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Thanksgiving Special

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November 23, 2016
28:37

Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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  • - Hey Happy Thanksgiving to everybody.
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  • It's your boy Pastor Kevin here
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  • and we have finally made it to dad's house.
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  • - To dad's house.
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  • My dad's house - Who are you?
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  • Who are you?
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  • - I'm Brittney.
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  • I'm the oldest, favorite daughter.
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  • - Favorite.
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  • - While my sister's not here.
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  • - Well man we're getting ready to go inside here.
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  • We're going to enjoy some food around the round table.
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  • We're going to sit around with family
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  • and we're going to have a discussion.
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  • We're going to talk and
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  • drop a few nuggets for you guys to hear.
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  • - So call your family and your friends.
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  • - Call them, get them on the line.
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  • Get them on the phone.
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  • - Tell them tune in right now.
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  • - Absolutely you don't want to miss it.
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  • It's going to be a great time,
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  • around great food and great people.
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  • - And it's going to bless your life,
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  • I promise you that.
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  • - Absolutely so stay tuned and we'll see you shortly.
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  • With a grateful heart
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  • With a song of praise
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  • With an outstretched arm
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  • I will bless your name
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  • Thank you Lord
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  • I just want to thank you Lord
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  • Thank you Lord
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  • I just want to thank you Lord
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  • Thank you Lord
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  • - We're almost finished.
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  • - About time.
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  • (laughing)
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  • But it's so pretty.
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  • - Yeah it is.
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  • I just want to know why are we doing all the work?
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  • Where are the fellas at?
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  • - I mean really? (laughing)
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  • You already know.
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  • - You already know.
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  • You know where they are.
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  • - I'm not counting it.
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  • - [Male] Hey!
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  • You gotta put some swag on it.
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  • My life
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  • Is better
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  • - But I tell you what
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  • I do appreciate you teaching us how to serve our husbands
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  • because it has gone a long way,
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  • don't you...
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  • - Being married a year,
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  • you gotta learn how to keep going
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  • because if it's not the lifestyle for you
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  • you'll just stop.
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  • So really thank you for teaching us how to serve.
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  • - It's so important.
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  • One thing in life that I've learned
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  • the importance of serving.
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  • And not just our spouses
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  • but serving our community,
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  • service our ministry
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  • being a servant of the Lord and making,
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  • you know, everybody's lives important or valuable.
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  • You know when we were growing up,
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  • my parents always taught us
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  • how to take care of one another.
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  • I didn't really understand the totality of it
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  • until I really developed a relationship with Jesus
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  • and knowing the relevance, if you will,
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  • of why we should serve.
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  • In the Bible it talks about Jesus
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  • and how when He was about to be crucified
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  • He was walking with his 12 disciples
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  • and the mother of James and John came up to him
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  • and said hey look, I want my sons
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  • to be on your left and your right side.
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  • And Jesus goes through this whole spiel
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  • and the other ten disciples become so furious,
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  • they became upset.
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  • They begin to tell Him.
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  • Jesus told them, He said look,
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  • it's not my position to give.
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  • It's not my spot to give away.
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  • He said but what I can tell you
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  • is that if anybody wants to be great,
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  • let them serve because Jesus Himself,
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  • He didn't come so He could be served,
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  • but to serve.
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  • - You know everything that my mother said was great and all,
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  • and I really do appreciate her teaching me how to serve
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  • because it does help.
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  • But you know this morning,
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  • I really wasn't feeling all of that
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  • because it took forever trying to get my kids ready
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  • and then Kevin had something smart to say,
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  • and then I had to come and make this dinner pretty
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  • for these people.
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  • And I was just telling my mother thank you,
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  • but she went into a Bible story.
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  • She always making lessons out of everything
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  • and some times I just want it to be natural,
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  • can we get out the spiritual realm.
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  • But it was awesome you know.
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  • It ministered to me I will say that.
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  • She does know how to pull me
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  • right out of my natural flesh and feelings sometimes
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  • which you know is great.
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  • It is beautiful though.
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  • I made the turkey.
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  • - Isn't that amazing how we don't want to serve others
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  • but Jesus, who saved our lives, served us.
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  • Sometimes we get so caught up in what we have going on
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  • and what's around us that we can't clean the toilets or...
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  • - And who's not serving us.
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  • - Right who's not serving us.
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  • Why do we want to be served.
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  • Even the King served.
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  • - This is true.
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  • I really love spending time with my family.
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  • I do.
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  • There is nothing like family.
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  • But one thing I think I like more than that
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  • is spending quality time with my girls.
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  • Being able to see them, you know,
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  • having matured and blossom into being this beautiful woman,
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  • this beautiful wife
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  • and being able to serve their husbands.
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  • It's just so amazing to watch.
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  • So exciting to see the work that you put in.
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  • It's like being able to see the fruit of my labor.
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  • I'm so grateful to that.
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  • But I also have a bittersweet moment
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  • because they have all grown up and all married,
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  • now I have to share them with somebody else.
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  • I have to watch them go off and be with other families,
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  • the families of their spouses,
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  • but I'm still honored and still excited
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  • about being their mom.
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  • - So it's just good being able to serve,
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  • not just our husbands,
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  • even though that lesson helps.
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  • - I mean that's how it should be.
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  • We've had life lessons that we can take
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  • and apply to our relationships
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  • and to our walks with Christ.
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  • When we can take everything that we have learned
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  • and apply it to our lives to make us have a better life,
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  • I'm telling you, it'll make all of lives so much easier.
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  • And so what we do is we serve our men.
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  • Y'all ready?
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  • - Even when we don't feel like it.
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  • - Even when you don't feel like it, exactly.
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  • Let's call them to come eat, how about that?
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  • - Boys!
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  • The food's ready!
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  • You know I've always wondered why do girls gotta serve?
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  • Like why is that just the thing
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  • where a wife serves a husband his plate?
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  • Why can't he get up and serve me?
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  • And in that moment where my mother was able to share
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  • it's not always about us
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  • and in marriage it's about giving.
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  • But it really relates to every area of our lives.
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  • Like if we give to our friends,
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  • we give to people we don't know,
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  • whoever you don't know just serve in that moment
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  • because serving makes you great.
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  • And if you want to be great you must serve.
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  • So I'm working on it but I just want to know,
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  • can he serve me a plate?
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  • (slow upbeat music)
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  • - Lord we are grateful to be able to share today
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  • in this capacity this Thanksgiving day.
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  • We're grateful for family and even our friends
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  • who sit around this table to share this wonderful meal
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  • that we bless and sanctify by the word in this prayer.
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  • In the daily thing it shall and will not harm us,
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  • bless our bread and water,
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  • take sickness away
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  • fulfilling the number of our days
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  • in the health and happiness
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  • in Jesus' name
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  • Amen.
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  • - [All] Amen.
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  • - You know what I am just so grateful and thankful for today
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  • is that I am sitting here at this particular table,
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  • this is two years in now,
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  • from last year being the first time that I was
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  • able to have Thanksgiving day
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  • after that horrible episode of course.
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  • Every time this comes around it just makes me
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  • more and more grateful for having every last one of you
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  • and being able to be still in place with this family.
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  • I got real blessed this morning,
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  • when Brittney, she pulled up.
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  • She still likes to sit in her car
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  • after she pulls up.
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  • That's what you used to do when you got here.
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  • And that girl sat in her car for about 10 minutes
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  • after she arrived and just listened to worship music.
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  • And that was so inspiring and encouraging to hear.
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  • To see her loving God.
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  • I'm grateful for my family.
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  • You guys love God.
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  • You show desire to please God.
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  • So you all better take the mic because
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  • I can keep going on and on and on.
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  • So you know, with every last one of you,
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  • we've had challenges together as family.
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  • There's still some existing challenges that are going on.
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  • (laughing)
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  • We, as a family, we know how to just grind
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  • and stick together.
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  • It's my prayer that families all over this world
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  • experience the joy that we have as family
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  • and I'm grateful for you all.
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  • Because you have separate lives and
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  • you can be doing all of whatever you want to do.
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  • But your mother needs you to come around
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  • because she's an empty nester now
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  • and she needs the company.
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  • And y'all help me continue on.
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  • She's a little sensitive.
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  • - It's different though.
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  • It's real different not having them in the house
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  • whoa, I almost started crying.
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  • - Cry, cry, go ahead and cry.
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  • - [Brittney] We gonna put on those emotions.
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  • - Wait can you get back to what you're thankful for
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  • so we can eat this food?
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  • - Yes like Daddy I am most grateful for my family.
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  • I thank all of you for being a representation
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  • of not just of our family but of God Himself.
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  • You know one of our prayers has always been
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  • that you would serve God.
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  • - Reflect and resemble.
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  • - Yeah reflect and resemble.
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  • - The Kingdom.
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  • - The Kingdom of God.
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  • And I am truly honored and proud to be able
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  • to call you my children.
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  • - I wish you would have had more now.
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  • - I do too.
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  • - If I knew they were going to turn out this good.
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  • - You know I do too,
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  • but I thank God for the three I have and
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  • now the new ones that I have.
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  • [Group Chatter]
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  • I'm most grateful for you guys.
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  • I thank God for my husband who is not just my husband
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  • but also my pastor who represents all of us
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  • and we are a reflection of who he is
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  • and he is a reflection of God himself.
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  • So I'm grateful, I love you guys so much.
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  • - Yeah I never would want you to reflect just who I am
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  • but just reflect the Christ that's in me.
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  • I ain't caught up on just myself,
  • 00:11:26.240 --> 00:11:29.220
  • I'm caught up on what Jesus has commanded us all to do
  • 00:11:29.220 --> 00:11:33.100
  • because after I'm gone,
  • 00:11:33.100 --> 00:11:35.040
  • the legacy will still be about Christ.
  • 00:11:35.040 --> 00:11:37.200
  • And it's fulfilled through you all.
  • 00:11:37.200 --> 00:11:41.090
  • LJ and Dakota and Demi and Conor.
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:44.000
  • - You don't have to keep naming like we have.
  • 00:11:47.140 --> 00:11:51.080
  • - I love it, you can have as many as you want.
  • 00:11:51.080 --> 00:11:53.170
  • (laughing)
  • 00:11:53.170 --> 00:11:56.140
  • - We holding the grandkids down.
  • 00:11:56.140 --> 00:11:59.040
  • - Pound, pound right there.
  • 00:12:00.090 --> 00:12:02.200
  • Okay so like you're the bestest, oldest baby girl.
  • 00:12:02.200 --> 00:12:07.010
  • So what are you thankful for.
  • 00:12:07.010 --> 00:12:09.070
  • - Oh my gosh.
  • 00:12:09.070 --> 00:12:10.150
  • Well I am thankful for, really you guys
  • 00:12:10.150 --> 00:12:13.110
  • and your marriage and always being transparent
  • 00:12:16.110 --> 00:12:20.290
  • and showing us how to go through something together
  • 00:12:20.290 --> 00:12:25.220
  • and then how to come out together.
  • 00:12:25.220 --> 00:12:28.170
  • Because it's easy when you say your vows,
  • 00:12:30.010 --> 00:12:33.210
  • for better or for worse,
  • 00:12:33.210 --> 00:12:35.060
  • what you're really thinking is for better.
  • 00:12:35.060 --> 00:12:37.240
  • - That's the truth Brittney.
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:40.150
  • - When you get to worse the first thing you want to think is
  • 00:12:40.150 --> 00:12:45.060
  • maybe this is the wrong person.
  • 00:12:45.060 --> 00:12:48.060
  • I reflect back on teaching that you have
  • 00:12:48.060 --> 00:12:52.060
  • with not marrying the wrong person
  • 00:12:52.060 --> 00:12:55.110
  • as long as both him and I are willing to...
  • 00:12:55.110 --> 00:12:59.140
  • - This is too emotional.
  • 00:12:59.140 --> 00:13:01.110
  • - That's good though.
  • 00:13:01.110 --> 00:13:02.270
  • - We were both willing like we can make anything happen
  • 00:13:02.270 --> 00:13:06.110
  • and I reflect back on your early years
  • 00:13:08.290 --> 00:13:11.290
  • and how crazy the both of you were (laughing)
  • 00:13:11.290 --> 00:13:15.030
  • - [DeeDee] I was crazy.
  • 00:13:15.030 --> 00:13:16.190
  • - Yeah she was a crazy one.
  • 00:13:16.190 --> 00:13:18.040
  • - You know it makes me feel like
  • 00:13:18.040 --> 00:13:19.060
  • okay I'm not crazy.
  • 00:13:19.060 --> 00:13:21.010
  • - You may be crazy.
  • 00:13:21.010 --> 00:13:22.240
  • - I mean yeah I may be crazy
  • 00:13:22.240 --> 00:13:24.090
  • but I'm not alone let me say that.
  • 00:13:24.090 --> 00:13:26.020
  • (laughing)
  • 00:13:26.020 --> 00:13:28.080
  • But it allows me to see
  • 00:13:31.180 --> 00:13:33.140
  • okay, it's okay that we hit low points.
  • 00:13:34.270 --> 00:13:38.110
  • What matters is where we end and what we do with our ending.
  • 00:13:38.110 --> 00:13:42.160
  • - So where really do I begin what I'm thankful for?
  • 00:13:43.280 --> 00:13:47.280
  • Of course family, I think that goes without saying.
  • 00:13:47.280 --> 00:13:51.180
  • More or less the moment that she stepped into my life.
  • 00:13:51.180 --> 00:13:55.230
  • - Come on Kev, come on.
  • 00:13:57.070 --> 00:13:59.030
  • - No really she brought so much to the table
  • 00:13:59.030 --> 00:14:02.240
  • that was vital to my maturity as a believer, as a Christian.
  • 00:14:05.100 --> 00:14:10.090
  • But if I could take it back even a step further,
  • 00:14:10.090 --> 00:14:13.200
  • I thank God for my parents,
  • 00:14:13.200 --> 00:14:15.290
  • or her parents should I say and now my in-laws.
  • 00:14:17.050 --> 00:14:20.010
  • The faith that they taught her,
  • 00:14:20.010 --> 00:14:21.280
  • because the faith they they taught her trickling down to me
  • 00:14:21.280 --> 00:14:26.260
  • became a premise or reason for
  • 00:14:26.260 --> 00:14:29.110
  • the survival for my kids currently.
  • 00:14:30.160 --> 00:14:33.250
  • And if she didn't exude the faith that was taught to her
  • 00:14:33.250 --> 00:14:36.250
  • and then transfer it over to me,
  • 00:14:36.250 --> 00:14:39.050
  • we both now believe on that faith and that same Word of God.
  • 00:14:39.050 --> 00:14:42.200
  • I can't lie, I didn't have that faith at first.
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:45.230
  • The maturation of my faith wasn't quite there.
  • 00:14:45.230 --> 00:14:48.080
  • She brought that over.
  • 00:14:48.080 --> 00:14:50.090
  • - Yeah I thought I noticed that about you
  • 00:14:50.090 --> 00:14:52.040
  • when I first met you.
  • 00:14:52.040 --> 00:14:54.150
  • - So basically Brittney boosted up his swag.
  • 00:14:54.150 --> 00:14:57.240
  • (Group Chatter)
  • 00:14:57.240 --> 00:15:00.150
  • - That's good stuff.
  • 00:15:07.020 --> 00:15:08.220
  • - So I'm thankful for that.
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:11.130
  • I'm thankful for the obedience that they exuded
  • 00:15:11.130 --> 00:15:15.100
  • and pursued the call on their life and my wife too.
  • 00:15:15.100 --> 00:15:19.080
  • It kind of taught me as well, second hand about faith
  • 00:15:19.080 --> 00:15:23.060
  • and about believing and trusting and serving God.
  • 00:15:23.060 --> 00:15:26.070
  • So that part right there, family,
  • 00:15:26.070 --> 00:15:28.100
  • just sticks out to me the most
  • 00:15:28.100 --> 00:15:30.070
  • because now here we are with three kids
  • 00:15:30.070 --> 00:15:33.120
  • and in spite of what doctors said about our situation
  • 00:15:33.120 --> 00:15:36.270
  • and things like that,
  • 00:15:36.270 --> 00:15:38.070
  • we went in together and we came around.
  • 00:15:38.070 --> 00:15:41.150
  • I'm just sitting here.
  • 00:15:42.220 --> 00:15:44.210
  • Earlier I had mentioned about having three kids
  • 00:15:44.210 --> 00:15:47.070
  • and it kind of struck me that I have a son now.
  • 00:15:47.070 --> 00:15:50.120
  • A seven year old son.
  • 00:15:50.120 --> 00:15:52.120
  • He just turned seven.
  • 00:15:52.120 --> 00:15:53.220
  • It's just a blessing to have him
  • 00:15:53.220 --> 00:15:55.180
  • in the house and in our lives now.
  • 00:15:55.180 --> 00:15:57.120
  • And also be able to be in the position
  • 00:15:57.120 --> 00:15:58.270
  • to take somebody in your house
  • 00:15:58.270 --> 00:16:00.030
  • who is less fortunate than yourself
  • 00:16:00.030 --> 00:16:02.220
  • and bring them into a loving environment.
  • 00:16:02.220 --> 00:16:04.270
  • Like this child now has a home and a place to call home
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:07.270
  • and a mommy and a daddy and
  • 00:16:07.270 --> 00:16:09.200
  • now sisters to go along with that.
  • 00:16:09.200 --> 00:16:12.150
  • I think that's probably one thing that I think
  • 00:16:13.200 --> 00:16:15.050
  • has magnified in my mind that I'm most thankful for
  • 00:16:15.050 --> 00:16:18.140
  • is the fact that I have been able to be used by God
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:21.250
  • to be able to take in a little child,
  • 00:16:21.250 --> 00:16:23.140
  • to give him a better life,
  • 00:16:23.140 --> 00:16:24.200
  • to give him a new perspective on life,
  • 00:16:24.200 --> 00:16:26.290
  • to help catapult him and elevate him in his life.
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:30.090
  • His future is a lot brighter now I believe
  • 00:16:30.090 --> 00:16:31.200
  • than what it was once before.
  • 00:16:31.200 --> 00:16:33.290
  • So I thank God for that opportunity.
  • 00:16:33.290 --> 00:16:36.050
  • - So in this season, of course,
  • 00:16:36.050 --> 00:16:38.190
  • I'm thankful for my family.
  • 00:16:38.190 --> 00:16:40.230
  • I love you all so much and
  • 00:16:40.230 --> 00:16:42.140
  • what you have taught us growing up.
  • 00:16:42.140 --> 00:16:44.290
  • And I'm also thankful for my husband.
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:48.190
  • My wonderful husband I love this guy so much.
  • 00:16:48.190 --> 00:16:51.250
  • But in this season I really learn to be
  • 00:16:51.250 --> 00:16:55.030
  • thankful for the strength of contentment
  • 00:16:56.220 --> 00:17:00.070
  • because when we got married
  • 00:17:00.070 --> 00:17:02.110
  • a lot of stuff just started popping up for us
  • 00:17:02.110 --> 00:17:04.100
  • and we were everywhere.
  • 00:17:04.100 --> 00:17:06.020
  • It was like everything was going so fast.
  • 00:17:06.020 --> 00:17:08.260
  • So over the months it kind of slowed down,
  • 00:17:08.260 --> 00:17:11.010
  • so for me it was like okay we gotta make something happen,
  • 00:17:11.010 --> 00:17:13.060
  • we gotta do this, we gotta do this,
  • 00:17:13.060 --> 00:17:15.040
  • and it was like okay wait, calm down.
  • 00:17:15.040 --> 00:17:17.260
  • So really to...
  • 00:17:17.260 --> 00:17:19.040
  • - I don't know where you got that word from,
  • 00:17:20.260 --> 00:17:23.070
  • but that was powerful.
  • 00:17:23.070 --> 00:17:25.110
  • - The Holy Ghost.
  • 00:17:25.110 --> 00:17:26.100
  • - The strength of contentment.
  • 00:17:26.100 --> 00:17:28.250
  • Wooo.
  • 00:17:29.270 --> 00:17:30.220
  • - It's hard.
  • 00:17:32.210 --> 00:17:33.210
  • - The strength of contentment.
  • 00:17:37.060 --> 00:17:38.270
  • (group chatter)
  • 00:17:38.270 --> 00:17:41.160
  • - Because like Paul said
  • 00:17:41.160 --> 00:17:43.170
  • in all things he learned to be content,
  • 00:17:43.170 --> 00:17:45.110
  • but how do you get there?
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:48.040
  • There's a lot of stuff that's going on constantly.
  • 00:17:48.040 --> 00:17:52.060
  • All the money's good, all that's great,
  • 00:17:52.060 --> 00:17:55.090
  • but certain things might not happen right at our jobs
  • 00:17:55.090 --> 00:17:57.100
  • or may not happen right at church.
  • 00:17:57.100 --> 00:18:00.070
  • Just little things that may not be right,
  • 00:18:00.070 --> 00:18:02.130
  • where it's like okay I want to write another book,
  • 00:18:02.130 --> 00:18:04.030
  • I want to do this, I want to do this.
  • 00:18:04.030 --> 00:18:05.260
  • It's like really pulling on God's strength
  • 00:18:05.260 --> 00:18:08.160
  • to get to that contentment,
  • 00:18:08.160 --> 00:18:09.290
  • to be in that place where now you can be content
  • 00:18:09.290 --> 00:18:12.280
  • and enjoy that moment.
  • 00:18:12.280 --> 00:18:14.220
  • So this year I'm really thankful for being able
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:17.220
  • to pull on the strength of contentment.
  • 00:18:17.220 --> 00:18:20.160
  • - Yeah, I mean, man.
  • 00:18:20.160 --> 00:18:22.170
  • So Tim?
  • 00:18:22.170 --> 00:18:23.120
  • - [Tim] Hey?
  • 00:18:24.080 --> 00:18:25.030
  • - You good?
  • 00:18:25.030 --> 00:18:25.290
  • - This year has been...
  • 00:18:27.210 --> 00:18:29.180
  • - [Mike] Yeah.
  • 00:18:31.120 --> 00:18:32.090
  • - It has been mind blowing.
  • 00:18:32.090 --> 00:18:33.080
  • I think the first thing that
  • 00:18:33.080 --> 00:18:34.160
  • I want to say I'm thankful for
  • 00:18:34.160 --> 00:18:36.240
  • is a great first year of marriage.
  • 00:18:36.240 --> 00:18:38.080
  • Because I always say that we got horrible advice from people
  • 00:18:38.080 --> 00:18:42.190
  • during our engagement process.
  • 00:18:42.190 --> 00:18:45.020
  • People said you get past the second month or the third month
  • 00:18:45.020 --> 00:18:47.170
  • you're gonna want to get divorced,
  • 00:18:47.170 --> 00:18:49.110
  • and the fourth and the fifth you gonna want to get divorced
  • 00:18:49.110 --> 00:18:51.090
  • and we don't have that testimony.
  • 00:18:51.090 --> 00:18:53.190
  • - What are you thankful for?
  • 00:18:53.190 --> 00:18:55.030
  • - No, no but the second thing is I always thank God
  • 00:18:55.030 --> 00:18:57.060
  • my entire life for the wealth of knowledge
  • 00:18:57.060 --> 00:18:58.280
  • that God has put around me and the people.
  • 00:18:58.280 --> 00:19:01.050
  • My family and my father and my mother
  • 00:19:01.050 --> 00:19:03.000
  • and me relocating here, it's like,
  • 00:19:03.000 --> 00:19:05.250
  • I didn't know if I would miss that.
  • 00:19:07.040 --> 00:19:10.190
  • And I came here and I'm surrounded by
  • 00:19:10.190 --> 00:19:13.200
  • just as much wisdom and so much greatness.
  • 00:19:13.200 --> 00:19:17.100
  • No you don't understand.
  • 00:19:17.100 --> 00:19:19.100
  • I depend, my family and my father and my mother
  • 00:19:20.160 --> 00:19:22.200
  • are my lifeline,
  • 00:19:22.200 --> 00:19:24.060
  • so coming here and getting
  • 00:19:24.060 --> 00:19:25.150
  • the same level and quality of wisdom.
  • 00:19:25.150 --> 00:19:28.100
  • - How 'bout your sister?
  • 00:19:28.100 --> 00:19:29.180
  • - She aight.
  • 00:19:29.180 --> 00:19:30.180
  • That's low dog.
  • 00:19:32.150 --> 00:19:33.200
  • - Yeah I know that's your girl.
  • 00:19:33.200 --> 00:19:34.260
  • - It's like I didn't dip in anything
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:37.050
  • and now I'm walking into this new realization
  • 00:19:37.050 --> 00:19:39.230
  • of what faith has done
  • 00:19:39.230 --> 00:19:41.010
  • and what it can do for your life,
  • 00:19:41.010 --> 00:19:43.280
  • and it's definitely transitioned me
  • 00:19:43.280 --> 00:19:47.000
  • from just a bunch of prophecies when I was younger
  • 00:19:47.000 --> 00:19:49.140
  • into now realized dreams because I'm now
  • 00:19:49.140 --> 00:19:51.280
  • learning how to exercise my faith in myself.
  • 00:19:51.280 --> 00:19:55.110
  • And I want to thank you guys for that
  • 00:19:55.110 --> 00:19:58.100
  • and me relocating here and having
  • 00:19:58.100 --> 00:20:01.230
  • that same quality of excellence
  • 00:20:01.230 --> 00:20:03.200
  • and wisdom and knowledge and all that good stuff.
  • 00:20:03.200 --> 00:20:07.030
  • - Man they almost got me.
  • 00:20:07.030 --> 00:20:08.090
  • I'm somebody who never gets emotional
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:11.140
  • but I got a little choked up during the part
  • 00:20:11.140 --> 00:20:13.080
  • where we start talking about what we're giving thanks for.
  • 00:20:13.080 --> 00:20:16.100
  • I think I just got caught up because
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:18.160
  • I really meant what I was saying
  • 00:20:18.160 --> 00:20:20.050
  • and I was really thinking about it
  • 00:20:20.050 --> 00:20:21.080
  • and I love them man.
  • 00:20:21.080 --> 00:20:22.150
  • I don't think of them as in-laws,
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:25.160
  • I really think of them as my regular family.
  • 00:20:25.160 --> 00:20:27.050
  • I got a little choked up.
  • 00:20:27.050 --> 00:20:28.060
  • Maybe they didn't notice.
  • 00:20:28.060 --> 00:20:29.010
  • Y'all didn't see.
  • 00:20:29.010 --> 00:20:29.260
  • Y'all didn't even see.
  • 00:20:29.260 --> 00:20:31.040
  • I don't know why I'm talking about it.
  • 00:20:31.040 --> 00:20:31.280
  • I didn't get choked up.
  • 00:20:31.280 --> 00:20:32.250
  • Forget anything, cut all this.
  • 00:20:32.250 --> 00:20:34.030
  • - Yeah, what's happening with Josh?
  • 00:20:34.030 --> 00:20:36.060
  • - Well life is good.
  • 00:20:36.060 --> 00:20:38.150
  • Life is good, I'm happy.
  • 00:20:38.150 --> 00:20:40.110
  • I'm also thankful for, you know,
  • 00:20:40.110 --> 00:20:43.160
  • I have businesses in play.
  • 00:20:43.160 --> 00:20:44.230
  • I have family that loves me.
  • 00:20:44.230 --> 00:20:47.000
  • - Absolutely.
  • 00:20:47.000 --> 00:20:48.030
  • - I have people around me that encourage me all the time,
  • 00:20:49.150 --> 00:20:50.250
  • so at this point man, I am here.
  • 00:20:50.250 --> 00:20:53.150
  • - That dude though man.
  • 00:20:55.000 --> 00:20:56.030
  • That LJ that's...
  • 00:20:56.030 --> 00:20:57.100
  • - [Josh] Oh that's my lil guy.
  • 00:20:57.100 --> 00:20:58.190
  • He's my number one supporter.
  • 00:20:58.190 --> 00:21:01.020
  • - [Mike] It's like- Man shoot.
  • 00:21:02.260 --> 00:21:05.270
  • - Everything. The one thing...
  • 00:21:05.270 --> 00:21:07.000
  • - The continuation of...
  • 00:21:07.000 --> 00:21:08.260
  • - My saga.
  • 00:21:08.260 --> 00:21:09.250
  • - My saga?
  • 00:21:09.250 --> 00:21:11.020
  • What you mean your saga?
  • 00:21:11.020 --> 00:21:12.170
  • (laughter)
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:14.010
  • I love you.
  • 00:21:14.010 --> 00:21:14.280
  • - So what I love about a kid man,
  • 00:21:16.220 --> 00:21:20.010
  • having an actual child is like
  • 00:21:20.010 --> 00:21:21.110
  • they accept you no matter who you are.
  • 00:21:21.110 --> 00:21:24.000
  • You know what I mean?
  • 00:21:24.000 --> 00:21:25.270
  • - And that's what we're supposed to have.
  • 00:21:25.270 --> 00:21:27.070
  • Childlike love and faith.
  • 00:21:27.070 --> 00:21:29.110
  • That's powerful.
  • 00:21:30.120 --> 00:21:31.220
  • - Okay yes, Thanksgiving is great.
  • 00:21:35.160 --> 00:21:37.160
  • We're sitting here, we're talking about being thankful.
  • 00:21:37.160 --> 00:21:40.120
  • I'm thankful but I'm also hungry.
  • 00:21:40.120 --> 00:21:42.080
  • It's like come on let's eat, you know what I mean?
  • 00:21:42.080 --> 00:21:44.070
  • So we got Brelyn over here talking about
  • 00:21:44.070 --> 00:21:46.120
  • whatever she's talking about.
  • 00:21:46.120 --> 00:21:47.270
  • Brittney over here talking about what she's talking about.
  • 00:21:47.270 --> 00:21:49.110
  • I'm ready to eat.
  • 00:21:49.110 --> 00:21:50.180
  • Let's cut the turkey.
  • 00:21:50.180 --> 00:21:52.120
  • Let's pass the gravy, you know what I'm saying?
  • 00:21:52.120 --> 00:21:55.180
  • Let's carve whatever else we've got to carve.
  • 00:21:55.180 --> 00:21:58.160
  • I see a pumpkin pie over here.
  • 00:21:58.160 --> 00:21:59.230
  • That's it we're going to eat right now.
  • 00:21:59.230 --> 00:22:01.220
  • We're going to throw down and that's all I'm thinking about.
  • 00:22:01.220 --> 00:22:04.190
  • But I'm also thankful so
  • 00:22:04.190 --> 00:22:05.290
  • I've got to give my little spiel and boom.
  • 00:22:05.290 --> 00:22:09.090
  • - All right, well, come on man, let's eat!
  • 00:22:09.090 --> 00:22:12.050
  • - Cut that turkey, cut that turkey.
  • 00:22:12.050 --> 00:22:15.190
  • - I cut the turkey?
  • 00:22:15.190 --> 00:22:16.240
  • - Yes.
  • 00:22:16.240 --> 00:22:17.220
  • - Let Josh cut the turkey.
  • 00:22:17.220 --> 00:22:19.240
  • - You know being grateful and being thankful unto God
  • 00:22:22.040 --> 00:22:25.270
  • should become a mindset that transcends
  • 00:22:25.270 --> 00:22:29.250
  • any other day or time in our lives,
  • 00:22:29.250 --> 00:22:32.230
  • like just any regular Monday or Tuesday or Thursday,
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  • - Living with an attitude of right too.
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  • - Living with an attitude of gratitude.
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  • Jesus did it himself
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  • and he talked about having that same kind of mindset,
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  • where the apostle Paul addressed the church at Philippi,
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  • he says whatever things are pure,
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  • whatever things are holy,
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  • whatever things had good virtue
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  • if they are being praised and love,
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  • he went down a list of things
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  • and then he said let the same mind that Christ had in him,
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  • well actually Paul said the mind that he had in himself,
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  • which was also in Christ Jesus,
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  • that mindset become where we remain
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  • throughout the rest of our lives.
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  • Every single day of our lives,
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  • we have a position or disposition
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  • of being grateful and thankful
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  • for the ministry of Mike and DeeDee Freeman,
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  • what God has given us to share with others, the family.
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  • But that's an ongoing thing.
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  • It's important for people to know
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  • after that episode that I went though
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  • in 14 right?
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  • - Right, right.
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  • - It has been day to day thanksgiving.
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  • I'm thankful for being able to put on my socks
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  • and get up out of a chair
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  • and to bathe myself, everything
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  • The Bible says in all things
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  • - Give thanks.
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  • - Give thanks not for but in all things give thanks
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  • unto God for it's the will of God.
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  • - Unfortunately a lot of people think that
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  • they have to go through something
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  • to get to that place of being thankful,
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  • being grateful for God has done for them.
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  • - And that what was going to be my point.
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  • - Right, and you don't have to.
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  • - You don't have to go through.
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  • - Look at some body else's story and
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  • just thank God that you didn't go through that.
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  • Just be thankful.
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  • One good story in the Bible I will
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  • always think about is Jonah.
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  • How the Bible talks about how Jonah,
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  • once he was thrown over and
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  • he ended up in the belly of that fish,
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  • how he came to ...
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  • - I thought it was a whale?
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  • - It doesn't, it's so funny how we get our
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  • picture or our perception of what belly Jonah was in
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  • by TV growing up.
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  • And we pictured Jonah sitting up chilling.
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  • - In the mouth of a whale.
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  • - In the mouth or in the belly.
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  • But no, emphatically no.
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  • If you picture Jonah being really in
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  • that belly of that whale.
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  • - Oh it was a whale?
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  • - In that fish, I apologize.
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  • He could not have been comfortable.
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  • He could not be complacent.
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  • He could not be at a place of resting.
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  • He was in an uncomfortable place
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  • because of his disobedience.
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  • And the Bible says that he came to himself.
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  • In other words, he remembered.
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  • He remembered the Lord.
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  • He began to give thanks unto God.
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  • And when he gave thanks unto God,
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  • that is when that fish began to spew his out if you will.
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  • To vomit him up and put him on dry land.
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  • - Well I didn't know we were going to have
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  • a preaching contest here,
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  • but if you go Paul and Silas
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  • hey Shabbat.
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  • They were in the prison.
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  • The Bible says they prayed and
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  • gave thanks and praises unto God
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  • and boom.
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  • - Suddenly.
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  • - So there's an ability from God
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  • that we possess that we release in our lives
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  • and around our lives when we are just thankful.
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  • It's a part of the law of the little.
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  • If you are thankful over the little,
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  • you will definitely be thankful over the much.
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  • This has been a wonderful time of thanksgiving
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  • with my family.
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  • I appreciate every last one of you all.
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  • Thank you.
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  • And we don't say that enough to one another,
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  • but thank you for being who you are.
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  • And also thank our viewers.
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  • Thank you so much for tuning in every week and every day.
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  • - Supporting us.
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  • - Thank you for your support.
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  • - Praying for us - Bless you
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  • yeah for praying for us.
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  • So we ask you to continue to support us
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  • by your viewing, tuning in every day
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  • and also taking the opportunity to sow your seed
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  • to be a blessing so we can continue
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  • to bring you our broadcast.
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  • - We pray that your days,
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  • the rest of your days are the best of your days
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  • while you're giving thanks.
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  • And just remember that life is better
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  • when you live it by faith.
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  • I love it.
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  • See you next time.
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  • I feel thorns where my crown was
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  • I believe
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  • But I'm alive from the dusk until dawn, yeah
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  • I survive because I got
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  • Sweet victory
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  • No body can take it from me
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  • Sweet victory
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  • - [Female] So whatever way got can increase me
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  • with whatever means or whatever situation
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  • I'm saying increase me.
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  • But it ain't just about me.
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  • The devil has taken some stuff from you.
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  • And if you don't put a demand on him
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  • to pay it back you're not going to get it back.
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  • I want you to be so fired up after today,
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  • I want you to leave out of here with
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  • expectation of seeing everything.
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  • Victorious
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  • Oh Jesus
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