY OF HIS RETURN ISDRAWING NEAR."
  • 00:16:05.087 --> 00:16:06.655
  • DRAWING NEAR."- LAURIE: MMM...
  • 00:16:06.655 --> 00:16:07.389
  • - LAURIE: MMM...- MELINDA: AND THAT'S WHAT'S
  • 00:16:07.389 --> 00:16:08.490
  • - MELINDA: AND THAT'S WHAT'SGOTTEN US THROUGH, I FEEL LIKE.
  • 00:16:08.490 --> 00:16:10.059
  • GOTTEN US THROUGH, I FEEL LIKE.THAT'S WHAT'S GETTING US
  • 00:16:10.059 --> 00:16:11.527
  • THAT'S WHAT'S GETTING USTHROUGH ALL OF THIS.
  • 00:16:11.527 --> 00:16:12.928
  • THROUGH ALL OF THIS.THIS IS WHAT, UM...
  • 00:16:12.928 --> 00:16:15.697
  • THIS IS WHAT, UM...AS YOU'VE CREATED THIS
  • 00:16:15.697 --> 00:16:19.168
  • AS YOU'VE CREATED THISBEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO
  • 00:16:19.168 --> 00:16:21.637
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR PEOPLE TOCOME TOGETHER, WHAT IT SHOWS US
  • 00:16:21.637 --> 00:16:27.276
  • COME TOGETHER, WHAT IT SHOWS USIS THAT THIS IS NEEDED.
  • 00:16:27.276 --> 00:16:27.943
  • IS THAT THIS IS NEEDED.- LAURIE: YEAH.
  • 00:16:27.943 --> 00:16:29.144
  • - LAURIE: YEAH.- MELINDA: I NORMALLY BALK
  • 00:16:29.144 --> 00:16:29.778
  • - MELINDA: I NORMALLY BALKWHEN PEOPLE ARE LIKE: COME SIT
  • 00:16:29.778 --> 00:16:30.479
  • WHEN PEOPLE ARE LIKE: COME SITIN A GROUP AND LET'S JUST TALK.
  • 00:16:30.479 --> 00:16:31.747
  • IN A GROUP AND LET'S JUST TALK.AND I'M LIKE: OONH-HOOH! NO,
  • 00:16:31.747 --> 00:16:33.849
  • AND I'M LIKE: OONH-HOOH! NO,THANK YOU!
  • 00:16:33.849 --> 00:16:34.783
  • THANK YOU![LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:34.783 --> 00:16:35.717
  • [LAUGHTER]BUT IT'S SO...IT'S REALLY SO
  • 00:16:35.717 --> 00:16:37.686
  • BUT IT'S SO...IT'S REALLY SOPOWERFUL, BECAUSE, AT THE END
  • 00:16:37.686 --> 00:16:40.556
  • POWERFUL, BECAUSE, AT THE ENDOF THE DAY, IT SOLIDIFIES WHAT
  • 00:16:40.556 --> 00:16:41.957
  • OF THE DAY, IT SOLIDIFIES WHATI BELIEVE -- IT REALLY DOES.
  • 00:16:41.957 --> 00:16:44.259
  • I BELIEVE -- IT REALLY DOES.EVEN WHEN I HAVE QUESTIONS ON
  • 00:16:44.259 --> 00:16:47.129
  • EVEN WHEN I HAVE QUESTIONS ONSOME THINGS, IT SOLIDIFIES WHAT
  • 00:16:47.129 --> 00:16:49.465
  • SOME THINGS, IT SOLIDIFIES WHATGOD HAS PUT ME IN ME, BECAUSE,
  • 00:16:49.465 --> 00:16:51.266
  • GOD HAS PUT ME IN ME, BECAUSE,SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING AND I
  • 00:16:51.266 --> 00:16:52.534
  • SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING AND ICAN GET SOMETHING FROM EACH OF
  • 00:16:52.534 --> 00:16:53.268
  • CAN GET SOMETHING FROM EACH OFYOU.
  • 00:16:53.268 --> 00:16:55.137
  • YOU.- MELINDA: AND I'M...SO
  • 00:16:55.137 --> 00:16:56.805
  • - MELINDA: AND I'M...SOGRATEFUL.
  • 00:16:56.805 --> 00:16:57.906
  • GRATEFUL.I DON'T EVEN HAVE THE RIGHT
  • 00:16:57.906 --> 00:16:58.640
  • I DON'T EVEN HAVE THE RIGHTWORDS FOR HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR
  • 00:16:58.640 --> 00:17:00.209
  • WORDS FOR HOW GRATEFUL I AM FORALL OF YOU GUYS.
  • 00:17:00.209 --> 00:17:01.076
  • ALL OF YOU GUYS.- LAURIE: WE ARE, TOO.
  • 00:17:01.076 --> 00:17:02.010
  • - LAURIE: WE ARE, TOO.- MELINDA: I'VE KNOWN YOU
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:02.678
  • - MELINDA: I'VE KNOWN YOUFOR...
  • 00:17:02.678 --> 00:17:03.378
  • FOR...- CECE: AMAZING.
  • 00:17:03.378 --> 00:17:03.846
  • - CECE: AMAZING.YES...A WHOLE LOT.
  • 00:17:03.846 --> 00:17:04.613
  • YES...A WHOLE LOT.- MELINDA: A WHOLE LOT OF
  • 00:17:04.613 --> 00:17:05.514
  • - MELINDA: A WHOLE LOT OFYEARS.
  • 00:17:05.514 --> 00:17:06.215
  • YEARS.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:17:06.215 --> 00:17:06.849
  • [LAUGHTER]AND, JUST WHAT YOU HAVE POURED
  • 00:17:06.849 --> 00:17:08.417
  • AND, JUST WHAT YOU HAVE POUREDINTO ME...I...
  • 00:17:08.417 --> 00:17:13.055
  • INTO ME...I...- LISA: SHE'S NOT A LEAF.
  • 00:17:13.055 --> 00:17:13.989
  • - LISA: SHE'S NOT A LEAF.- MELINDA: YOU ARE SO NOT A
  • 00:17:13.989 --> 00:17:14.890
  • - MELINDA: YOU ARE SO NOT ALEAF.
  • 00:17:14.890 --> 00:17:16.391
  • LEAF.YOU'VE TRULY BEEN A ROOT...IN
  • 00:17:16.391 --> 00:17:17.693
  • YOU'VE TRULY BEEN A ROOT...INMY LIFE.
  • 00:17:17.693 --> 00:17:20.562
  • MY LIFE.AND, I THINK SOMETIMES WE DON'T
  • 00:17:20.562 --> 00:17:22.798
  • AND, I THINK SOMETIMES WE DON'TGET THE CHANCE TO TELL PEOPLE
  • 00:17:22.798 --> 00:17:24.066
  • GET THE CHANCE TO TELL PEOPLETHAT HAVE MENTORED US ON- AND
  • 00:17:24.066 --> 00:17:27.102
  • THAT HAVE MENTORED US ON- ANDOFF-STAGE.
  • 00:17:27.102 --> 00:17:30.305
  • OFF-STAGE.THAT IS WHAT...YOU'VE DONE
  • 00:17:30.305 --> 00:17:31.106
  • THAT IS WHAT...YOU'VE DONEFOR...20 YEARS.
  • 00:17:31.106 --> 00:17:32.307
  • FOR...20 YEARS.[LAUGHS]
  • 00:17:32.307 --> 00:17:33.175
  • [LAUGHS]LIKE-- LIKE SINCE THE
  • 00:17:33.175 --> 00:17:34.042
  • LIKE-- LIKE SINCE THE"THRONE ROOM" CD.
  • 00:17:34.042 --> 00:17:35.677
  • "THRONE ROOM" CD.YOU HAVE TRULY MENTORED ON- AND
  • 00:17:35.677 --> 00:17:36.778
  • YOU HAVE TRULY MENTORED ON- ANDOFF-STAGE.
  • 00:17:36.778 --> 00:17:40.082
  • OFF-STAGE.AND THEN, THAT ROOT -- BECAUSE
  • 00:17:40.082 --> 00:17:42.518
  • AND THEN, THAT ROOT -- BECAUSEOF THAT, IT'S...MADE ME LOOK AT
  • 00:17:42.518 --> 00:17:45.320
  • OF THAT, IT'S...MADE ME LOOK ATOTHER PEOPLE AND BE LIKE: WHAT
  • 00:17:45.320 --> 00:17:47.756
  • OTHER PEOPLE AND BE LIKE: WHATCAN I GIVE TO YOU?
  • 00:17:47.756 --> 00:17:49.324
  • CAN I GIVE TO YOU?WHAT KIND OF FRIEND CAN I BE?
  • 00:17:49.324 --> 00:17:50.692
  • WHAT KIND OF FRIEND CAN I BE?WHAT KIND OF MENTOR...CAN I BE?
  • 00:17:50.692 --> 00:17:51.293
  • WHAT KIND OF MENTOR...CAN I BE?- CECE: YOU'RE AMAZING...
  • 00:17:51.293 --> 00:17:53.562
  • - CECE: YOU'RE AMAZING...YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:17:53.562 --> 00:17:54.196
  • YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL.- MELINDA: SO, SINCE I'M
  • 00:17:54.196 --> 00:17:56.932
  • - MELINDA: SO, SINCE I'MSITTING NEXT TO YOU, I'M JUST
  • 00:17:56.932 --> 00:17:57.699
  • SITTING NEXT TO YOU, I'M JUSTGONNA TAKE THIS TIME TO THANK
  • 00:17:57.699 --> 00:17:58.667
  • GONNA TAKE THIS TIME TO THANKYOU.
  • 00:17:58.667 --> 00:18:00.102
  • YOU.- LAURIE: SO BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:18:00.102 --> 00:18:00.669
  • - LAURIE: SO BEAUTIFUL.- CECE: YOU'RE THE BEST.
  • 00:18:00.669 --> 00:18:01.537
  • - CECE: YOU'RE THE BEST.- MELINDA: THANK YOU.
  • 00:18:01.537 --> 00:18:02.704
  • - MELINDA: THANK YOU.- CECE: I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:18:02.704 --> 00:18:03.438
  • - CECE: I LOVE YOU.- LAURIE: SO BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:18:03.438 --> 00:18:04.173
  • - LAURIE: SO BEAUTIFUL.- CECE: YOU'RE AMAZING.
  • 00:18:04.173 --> 00:18:04.673
  • - CECE: YOU'RE AMAZING.YOU'RE AMAZING.
  • 00:18:04.673 --> 00:18:05.307
  • YOU'RE AMAZING.- LAURIE: YOU KNOW WHAT I
  • 00:18:05.307 --> 00:18:06.008
  • - LAURIE: YOU KNOW WHAT ILOVE?
  • 00:18:06.008 --> 00:18:06.842
  • LOVE?I LOVE THAT IT'S LIKE-- LIKE,
  • 00:18:06.842 --> 00:18:07.643
  • I LOVE THAT IT'S LIKE-- LIKE,MY HUSBAND AND I, A LOT OF
  • 00:18:07.643 --> 00:18:08.243
  • MY HUSBAND AND I, A LOT OFTIMES, WHEN I'M WEAK, HE'S
  • 00:18:08.243 --> 00:18:08.844
  • TIMES, WHEN I'M WEAK, HE'SSTRONG.
  • 00:18:08.844 --> 00:18:09.545
  • STRONG.YOU KNOW HOW THAT IS IN A
  • 00:18:09.545 --> 00:18:11.413
  • YOU KNOW HOW THAT IS IN AMARRIAGE.
  • 00:18:11.413 --> 00:18:13.015
  • MARRIAGE.IN TIMES WHEN HE'S...
  • 00:18:13.015 --> 00:18:14.149
  • IN TIMES WHEN HE'S......THEN I'M...YOU KNOW?
  • 00:18:14.149 --> 00:18:16.451
  • ...THEN I'M...YOU KNOW?AND I THINK THAT'S SO GREAT
  • 00:18:16.451 --> 00:18:18.220
  • AND I THINK THAT'S SO GREATABOUT FRIENDSHIPS.
  • 00:18:18.220 --> 00:18:19.454
  • ABOUT FRIENDSHIPS.BECAUSE WE DO HAVE-- AND WE DO
  • 00:18:19.454 --> 00:18:21.823
  • BECAUSE WE DO HAVE-- AND WE DOHAVE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:18:21.823 --> 00:18:23.158
  • HAVE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS.AND, MAN, IF I'M NEEDING...SOME
  • 00:18:23.158 --> 00:18:25.394
  • AND, MAN, IF I'M NEEDING...SOMEHELP, I KNOW WHO TO CALL.
  • 00:18:25.394 --> 00:18:26.862
  • HELP, I KNOW WHO TO CALL.YOU KNOW, IF I NEED SOMEONE TO
  • 00:18:26.862 --> 00:18:28.297
  • YOU KNOW, IF I NEED SOMEONE TOPRAY FOR ME, I KNOW WHO TO
  • 00:18:28.297 --> 00:18:29.198
  • PRAY FOR ME, I KNOW WHO TOCALL.
  • 00:18:29.198 --> 00:18:31.333
  • CALL.AND, SOMETIMES, I CAN'T EVEN--
  • 00:18:31.333 --> 00:18:35.604
  • AND, SOMETIMES, I CAN'T EVEN--I THINK, SOMETIMES, I DON'T
  • 00:18:35.604 --> 00:18:37.906
  • I THINK, SOMETIMES, I DON'TEVEN HAVE ENOUGH FAITH, MAYBE,
  • 00:18:37.906 --> 00:18:38.807
  • EVEN HAVE ENOUGH FAITH, MAYBE,IN MY PRAYER, BUT I DO IN
  • 00:18:38.807 --> 00:18:40.442
  • IN MY PRAYER, BUT I DO INYOURS.
  • 00:18:40.442 --> 00:18:41.577
  • YOURS.AND I'M GONNA HAVE ALEX PRAY
  • 00:18:41.577 --> 00:18:41.977
  • AND I'M GONNA HAVE ALEX PRAYFOR ME.
  • 00:18:41.977 --> 00:18:42.611
  • FOR ME.OR: I'M GOING TO CALL CECE OR
  • 00:18:42.611 --> 00:18:43.378
  • OR: I'M GOING TO CALL CECE ORLISA, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:18:43.378 --> 00:18:45.180
  • LISA, YOU KNOW?AND I'M GONNA HAVE THEM PRAY,
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:45.981
  • AND I'M GONNA HAVE THEM PRAY,BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THEY CAN...
  • 00:18:45.981 --> 00:18:48.650
  • BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THEY CAN...HELP ME TOUCH GOD.
  • 00:18:48.650 --> 00:18:49.685
  • HELP ME TOUCH GOD.AND IT'S THOSE HOLDING UP THE
  • 00:18:49.685 --> 00:18:51.286
  • AND IT'S THOSE HOLDING UP THEARMS, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:18:51.286 --> 00:18:52.221
  • ARMS, YOU KNOW?AND WE ALL NEED THAT.
  • 00:18:52.221 --> 00:18:52.788
  • AND WE ALL NEED THAT.WE ALL--
  • 00:18:52.788 --> 00:18:54.690
  • WE ALL--- CECE: HE DESIGNED IT THAT
  • 00:18:54.690 --> 00:18:55.457
  • - CECE: HE DESIGNED IT THATWAY.
  • 00:18:55.457 --> 00:18:56.058
  • WAY.- LAURIE: YES, HE DID!
  • 00:18:56.058 --> 00:18:56.825
  • - LAURIE: YES, HE DID!- CECE: HE DESIGNED IT THAT
  • 00:18:56.825 --> 00:18:59.394
  • - CECE: HE DESIGNED IT THATWAY.
  • 00:18:59.394 --> 00:18:59.995
  • WAY.- LAURIE: OUR DESTINIES ARE
  • 00:18:59.995 --> 00:19:00.662
  • - LAURIE: OUR DESTINIES ARELOCKED UP INSIDE OF EACH OTHER.
  • 00:19:00.662 --> 00:19:01.096
  • LOCKED UP INSIDE OF EACH OTHER.- CECE: SO TRUE.
  • 00:19:01.096 --> 00:19:01.730
  • - CECE: SO TRUE.- LISA: IT'S WHY I LOVE THAT
  • 00:19:01.730 --> 00:19:02.431
  • - LISA: IT'S WHY I LOVE THATALEX SAID: GOD IS AN US.
  • 00:19:02.431 --> 00:19:04.299
  • ALEX SAID: GOD IS AN US.'CAUSE WE-- IF YOU GO BACK TO
  • 00:19:04.299 --> 00:19:06.902
  • 'CAUSE WE-- IF YOU GO BACK TOGENESIS 1:26 AND 27, HE CREATED
  • 00:19:06.902 --> 00:19:08.704
  • GENESIS 1:26 AND 27, HE CREATEDUS IN HIS IMAGE.
  • 00:19:08.704 --> 00:19:10.906
  • US IN HIS IMAGE.HE'S AN US.
  • 00:19:10.906 --> 00:19:12.674
  • HE'S AN US.HE'S A TRINITARIAN GOD, SO WE
  • 00:19:12.674 --> 00:19:14.943
  • HE'S A TRINITARIAN GOD, SO WEARE HARDWIRED FOR RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:19:14.943 --> 00:19:16.812
  • ARE HARDWIRED FOR RELATIONSHIP.HE DIDN'T CREATE US TO STAND
  • 00:19:16.812 --> 00:19:19.514
  • HE DIDN'T CREATE US TO STANDALONE.
  • 00:19:19.514 --> 00:19:20.649
  • ALONE.HE CREATED US TO BE IN
  • 00:19:20.649 --> 00:19:21.850
  • HE CREATED US TO BE INCOMMUNITY.
  • 00:19:21.850 --> 00:19:23.318
  • COMMUNITY.AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE
  • 00:19:23.318 --> 00:19:25.020
  • AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THETHINGS THAT COVID HAS MADE ME
  • 00:19:25.020 --> 00:19:25.554
  • THINGS THAT COVID HAS MADE MEAPPRECIATE IS FROM HEBREWS
  • 00:19:25.554 --> 00:19:27.956
  • APPRECIATE IS FROM HEBREWS10:24 AND 25.
  • 00:19:27.956 --> 00:19:30.959
  • 10:24 AND 25.DON'T NEGLECT GATHERING
  • 00:19:30.959 --> 00:19:32.060
  • DON'T NEGLECT GATHERINGTOGETHER.
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:33.895
  • TOGETHER.YOU KNOW, THE FIRST TIME I GOT
  • 00:19:33.895 --> 00:19:35.931
  • YOU KNOW, THE FIRST TIME I GOTTO BE IN PERSON -- WE WERE
  • 00:19:35.931 --> 00:19:37.532
  • TO BE IN PERSON -- WE WEREMASKED AND SEPARATED, BUT IN A
  • 00:19:37.532 --> 00:19:39.568
  • MASKED AND SEPARATED, BUT IN AWORSHIP SETTING -- I BAWLED.
  • 00:19:39.568 --> 00:19:47.409
  • WORSHIP SETTING -- I BAWLED.JUST...I WAS SOOO GRATEFUL FOR
  • 00:19:47.409 --> 00:19:48.343
  • JUST...I WAS SOOO GRATEFUL FORTHE GATHERING OF THE SAINTS, TO
  • 00:19:48.343 --> 00:19:50.579
  • THE GATHERING OF THE SAINTS, TOBE TOGETHER.
  • 00:19:50.579 --> 00:19:51.346
  • BE TOGETHER.AND, YOU KNOW, WE TEND TO, I
  • 00:19:51.346 --> 00:19:52.314
  • AND, YOU KNOW, WE TEND TO, ITHINK, LIVE IN A CULTURE THAT
  • 00:19:52.314 --> 00:19:53.682
  • THINK, LIVE IN A CULTURE THATSAYS: CHURCH CAN BE ONLINE.
  • 00:19:53.682 --> 00:19:55.017
  • SAYS: CHURCH CAN BE ONLINE.CHURCH IS--
  • 00:19:55.017 --> 00:19:56.652
  • CHURCH IS--AND I'M LIKE: YOU BETTER BACK
  • 00:19:56.652 --> 00:19:58.120
  • AND I'M LIKE: YOU BETTER BACKTHAT BUS UP.
  • 00:19:58.120 --> 00:20:01.290
  • THAT BUS UP.WE NEED EACH OTHER.
  • 00:20:01.290 --> 00:20:02.090
  • WE NEED EACH OTHER.WE NEED TO BE IN THE BODY OF
  • 00:20:02.090 --> 00:20:02.958
  • WE NEED TO BE IN THE BODY OFCHRIST.
  • 00:20:02.958 --> 00:20:04.326
  • CHRIST.AND HE DESIGNED IT THAT WAY.
  • 00:20:04.326 --> 00:20:05.427
  • AND HE DESIGNED IT THAT WAY.- ALEX: YES, HE DID.
  • 00:20:05.427 --> 00:20:06.595
  • - ALEX: YES, HE DID.- LAURIE: OUR FIRST SERVICE
  • 00:20:06.595 --> 00:20:07.195
  • - LAURIE: OUR FIRST SERVICEBACK WAS GOING TO HENRY AND
  • 00:20:07.195 --> 00:20:08.697
  • BACK WAS GOING TO HENRY ANDALEX'S.
  • 00:20:08.697 --> 00:20:11.233
  • ALEX'S.I COULD HAVE JUST TUMBLED OVER
  • 00:20:11.233 --> 00:20:12.100
  • I COULD HAVE JUST TUMBLED OVERTHOSE HIGH-- THOSE PEWS,
  • 00:20:12.100 --> 00:20:13.268
  • THOSE HIGH-- THOSE PEWS,GETTIN' TO HER, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:20:13.268 --> 00:20:14.236
  • GETTIN' TO HER, YOU KNOW.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:20:14.236 --> 00:20:14.803
  • [LAUGHTER]- ALEX: IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:20:14.803 --> 00:20:18.006
  • - ALEX: IT'S TRUE.I'VE WATCHED IT AND PEOPLE HAVE
  • 00:20:18.006 --> 00:20:20.542
  • I'VE WATCHED IT AND PEOPLE HAVEGONE, "I DIDN'T KNOW--"--
  • 00:20:20.542 --> 00:20:21.843
  • GONE, "I DIDN'T KNOW--"--EVEN MY DAUGHTER, THE FIRST DAY
  • 00:20:21.843 --> 00:20:24.346
  • EVEN MY DAUGHTER, THE FIRST DAYBACK-- AND WE HADN'T EVEN
  • 00:20:24.346 --> 00:20:25.347
  • BACK-- AND WE HADN'T EVENOPENED TO THE PUBLIC YET.
  • 00:20:25.347 --> 00:20:26.448
  • OPENED TO THE PUBLIC YET.WE'D JUST GOT IN WITH OUR TEAM,
  • 00:20:26.448 --> 00:20:28.617
  • WE'D JUST GOT IN WITH OUR TEAM,BECAUSE WE WERE WAITING FOR
  • 00:20:28.617 --> 00:20:29.284
  • BECAUSE WE WERE WAITING FOREVERYTHING TO BE FINISHED IN
  • 00:20:29.284 --> 00:20:30.719
  • EVERYTHING TO BE FINISHED INTHE BUILDING.
  • 00:20:30.719 --> 00:20:32.754
  • THE BUILDING.AND, MY DAUGHTER, WHO'S 17,
  • 00:20:32.754 --> 00:20:34.690
  • AND, MY DAUGHTER, WHO'S 17,AND, LITERALLY, COMES HOME AND
  • 00:20:34.690 --> 00:20:37.125
  • AND, LITERALLY, COMES HOME ANDSHE GOES: "MUM...I DIDN'T EVEN
  • 00:20:37.125 --> 00:20:39.061
  • SHE GOES: "MUM...I DIDN'T EVENKNOW HOW MUCH I NEEDED TO BE IN
  • 00:20:39.061 --> 00:20:43.265
  • KNOW HOW MUCH I NEEDED TO BE INA ROOM WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND IN
  • 00:20:43.265 --> 00:20:44.733
  • A ROOM WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND INWORSHIP."
  • 00:20:44.733 --> 00:20:47.135
  • WORSHIP."AND I JUST WENT: WHOA...WHAT
  • 00:20:47.135 --> 00:20:48.804
  • AND I JUST WENT: WHOA...WHATHAS THIS DONE TO SO MANY PEOPLE
  • 00:20:48.804 --> 00:20:49.805
  • HAS THIS DONE TO SO MANY PEOPLEWHO HAVE STAYED ISOLATED?
  • 00:20:49.805 --> 00:20:53.842
  • WHO HAVE STAYED ISOLATED?AND IT'S DANGEROUS.
  • 00:20:53.842 --> 00:20:54.976
  • AND IT'S DANGEROUS.AND, IT'S NOT THAT CHURCH IS
  • 00:20:54.976 --> 00:20:56.745
  • AND, IT'S NOT THAT CHURCH ISTHE ANSWER; IT'S JUST THAT
  • 00:20:56.745 --> 00:20:59.681
  • THE ANSWER; IT'S JUST THATIT'S...IT'S THE THING THAT GOD
  • 00:20:59.681 --> 00:21:00.515
  • IT'S...IT'S THE THING THAT GODDESIGNED THAT WE WOULD COME
  • 00:21:00.515 --> 00:21:01.350
  • DESIGNED THAT WE WOULD COMETOGETHER.
  • 00:21:01.350 --> 00:21:02.484
  • TOGETHER.AND THERE'S SOMETHING
  • 00:21:02.484 --> 00:21:06.021
  • AND THERE'S SOMETHINGCORPORATELY THAT YOU SENSE WHEN
  • 00:21:06.021 --> 00:21:06.955
  • CORPORATELY THAT YOU SENSE WHENSOMEBODY'S FAITH IS NEXT TO ME
  • 00:21:06.955 --> 00:21:08.323
  • SOMEBODY'S FAITH IS NEXT TO MEAND THEY'RE SINGING THEIR HEART
  • 00:21:08.323 --> 00:21:09.091
  • AND THEY'RE SINGING THEIR HEARTOUT, OR THEY'RE WEEPING, OR
  • 00:21:09.091 --> 00:21:10.759
  • OUT, OR THEY'RE WEEPING, ORTHEY'RE ON THE FLOOR AND I'M
  • 00:21:10.759 --> 00:21:11.460
  • THEY'RE ON THE FLOOR AND I'MWATCHING AND I'M GLEANING, AND
  • 00:21:11.460 --> 00:21:12.227
  • WATCHING AND I'M GLEANING, ANDI'M LIKE: OH, GOD, YOU ARE
  • 00:21:12.227 --> 00:21:13.762
  • I'M LIKE: OH, GOD, YOU AREREAL.
  • 00:21:13.762 --> 00:21:15.030
  • REAL.AND OUR BODIES ARE MADE FOR
  • 00:21:15.030 --> 00:21:17.332
  • AND OUR BODIES ARE MADE FORTHIS.
  • 00:21:17.332 --> 00:21:17.966
  • THIS.AND SO, I THINK IT'S BEEN SUCH
  • 00:21:17.966 --> 00:21:20.035
  • AND SO, I THINK IT'S BEEN SUCHA HORRIBLE TOOL OF THE ENEMY TO
  • 00:21:20.035 --> 00:21:21.737
  • A HORRIBLE TOOL OF THE ENEMY TOKEEP PEOPLE ISOLATED AND A LIE
  • 00:21:21.737 --> 00:21:24.306
  • KEEP PEOPLE ISOLATED AND A LIETHAT SAYS: OH, WE CAN STAY...
  • 00:21:24.306 --> 00:21:25.574
  • THAT SAYS: OH, WE CAN STAY...LIKE THAT.
  • 00:21:25.574 --> 00:21:26.174
  • LIKE THAT.I HATE THAT.
  • 00:21:26.174 --> 00:21:27.209
  • I HATE THAT.'CAUSE THERE ARE SOME, ACTUALLY
  • 00:21:27.209 --> 00:21:28.243
  • 'CAUSE THERE ARE SOME, ACTUALLY-- MY CONGREGATION -- WHO ARE
  • 00:21:28.243 --> 00:21:29.111
  • -- MY CONGREGATION -- WHO AREQUITE COMFY AT HOME...
  • 00:21:29.111 --> 00:21:30.312
  • QUITE COMFY AT HOME...WATCHING...
  • 00:21:30.312 --> 00:21:33.181
  • WATCHING...- LISA: "I'LL STAY HOME
  • 00:21:33.181 --> 00:21:34.049
  • - LISA: "I'LL STAY HOMEWATCHING IN SWEATPANTS."
  • 00:21:34.049 --> 00:21:34.616
  • WATCHING IN SWEATPANTS."- ALEX: YEAH.
  • 00:21:34.616 --> 00:21:35.217
  • - ALEX: YEAH.AND I'M LIKE: AH...DON'T GET
  • 00:21:35.217 --> 00:21:35.584
  • AND I'M LIKE: AH...DON'T GETCOMFY.
  • 00:21:35.584 --> 00:21:36.151
  • COMFY.[LAUGHS]
  • 00:21:36.151 --> 00:21:37.219
  • [LAUGHS]- LISA: IT GOES BACK TO YOUR
  • 00:21:37.219 --> 00:21:41.156
  • - LISA: IT GOES BACK TO YOURMAMA SAYING: THE ENEMY USED IT
  • 00:21:41.156 --> 00:21:42.224
  • MAMA SAYING: THE ENEMY USED ITAS A TOOL.
  • 00:21:42.224 --> 00:21:42.791
  • AS A TOOL.WHAT IS GOD DOING IN THIS?
  • 00:21:42.791 --> 00:21:43.859
  • WHAT IS GOD DOING IN THIS?- ALEX: YES...
  • 00:21:43.859 --> 00:21:44.693
  • - ALEX: YES...- LISA: AND I REALLY BELIEVE
  • 00:21:44.693 --> 00:21:45.627
  • - LISA: AND I REALLY BELIEVEWE'RE GONNA SEE REVIVAL IN THE
  • 00:21:45.627 --> 00:21:48.764
  • WE'RE GONNA SEE REVIVAL IN THECHURCH, THAT PEOPLE WHO GO, "I
  • 00:21:48.764 --> 00:21:50.065
  • CHURCH, THAT PEOPLE WHO GO, "IACTUALLY CAN'T DO IT ALONE, I'M
  • 00:21:50.065 --> 00:21:51.466
  • ACTUALLY CAN'T DO IT ALONE, I'MACTUALLY MISERABLE, I NEED TO
  • 00:21:51.466 --> 00:21:53.135
  • ACTUALLY MISERABLE, I NEED TOBE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, I NEED
  • 00:21:53.135 --> 00:21:54.202
  • BE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, I NEEDTO HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE
  • 00:21:54.202 --> 00:21:55.370
  • TO HAVE FRIENDS WHO AREBELIEVERS, I NEED PEOPLE
  • 00:21:55.370 --> 00:21:57.272
  • BELIEVERS, I NEED PEOPLEHOLDING UP ARMS"--
  • 00:21:57.272 --> 00:21:58.707
  • HOLDING UP ARMS"--I THINK WE'RE GONNA SEE A
  • 00:21:58.707 --> 00:21:59.741
  • I THINK WE'RE GONNA SEE ACOMMUNITY REVIVAL, AS WELL AS A
  • 00:21:59.741 --> 00:22:00.976
  • COMMUNITY REVIVAL, AS WELL AS AHOUSE-OF-GOD REVIVAL, ON THE
  • 00:22:00.976 --> 00:22:02.944
  • HOUSE-OF-GOD REVIVAL, ON THEHEELS OF 2020.
  • 00:22:02.944 --> 00:22:04.613
  • HEELS OF 2020.- LAURIE: I DO, TOO.
  • 00:22:04.613 --> 00:22:05.080
  • - LAURIE: I DO, TOO.I BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:22:05.080 --> 00:22:08.784
  • I BELIEVE THAT.I'MON LEAN INTO THAT ONE.
  • 00:22:08.784 --> 00:22:09.584
  • I'MON LEAN INTO THAT ONE.- CECE: (LAUGHING) AMEN.
  • 00:22:09.584 --> 00:22:10.752
  • - CECE: (LAUGHING) AMEN.- LAURIE: I'M GONNA AGREE WITH
  • 00:22:10.752 --> 00:22:11.253
  • - LAURIE: I'M GONNA AGREE WITHYOU ON THAT ONE.
  • 00:22:11.253 --> 00:22:12.087
  • YOU ON THAT ONE.- CECE: YES.
  • 00:22:12.087 --> 00:22:12.821
  • - CECE: YES.- MELINDA: I'VE EVEN BEEN
  • 00:22:12.821 --> 00:22:13.889
  • - MELINDA: I'VE EVEN BEENREMINDED OF THE EARLY CHURCH,
  • 00:22:13.889 --> 00:22:16.224
  • REMINDED OF THE EARLY CHURCH,WHEN THEY WOULD MEET IN HOUSES,
  • 00:22:16.224 --> 00:22:17.926
  • WHEN THEY WOULD MEET IN HOUSES,AND...LIKE, I MEAN, WE HAVE
  • 00:22:17.926 --> 00:22:18.860
  • AND...LIKE, I MEAN, WE HAVEBEEN SO CREATIVE, EVEN IN THIS
  • 00:22:18.860 --> 00:22:21.863
  • BEEN SO CREATIVE, EVEN IN THISTIME.
  • 00:22:21.863 --> 00:22:22.697
  • TIME.I HAVE MY GROUP OF GIRLS THAT I
  • 00:22:22.697 --> 00:22:24.800
  • I HAVE MY GROUP OF GIRLS THAT ICALL "THE GARAGE GANG," AND WE
  • 00:22:24.800 --> 00:22:26.101
  • CALL "THE GARAGE GANG," AND WELITERALLY HAVE THE GARAGE OPEN,
  • 00:22:26.101 --> 00:22:28.336
  • LITERALLY HAVE THE GARAGE OPEN,AND, ALL HAVE SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:22:28.336 --> 00:22:29.237
  • AND, ALL HAVE SOMETHING THATWE'RE BEING EXTRA CAREFUL
  • 00:22:29.237 --> 00:22:30.305
  • WE'RE BEING EXTRA CAREFULABOUT.
  • 00:22:30.305 --> 00:22:32.073
  • ABOUT.BUT, WE'RE LIKE: WELL, LET'S
  • 00:22:32.073 --> 00:22:32.974
  • BUT, WE'RE LIKE: WELL, LET'SSTILL GET IN THE WORD.
  • 00:22:32.974 --> 00:22:33.809
  • STILL GET IN THE WORD.- LISA: BUT YOU'RE NOT GONNA
  • 00:22:33.809 --> 00:22:34.409
  • - LISA: BUT YOU'RE NOT GONNAGIVE UP GATHERING.
  • 00:22:34.409 --> 00:22:35.243
  • GIVE UP GATHERING.- MELINDA: I'M NOT GONNA...I'M
  • 00:22:35.243 --> 00:22:36.144
  • - MELINDA: I'M NOT GONNA...I'MNOT GONNA NOT.
  • 00:22:36.144 --> 00:22:36.978
  • NOT GONNA NOT.LIKE, I'M NOT GONNA NOT.
  • 00:22:36.978 --> 00:22:38.046
  • LIKE, I'M NOT GONNA NOT.AND IF I CAN FIND A WAY TO
  • 00:22:38.046 --> 00:22:40.015
  • AND IF I CAN FIND A WAY TOTRULY CONTINUE TO MAKE THAT
  • 00:22:40.015 --> 00:22:43.652
  • TRULY CONTINUE TO MAKE THATHAPPEN--
  • 00:22:43.652 --> 00:22:46.321
  • HAPPEN--AND, IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE
  • 00:22:46.321 --> 00:22:47.589
  • AND, IT'S BEEN ONE OF THESWEETEST THINGS.
  • 00:22:47.589 --> 00:22:50.158
  • SWEETEST THINGS.I STARTED AT THE BEGINNING OF
  • 00:22:50.158 --> 00:22:50.826
  • I STARTED AT THE BEGINNING OFTHE BIBLE AND WAS LIKE: OKAY,
  • 00:22:50.826 --> 00:22:51.626
  • THE BIBLE AND WAS LIKE: OKAY,NOW, I'M READING IN
  • 00:22:51.626 --> 00:22:53.428
  • NOW, I'M READING INCHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
  • 00:22:53.428 --> 00:22:54.062
  • CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.NOW, WE'RE COMING TOGETHER AND
  • 00:22:54.062 --> 00:22:54.696
  • NOW, WE'RE COMING TOGETHER ANDWE'RE GONNA TALK TOGETHER AND
  • 00:22:54.696 --> 00:22:55.797
  • WE'RE GONNA TALK TOGETHER ANDTALK IT THROUGH.
  • 00:22:55.797 --> 00:22:56.398
  • TALK IT THROUGH.AND IT HAS...BEEN A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:22:56.398 --> 00:23:00.035
  • AND IT HAS...BEEN A BEAUTIFULREPRESENTATION OF THE CHURCH,
  • 00:23:00.035 --> 00:23:03.939
  • REPRESENTATION OF THE CHURCH,TO ME, IN THIS TIME WHERE WE'RE
  • 00:23:03.939 --> 00:23:05.740
  • TO ME, IN THIS TIME WHERE WE'RESTILL FIGURING THINGS OUT AND
  • 00:23:05.740 --> 00:23:07.876
  • STILL FIGURING THINGS OUT ANDEVERYTHING.
  • 00:23:07.876 --> 00:23:10.946
  • EVERYTHING.AND I...I REALLY HAVE JUST
  • 00:23:10.946 --> 00:23:12.347
  • AND I...I REALLY HAVE JUSTBEEN, BEFORE THE LORD, LIKE:
  • 00:23:12.347 --> 00:23:14.049
  • BEEN, BEFORE THE LORD, LIKE:HOW DO WE...HOW DO WE DO THIS
  • 00:23:14.049 --> 00:23:14.916
  • HOW DO WE...HOW DO WE DO THISAND WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?
  • 00:23:14.916 --> 00:23:16.918
  • AND WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?AND IT'S BEEN SO GREAT TO SEE
  • 00:23:16.918 --> 00:23:19.955
  • AND IT'S BEEN SO GREAT TO SEEHIM STILL WORK WITH HIS CHURCH
  • 00:23:19.955 --> 00:23:22.090
  • HIM STILL WORK WITH HIS CHURCHAND WORK WITH THE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:23:22.090 --> 00:23:24.159
  • AND WORK WITH THE PEOPLE THATHE HAS USED TO PUT INTO MY LIFE
  • 00:23:24.159 --> 00:23:26.027
  • HE HAS USED TO PUT INTO MY LIFEAND TO PUT INTO OUR LIFE.
  • 00:23:26.027 --> 00:23:27.562
  • AND TO PUT INTO OUR LIFE.- LISA: MY GUT, MY SPIRIT SAYS
  • 00:23:27.562 --> 00:23:29.531
  • - LISA: MY GUT, MY SPIRIT SAYSWE'VE GOT SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:23:29.531 --> 00:23:32.667
  • WE'VE GOT SOME PEOPLE WHO AREWATCHING US WHO'VE BELIEVED THE
  • 00:23:32.667 --> 00:23:34.369
  • WATCHING US WHO'VE BELIEVED THELIE THAT THEY'RE ALONE AND WHO
  • 00:23:34.369 --> 00:23:36.905
  • LIE THAT THEY'RE ALONE AND WHOFEEL COMPLETELY ISOLATED.
  • 00:23:36.905 --> 00:23:40.175
  • FEEL COMPLETELY ISOLATED.SO, LET'S PRAY, IN JESUS' NAME
  • 00:23:40.175 --> 00:23:40.976
  • SO, LET'S PRAY, IN JESUS' NAMEFOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT IT'S
  • 00:23:40.976 --> 00:23:44.980
  • FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT IT'SNOT ABOUT THEM BEING INTROVERTS
  • 00:23:44.980 --> 00:23:46.448
  • NOT ABOUT THEM BEING INTROVERTSAND REALLY FEELING ALONE; IT'S
  • 00:23:46.448 --> 00:23:47.015
  • AND REALLY FEELING ALONE; IT'SABOUT THEY'VE GOTTEN STUCK
  • 00:23:47.015 --> 00:23:47.716
  • ABOUT THEY'VE GOTTEN STUCKALONE.
  • 00:23:47.716 --> 00:23:50.352
  • ALONE.AND SO, JESUS, THANK YOU THAT
  • 00:23:50.352 --> 00:23:51.586
  • AND SO, JESUS, THANK YOU THATFROM THE VERY BEGINNING YOU
  • 00:23:51.586 --> 00:23:53.054
  • FROM THE VERY BEGINNING YOUMODEL COMMUNITY FOR US: GOD THE
  • 00:23:53.054 --> 00:23:54.789
  • MODEL COMMUNITY FOR US: GOD THEFATHER, GOD THE SON, GOD THE
  • 00:23:54.789 --> 00:23:56.791
  • FATHER, GOD THE SON, GOD THEHOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:23:56.791 --> 00:23:59.761
  • HOLY SPIRIT.THANK YOU THAT YOU DIDN'T MODEL
  • 00:23:59.761 --> 00:24:01.763
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU DIDN'T MODELINDIVIDUALISM, BUT YOU MODELED
  • 00:24:01.763 --> 00:24:03.231
  • INDIVIDUALISM, BUT YOU MODELEDCOMMUNITY.
  • 00:24:03.231 --> 00:24:05.267
  • COMMUNITY.AND SO, FATHER, AS A COMMUNITY,
  • 00:24:05.267 --> 00:24:07.269
  • AND SO, FATHER, AS A COMMUNITY,RIGHT HERE, THE FIVE OF US, WE
  • 00:24:07.269 --> 00:24:11.773
  • RIGHT HERE, THE FIVE OF US, WEPRAY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BY
  • 00:24:11.773 --> 00:24:13.642
  • PRAY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BYTHE POWER AND THE AUTHORITY OF
  • 00:24:13.642 --> 00:24:15.644
  • THE POWER AND THE AUTHORITY OFJESUS' NAME, BY THE AUTHORITY
  • 00:24:15.644 --> 00:24:17.546
  • JESUS' NAME, BY THE AUTHORITYOF THE BLOOD HE SHED ON BEHALF
  • 00:24:17.546 --> 00:24:18.947
  • OF THE BLOOD HE SHED ON BEHALFOF THE WORLD, BECAUSE HE SOOO
  • 00:24:18.947 --> 00:24:23.218
  • OF THE WORLD, BECAUSE HE SOOOLOVED THE WORLD.
  • 00:24:23.218 --> 00:24:24.819
  • LOVED THE WORLD.WE PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS AND
  • 00:24:24.819 --> 00:24:27.155
  • WE PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS ANDOUR SISTERS WHO ARE WATCHING,
  • 00:24:27.155 --> 00:24:28.390
  • OUR SISTERS WHO ARE WATCHING,RIGHT NOW, WHO BELIEVE THEY'RE
  • 00:24:28.390 --> 00:24:30.325
  • RIGHT NOW, WHO BELIEVE THEY'REALONE, WHO BELIEVE THEY'RE
  • 00:24:30.325 --> 00:24:31.626
  • ALONE, WHO BELIEVE THEY'REINVISIBLE, WHO BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:24:31.626 --> 00:24:33.461
  • INVISIBLE, WHO BELIEVE THATTHEY BASICALLY WILL LIVE OUT
  • 00:24:33.461 --> 00:24:34.796
  • THEY BASICALLY WILL LIVE OUTTHE REST OF THEIR LIVES LONELY.
  • 00:24:34.796 --> 00:24:36.798
  • THE REST OF THEIR LIVES LONELY.AND, LORD, WE PRAY FOR A
  • 00:24:36.798 --> 00:24:37.766
  • AND, LORD, WE PRAY FOR AMIRACLE, RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:24:37.766 --> 00:24:39.301
  • MIRACLE, RIGHT NOW.LORD, WE PRAY FOR AN ACTIVE
  • 00:24:39.301 --> 00:24:41.536
  • LORD, WE PRAY FOR AN ACTIVEMIRACLE IN THEIR LIFE THAT
  • 00:24:41.536 --> 00:24:43.438
  • MIRACLE IN THEIR LIFE THATSOMEONE WILL TEXT OR CALL,
  • 00:24:43.438 --> 00:24:45.140
  • SOMEONE WILL TEXT OR CALL,SOMEONE WILL ASK HOW THEY'RE
  • 00:24:45.140 --> 00:24:46.441
  • SOMEONE WILL ASK HOW THEY'REDOING AT A GROCERY-STORE LINE.
  • 00:24:46.441 --> 00:24:47.676
  • DOING AT A GROCERY-STORE LINE.WE PRAY THAT THEY WILL BEGIN TO
  • 00:24:47.676 --> 00:24:50.812
  • WE PRAY THAT THEY WILL BEGIN TOJUST BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE NOT
  • 00:24:50.812 --> 00:24:51.713
  • JUST BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE NOTALONE.
  • 00:24:51.713 --> 00:24:52.714
  • ALONE.LORD, WE PRAY THAT HOLY SPIRIT,
  • 00:24:52.714 --> 00:24:54.482
  • LORD, WE PRAY THAT HOLY SPIRIT,RIGHT NOW, WHO'S THE PERFECT
  • 00:24:54.482 --> 00:24:56.651
  • RIGHT NOW, WHO'S THE PERFECTCOMPANION, THE PERFECT
  • 00:24:56.651 --> 00:24:58.853
  • COMPANION, THE PERFECTCOMPANION, THAT HE WOULD
  • 00:24:58.853 --> 00:25:00.422
  • COMPANION, THAT HE WOULDPERMEATE THAT ISOLATION, LORD,
  • 00:25:00.422 --> 00:25:01.489
  • PERMEATE THAT ISOLATION, LORD,THAT THEY WOULD RECOGNIZE: I'M
  • 00:25:01.489 --> 00:25:03.525
  • THAT THEY WOULD RECOGNIZE: I'MSEEN.
  • 00:25:03.525 --> 00:25:04.826
  • SEEN.I'M ACTUALLY SEEN.
  • 00:25:04.826 --> 00:25:07.128
  • I'M ACTUALLY SEEN.GOD SEES ME.
  • 00:25:07.128 --> 00:25:08.730
  • GOD SEES ME.I MATTER TO HIM.
  • 00:25:08.730 --> 00:25:09.698
  • I MATTER TO HIM.SO, LORD, WE TRUST THAT YOU
  • 00:25:09.698 --> 00:25:10.966
  • SO, LORD, WE TRUST THAT YOUWILL DO IT.
  • 00:25:10.966 --> 00:25:12.200
  • WILL DO IT.WE TRUST THAT YOU WILL BRING
  • 00:25:12.200 --> 00:25:13.702
  • WE TRUST THAT YOU WILL BRINGHOPE WHERE THERE HAS BEEN
  • 00:25:13.702 --> 00:25:14.769
  • HOPE WHERE THERE HAS BEENHOPELESSNESS, THAT YOU WILL
  • 00:25:14.769 --> 00:25:16.237
  • HOPELESSNESS, THAT YOU WILLBRING LIFE WHERE THERE HAS BEEN
  • 00:25:16.237 --> 00:25:17.072
  • BRING LIFE WHERE THERE HAS BEENDEATH.
  • 00:25:17.072 --> 00:25:18.306
  • DEATH.THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU
  • 00:25:18.306 --> 00:25:19.240
  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOUTHAT YOU CONTINUE WHAT YOU
  • 00:25:19.240 --> 00:25:21.343
  • THAT YOU CONTINUE WHAT YOUSTARTED.
  • 00:25:21.343 --> 00:25:23.178
  • STARTED.SO, LORD, WOO THEM TO YOURSELF,
  • 00:25:23.178 --> 00:25:27.315
  • SO, LORD, WOO THEM TO YOURSELF,EVEN AS YOU WOO THEM TO
  • 00:25:27.315 --> 00:25:27.882
  • EVEN AS YOU WOO THEM TORELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:25:27.882 --> 00:25:28.550
  • RELATIONSHIP.WE TRUST YOU, WE TRUST YOU WITH
  • 00:25:28.550 --> 00:25:29.150
  • WE TRUST YOU, WE TRUST YOU WITHOUR LIVES, COMPLETELY, LORD
  • 00:25:29.150 --> 00:25:30.619
  • OUR LIVES, COMPLETELY, LORDJESUS.
  • 00:25:30.619 --> 00:25:31.886
  • JESUS.THANK YOU THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE
  • 00:25:31.886 --> 00:25:34.055
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVEBEEN WORKING IN OUR BEHALF AND
  • 00:25:34.055 --> 00:25:35.523
  • BEEN WORKING IN OUR BEHALF ANDYOU ALWAYS WILL BE, UNTIL YOU
  • 00:25:35.523 --> 00:25:37.058
  • YOU ALWAYS WILL BE, UNTIL YOUBRING US HOME TO SEE YOU, FACE
  • 00:25:37.058 --> 00:25:38.393
  • BRING US HOME TO SEE YOU, FACETO FACE.
  • 00:25:38.393 --> 00:25:39.694
  • TO FACE.AND THEN, THE PSALMIST SAYS:
  • 00:25:39.694 --> 00:25:40.729
  • AND THEN, THE PSALMIST SAYS:WHEN WE SEE YOU, FACE TO FACE,
  • 00:25:40.729 --> 00:25:42.530
  • WHEN WE SEE YOU, FACE TO FACE,IT'LL BE ENOUGH.
  • 00:25:42.530 --> 00:25:43.765
  • IT'LL BE ENOUGH.- LAURIE: YES.
  • 00:25:43.765 --> 00:25:44.733
  • - LAURIE: YES.- LISA: IT'LL BE ENOUGH.
  • 00:25:44.733 --> 00:25:45.467
  • - LISA: IT'LL BE ENOUGH.WE'LL BE PERFECTLY SATISFIED.
  • 00:25:45.467 --> 00:25:46.334
  • WE'LL BE PERFECTLY SATISFIED.WE LOVE YOU, JESUS.
  • 00:25:46.334 --> 00:25:47.168
  • WE LOVE YOU, JESUS.AMEN.
  • 00:25:47.168 --> 00:25:50.105
  • AMEN.- ALEX: AMEN!
  • 00:25:50.105 --> 00:25:50.939
  • - ALEX: AMEN!- LAURIE: CONNECT WITH US ON
  • 00:25:50.939 --> 00:25:51.706
  • - LAURIE: CONNECT WITH US ONSOCIAL MEDIA AND LET US KNOW
  • 00:25:51.706 --> 00:25:52.974
  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND LET US KNOWHOW OUR TEAM CAN PRAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:52.974 --> 00:25:55.410
  • HOW OUR TEAM CAN PRAY FOR YOU.[SHOW THEME]
  • 00:25:55.410 --> 00:25:56.311
  • [SHOW THEME]WATCH "BETTER TOGETHER"
  • 00:25:56.311 --> 00:25:58.046
  • WATCH "BETTER TOGETHER"WEEKDAYS AND TUESDAY NIGHTS,
  • 00:25:58.046 --> 00:25:59.009