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Coincidence has a Name | Episode 13

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July 11, 2018
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Restoring the Shack

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Coincidence has a Name | Episode 13

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - PAUL YOUNG: MY NAME IS PAUL YOUNG,
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  • AND I'M THE AUTHOR OF THE SHACK.
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  • I WANT TO INVITE YOU ON AN ADVENTURE WITH ME AND
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  • WITH THE BOOK.
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  • A LOT OF YOU HAVE READ IT.
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  • YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
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  • SOME OF YOU HAVE JUST HEARD ABOUT IT AND YOU
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  • HAVE QUESTIONS.
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  • THIS IS A BOOK THAT ALLOWS US TO EXPLORE RELATIONSHIP
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  • WITH THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT, QUESTIONS THAT WE
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  • HAVE ABOUT HURT AND LOSS AND GRIEF, QUESTIONS
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  • ABOUT WONDER AND BEAUTY AND JOY.
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE A LIFE OF FAITH?
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  • WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT DEATH?
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  • WHY DO TRAGIC THINGS HAPPEN TO US?
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  • THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT WE WANT TO EXPLORE,
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  • AND I WOULD LOVE YOU TO COME WITH ME.
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  • THIS IS AN INVITATION.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - PAUL YOUNG: THIS EPISODE IS CALLED "COINCIDENCE HAS A NAME"
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  • BECAUSE I THINK GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AND
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  • INVOLVED IN THE DETAILS OF OUR LIVES.
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  • I DON'T THINK THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING
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  • AS FATE AND CHANCE.
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  • OH, MAYBE IN MATHEMATICS, BUT OTHERWISE NO.
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  • I DON'T BELIEVE IN LUCK.
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  • I THINK THERE IS A GOD WHO HAS A GREAT SENSE OF
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  • HUMOR BECAUSE ALL HUMOR ORIGINATES IN GOD AND IS
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  • INVOLVED IN THE DETAILS AND I'M GONNA TELL YOU A
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  • COUPLE OF STORIES TODAY THAT SORT OF WRAP UP THAT
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  • THEME, GOD WHO IS GOOD, INVOLVED IN THE
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  • DETAILS OF OUR LIVES.
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  • BUT FIRST I WANT TO TELL YOU A COUPLE OF LITTLE
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  • SECRETS THAT ARE IN THE SHACK BECAUSE WHEN I
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  • WROTE THIS FOR MY KIDS, I WOULD BURY THINGS,
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  • LITTLE PUZZLES THAT THEY WOULD FIND.
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  • THE FIRST ONE OF THESE IS IN THE LITTLE TIN BOX.
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  • YOU REMEMBER THAT MACKENZIE AS A BOY,
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  • HE'S GOT A LITTLE TIN BOX THAT HE UNBURIES
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  • AND HE'S GONNA TAKE IT WITH HIM WHEN HE
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  • RUNS AWAY FROM HOME.
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  • IT'S GOT A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS IN IT.
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  • IT'S GOT A SPOOL OF THREAD AND A NEEDLE.
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  • IT HAS A 1950 LUKE EASTER BASEBALL CARD.
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  • IT HAS HIS WHOLE LIFE SAVINGS, $15.13.
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  • A LITTLE DYE CAST JET MODEL.
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  • JUST THINGS THAT A BOY MIGHT COLLECT
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  • AS PERSONAL TREASURES.
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  • WELL, LUKE EASTER WAS A REAL BASEBALL PLAYER AT
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  • THAT TIME, BUT IF YOU LOOK UP LUKE 15:13,
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  • YOU'LL FIND THE FIRST VERSE OF THE STORY OF THE
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  • PRODIGAL SON WHEN THE PRODIGAL SON IS
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  • RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME.
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  • RIGHT LITTLE TINY THINGS YOU'RE ALLOWED TO DO
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  • AS A WRITER THAT IS KIND OF FUN.
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  • ANOTHER ONE IS IN THE CAMPGROUND SCENE YOU'VE
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  • GOT TWO FAMILIES THAT MACKENZIE AND HIS
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  • KIDS RELATE TO.
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  • THE DUCETTES WHO HAVE KIDS ABOUT THE SAME AGE
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  • AND THEN THERE'S A COUPLE, CANADIAN, AND
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  • ONE'S NAME IS JESSE, THE OTHER IS SARAH.
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  • WELL I'VE ALWAYS SAID IF A MOVIE WAS DONE AND THEY
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  • KEPT THAT SCENE, WHICH I DON'T THINK THEY DID, BUT
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  • IF THEY DID, THEN I WOULD LIKE THE ACTORS THAT PLAY
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  • JESUS AND SARAYU, THE HOLY SPIRIT, MADE UP
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  • DIFFERENTLY BUT TO ALSO PLAY JESSE AND SARAH IN
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  • THE CAMPGROUNDS BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO
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  • REPRESENT THE PRESENCE OF JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
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  • IN THE MIDST OF THIS TRAGEDY, A GOD WHO IS
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  • INVOLVED IN THE DETAILS OF OUR LIVES.
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  • AND IF YOU REMEMBER, WHEN THEY INTRODUCED
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  • THEMSELVES TO MACK AND HE ASKED THEM WHAT THEY DO,
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  • SARAH SAYS BASICALLY I'M IN CHANGE MANAGEMENT,
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  • AND JESSE SAYS I'M IN HUMAN RESOURCES.
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  • LITTLE JOKES AND TRICKS AND RIDDLES.
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  • - CAR LEAVES IN 20 SECONDS.
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  • - WE GOTTA GO, LITTLE RASCAL.
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  • - DO YOU THINK THE PRINCESS SHOULD HAVE A RED DRESS
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  • LIKE MINE?
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  • - RED IT IS.
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  • - WHERE'S MISSY?
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  • - MISSY!
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  • - WHERE'S MISSY?
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  • - SORRY, MACK. THEY HAVEN'T SEEN HER.
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  • - MISSY! MISSY!
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  • [SIREN BLARES]
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  • - I WAS SCARED BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
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  • - GROUND TEAMS FOUND A TRUCK IN THE MOUNTAINS!
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  • I'M REALLY SORRY, MR. PHILLIPS.
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  • [SCREAMING]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - WANT SOME HELP OVER THERE.
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  • - I'M OKAY.
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  • - HOW ABOUT SOME DINNER TONIGHT?
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  • - MAYBE NEXT TIME.
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  • [SCREAMING]
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  • I'M SORRY.
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  • I'M SO SORRY.
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  • - WE'VE LOST SO MUCH ALREADY.
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  • I DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU, TOO.
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  • - A LETTER SHOWED UP IN MY MAILBOX WITH NO TRACKS
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  • IN THE SNOW.
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  • - YOU'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK THERE,
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  • ARE YOU?
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  • - I GOT TO DO SOMETHING.
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  • - YOU KNOW THIS ISN'T A GOOD IDEA.
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  • - IT'S CRAZY, BUT THIS IS ALL I GOT.
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  • - GOT A FIRE GOING INSIDE IF YOU WANT TO WARM UP.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MACKENZIE ALLEN PHILLIPS.
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  • I'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS.
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  • - DO I KNOW YOU?
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  • - NOT VERY WELL, BUT WE CAN WORK ON THAT.
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  • - THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
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  • - ARE YOU STILL HAVING A HARD TIME BELIEVING
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  • THIS IS REAL?
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  • - WHY DID YOU BRING ME HERE?
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  • - THERE'S NO EASY ANSWER THAT WILL TAKE YOUR PAIN AWAY.
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  • - WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEEDED YOU?
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  • - I NEVER LEFT YOU.
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  • I NEVER LEFT MISSY.
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  • AIN'T IT JUST LIKE A TEAR TO GO AND BLUR ...
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  • YOU WANT ME TO FORGIVE HIM.
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  • I WANT HIM TO HURT LIKE HE HURT ME.
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  • - YOU WANT THE PROMISE OF A PAIN FREE LIFE.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - THERE ISN'T ONE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - YOU CAN DO THIS.
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  • - I CAN'T.
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  • - ON YOUR OWN YOU CAN'T.
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  • - THIS IS YOUR FLYING LESSON.
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  • [MUSIC ]
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  • [MUSIC ]
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  • - I BELIEVE YOU.
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  • KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME ...
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - I WANT TO READ YOU SOMETHING FROM THE GREAT
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  • SADNESS CHAPTER OF THE SHACK. AND IT'S
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  • RELATED TO WHAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT ALREADY.
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  • "JESSE AND SARAH, WILLING TO DO ANYTHING, MADE
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  • THEMSELVES CONSTANTLY AVAILABLE TO THE FAMILY
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  • AND FRIENDS WHO CAME TO HELP.
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  • THEY LIFTED THE HUGE BURDEN OF COMMUNICATION
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  • FROM THE PUBLIC FOR BOTH MACK AND NAN AND SEEMED
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  • TO BE EVERYWHERE AS THEY SKILLFULLY WOVE SOME
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  • THREADS OF PEACE INTO THE TURBULENCE OF EMOTIONS."
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  • SO JESSE AND SARAH ARE THE PRESENCE OF JESUS AND
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT, SARAYU, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
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  • TURMOIL OF THE CAMP SITUATION AND WHAT'S
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  • GOING ON WITH THE LOSS OF MISSY.
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  • SOMETIMES THE ACTIVITY OF GOD IN OUR LIVES IS
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  • UNEXPECTED OR IT GOES A DIRECTION THAT WE DON'T
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  • ANTICIPATE. THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE SURPRISES.
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  • THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE THE UNEXPECTED.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - I'VE GOT A FRIEND NAMED LARRY GILLIS,
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  • AND LARRY IS MARRIED TO CHARLENE.
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  • HE'S A VERY BIG, TALL, BALD GUY AND HE'S BEEN
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  • WORKING IN HAWAII FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AS A
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  • COUNSELOR, LOVED BY THE HAWAIIANS.
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  • HE'S A BIG HUGE HAOLE.
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  • AND ONE DAY A SMALL HAWAIIAN MAN WHO WAS
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  • GOING THROUGH A TRAGEDY HAD JUST LOST HIS WIFE TO
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  • CANCER AND HAD A MAJOR LOSS ALSO WITH ONE OF HIS
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  • CHILDREN, HE COMES IN AND HE SAYS LARRY, I REALLY
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  • FEEL LIKE YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I NEED TO
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  • HAVE PRAY FOR ME.
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  • LARRY HAD JUST READ THE SHACK AND HE WAS CAUGHT
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  • IN ALL THE EMOTIONS THAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU ENGAGE
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  • WITH THE BOOK, AND HE LOVES TO PRAY, AND HE
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  • LOVES THIS MAN, AND HE SAYS OKAY, AND HE TAKES
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  • THE MAN'S HANDS IN HIS BIG HUGE HANDS, AND HE
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  • STARTS TO PRAY AND HE SAYS OH, GOD, YOU ARE--
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  • AND HE KIND OF GETS STUCK BECAUSE ALL OF THESE
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  • EMOTIONS AND THINGS ARE GOING AROUND, ALL OF
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  • THESE CHANGES ARE HAPPENING IN HIM, AND HE
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  • CAN'T FIND THE WORDS FOR LIKE TEN OR FIFTEEN
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  • SECONDS HE'S JUST QUIET.
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  • THEN HE STARTS AGAIN.
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  • OH, GOD, YOU ARE-- AND HE GETS STUCK AGAIN.
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  • AND HE CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT WORDS TO USE, AND
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  • IT'S QUIET, AND SUDDENLY HE FEELS HIS HANDS
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  • SHAKING AND HE LOOKS DOWN AND THIS TENDER MAN IS
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  • SOBBING, TEARS RUNNING DOWN HIS FACE, AND HE
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  • LOOKS UP AND HE SAYS LARRY, THAT'S THE
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  • GREATEST PRAYER I'VE EVER HEARD ANYBODY PRAY!
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  • OH, GOD, YOU ARE. OH, GOD, YOU ARE.
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  • AND LARRY LATER LAUGHS AT ME, HE GOES THE GREATEST
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  • PRAYER I EVER PRAYED I HAD NO CLUE WHAT I WAS
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  • DOING, AND THAT'S THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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  • WHO CLIMBS INSIDE OUR WORLD.
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  • LET ME TELL YOU ANOTHER ONE OF THESE STORIES WITH
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  • LARRY. LARRY HAS A FRIEND NAMED "R".
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  • HIS NAME IS ROGER, BUT EVERYBODY CALLS HIM R.
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  • AND R IS A STREET GUY. SMART ONE.
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  • BEEN TO UNIVERSITY, GRADUATED,
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  • BUT HE'S AN ALCOHOLIC.
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  • HE WOULD DISAPPEAR, AND A FEW WEEKS LATER HE WOULD
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  • SHOW UP AT LARRY'S HOUSE ALL BEATEN UP AND BLOODY,
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  • AND LARRY WOULD GET HIM CLEANED UP, AND PAY HIM
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  • TO CLEAN HIS CAR, AND TAKE HIM OUT TO
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  • BREAKFAST, AND GET HIM BACK ON HIS FEET.
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  • THE WAY THEY MET IS THAT R GOT DRUNK ONE TIME AND
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  • CAME TO CHURCH, AND HE CAME TO CHURCH TO TAKE
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  • OUT THE PASTOR.
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  • NOT LIKE FOR LUNCH OR ANYTHING.
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  • I MEAN TO TAKE HIM OUT.
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  • AND LARRY HAD INTERCEPTED HIM AND WALKED HIM OUT TO
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  • THE PARKING LOT, AND THERE THEY BECAME FRIENDS.
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  • SO OVER THE YEARS, R WOULD DISAPPEAR, GO INTO
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  • ONE OF HIS BINGES AND THEN REAPPEAR.
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  • MEANWHILE, THE SHACK HAS COME OUT.
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  • R HAS NEVER HEARD OF THE SHACK, BUT LARRY WAS
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  • GIVING THEM OUT IN HIS COUNSELING PRACTICE TO
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  • PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY, AND HE HAD A COPY ON THE
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  • EDGE OF HIS DESK, BUT IT WAS DESIGNATED FOR
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  • SOMEONE THAT HE WAS TALKING TO LATER THAT DAY.
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  • AND HE HEARS A KNOCK AT THE DOOR, AND IT'S R.
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  • NOW YOU'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND, R NEVER GOES
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  • TO LARRY'S OFFICE.
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  • THEY WOULD ALWAYS MEET AWAY FROM THE CHURCH.
  • 00:11:22.130 --> 00:11:24.240
  • R HAD A HISTORY WHERE HE HAD A LOT OF PAIN
  • 00:11:24.260 --> 00:11:26.250
  • RELATED TO RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, BUT HE AND
  • 00:11:26.270 --> 00:11:29.250
  • LARRY WERE FRIENDS, AND R COMES IN AND HE SAYS
  • 00:11:29.270 --> 00:11:32.220
  • LARRY, I NEED TO TALK TO YOU.
  • 00:11:32.240 --> 00:11:35.160
  • WHAT'S GOING ON?
  • 00:11:35.180 --> 00:11:38.020
  • AND R SITS DOWN AND HE SAYS I CAN'T TELL YOU.
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:43.040
  • AND LARRY SAYS R, YOU'VE COME HERE, THIS IS NOT
  • 00:11:43.060 --> 00:11:47.110
  • NORMAL FOR YOU, TO TALK TO ME AND
  • 00:11:47.130 --> 00:11:49.290
  • YOU CAN'T TELL ME?
  • 00:11:50.010 --> 00:11:51.120
  • HE SAYS WELL LARRY, I'M AFRAID YOU'RE GONNA LAUGH
  • 00:11:51.140 --> 00:11:53.070
  • AND THINK THAT I'M CRAZY, AND YOU'RE GONNA CALL
  • 00:11:53.090 --> 00:11:55.100
  • SOMEBODY AND THEY'RE GONNA COME PICK ME UP.
  • 00:11:55.120 --> 00:11:57.190
  • LARRY SAID R, HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN ME?
  • 00:11:57.210 --> 00:12:00.230
  • I'M YOUR FRIEND.
  • 00:12:00.250 --> 00:12:02.160
  • YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY SAFE WITH ME.
  • 00:12:02.180 --> 00:12:04.240
  • YOU CAN TALK TO ME.
  • 00:12:04.260 --> 00:12:06.270
  • 'R' THINKS ABOUT IT AND HE GOES OKAY, BUT I DON'T
  • 00:12:06.290 --> 00:12:12.100
  • WANT YOU TO THINK I'M CRAZY.
  • 00:12:12.120 --> 00:12:14.210
  • 'R', WHAT'S GOING ON?
  • 00:12:14.230 --> 00:12:18.220
  • LARRY, THERE'S THIS BIG BLACK WOMAN, AND SHE'S
  • 00:12:18.240 --> 00:12:23.250
  • COMING TO TALK TO ME.
  • 00:12:23.270 --> 00:12:26.120
  • I THINK IT'S GOD.
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:28.140
  • DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE TO YOU AT ALL, THAT GOD
  • 00:12:28.160 --> 00:12:31.030
  • IS A BIG BLACK WOMAN?
  • 00:12:31.050 --> 00:12:32.230
  • AND THERE ARE THESE TWO OTHERS THAT ARE WITH HER.
  • 00:12:32.250 --> 00:12:36.160
  • LARRY SMILES, TAKES THAT COPY OF THE SHACK AND
  • 00:12:36.180 --> 00:12:40.050
  • GIVES IT TO 'R', SAYS 'R', I WANT YOU TO READ
  • 00:12:40.070 --> 00:12:43.250
  • THIS THEN CALL ME.
  • 00:12:43.270 --> 00:12:46.040
  • LATER THAT DAY, LARRY GETS A PHONE CALL AND
  • 00:12:46.060 --> 00:12:48.160
  • IT'S R, AND HE'S YELLING AND SCREAMING AND
  • 00:12:48.180 --> 00:12:51.220
  • LAUGHING. IT'S GOD AND GOD LOVES ME!
  • 00:12:51.240 --> 00:12:56.270
  • IT'S GOD AND GOD IS COMING TO ME!
  • 00:12:56.290 --> 00:13:01.080
  • 'R' SENT ME A LETTER LATER AND TOLD ME HIS SIDE OF
  • 00:13:01.100 --> 00:13:06.120
  • THE STORY. AND BY THE WAY, 'R' IS CLEAN AND SOBER.
  • 00:13:06.140 --> 00:13:11.040
  • 'R' IS DOING WONDERFULLY.
  • 00:13:11.060 --> 00:13:13.270
  • R HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE FATHER, SON
  • 00:13:13.290 --> 00:13:16.050
  • AND HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:17.220
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:29.030
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:36.210
  • - I WAS GETTING ON A FLIGHT AND IT WAS FROM
  • 00:13:36.230 --> 00:13:38.140
  • ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA BACK TO ATLANTA,
  • 00:13:38.160 --> 00:13:41.160
  • 23 MINUTES.
  • 00:13:41.180 --> 00:13:43.090
  • SO AS I WAS GETTING ON BOARD, I HAD THIS LITTLE
  • 00:13:43.110 --> 00:13:47.030
  • NUDGE THAT THIS GAL ABOUT FOUR PEOPLE IN FRONT OF
  • 00:13:47.050 --> 00:13:50.290
  • ME WAS THE ONE I WAS GONNA SIT NEXT TO.
  • 00:13:51.010 --> 00:13:53.080
  • SHE PARKS HER BAGS RIGHT IN THE AISLE AND AS I TRY
  • 00:13:53.100 --> 00:13:57.180
  • TO STEP OVER THEM, MY FOOT GETS CAUGHT IN THE
  • 00:13:57.200 --> 00:14:00.120
  • LOOP OF HER PURSE AND I JUST GO DOWN.
  • 00:14:00.140 --> 00:14:03.170
  • I HAD A COPY OF THE SHACK IN MY HAND, AND IT ENDS
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:06.070
  • UP RIGHT IN HER FACE.
  • 00:14:06.090 --> 00:14:08.250
  • I APOLOGIZED AND STICK IT IN THE SEAT BACK
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:11.000
  • POCKET AND SIT DOWN.
  • 00:14:11.020 --> 00:14:13.030
  • WE HAD SETTLED IN AND SHE TURNS TO ME AND SHE SAYS,
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:17.110
  • YOU'RE NOT GONNA READ THAT BOOK, ARE YOU?
  • 00:14:17.130 --> 00:14:19.220
  • I SAID, UH, I'VE ALREADY READ IT.
  • 00:14:19.240 --> 00:14:24.180
  • AND SHE SAID SO DID I.
  • 00:14:24.200 --> 00:14:27.070
  • I SAID WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT IT?
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:29.000
  • SHE SAID I DIDN'T LIKE IT.
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:30.140
  • I SAID REALLY?
  • 00:14:30.160 --> 00:14:32.070
  • WHAT DIDN'T YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?
  • 00:14:32.090 --> 00:14:34.100
  • AND IT WAS AS IF I SET OFF A MACHINE GUN NEST.
  • 00:14:34.120 --> 00:14:37.190
  • SHE WAS LIKE ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER.
  • 00:14:37.210 --> 00:14:40.110
  • IT VIOLATES THE PRINCIPLES OF GOD, IT'S
  • 00:14:40.130 --> 00:14:42.070
  • JUST I DIDN'T LIKE THE TRINITY, ON AND ON AND
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:44.130
  • SHE GOES, AND WHEN SHE CATCHES HER BREATH,
  • 00:14:44.150 --> 00:14:47.090
  • I SAID CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
  • 00:14:47.110 --> 00:14:49.190
  • WHAT DIDN'T YOU LIKE ABOUT THE TRINITY?
  • 00:14:49.210 --> 00:14:52.150
  • SHE PAUSED A SECOND AND SHE SAID I DON'T
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:55.000
  • REMEMBER. AND BAM, SHE WAS OFF AGAIN.
  • 00:14:55.020 --> 00:14:57.280
  • AND THIS TIME HER COMMENTS SOUNDED A LITTLE
  • 00:14:58.000 --> 00:15:01.090
  • MORE PERSONAL, AND I'M LISTENING, AND WHEN SHE
  • 00:15:01.110 --> 00:15:04.260
  • TAKES A BREATH AGAIN, I SAID CAN I ASK YOU
  • 00:15:04.280 --> 00:15:07.120
  • ANOTHER QUESTION? DO YOU KNOW THE AUTHOR?
  • 00:15:07.140 --> 00:15:11.080
  • SHE SAYS NO.
  • 00:15:11.100 --> 00:15:15.180
  • YOU EVER SEE THOSE LITTLE CARTOONS WITH THE LITTLE
  • 00:15:15.200 --> 00:15:18.040
  • LIGHT BULB SORT OF FLICKERS AND COMES TO
  • 00:15:18.060 --> 00:15:20.050
  • LIGHT? I COULD ALMOST SEE IT HAPPENING.
  • 00:15:20.070 --> 00:15:24.010
  • AND SHE LOOKS AT ME AND SHE GOES, YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:15:24.030 --> 00:15:27.080
  • THE AUTHOR, ARE YOU? I SAID YEAH, I AM.
  • 00:15:27.100 --> 00:15:31.210
  • SHE GOES NO, YOU'RE NOT. I GO YEAH, I AM.
  • 00:15:31.230 --> 00:15:35.100
  • NO, YOU'RE NOT.
  • 00:15:35.120 --> 00:15:36.290
  • I HAD TO SHOW HER MY DELTA SKY MILES CARD,
  • 00:15:37.010 --> 00:15:40.160
  • TWO CREDIT CARDS AND MY DRIVER'S LICENSE.
  • 00:15:40.180 --> 00:15:43.130
  • AND WHAT'S SHE SUPPOSED TO DO NOW?
  • 00:15:43.150 --> 00:15:45.250
  • SHE LEANS BACK IN HER CHAIR AND SHE SAYS THIS
  • 00:15:45.270 --> 00:15:48.100
  • IS SUCH A GOD THING.
  • 00:15:48.120 --> 00:15:50.200
  • SO I SAID TO HER LOOK, I DON'T CARE THAT YOU
  • 00:15:50.220 --> 00:15:53.230
  • READ THE BOOK OR DIDN'T LIKE IT.
  • 00:15:53.250 --> 00:15:55.200
  • I'M CURIOUS, HOW DID YOU END UP SITTING ON THIS
  • 00:15:55.220 --> 00:15:59.190
  • FLIGHT NEXT TO ME?
  • 00:15:59.210 --> 00:16:01.040
  • I MEAN YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A STORY.
  • 00:16:01.060 --> 00:16:02.200
  • WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
  • 00:16:02.220 --> 00:16:05.040
  • AND SHE TELLS ME THAT A YEAR BEFORE THIS SHE HAD
  • 00:16:05.060 --> 00:16:07.260
  • BEEN ON AN ABSOLUTE SKID INTO DEPRESSION, THE LOSS
  • 00:16:07.280 --> 00:16:14.020
  • OF HER HOME, ADDICTION.
  • 00:16:14.040 --> 00:16:18.070
  • SHE WAS ON A SLIDE, AND SHE HAD A MASSIVE
  • 00:16:18.090 --> 00:16:21.190
  • ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS, AND JESUS PULLED HER OUT.
  • 00:16:21.210 --> 00:16:26.020
  • AND IT WAS DONE THROUGH A VERY LEGALISTIC
  • 00:16:26.040 --> 00:16:29.190
  • PRESENTATION OF THE GOSPEL, BUT IT SAVED HER LIFE.
  • 00:16:29.210 --> 00:16:34.030
  • AND NOW SHE WAS HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE TO WHAT
  • 00:16:34.050 --> 00:16:38.270
  • HAD BROUGHT HER SOME SENSE OF PEACE AND JOY.
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:44.000
  • AND SO THE SHACK REPRESENTED SOMETHING
  • 00:16:44.020 --> 00:16:46.260
  • OTHER THAN THAT, SOMETHING THAT SHE
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:49.240
  • COULDN'T GRASP AND DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:52.150
  • I GET THAT. I TOTALLY GET THAT.
  • 00:16:52.170 --> 00:16:55.240
  • AND I SAID OKAY, LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.
  • 00:16:55.260 --> 00:17:01.180
  • HOW ARE YOU DOING?
  • 00:17:01.200 --> 00:17:05.040
  • AND SHE SAID YOU KNOW, I'M DOING WELL
  • 00:17:05.060 --> 00:17:07.030
  • BUT I'M SCARED.
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:10.120
  • AND I SAID YOU KNOW WHAT, I'VE BEEN WALKING WITH
  • 00:17:10.140 --> 00:17:12.120
  • JESUS A LONG TIME, EVER SINCE I WAS LITTLE, AND
  • 00:17:12.140 --> 00:17:16.200
  • I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU ABOUT THE ADVENTURE
  • 00:17:16.220 --> 00:17:18.270
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO ENTER, THE NEXT YEARS OF YOUR
  • 00:17:18.290 --> 00:17:22.280
  • LIFE, AND I LOVE YOUR ZEAL.
  • 00:17:23.000 --> 00:17:26.070
  • IT'S GOING TO SERVE YOU WELL.
  • 00:17:26.090 --> 00:17:30.040
  • BUT I THINK I KNOW WHAT GOD WOULD SAY TO YOU IF
  • 00:17:30.060 --> 00:17:32.050
  • HE WAS SITTING RIGHT HERE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU.
  • 00:17:32.070 --> 00:17:34.180
  • SHE SAID WHAT?
  • 00:17:34.200 --> 00:17:37.190
  • AND I PUT MY HAND ON HER SHOULDER AND I SAID
  • 00:17:37.210 --> 00:17:40.220
  • RELAX. AND BIG TEARS START RUNNING DOWN HER FACE.
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:47.090
  • 23 MINUTE FLIGHT.
  • 00:17:47.110 --> 00:17:50.090
  • BY THE TIME WE LAND, SHE GETS UP, SHE LOOKS AT ME,
  • 00:17:50.110 --> 00:17:54.190
  • SHE SAID YOU KNOW I'LL READ IT AGAIN.
  • 00:17:54.210 --> 00:17:56.130
  • I SAID I DON'T CARE.
  • 00:17:56.150 --> 00:17:58.130
  • SHE GIVES ME A HUG AND WE PART WAYS.
  • 00:17:58.150 --> 00:18:02.090
  • 20 MINUTES LATER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTA
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:04.100
  • AIRPORT, I'M ON THE TRAIN AND THE DOOR OPENS
  • 00:18:04.120 --> 00:18:07.260
  • AND IN SHE WALKS. PAUL!
  • 00:18:07.280 --> 00:18:12.080
  • AND IT WAS LIKE WE'D BEEN FRIENDS FOREVER.
  • 00:18:12.100 --> 00:18:15.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:18:15.280 --> 00:18:25.170
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:18:25.170 --> 00:18:33.040
  • - ONE MORE STORY.
  • 00:18:34.140 --> 00:18:38.260
  • I DO A LOT OF BOOK SIGNINGS.
  • 00:18:38.280 --> 00:18:41.160
  • IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN AN AUTHOR BEFORE, BOOK
  • 00:18:41.180 --> 00:18:45.020
  • SIGNINGS ARE KIND OF WEIRD, AND I JUST
  • 00:18:45.040 --> 00:18:49.100
  • WASN'T USED TO THEM.
  • 00:18:49.120 --> 00:18:51.000
  • ONE DAY I'M IN THE MIDWEST, AND A COUPLE IN
  • 00:18:51.020 --> 00:18:54.020
  • THEIR 40s, THEY COME UP AND START TELLING ME A
  • 00:18:54.040 --> 00:18:57.090
  • STORY, AND THEY START PUTTING PHOTOGRAPHS
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:18:59.150
  • DOWN ON THE TABLE.
  • 00:18:59.170 --> 00:19:02.210
  • ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE THIS, THEIR EARLY 20s
  • 00:19:02.230 --> 00:19:06.070
  • DAUGHTER, ONLY CHILD HAD BEEN KILLED BY A DRUNK
  • 00:19:06.090 --> 00:19:10.060
  • DRIVER, AND IT HAD ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED THE
  • 00:19:10.080 --> 00:19:14.150
  • COUPLE. THE MOM EVEN MORE THAN THE DAD.
  • 00:19:14.170 --> 00:19:18.050
  • AND SHE SPIRALED DOWN INTO THIS MASSIVE
  • 00:19:18.070 --> 00:19:21.070
  • DEPRESSION, AND SHE COULDN'T FIND HER WAY OUT.
  • 00:19:21.090 --> 00:19:23.250
  • FINALLY, HER HUSBAND WHO WAS SORT OF DESPERATE TO
  • 00:19:23.270 --> 00:19:26.020
  • FIND A WAY TO HELP HER SAID TO HER, WHY DON'T WE
  • 00:19:26.040 --> 00:19:30.070
  • TAKE A ROAD TRIP? JUST GET AWAY FROM HERE.
  • 00:19:30.090 --> 00:19:34.000
  • WOULD YOU BE OPEN TO THAT?
  • 00:19:34.020 --> 00:19:35.260
  • AND SURPRISINGLY, SHE SAID YES.
  • 00:19:35.280 --> 00:19:38.050
  • SO ABOUT TEN DAYS INTO THEIR TWO WEEK ROAD TRIP,
  • 00:19:38.070 --> 00:19:41.040
  • THEY WERE IN THIS LITTLE TOWN, AND THEY WOKE UP
  • 00:19:41.060 --> 00:19:43.090
  • ONE MORNING AND THEY THOUGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:19:43.110 --> 00:19:45.270
  • LET'S PACK A LUNCH AND THEN GO FIND A PARK, AND
  • 00:19:45.290 --> 00:19:50.240
  • THEN WE'LL FIND A PICNIC TABLE AND WE'LL HAVE A
  • 00:19:50.260 --> 00:19:53.080
  • PICNIC LUNCH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARK.
  • 00:19:53.100 --> 00:19:56.070
  • SO THEY DECIDED TO DO THIS, WENT TO THE LOCAL
  • 00:19:56.090 --> 00:19:58.100
  • GROCERY STORE, GOT ALL THE FIXINGS FOR A PICNIC
  • 00:19:58.120 --> 00:20:01.030
  • AND THEN THEY WENT DRIVING AROUND LOOKING
  • 00:20:01.050 --> 00:20:03.120
  • FOR A PARK. AND THEY COULDN'T FIND ONE.
  • 00:20:03.140 --> 00:20:07.020
  • AND THEY KEPT DOING THESE CONCENTRIC CIRCLES
  • 00:20:07.040 --> 00:20:09.090
  • TRYING TO FIND A PARK.
  • 00:20:09.110 --> 00:20:10.280
  • ALL THEY WANTED WAS SOMEPLACE WITH
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:12.160
  • A PICNIC BENCH.
  • 00:20:12.180 --> 00:20:14.220
  • FINALLY THEY WERE OUTSIDE OF TOWN, IT'S NOW AN HOUR
  • 00:20:14.240 --> 00:20:16.280
  • AND A HALF LATER, THEY'RE ABOUT TO GIVE UP AND JUST
  • 00:20:17.000 --> 00:20:19.170
  • GO BACK TO THE BED AND BREAKFAST WHEN THE WIFE
  • 00:20:19.190 --> 00:20:21.100
  • SAID LET'S TRY THAT ROAD.
  • 00:20:21.120 --> 00:20:23.210
  • IT WAS A PAVED ROAD THAT THEY TOOK BACK
  • 00:20:23.230 --> 00:20:25.170
  • FIVE OR SIX MILES.
  • 00:20:25.190 --> 00:20:27.260
  • THEN SHE SAID HOW ABOUT THAT ONE?
  • 00:20:27.280 --> 00:20:30.060
  • IT WAS A DIRT ROAD.
  • 00:20:30.080 --> 00:20:32.030
  • NOW THEY'RE BACK NOWHERE NEAR TOWN, HOUSES AREN'T
  • 00:20:32.050 --> 00:20:36.030
  • EVEN CLOSE, THERE'S FARMS SO THERE'S BIG FIELDS
  • 00:20:36.050 --> 00:20:39.210
  • WITH FENCES, THERE'S HILLS IN THE BACKGROUND,
  • 00:20:39.230 --> 00:20:42.120
  • AND THEY'RE DRIVING ABOUT A MILE BACK DOWN THIS
  • 00:20:42.140 --> 00:20:46.070
  • DIRT ROAD WHEN SUDDENLY ON ONE SIDE THIS HUGE
  • 00:20:46.090 --> 00:20:50.120
  • FIELD THAT IS FENCED AND IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS A
  • 00:20:50.140 --> 00:20:55.130
  • PICNIC TABLE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD.
  • 00:20:55.150 --> 00:20:59.010
  • AND THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER LIKE WELL, THERE'S
  • 00:20:59.030 --> 00:21:01.080
  • NOBODY AROUND, SO THEY TAKE THEIR STUFF OUT
  • 00:21:01.100 --> 00:21:03.200
  • THERE TO HAVE A PICNIC IN THE MIDDLE OF
  • 00:21:03.220 --> 00:21:05.140
  • THIS BIG FIELD.
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:07.050
  • FIFTY YARDS BEHIND IT A LITTLE OUT BUILDING.
  • 00:21:07.070 --> 00:21:10.090
  • THEY GET THERE AND IT'S NOT A PICNIC TABLE.
  • 00:21:10.110 --> 00:21:12.140
  • WHAT IT IS, THERE USED TO BE A HOMESTEAD THERE OF
  • 00:21:12.160 --> 00:21:15.090
  • SOME SORT SO IT'S THE STEPS GOING UP TO A FLAT
  • 00:21:15.110 --> 00:21:17.230
  • SURFACE ROCKY AREA, CONCRETE AND ROCK.
  • 00:21:17.250 --> 00:21:21.280
  • OBVIOUSLY IT HAD BURNED DOWN, BEEN TORN DOWN,
  • 00:21:22.000 --> 00:21:23.230
  • TAKEN AWAY.
  • 00:21:23.250 --> 00:21:25.270
  • AND SO THEY JUST, WHATEVER, THEY UNPACKED
  • 00:21:25.290 --> 00:21:28.130
  • THEIR PICNIC AND HAD THEIR LUNCH.
  • 00:21:28.150 --> 00:21:31.100
  • HALFWAY THROUGH THE LUNCH, THE WIFE SAYS TO
  • 00:21:31.120 --> 00:21:34.120
  • THE HUSBAND YOU SEE THAT LITTLE BUILDING BACK
  • 00:21:34.140 --> 00:21:37.050
  • THERE BY THE FENCE ABOUT FIFTY YEARS AWAY?
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:40.060
  • THERE'S A LITTLE SIGN ABOVE THE DOOR.
  • 00:21:40.080 --> 00:21:42.230
  • CAN YOU SEE WHAT IT SAYS?
  • 00:21:42.250 --> 00:21:44.260
  • AND HE SQUINTS AND LOOKS AND HE SAYS NO,
  • 00:21:44.280 --> 00:21:49.220
  • I CAN'T MAKE IT OUT. I'LL GO LOOK.
  • 00:21:49.240 --> 00:21:51.250
  • SO HE WALKS OVER THERE, COMES BACK AND HE SAYS
  • 00:21:51.270 --> 00:21:54.130
  • ALL IT SAYS IS THE SHACK.
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:58.000
  • IT MEANS NOTHING TO THEM.
  • 00:21:58.020 --> 00:22:00.090
  • THEY'D NEVER HEARD OF THE BOOK.
  • 00:22:00.110 --> 00:22:02.050
  • IT JUST SAID THE SHACK.
  • 00:22:02.070 --> 00:22:04.060
  • SO THEY FINISHED EATING, AND THEY'RE HEADING BACK
  • 00:22:04.080 --> 00:22:07.060
  • TO THEIR CAR WHEN SUDDENLY THE WIFE STOPS
  • 00:22:07.080 --> 00:22:09.130
  • AND SAYS I'M GOING IN THERE.
  • 00:22:09.150 --> 00:22:12.040
  • AND THE HUSBAND SAYS GOING IN WHERE?
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:14.060
  • SHE SAYS I'M GONNA GO IN THAT SHACK.
  • 00:22:14.080 --> 00:22:18.030
  • AND HE SAYS I DON'T THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA,
  • 00:22:18.050 --> 00:22:19.240
  • WHO KNOWS, SOMEBODY MIGHT BE SLEEPING IN THERE
  • 00:22:19.260 --> 00:22:21.220
  • OR SOMETHING, YOU DON'T WANT TO WAKE THEM UP
  • 00:22:21.240 --> 00:22:23.210
  • AND STARTLE THEM. SHE SAYS I'M GOING.
  • 00:22:23.230 --> 00:22:26.130
  • SO SHE HEADS OVER THERE, HE FOLLOWS HER, THERE'S
  • 00:22:26.150 --> 00:22:28.290
  • NO WINDOWS, IT'S A LITTLE TINY BOX STRUCTURE,
  • 00:22:29.010 --> 00:22:33.100
  • BUT ON THE MAIN WALL THERE IS A DESK,
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:35.260
  • AND ON THE DESK THERE'S A SIGN-UP SHEET,
  • 00:22:35.280 --> 00:22:38.210
  • THERE IS A NOTICE OF SOME SORT, AND THEN THERE ARE
  • 00:22:38.230 --> 00:22:42.070
  • TWO COPIES OF A BOOK THAT THEY'D NEVER HEARD OF.
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:45.230
  • THEY SIGNED THEIR NAMES AND THE NOTICE SAID
  • 00:22:45.250 --> 00:22:50.230
  • PLEASE TAKE WHATEVER YOU NEED.
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:54.020
  • I'M STANDING THERE IN THIS RECEIVING LINE, AND
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  • THIS WOMAN LIFTS UP A COPY OF THE SHACK THAT
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  • HAS BEEN BATTERED AND USED, TEARS RUNNING DOWN
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  • HER FACE, AND SHE SAID YOUR BOOK SAVED MY LIFE.
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  • SOMEBODY HAD BEEN SO TOUCHED BY THE SHACK THAT
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  • THEY HAD SET UP THIS LITTLE TINY OUT BUILDING
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  • IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE AND WERE
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  • GIVING AWAY COPIES.
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  • PEOPLE HAPPENED TO COME BY FROM ALL OVER THE
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  • PLACE, SIGN THEIR NAMES AND TOOK COPIES
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  • OF THE SHACK.
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  • AND IT TOOK THIS COUPLE TWO STATES TO FIND IT.
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  • COINCIDENCE HAS A NAME.
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  • THIS IS A GOD WHO IS GOOD ALL THE TIME,
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  • WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE DETAILS OF OUR LIVES.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - LITTLE INTERACTIONS, LITTLE CONNECTIONS.
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  • WHEN YOU LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT EXPECTATIONS,
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  • WHEN YOUR AGENDA CAN GO SIDEWAYS BECAUSE THERE IS
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  • A GOD INVOLVED IN THE DETAILS AND WE GET TO
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  • PARTICIPATE. THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE SURPRISES.
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  • THERE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE THE UNEXPECTED.
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  • IT'S A LOT OF FUN.
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  • - COINCIDENCE HAS A NAME.
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  • I HAVE A FRIEND WHO SAID TO ME ONE DAY, YOU KNOW
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  • PAUL, I LISTEN TO ALL OF YOUR STORIES, I DON'T
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  • THINK THE HOLY SPIRIT LIKES YOU BETTER THAN ME,
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  • SO I'M GONNA START PAYING ATTENTION AND LOOK FOR
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  • THESE COINCIDENCES.
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  • SO THIS IS A FUN THING FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT.
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  • WHAT ARE THE COINCIDENCES THAT HAVE HAPPENED
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  • IN YOUR LIFE?
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  • AND HAVE YOU TOLD ANYBODY ABOUT THEM?
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  • WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO?
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  • HAVE FUN WITH THAT ONE.
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  • WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT TIME.
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