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Praise | May 12, 2017

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Laurie Crouch and Holly Wagner host Priscilla Shirer.

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Praise | May 12, 2017

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  • - female announcer: From Los
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  • Angeles, California, "New York
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  • Times'" bestselling author,
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  • minister, and speaker, Priscilla
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  • Shirer; and hosts, Laurie Crouch
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  • and pastor, teacher, and author,
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  • Holly Wagner.
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  • - Holly Wagner: Happy Mother's
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  • Day!
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  • - Laurie Crouch: Happy Mother's
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  • Day.
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  • - Holly: Happy Mother's Day to
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  • all of the moms and stepmothers
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  • out there, to those of you
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  • pregnant, maybe, with your first
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  • child.
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  • Happy Mother's Day.
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  • - Priscilla Shirer: Everybody.
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  • - Holly: Everybody.
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  • We are thankful for you.
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  • Raising kids is no joke.
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  • - Priscilla: It's no joke.
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  • I've got three boys.
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  • - Laurie: I've got two boys.
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  • - Holly: I've one of each.
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  • - Priscilla: One of each, okay.
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  • But it's a full-time job.
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  • - Holly: Full-time job.
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  • - Laurie: But today, wherever
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  • you are, we're here for you to
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  • say "Happy Mother's Day."
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  • We've got one of our sweet,
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  • sweet friends, Priscilla.
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  • It's so good to see you.
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  • - Holly: Beautiful, smart.
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  • - Laurie: Yeah, she's kind
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  • of everything.
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  • She's kind of check, check,
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  • check.
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  • - Holly: Try not to hate her.
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  • - Laurie: I know, right?
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  • Beautiful Bible teacher.
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  • You're gonna get so much out of
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  • tonight.
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  • If you don't know much about
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  • Priscilla, we wanna show you
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  • this little bio for your happy
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  • - announcer: World renowned
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  • "New York Times" bestselling
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  • Christian author and
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  • motivational speaker, Priscilla
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  • Shirer, has captured audiences
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  • globally with her inspiring
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  • messages.
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  • She has also been a featured
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  • conference speaker for major
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  • corporations and organizations
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  • worldwide.
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  • The powerful Bible teacher has
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  • even dabbled in the world of
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  • acting, starring in the box
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  • office number one film, "War
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  • Room."
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  • Daughter of Dallas megachurch
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  • pastor, Tony Evans, Priscilla
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  • has carried the torch of
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  • ministry, authoring ten studies
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  • on various biblical characters
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  • and topics including "Jonah,"
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  • "The Exodus," "Discerning God's
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  • Voice," and her latest study,
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  • "The Armor of God."
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  • She has published numerous books
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  • including two "New York Times"
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  • bestsellers: "The Resolution for
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  • Women" and "Fervent."
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  • With her latest project, she has
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  • ventured into children's
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  • publishing with "The Prince
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  • Warriors," a series designed to
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  • arm tweens for victory in
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  • spiritual warfare.
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  • Ask her what she loves most and
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  • she'll tell you she's a wife and
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  • mom first.
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  • But enjoys nothing more than
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  • serving her sisters in Christ by
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  • teaching God's Word.
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  • Here on "Praise," Priscilla
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  • - Laurie: Yay, weren't you
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  • excited?
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  • - Holly: You looked so good in
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  • all of those.
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  • - Laurie: How do you do it?
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  • That's what we wanna talk about.
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  • How do you do that?
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  • - Priscilla: Well, you know, we
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  • all look good in our Instagram
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  • pictures, c'mon.
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  • - Holly: This is true.
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  • - Laurie: Not necessarily.
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  • - Priscilla: We've learned how
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  • to master it.
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  • Everybody's learned how to
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  • master that.
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  • - Holly: That's true but your
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  • hair looks good in all of them.
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  • - Priscilla: Ah, well, thank
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  • you.
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  • I appreciate that.
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  • - Holly: And it looks different
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  • every time.
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  • - Priscilla: It does.
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  • You know, it's sort of a--it's
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  • an ethnic woman's hair thing.
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  • It just is sort of its own
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  • little beast up here that we've
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  • gotta figure out how to tame.
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  • - Holly: Okay, I just have to
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  • tell you this one funny story.
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  • Okay, it's a hair story.
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  • and, shoot, I wish I had that
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  • photo.
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  • We were in Sydney together and I
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  • was shopping or getting lunch
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  • and I went, "Priscilla, can you
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  • come join us?"
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  • And she goes, "No, I'm doing my
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  • hair."
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  • And I went, "Well, great,
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  • that'll take you 10 minutes,
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  • then c'mon."
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  • And she goes, "No, no, you have
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  • no idea."
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  • And she sent me a photo of her
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  • hair which I'm not even kidding,
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  • it was--she goes, "I have to
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  • braid it," and it was this big.
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  • - Laurie: We have permission to
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  • use that if we find it?
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  • - Priscilla: Oh gosh--
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  • a long time ago.
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  • Hey, there ain't nothing wrong
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  • with a good afro, sister.
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  • Let me tell ya.
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  • - Holly: No, it was the best.
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  • And I was going, "Come like
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  • that."
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  • And she goes, "No!
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  • I gotta braid this hair."
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  • - Priscilla: Yes, she was,
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  • like, "You know what?
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  • It'll just take you a few
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  • minutes.
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  • Then get out here."
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  • And I was, like, "No, honey.
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  • I know we're sisters but you
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  • forgot I am a black woman.
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  • This is gonna take a little
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  • longer than that."
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  • - Holly: Whatever, whatever.
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  • Whatever.
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  • - Laurie: Priscilla, out
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  • of--okay, so you started
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  • speaking back when you were,
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  • like, 19 years old?
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  • - Priscilla: Yes, yes.
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  • - Laurie: What--okay, your
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  • parents are amazing, first of
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  • all, let's start with where you
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  • came from, your mom and dad,
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  • Bishop--
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  • - Priscilla: Mm-hm, Tony Evans,
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  • yes.
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  • - Holly: Such a great preacher.
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  • - Laurie: Such a great man.
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  • And your mother.
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  • See, your mother did such a good
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  • job.
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  • - Priscilla: They are beautiful
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  • people and let me tell you it
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  • just puts joy in my heart to
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  • even discuss them and the reason
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  • preachers' kids who do not have
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  • my story.
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  • Their parents were one way at
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  • church and they were a different
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  • way at home.
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  • And the relationship with Jesus
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  • Christ was so segmented because
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  • it was, like, church life over
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  • there and then regular life.
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  • And regular life looked
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  • different.
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  • And that is not my testimony.
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  • My parents are people of
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  • integrity and character.
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  • They're, like, for real.
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  • Like, all that stuff my dad
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  • the unit of God being passed
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  • from one generation to the next
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  • in the unit of the family, the
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  • message of Christ being passed
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  • along, you know, he believed
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  • that.
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  • We had devotions together as a
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  • family.
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  • We weren't a perfect family, you
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  • know, but my dad was
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  • intentional.
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  • My mother--they were intentional
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  • about making sure that they
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  • passed on what ministry really
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  • is.
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  • It's an overflow of your
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • - Laurie: That's right.
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  • You know, I thank God I've got
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  • the same story.
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  • Amazing parents.
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  • And my dad always said, "Man,
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  • your ministry is your family in
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  • miniature.
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  • And your family is--if it
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  • doesn't happen at home, it's not
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  • gonna happen anywhere else."
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  • And so it's such a amazing
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  • heritage that we have.
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  • What's your story, girl?
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  • - Holly: Well, actually, the
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  • same.
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  • You know, my parents loved each
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  • other and loved me and I was
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  • told every day that--by my dad
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  • that I could be anything and do
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  • anything and believed in me and
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  • I'm very aware that our stories
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  • is not the, sadly, not as
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  • common, you know, that there are
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  • so many women in particular who,
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  • you know, deal with abuse and
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  • betrayal and abandonment and
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  • then they grow up and look for
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  • love and security in all sorts
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  • of other places.
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  • So we're--I'm so grateful.
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  • - Priscilla: Yeah, yeah, I'm
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  • grateful too.
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  • But I think about that and
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  • realize that when I just go back
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  • one generation beyond my
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  • parents, my grandparents, the
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  • choices that they made literally
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  • changed the trajectory of our
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  • entire family line.
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  • So at some point, somebody had
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  • to decide enough is enough and
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  • I'm gonna actually be a man or a
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  • woman of God and I'm gonna
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  • follow the laurels of Scripture
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  • and I'm gonna pass this down to
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  • my children.
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  • Somebody in some family line has
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  • to make that choice.
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  • And so it might as well be us.
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  • It might as well be us.
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  • - Holly: It's good that you
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  • said that because my dad again
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  • loved me very well but he had
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  • never heard "I love you" from
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  • his parents.
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  • So he made the decision that he
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  • was not gonna be that so just to
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  • your point, somebody has to, at
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  • some point, make the change and
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  • go, "We're gonna do it
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  • differently."
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  • - Laurie: And what I love about
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  • God is that even if we--if maybe
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  • you don't have that heritage,
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  • God can take one moment of time.
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  • There's nothing wasted in the
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  • kingdom of God and I love that.
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  • But you minister to so many
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  • people around this world, women
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  • from every tribe and tongue.
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  • And where--okay, tell us about
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  • you.
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  • If we were to just squeeze you,
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  • what do you think your life's
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  • message is?
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  • Is it one particular thing or is
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  • it just, I mean, you talk about
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  • everything but--
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  • - Priscilla: It really is that
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  • the Scriptures from beginning to
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  • end, they really are a meeting
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  • with a person.
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  • And that, if I can encourage
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  • people to see that the Bible
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  • itself is not just a book, that
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  • we're not just supposed to know
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  • it here, but that it literally,
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  • by the Holy Spirit's power, is
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  • translated into an experience
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  • with a person in our regular
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  • everyday rhythms of life where
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  • you experience his peace, you
  • 00:08:08.190 --> 00:08:11.110
  • actually sense the joy, the
  • 00:08:11.110 --> 00:08:12.230
  • comfort, the nearness of God,
  • 00:08:12.230 --> 00:08:15.050
  • through the Scriptures.
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  • That's what I wanna be able to
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  • communicate.
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  • I want the Scriptures to come
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  • alive as it did for me, not only
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  • in church as my dad preached
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  • faithfully every Sunday, as he
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  • still does to this day.
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  • And not only sitting at the
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  • knees of my mom with her little
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  • flannel board pieces as she
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  • would, you know, put them there
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  • on the little--you know the
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  • little felt--
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  • - Holly: Oh, yeah, we
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  • all--Sunday school kids!
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  • - Priscilla: So you know, not
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  • just in those instances but when
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  • we're just quietly at our
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  • kitchen table, just reading
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  • whatever our quiet time is for
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  • the day, that that's not
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  • supposed to be a duty just to
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  • check off that we did our quiet
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  • time.
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  • This is his love letter to you.
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  • And if we open our hearts up to
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  • the reality that that's his
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  • intention is to speak to us,
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  • then we meet the author of the
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  • letter, not just the letter
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  • itself.
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  • - Laurie: And it is the living
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  • Word of God.
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  • If you don't have some of these
  • 00:09:00.120 --> 00:09:03.030
  • books, you better get some.
  • 00:09:03.030 --> 00:09:04.150
  • I've been listening to the audio
  • 00:09:04.150 --> 00:09:05.250
  • version of this for the last
  • 00:09:05.250 --> 00:09:07.210
  • couple of days and I'm telling
  • 00:09:07.210 --> 00:09:09.050
  • you, hearing the voice of God,
  • 00:09:09.050 --> 00:09:11.010
  • you know, and discerning the
  • 00:09:11.020 --> 00:09:14.020
  • voice of God.
  • 00:09:14.020 --> 00:09:15.060
  • And it starts first with
  • 00:09:15.060 --> 00:09:16.040
  • listening.
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  • - Priscilla: It does.
  • 00:09:17.030 --> 00:09:17.260
  • It starts with listening and to
  • 00:09:17.260 --> 00:09:19.180
  • be listening to the Scriptures.
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  • I think we're listening to
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  • everybody and everything else,
  • 00:09:22.190 --> 00:09:24.150
  • hoping to find the voice of God
  • 00:09:24.150 --> 00:09:25.270
  • elsewhere when we are really
  • 00:09:25.270 --> 00:09:28.100
  • turning our noses up at and
  • 00:09:28.100 --> 00:09:29.250
  • ignoring the main means of
  • 00:09:29.250 --> 00:09:32.090
  • communication that we have
  • 00:09:32.090 --> 00:09:33.100
  • access to, straight from the
  • 00:09:33.100 --> 00:09:35.030
  • hand of God himself and that's
  • 00:09:35.030 --> 00:09:36.020
  • the Bible.
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  • If you wanna hear from God and
  • 00:09:37.130 --> 00:09:38.070
  • you don't never read the Bible,
  • 00:09:38.070 --> 00:09:39.060
  • then you don't really wanna hear
  • 00:09:39.060 --> 00:09:40.040
  • from God.
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  • 'Cause that's the primary way he
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  • speaks to us.
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  • - Holly: People want it, you
  • 00:09:42.190 --> 00:09:43.110
  • know, skywriting and, you know,
  • 00:09:43.110 --> 00:09:45.170
  • smoke signals.
  • 00:09:45.170 --> 00:09:46.040
  • It's like, no, open the Bible.
  • 00:09:46.040 --> 00:09:47.120
  • God will speak to you from the
  • 00:09:47.120 --> 00:09:48.190
  • Bible.
  • 00:09:48.190 --> 00:09:49.170
  • - Priscilla: And think about
  • 00:09:49.170 --> 00:09:50.100
  • this, you know, we look at the
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  • people in the Old Testament who
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  • had some of those things that we
  • 00:09:52.130 --> 00:09:53.140
  • desire, you know, the fiery
  • 00:09:53.140 --> 00:09:55.030
  • pillar by night and the cloud,
  • 00:09:55.030 --> 00:09:57.090
  • you know, in the day.
  • 00:09:57.090 --> 00:09:58.170
  • And all of these different
  • 00:09:58.170 --> 00:09:59.230
  • things and we look at the dreams
  • 00:09:59.230 --> 00:10:00.240
  • and the visions and donkeys
  • 00:10:00.240 --> 00:10:02.080
  • speaking and all this stuff and
  • 00:10:02.080 --> 00:10:03.170
  • we're, like, Lord, if you could
  • 00:10:03.170 --> 00:10:04.130
  • just do that, we'd appreciate
  • 00:10:04.130 --> 00:10:05.080
  • that, you know.
  • 00:10:05.080 --> 00:10:06.050
  • If lightning would flash at noon
  • 00:10:06.050 --> 00:10:08.080
  • tomorrow if you want me to take
  • 00:10:08.080 --> 00:10:09.190
  • the job or not.
  • 00:10:09.190 --> 00:10:10.230
  • We want that but think about the
  • 00:10:10.230 --> 00:10:12.110
  • fact that the Psalmist prayed
  • 00:10:12.110 --> 00:10:14.010
  • and said, "Lord, please, do not
  • 00:10:14.010 --> 00:10:16.020
  • take your Spirit from me."
  • 00:10:16.020 --> 00:10:17.270
  • They wanted in the Old Testament
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:19.120
  • what we have access to now.
  • 00:10:19.120 --> 00:10:21.100
  • The reason they needed all of
  • 00:10:21.100 --> 00:10:22.070
  • that and not that God can't
  • 00:10:22.070 --> 00:10:24.050
  • still do that 'cause he can if
  • 00:10:24.050 --> 00:10:25.020
  • he chooses to, but the reason
  • 00:10:25.020 --> 00:10:26.150
  • they needed those things is
  • 00:10:26.150 --> 00:10:27.270
  • because they did not have the
  • 00:10:27.270 --> 00:10:29.080
  • gift that we have.
  • 00:10:29.080 --> 00:10:30.240
  • And that is the Holy Spirit that
  • 00:10:30.240 --> 00:10:32.050
  • indwells every single one of us.
  • 00:10:32.050 --> 00:10:33.090
  • That's exactly right.
  • 00:10:33.090 --> 00:10:34.250
  • - Holly: You know, we were just
  • 00:10:34.250 --> 00:10:35.170
  • actually at church recently,
  • 00:10:35.170 --> 00:10:37.040
  • talking about the Holy Spirit
  • 00:10:37.040 --> 00:10:38.260
  • and who he is and it--one of
  • 00:10:38.260 --> 00:10:41.260
  • the, you know, the paraclete is
  • 00:10:41.260 --> 00:10:43.160
  • the word that would be used to
  • 00:10:43.160 --> 00:10:44.200
  • translate him and that's
  • 00:10:44.200 --> 00:10:45.150
  • actually a battle term which
  • 00:10:45.150 --> 00:10:46.210
  • you're probably aware of and--
  • 00:10:46.210 --> 00:10:48.050
  • - Priscilla: You're so deep,
  • 00:10:48.050 --> 00:10:48.260
  • Holly.
  • 00:10:48.260 --> 00:10:49.120
  • - Holly: I'm so deep.
  • 00:10:49.120 --> 00:10:50.070
  • - Priscilla: You're so deep.
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:51.090
  • - Holly: So deeply spiritual.
  • 00:10:51.090 --> 00:10:52.210
  • And it's, you know, so it's a
  • 00:10:52.210 --> 00:10:54.260
  • ancient battle term and so the
  • 00:10:54.260 --> 00:10:56.280
  • Greeks when they would go out to
  • 00:10:56.280 --> 00:10:57.260
  • battle, you know, they would go
  • 00:10:57.260 --> 00:10:59.110
  • in pairs and you would fight
  • 00:10:59.110 --> 00:11:01.030
  • back to back protecting each
  • 00:11:01.030 --> 00:11:02.180
  • other's back.
  • 00:11:02.180 --> 00:11:03.090
  • Well, your battle partner was
  • 00:11:03.090 --> 00:11:04.060
  • called your paraclete.
  • 00:11:04.060 --> 00:11:05.180
  • So the Holy Spirit--
  • 00:11:05.180 --> 00:11:07.030
  • - Priscilla: Hey, girl, that'll
  • 00:11:07.030 --> 00:11:07.250
  • preach right there.
  • 00:11:07.250 --> 00:11:08.160
  • - Holly: Yes, it does.
  • 00:11:08.160 --> 00:11:09.200
  • So he's your battle partner.
  • 00:11:12.210 --> 00:11:14.090
  • And but if you don't--if you
  • 00:11:14.090 --> 00:11:15.210
  • actually don't connect and build
  • 00:11:15.210 --> 00:11:17.210
  • this relationship with him,
  • 00:11:17.210 --> 00:11:19.210
  • right, then how are you going to
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:21.090
  • hear?
  • 00:11:21.090 --> 00:11:22.160
  • And you're right, so many times
  • 00:11:22.160 --> 00:11:23.160
  • we spend so much time flipping
  • 00:11:23.160 --> 00:11:24.230
  • through social media and getting
  • 00:11:24.230 --> 00:11:26.140
  • on Facebook and we spend all
  • 00:11:26.140 --> 00:11:27.250
  • that time looking for
  • 00:11:27.250 --> 00:11:28.290
  • and he is our guide, right?
  • 00:11:31.190 --> 00:11:33.230
  • It's his voice.
  • 00:11:33.230 --> 00:11:34.230
  • He wants to guide and direct us.
  • 00:11:34.230 --> 00:11:37.100
  • - Priscilla: Yeah, and I think
  • 00:11:37.100 --> 00:11:38.020
  • there's a misconception that the
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:39.230
  • enemy sort of pushes on
  • 00:11:39.230 --> 00:11:41.060
  • individual believers that there
  • 00:11:41.060 --> 00:11:42.290
  • is some special hotline
  • 00:11:42.290 --> 00:11:44.090
  • connection that God has with
  • 00:11:44.090 --> 00:11:45.120
  • some of us that he does not also
  • 00:11:45.120 --> 00:11:46.270
  • offer to everyone.
  • 00:11:46.270 --> 00:11:49.080
  • That if you haven't been to
  • 00:11:49.080 --> 00:11:50.020
  • seminary, that if you're not in
  • 00:11:50.020 --> 00:11:50.290
  • ministry, that if you don't have
  • 00:11:50.290 --> 00:11:52.240
  • this religious, devoted,
  • 00:11:52.240 --> 00:11:54.260
  • elevated life of spirituality,
  • 00:11:54.260 --> 00:11:57.060
  • that you don't also have the
  • 00:11:57.060 --> 00:11:58.090
  • opportunity to hear from God.
  • 00:11:58.090 --> 00:12:00.020
  • But I'm so grateful that it's
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:01.090
  • just--that hearing God is for
  • 00:12:01.090 --> 00:12:02.200
  • regular women.
  • 00:12:02.200 --> 00:12:04.020
  • You know what I mean?
  • 00:12:04.020 --> 00:12:04.290
  • Just housewives and people
  • 00:12:04.290 --> 00:12:06.020
  • trying to fold the laundry and
  • 00:12:06.020 --> 00:12:07.170
  • cook for their kids and figure
  • 00:12:07.170 --> 00:12:09.000
  • out new ways to cook chicken for
  • 00:12:09.000 --> 00:12:10.030
  • dinner.
  • 00:12:10.030 --> 00:12:10.270
  • It's for us, you know, and I'm
  • 00:12:10.270 --> 00:12:12.050
  • so grateful that it's not just
  • 00:12:12.050 --> 00:12:14.100
  • reserved for certain people at
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:15.210
  • certain times but by God's
  • 00:12:15.210 --> 00:12:16.220
  • Spirit we all have access to
  • 00:12:16.220 --> 00:12:17.250
  • hear the Words of God.
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:18.210
  • - Laurie: Because I think I'd
  • 00:12:18.210 --> 00:12:19.150
  • be gooned if that wasn't--if
  • 00:12:19.150 --> 00:12:21.220
  • that wasn't the case.
  • 00:12:21.220 --> 00:12:22.220
  • I think that's probably one of
  • 00:12:22.220 --> 00:12:24.060
  • my most--if anybody--if I could
  • 00:12:27.170 --> 00:12:30.170
  • open my mouth and say anything,
  • 00:12:30.170 --> 00:12:32.020
  • is that God loves you and that
  • 00:12:32.020 --> 00:12:33.250
  • God is there and that God is
  • 00:12:33.250 --> 00:12:35.160
  • with you and the Holy Spirit
  • 00:12:35.160 --> 00:12:36.290
  • never leaves you, he never--you
  • 00:12:36.290 --> 00:12:39.020
  • know, that's my passion if I
  • 00:12:39.020 --> 00:12:40.140
  • ever tell anybody that, is that
  • 00:12:40.140 --> 00:12:43.040
  • it's not just for the guy that's
  • 00:12:43.040 --> 00:12:44.220
  • up on the pulpit, you know,
  • 00:12:44.220 --> 00:12:46.100
  • preaching or--that it's just for
  • 00:12:46.100 --> 00:12:48.110
  • us no matter where we are, no
  • 00:12:48.110 --> 00:12:49.180
  • matter--for all, no matter what.
  • 00:12:49.180 --> 00:12:51.200
  • But, okay, how did you start
  • 00:12:51.200 --> 00:12:53.260
  • doing the kid stuff?
  • 00:12:53.260 --> 00:12:55.120
  • When did that take place?
  • 00:12:55.120 --> 00:12:56.290
  • - Priscilla: You know what, it
  • 00:12:56.290 --> 00:12:57.260
  • started about 6 years ago now.
  • 00:12:57.260 --> 00:12:59.090
  • I was making scrambled eggs in
  • 00:12:59.090 --> 00:13:01.100
  • the morning as you do--as you
  • 00:13:01.100 --> 00:13:02.230
  • do, that's right.
  • 00:13:02.230 --> 00:13:04.150
  • My 4-year-old at the time was
  • 00:13:04.150 --> 00:13:05.270
  • already sitting down eating his
  • 00:13:05.270 --> 00:13:06.270
  • plate.
  • 00:13:06.270 --> 00:13:07.180
  • I was finishing up another
  • 00:13:07.180 --> 00:13:08.080
  • plate.
  • 00:13:08.080 --> 00:13:08.270
  • And my 4-year-old said, while my
  • 00:13:08.270 --> 00:13:10.180
  • back was turned to him, he said,
  • 00:13:10.180 --> 00:13:12.090
  • "Mom, will I ever be in a
  • 00:13:12.090 --> 00:13:13.110
  • battle?"
  • 00:13:13.110 --> 00:13:14.270
  • And I just said, "What, babe?"
  • 00:13:14.270 --> 00:13:17.180
  • He said, "Will I ever be in a
  • 00:13:17.180 --> 00:13:18.140
  • battle, like with Satan?"
  • 00:13:18.140 --> 00:13:20.160
  • And I--it's one of those
  • 00:13:20.160 --> 00:13:21.160
  • questions where you kind of turn
  • 00:13:21.160 --> 00:13:22.130
  • around and go, "Now, what?
  • 00:13:22.130 --> 00:13:23.210
  • What were you dreaming about
  • 00:13:23.210 --> 00:13:24.190
  • last night?
  • 00:13:24.190 --> 00:13:25.150
  • You know, where did that come
  • 00:13:25.150 --> 00:13:26.100
  • from?"
  • 00:13:26.100 --> 00:13:27.000
  • And so it startled me but I just
  • 00:13:27.000 --> 00:13:28.010
  • kinda turned round and he had
  • 00:13:28.010 --> 00:13:29.070
  • this innocent wide-eyed look
  • 00:13:29.070 --> 00:13:31.270
  • that he was very serious.
  • 00:13:31.270 --> 00:13:33.000
  • He wanted to know the answer to
  • 00:13:33.000 --> 00:13:33.220
  • that question.
  • 00:13:33.220 --> 00:13:34.180
  • So I took the opportunity, after
  • 00:13:34.180 --> 00:13:35.270
  • praying really quickly and
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:37.140
  • saying, "How do I answer this,
  • 00:13:37.140 --> 00:13:38.100
  • Lord?"
  • 00:13:38.100 --> 00:13:39.050
  • I just said, "You know,
  • 00:13:39.050 --> 00:13:39.280
  • actually, babe, you are in a
  • 00:13:39.280 --> 00:13:41.130
  • battle with the enemy every
  • 00:13:41.130 --> 00:13:43.050
  • single day.
  • 00:13:43.050 --> 00:13:43.280
  • You know that tug that you feel
  • 00:13:43.280 --> 00:13:45.110
  • on the inside to engage in
  • 00:13:45.110 --> 00:13:46.160
  • something maybe you shouldn't,
  • 00:13:46.160 --> 00:13:47.190
  • to say something to be mean,
  • 00:13:47.190 --> 00:13:49.070
  • to--and then you feel that pull
  • 00:13:49.070 --> 00:13:50.220
  • back and forth about whether or
  • 00:13:50.220 --> 00:13:51.170
  • not to do it.
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:52.100
  • That's the war."
  • 00:13:52.100 --> 00:13:53.290
  • And then by this time, his
  • 00:13:53.290 --> 00:13:54.230
  • 6-year-old brother comes around.
  • 00:13:54.230 --> 00:13:55.210
  • The baby, at the time, was in
  • 00:13:55.210 --> 00:13:57.050
  • the crib.
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  • I mean, he's, like, little teeny
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:13:58.200
  • bit.
  • 00:13:58.200 --> 00:13:59.140
  • And I said, "Guys, you do know
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:00.290
  • you have invisible armor,
  • 00:14:00.290 --> 00:14:02.060
  • right?"
  • 00:14:02.060 --> 00:14:02.240
  • And to a 4-year-old and a
  • 00:14:02.240 --> 00:14:03.160
  • 6-year-old boy, hearing that
  • 00:14:03.160 --> 00:14:04.180
  • they have--they've got a sword,
  • 00:14:04.180 --> 00:14:06.150
  • what?
  • 00:14:06.150 --> 00:14:07.190
  • There's a helmet available?
  • 00:14:07.190 --> 00:14:09.190
  • So I just started and we started
  • 00:14:09.190 --> 00:14:10.210
  • memorizing Ephesians chapter 6.
  • 00:14:10.210 --> 00:14:13.120
  • And so as I was looking at how
  • 00:14:13.120 --> 00:14:15.130
  • engaged they were in this idea
  • 00:14:15.130 --> 00:14:17.200
  • that there's a spiritual battle
  • 00:14:17.200 --> 00:14:19.090
  • and that they're engaged in it
  • 00:14:19.090 --> 00:14:20.140
  • every single day, as a mom who's
  • 00:14:20.140 --> 00:14:22.080
  • hoping her boys will love to
  • 00:14:22.080 --> 00:14:23.110
  • read, I thought to myself,
  • 00:14:23.110 --> 00:14:25.030
  • "Wouldn't it be great if there
  • 00:14:25.030 --> 00:14:26.030
  • was an adventure series that
  • 00:14:26.030 --> 00:14:28.060
  • really was all about fiction,
  • 00:14:28.060 --> 00:14:29.280
  • all about some kids who discover
  • 00:14:29.280 --> 00:14:32.040
  • that there is an invisible realm
  • 00:14:32.040 --> 00:14:34.060
  • and that in this invisible realm
  • 00:14:34.060 --> 00:14:35.150
  • they meet a guide.
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  • This guide shows them and gives
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:38.070
  • them access to the armor that
  • 00:14:38.070 --> 00:14:40.010
  • they have available to them to
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:41.150
  • defeat the enemy there and that
  • 00:14:41.150 --> 00:14:43.030
  • the victories they experience
  • 00:14:43.030 --> 00:14:44.130
  • there in Aoratos, which is a
  • 00:14:44.130 --> 00:14:45.260
  • Greek word for invisible, that
  • 00:14:45.260 --> 00:14:48.130
  • the victory they experience
  • 00:14:48.130 --> 00:14:49.220
  • there translates to their
  • 00:14:49.220 --> 00:14:50.280
  • experiences on earth.
  • 00:14:50.280 --> 00:14:52.100
  • If they can just learn how to
  • 00:14:52.100 --> 00:14:53.160
  • get victory there, they'll
  • 00:14:53.160 --> 00:14:55.040
  • experience victory here."
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:56.250
  • And so I just started crafting
  • 00:14:56.250 --> 00:14:58.110
  • these chapters for my boys and I
  • 00:14:58.110 --> 00:14:59.290
  • would read it to them before bed
  • 00:14:59.290 --> 00:15:01.080
  • and craft these characters and I
  • 00:15:01.080 --> 00:15:03.200
  • sort of based the characters off
  • 00:15:03.200 --> 00:15:04.230
  • of my boys and nieces and
  • 00:15:04.230 --> 00:15:05.280
  • nephews and I didn't intend to
  • 00:15:05.280 --> 00:15:08.020
  • write them for publishing.
  • 00:15:08.020 --> 00:15:09.080
  • I was just writing 'em to read
  • 00:15:09.080 --> 00:15:10.020
  • to my boys.
  • 00:15:10.020 --> 00:15:11.070
  • So that we'd have something to
  • 00:15:11.070 --> 00:15:12.010
  • read together and so here's 6
  • 00:15:12.010 --> 00:15:13.170
  • years later, we have "The Prince
  • 00:15:13.170 --> 00:15:15.100
  • Warrior" series and it's for
  • 00:15:15.100 --> 00:15:16.130
  • prince and princesses alike who
  • 00:15:16.140 --> 00:15:19.140
  • just want to learn how to arm
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:21.040
  • themselves to stand firm against
  • 00:15:21.040 --> 00:15:22.120
  • the schemes of the enemy.
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  • - Holly: It's so good.
  • 00:15:23.180 --> 00:15:25.010
  • I actually can't wait to--
  • 00:15:25.010 --> 00:15:27.010
  • - Laurie: Read those to Jordan.
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:30.050
  • - Holly: Well, no.
  • 00:15:30.050 --> 00:15:31.220
  • - Priscilla: Thirty-year-old
  • 00:15:31.220 --> 00:15:32.130
  • Jordan.
  • 00:15:32.130 --> 00:15:33.030
  • - Holly: Yeah, probably not.
  • 00:15:33.030 --> 00:15:34.020
  • But--
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:34.250
  • - Priscilla: 'Cause Jordan
  • 00:15:34.250 --> 00:15:35.160
  • might like those.
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:36.190
  • He might like 'em.
  • 00:15:36.190 --> 00:15:37.090
  • - Holly: You never know.
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:38.070
  • But I just have so many young
  • 00:15:38.070 --> 00:15:39.130
  • people in my world, I just think
  • 00:15:39.130 --> 00:15:42.110
  • it's--well, personally, I
  • 00:15:42.110 --> 00:15:44.280
  • love--it's, like, why I love
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:47.180
  • C.S. Lewis 'cause he
  • 00:15:47.180 --> 00:15:48.210
  • could--fiction that actually
  • 00:15:48.210 --> 00:15:50.180
  • could make the point.
  • 00:15:50.180 --> 00:15:52.070
  • I just feel like I learn so much
  • 00:15:52.070 --> 00:15:53.120
  • from that, almost more than
  • 00:15:53.120 --> 00:15:55.180
  • somebody teaching--
  • 00:15:55.180 --> 00:15:56.270
  • - Priscilla: That's right.
  • 00:15:56.270 --> 00:15:57.190
  • - Holly: Do you know, like?
  • 00:15:57.190 --> 00:15:58.090
  • Have someone who's telling the
  • 00:15:58.090 --> 00:15:59.000
  • story and I just--
  • 00:15:59.000 --> 00:15:59.230
  • - Priscilla: And my goal was to
  • 00:15:59.230 --> 00:16:00.170
  • give organic opportunity for
  • 00:16:00.170 --> 00:16:01.160
  • there to be a conversation
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:02.210
  • between a, you know, a
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:03.240
  • 10-year-old and their mom or a
  • 00:16:03.240 --> 00:16:05.000
  • 10-year-old and their dad about
  • 00:16:05.000 --> 00:16:05.290
  • something they read and it just
  • 00:16:05.290 --> 00:16:07.010
  • hinted at something that caused
  • 00:16:07.010 --> 00:16:08.240
  • a spiritual interest to be
  • 00:16:08.240 --> 00:16:10.150
  • piqued.
  • 00:16:10.150 --> 00:16:11.220
  • That opens the door for this
  • 00:16:11.220 --> 00:16:12.200
  • conversation about spiritual
  • 00:16:12.200 --> 00:16:13.280
  • things with their parents.
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:15.130
  • - Laurie: It's kind of the way
  • 00:16:15.130 --> 00:16:16.100
  • Jesus told stories.
  • 00:16:16.100 --> 00:16:17.130
  • Nudged them towards receptive--
  • 00:16:17.130 --> 00:16:19.280
  • - Priscilla: That's right.
  • 00:16:19.280 --> 00:16:20.210
  • So the theological principles
  • 00:16:20.210 --> 00:16:22.020
  • are just all tucked in there
  • 00:16:22.020 --> 00:16:23.050
  • somewhere.
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:24.050
  • We actually decided on
  • 00:16:24.050 --> 00:16:24.290
  • theprincewarriors.com, what we
  • 00:16:24.290 --> 00:16:26.290
  • did is we have this little
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:28.010
  • button called "secrets," so that
  • 00:16:28.010 --> 00:16:30.010
  • a parent or kid can click on
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:31.210
  • secrets and actually see what
  • 00:16:31.210 --> 00:16:33.080
  • the theological secrets are that
  • 00:16:33.080 --> 00:16:34.180
  • are tucked in each chapter.
  • 00:16:34.180 --> 00:16:36.190
  • So if a parent hadn't read the
  • 00:16:36.190 --> 00:16:37.190
  • whole thing but they just wanna
  • 00:16:37.190 --> 00:16:38.210
  • go in there and they know their
  • 00:16:38.210 --> 00:16:39.180
  • kid's on chapter 2, book 2, they
  • 00:16:39.180 --> 00:16:41.070
  • can go in there and see what the
  • 00:16:41.070 --> 00:16:42.060
  • secrets are and then bring it up
  • 00:16:42.060 --> 00:16:43.150
  • at dinner and say, "Hey, when
  • 00:16:43.150 --> 00:16:44.220
  • you read this, what do you think
  • 00:16:44.220 --> 00:16:46.030
  • that meant?"
  • 00:16:46.030 --> 00:16:46.280
  • So we just are trying to stir
  • 00:16:46.280 --> 00:16:47.270
  • the conversation a little bit.
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:49.190
  • - Laurie: That's so cool.
  • 00:16:49.190 --> 00:16:50.160
  • - Holly: That's awesome.
  • 00:16:50.160 --> 00:16:51.100
  • - Laurie: Okay, so a few months
  • 00:16:51.100 --> 00:16:52.290
  • ago, we were at Bishop Jakes'
  • 00:16:52.290 --> 00:16:54.100
  • church and you got the big honor
  • 00:16:54.250 --> 00:16:57.250
  • there.
  • 00:16:57.250 --> 00:16:58.240
  • - Priscilla: They are beautiful
  • 00:16:58.240 --> 00:16:59.170
  • people, aren't they?
  • 00:16:59.170 --> 00:17:00.140
  • - Laurie: Aren't they amazing?
  • 00:17:00.140 --> 00:17:01.110
  • And my mother-in-law got the
  • 00:17:01.110 --> 00:17:02.110
  • lifetime achievement and so you
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:06.260
  • had your kids with you, your
  • 00:17:06.260 --> 00:17:08.130
  • boys.
  • 00:17:08.130 --> 00:17:09.100
  • Three beautiful boys, by the
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:10.110
  • way.
  • 00:17:10.110 --> 00:17:11.100
  • - Priscilla: They are giant
  • 00:17:11.100 --> 00:17:12.000
  • boys.
  • 00:17:12.000 --> 00:17:12.140
  • - Laurie: Giant boys.
  • 00:17:12.140 --> 00:17:13.030
  • - Holly: They are giant.
  • 00:17:13.030 --> 00:17:13.220
  • I mean, I just remember them
  • 00:17:13.220 --> 00:17:14.120
  • from being little.
  • 00:17:14.120 --> 00:17:15.000
  • - Laurie: Gianter every day.
  • 00:17:15.000 --> 00:17:15.270
  • - Priscilla: No, Holly, they're
  • 00:17:15.270 --> 00:17:16.210
  • so big.
  • 00:17:16.210 --> 00:17:18.060
  • - Laurie: But you--something
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:20.060
  • that touched me so much during
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:21.250
  • that is that you started telling
  • 00:17:21.250 --> 00:17:24.070
  • the audience what you speak over
  • 00:17:24.070 --> 00:17:27.070
  • your kids.
  • 00:17:27.070 --> 00:17:28.140
  • So just talk about that.
  • 00:17:28.140 --> 00:17:29.100
  • Did your parents do that to you
  • 00:17:30.130 --> 00:17:33.130
  • like that or was it just
  • 00:17:33.130 --> 00:17:34.210
  • something that you thought--
  • 00:17:35.000 --> 00:17:38.000
  • - Priscilla: I'm trying to
  • 00:17:38.000 --> 00:17:38.220
  • think of exactly why I started
  • 00:17:38.220 --> 00:17:40.010
  • doing that, what the specific
  • 00:17:40.010 --> 00:17:41.070
  • reason was.
  • 00:17:41.070 --> 00:17:42.040
  • I don't know that I can
  • 00:17:42.040 --> 00:17:42.280
  • remember.
  • 00:17:42.280 --> 00:17:43.210
  • I just thought, "This is my
  • 00:17:43.210 --> 00:17:45.150
  • opportunity to get something
  • 00:17:45.150 --> 00:17:46.170
  • Get a message stuck in their
  • 00:17:48.230 --> 00:17:50.200
  • head."
  • 00:17:50.200 --> 00:17:51.210
  • - Laurie: The time is right.
  • 00:17:51.210 --> 00:17:52.150
  • - Priscilla: The time is right!
  • 00:17:52.150 --> 00:17:53.080
  • This is my opportunity, you
  • 00:17:53.080 --> 00:17:54.050
  • know, while I have an audience
  • 00:17:54.050 --> 00:17:55.090
  • with them.
  • 00:17:55.090 --> 00:17:56.100
  • - Holly: While they're here and
  • 00:17:56.100 --> 00:17:57.040
  • listening with me.
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:57.240
  • - Priscilla: That's right, I'm
  • 00:17:57.240 --> 00:17:58.160
  • gonna get this soundtrack stuck
  • 00:17:58.160 --> 00:17:59.150
  • in their head 'cause I know the
  • 00:17:59.150 --> 00:18:00.220
  • enemy's coming after them.
  • 00:18:00.220 --> 00:18:02.020
  • I know that he's gonna try to
  • 00:18:02.020 --> 00:18:03.170
  • make them feel insecure and
  • 00:18:03.170 --> 00:18:04.210
  • discouraged and overwhelmed and
  • 00:18:04.210 --> 00:18:05.280
  • frustrated and like they're
  • 00:18:05.280 --> 00:18:07.110
  • ill-equipped to do whatever God
  • 00:18:07.110 --> 00:18:08.190
  • has for them.
  • 00:18:08.190 --> 00:18:09.190
  • So I have literally said nearly
  • 00:18:09.190 --> 00:18:11.020
  • the same thing to them for years
  • 00:18:11.020 --> 00:18:12.220
  • and years every morning.
  • 00:18:12.220 --> 00:18:14.190
  • They know what's coming.
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:15.260
  • I say, "Boys, look at Mama in
  • 00:18:15.260 --> 00:18:17.020
  • the eyes," and they all go,
  • 00:18:17.020 --> 00:18:18.120
  • "Ugh."
  • 00:18:18.120 --> 00:18:19.180
  • - Holly: And they love it and
  • 00:18:19.180 --> 00:18:20.090
  • they just don't let you know
  • 00:18:20.090 --> 00:18:21.040
  • that.
  • 00:18:21.040 --> 00:18:21.220
  • - Priscilla: Is that what's
  • 00:18:21.220 --> 00:18:22.120
  • happening, Holly?
  • 00:18:22.120 --> 00:18:23.010
  • - Laurie: Oh yes.
  • 00:18:23.010 --> 00:18:23.230
  • - Priscilla: Okay, I hope so.
  • 00:18:23.230 --> 00:18:24.230
  • - Laurie: They'll tell this
  • 00:18:24.230 --> 00:18:25.150
  • story.
  • 00:18:25.150 --> 00:18:26.050
  • Forty years from now, they'll be
  • 00:18:26.050 --> 00:18:27.010
  • sitting here on this set,
  • 00:18:27.010 --> 00:18:28.170
  • talking about that.
  • 00:18:28.170 --> 00:18:29.180
  • - Priscilla: They'd better rise
  • 00:18:29.180 --> 00:18:30.150
  • up and call me blessed,
  • 00:18:30.150 --> 00:18:31.180
  • that's what they'd better do.
  • 00:18:31.180 --> 00:18:34.080
  • - Laurie: They probably--
  • 00:18:34.080 --> 00:18:35.050
  • you will.
  • 00:18:35.050 --> 00:18:35.290
  • You will rise up and call me
  • 00:18:35.290 --> 00:18:36.260
  • blessed.
  • 00:18:36.260 --> 00:18:39.120
  • - Priscilla: But I do.
  • 00:18:39.120 --> 00:18:40.000
  • I just look at them and I say,
  • 00:18:40.000 --> 00:18:41.030
  • character and honesty.
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:45.060
  • You will be a blessing to your
  • 00:18:45.060 --> 00:18:46.030
  • teacher today.
  • 00:18:46.030 --> 00:18:46.280
  • You will be a blessing to your
  • 00:18:46.280 --> 00:18:47.220
  • friends.
  • 00:18:47.220 --> 00:18:48.160
  • You will love the Lord your God
  • 00:18:48.160 --> 00:18:49.130
  • with all your heart, with all
  • 00:18:49.130 --> 00:18:50.190
  • your soul, and with all your
  • 00:18:50.190 --> 00:18:51.140
  • strength.
  • 00:18:51.140 --> 00:18:52.100
  • You will put on the full armor
  • 00:18:52.100 --> 00:18:53.220
  • of God so that you can stand
  • 00:18:53.220 --> 00:18:54.260
  • firm against the schemes of the
  • 00:18:54.260 --> 00:18:56.010
  • devil.
  • 00:18:56.010 --> 00:18:56.230
  • You will have the praises of the
  • 00:18:56.230 --> 00:18:58.000
  • Lord in your mouth all day long
  • 00:18:58.000 --> 00:19:00.110
  • so that you can speak well over
  • 00:19:00.110 --> 00:19:01.200
  • those who are near you.
  • 00:19:01.200 --> 00:19:03.070
  • You are the head, you are not
  • 00:19:03.070 --> 00:19:04.100
  • the tail.
  • 00:19:04.100 --> 00:19:05.040
  • You are above, you are not
  • 00:19:05.040 --> 00:19:06.020
  • beneath.
  • 00:19:06.020 --> 00:19:06.260
  • You are a leader, you are not a
  • 00:19:06.260 --> 00:19:07.280
  • follower.
  • 00:19:07.280 --> 00:19:09.100
  • And you will love the Lord your
  • 00:19:09.100 --> 00:19:10.110
  • God all of your days."
  • 00:19:10.110 --> 00:19:11.230
  • And about halfway through that,
  • 00:19:11.230 --> 00:19:13.020
  • they start going, "You will love
  • 00:19:13.020 --> 00:19:14.140
  • the Lord your God."
  • 00:19:14.140 --> 00:19:17.080
  • So they're moaning about it but
  • 00:19:17.080 --> 00:19:18.270
  • the fact that they can repeat it
  • 00:19:18.270 --> 00:19:20.020
  • back to me means that it's
  • 00:19:20.020 --> 00:19:21.270
  • getting in them, you know?
  • 00:19:21.270 --> 00:19:23.050
  • - Holly: I remember one time
  • 00:19:23.050 --> 00:19:24.090
  • when, just with Paris, what she
  • 00:19:24.090 --> 00:19:26.260
  • would hear from me often and the
  • 00:19:26.260 --> 00:19:28.060
  • phrase I would use is, "You're
  • 00:19:28.060 --> 00:19:29.230
  • the love beyond measure,
  • 00:19:29.230 --> 00:19:30.200
  • daughter of the King."
  • 00:19:30.200 --> 00:19:31.220
  • So I talk about that.
  • 00:19:31.220 --> 00:19:33.150
  • And so, you know, and put that
  • 00:19:33.150 --> 00:19:34.240
  • in the middle of sentences all
  • 00:19:34.240 --> 00:19:35.190
  • the time.
  • 00:19:35.190 --> 00:19:36.120
  • And then one time I overheard
  • 00:19:36.120 --> 00:19:37.060
  • her on the phone with her little
  • 00:19:37.060 --> 00:19:38.030
  • friend and there was this
  • 00:19:38.030 --> 00:19:39.080
  • emotional thing happening.
  • 00:19:39.080 --> 00:19:40.260
  • She goes, "No, you're--you are
  • 00:19:40.260 --> 00:19:42.110
  • the love beyond measure,
  • 00:19:42.110 --> 00:19:43.200
  • daughter of a King, do you know
  • 00:19:43.200 --> 00:19:44.280
  • that?"
  • 00:19:44.280 --> 00:19:45.290
  • And so I was just like, "Yes!"
  • 00:19:45.290 --> 00:19:48.200
  • - Priscilla: That's right.
  • 00:19:48.200 --> 00:19:49.230
  • That's--those are small little
  • 00:19:49.230 --> 00:19:50.190
  • victories, aren't they, when--
  • 00:19:50.190 --> 00:19:51.170
  • - Holly: Yes, listen.
  • 00:19:51.170 --> 00:19:52.110
  • Because there's a lot of stuff
  • 00:19:52.110 --> 00:19:53.040
  • you go through and so you have
  • 00:19:53.040 --> 00:19:54.050
  • to celebrate the victories.
  • 00:19:54.050 --> 00:19:55.200
  • - Priscilla: That's right, I
  • 00:19:55.200 --> 00:19:56.190
  • know.
  • 00:19:56.190 --> 00:19:57.190
  • So now that they're, you know,
  • 00:19:57.190 --> 00:19:58.190
  • they're older now and so I've
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:20:00.040
  • just printed it up actually.
  • 00:20:00.040 --> 00:20:02.020
  • I printed up unique ones that I
  • 00:20:02.020 --> 00:20:03.000
  • can start to see little ways
  • 00:20:03.000 --> 00:20:04.080
  • that the enemy might wanna take
  • 00:20:04.080 --> 00:20:05.050
  • advantage of a vulnerability
  • 00:20:05.050 --> 00:20:06.030
  • here or a fear here or an
  • 00:20:06.030 --> 00:20:07.090
  • insecurity there so I just wrote
  • 00:20:07.090 --> 00:20:09.020
  • up a little list for each one
  • 00:20:09.020 --> 00:20:10.030
  • and I have 'em posted on
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  • the--our house is really tiny so
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:13.110
  • they're right there in the
  • 00:20:13.110 --> 00:20:14.070
  • hallway, posted on the little
  • 00:20:14.070 --> 00:20:15.030
  • closet door.
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  • And every morning, I still say
  • 00:20:16.110 --> 00:20:17.180
  • my part to them but they have to
  • 00:20:17.180 --> 00:20:18.170
  • go read their own out loud so
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  • that I can hear it but also so
  • 00:20:21.120 --> 00:20:22.220
  • that they can hear it.
  • 00:20:22.220 --> 00:20:24.130
  • And so they read their own every
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  • single day.
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  • I'm like, "This is my--this is
  • 00:20:26.140 --> 00:20:27.080
  • my chance to put as much in them
  • 00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:29.090
  • as I can."
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  • - Laurie: Do you have that
  • 00:20:30.080 --> 00:20:30.290
  • posted on your website or
  • 00:20:30.290 --> 00:20:31.230
  • anything that people can go
  • 00:20:31.230 --> 00:20:32.130
  • and--
  • 00:20:32.130 --> 00:20:33.020
  • - Priscilla: Do you know what?
  • 00:20:33.020 --> 00:20:33.240
  • I wrote a blog post about it a
  • 00:20:33.240 --> 00:20:34.150
  • while back.
  • 00:20:34.150 --> 00:20:35.010
  • I'll have to--so, it's there.
  • 00:20:35.010 --> 00:20:36.150
  • It is there but I'll repost it
  • 00:20:36.150 --> 00:20:37.100
  • again.
  • 00:20:37.100 --> 00:20:38.020
  • - Laurie: Jerry, could you get
  • 00:20:38.020 --> 00:20:39.170
  • on that.
  • 00:20:39.170 --> 00:20:40.170
  • - Holly: Make it happen.
  • 00:20:40.170 --> 00:20:41.270
  • - Priscilla: We'll repost that
  • 00:20:41.270 --> 00:20:42.230
  • so that it's--yeah.
  • 00:20:42.230 --> 00:20:43.280
  • - Laurie: Yeah, people could
  • 00:20:43.280 --> 00:20:44.190
  • print that out and put that and
  • 00:20:44.190 --> 00:20:45.110
  • say that.
  • 00:20:45.110 --> 00:20:45.230
  • - Priscilla: That's a great
  • 00:20:45.230 --> 00:20:46.130
  • idea.
  • 00:20:46.130 --> 00:20:47.030
  • - Laurie: I love that.
  • 00:20:47.030 --> 00:20:47.250
  • - Holly: And I love that
  • 00:20:47.250 --> 00:20:48.140
  • actually that they--you have
  • 00:20:48.140 --> 00:20:49.270
  • them say some things because,
  • 00:20:49.270 --> 00:20:52.060
  • right, you know, faith comes by
  • 00:20:52.060 --> 00:20:53.100
  • hearing.
  • 00:20:53.100 --> 00:20:54.070
  • And you have to hear sometimes
  • 00:20:54.070 --> 00:20:56.180
  • from your own mouth.
  • 00:20:56.180 --> 00:20:59.070
  • I actually remember when I was
  • 00:20:59.070 --> 00:21:00.220
  • dealing with cancer that I could
  • 00:21:01.130 --> 00:21:04.130
  • read the healing Scriptures but
  • 00:21:04.130 --> 00:21:06.250
  • there's something about saying
  • 00:21:06.250 --> 00:21:08.090
  • them out loud and saying them
  • 00:21:08.090 --> 00:21:10.090
  • louder than the fear in my own
  • 00:21:10.090 --> 00:21:12.180
  • head, right?
  • 00:21:12.180 --> 00:21:13.240
  • Because the fear in my head was
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:15.120
  • big.
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:16.290
  • And so saying it louder and so
  • 00:21:16.290 --> 00:21:18.050
  • there's just something about
  • 00:21:18.050 --> 00:21:19.110
  • finding a promise and I know
  • 00:21:19.110 --> 00:21:21.190
  • there are people watching and
  • 00:21:21.190 --> 00:21:22.170
  • you're in the middle of your own
  • 00:21:22.170 --> 00:21:24.220
  • situation and so it's worth it
  • 00:21:24.220 --> 00:21:27.040
  • to do the work to find the
  • 00:21:27.040 --> 00:21:28.280
  • promise that speaks to your
  • 00:21:28.280 --> 00:21:30.020
  • situation.
  • 00:21:30.020 --> 00:21:31.140
  • And underline it, certainly, but
  • 00:21:31.210 --> 00:21:34.210
  • take a moment and shout it.
  • 00:21:34.210 --> 00:21:36.290
  • Shout it.
  • 00:21:36.290 --> 00:21:38.170
  • Shout it loud because fear--fear
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:40.200
  • can over--you know, can try to
  • 00:21:40.200 --> 00:21:42.170
  • overtake it but you just speak
  • 00:21:42.170 --> 00:21:44.080
  • his truth louder.
  • 00:21:44.080 --> 00:21:45.060
  • So I love the fact that you have
  • 00:21:45.060 --> 00:21:46.000
  • your boys speak it out loud.
  • 00:21:46.000 --> 00:21:47.290
  • - Priscilla: And not to mention
  • 00:21:47.290 --> 00:21:48.210
  • the fact, Holly, that the enemy
  • 00:21:48.210 --> 00:21:49.240
  • does not know what we are
  • 00:21:49.240 --> 00:21:50.250
  • thinking but he sure enough will
  • 00:21:50.250 --> 00:21:51.250
  • hear what you're saying.
  • 00:21:51.250 --> 00:21:53.100
  • And so when we speak God's Word
  • 00:21:53.100 --> 00:21:54.210
  • into the atmosphere, we're
  • 00:21:54.210 --> 00:21:56.220
  • actually clothing ourselves in
  • 00:21:56.220 --> 00:21:58.290
  • the promises of God.
  • 00:21:58.290 --> 00:22:00.200
  • It's almost like it becomes a
  • 00:22:00.200 --> 00:22:02.020
  • fortified shelter against the
  • 00:22:02.020 --> 00:22:04.100
  • attacks of the enemy because God
  • 00:22:04.100 --> 00:22:05.210
  • watches over his Word to perform
  • 00:22:05.210 --> 00:22:07.100
  • it.
  • 00:22:07.100 --> 00:22:08.090
  • So we can either give the enemy
  • 00:22:08.090 --> 00:22:09.180
  • ammunition with negativity and
  • 00:22:09.180 --> 00:22:10.270
  • complaining and speaking,
  • 00:22:10.270 --> 00:22:12.210
  • basically, collaborating with
  • 00:22:12.210 --> 00:22:14.180
  • his attempts to drag us down.
  • 00:22:14.180 --> 00:22:16.150
  • Or we can go ahead and just
  • 00:22:16.150 --> 00:22:17.160
  • speak the promises of God and
  • 00:22:17.160 --> 00:22:19.090
  • let the enemy know we're not
  • 00:22:19.090 --> 00:22:20.120
  • just gonna let him just waltz in
  • 00:22:20.120 --> 00:22:21.250
  • here and take advantage of us.
  • 00:22:21.250 --> 00:22:23.230
  • We're gonna put up a fight
  • 00:22:23.230 --> 00:22:24.230
  • 'cause we're gonna stand firm on
  • 00:22:24.230 --> 00:22:26.010
  • what our God says.
  • 00:22:26.010 --> 00:22:27.010
  • - Holly: But it's so--it's good
  • 00:22:27.010 --> 00:22:28.260
  • that you put it that way 'cause
  • 00:22:28.260 --> 00:22:29.200
  • to be honest, there are times
  • 00:22:29.200 --> 00:22:30.200
  • when it's so much easier to
  • 00:22:30.200 --> 00:22:31.140
  • complain.
  • 00:22:31.140 --> 00:22:32.170
  • - Priscilla: Oh, I mean, c'mon.
  • 00:22:32.170 --> 00:22:33.160
  • - Holly: Right?
  • 00:22:33.160 --> 00:22:34.150
  • - Laurie: Wallow in it.
  • 00:22:34.150 --> 00:22:35.060
  • - Holly: Wallow in it.
  • 00:22:35.060 --> 00:22:35.250
  • And I was--
  • 00:22:35.250 --> 00:22:36.140
  • - Priscilla: Have a pity party
  • 00:22:36.140 --> 00:22:37.060
  • and invite friends to come and
  • 00:22:37.060 --> 00:22:38.140
  • join you.
  • 00:22:38.140 --> 00:22:39.180
  • - Holly: I'll bring the coffee,
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:40.100
  • you bring the chocolate.
  • 00:22:40.100 --> 00:22:41.290
  • David said, you know, "I
  • 00:22:41.290 --> 00:22:43.070
  • complained and my spirit was
  • 00:22:43.070 --> 00:22:44.120
  • overwhelmed," right?
  • 00:22:44.120 --> 00:22:46.090
  • So we get overwhelmed because we
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:48.110
  • complain.
  • 00:22:48.110 --> 00:22:49.120
  • But it's--complaining is so
  • 00:22:49.120 --> 00:22:50.200
  • easy.
  • 00:22:50.200 --> 00:22:53.200
  • - Priscilla: It's intrinsic.
  • 00:22:53.200 --> 00:22:54.230
  • It's so easier just to focus on
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:56.060
  • me and the bad and the more we
  • 00:22:56.060 --> 00:22:58.270
  • do, the bigger the problems
  • 00:22:58.270 --> 00:23:00.100
  • become.
  • 00:23:00.100 --> 00:23:01.060
  • Whatever you give your attention
  • 00:23:01.060 --> 00:23:02.020
  • to--
  • 00:23:02.020 --> 00:23:02.290
  • - Holly: And then you try--then
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:04.020
  • other people--you want other
  • 00:23:04.020 --> 00:23:04.270
  • people to join your complaining.
  • 00:23:04.270 --> 00:23:06.030
  • Yeah, it doesn't actually help
  • 00:23:06.030 --> 00:23:07.080
  • anything, so.
  • 00:23:07.080 --> 00:23:08.140
  • - Priscilla: And then we get
  • 00:23:08.140 --> 00:23:09.050
  • mad at the friends who won't
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:09.260
  • join us.
  • 00:23:09.260 --> 00:23:10.240
  • We don't even wanna be your
  • 00:23:10.240 --> 00:23:11.170
  • friends anymore.
  • 00:23:11.170 --> 00:23:12.150
  • - Holly: No, exactly.
  • 00:23:12.150 --> 00:23:13.060
  • You're not gonna feel bad for
  • 00:23:13.060 --> 00:23:13.270
  • me?
  • 00:23:13.270 --> 00:23:14.150
  • Goodbye.
  • 00:23:14.150 --> 00:23:15.120
  • - Laurie: Well, you know,
  • 00:23:15.120 --> 00:23:16.060
  • I--it's like a marriage.
  • 00:23:16.060 --> 00:23:17.150
  • I--a marriage that was actually
  • 00:23:17.150 --> 00:23:19.280
  • close to us for a while.
  • 00:23:19.280 --> 00:23:22.160
  • One day, the girl said to me,
  • 00:23:22.160 --> 00:23:24.220
  • she said, "You know, it's really
  • 00:23:24.220 --> 00:23:25.190
  • hard being around other good
  • 00:23:25.190 --> 00:23:27.000
  • marriages 'cause ours is so
  • 00:23:27.000 --> 00:23:28.270
  • bad."
  • 00:23:28.270 --> 00:23:29.180
  • And I was, like, "Hello?
  • 00:23:29.180 --> 00:23:32.010
  • You need to be around good
  • 00:23:32.010 --> 00:23:33.220
  • marriages."
  • 00:23:33.220 --> 00:23:34.280
  • - Holly: Isn't that
  • 00:23:34.280 --> 00:23:35.190
  • interesting?
  • 00:23:35.190 --> 00:23:36.130
  • - Laurie: It was easier for her
  • 00:23:36.130 --> 00:23:37.160
  • to be around bad marriages so we
  • 00:23:37.160 --> 00:23:39.200
  • had to break fellowship.
  • 00:23:39.200 --> 00:23:42.110
  • - Priscilla: She must think she
  • 00:23:42.110 --> 00:23:43.030
  • felt a lot just, like, a lot of
  • 00:23:43.030 --> 00:23:44.020
  • judgment.
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:46.080
  • - Laurie: I think some of that
  • 00:23:46.080 --> 00:23:47.120
  • was part of it but maybe a lot
  • 00:23:47.120 --> 00:23:48.200
  • of jealousy.
  • 00:23:48.200 --> 00:23:49.220
  • - Priscilla: Yeah, yeah.
  • 00:23:49.220 --> 00:23:51.060
  • - Laurie: You know, 'cause you
  • 00:23:51.060 --> 00:23:51.280
  • had a good one and we don't have
  • 00:23:51.280 --> 00:23:53.140
  • so it's really hard to be around
  • 00:23:53.140 --> 00:23:54.280
  • the good ones, you know?
  • 00:23:54.280 --> 00:23:57.050
  • I don't get--I don't even get
  • 00:23:57.050 --> 00:23:58.020
  • that, do you?
  • 00:23:58.020 --> 00:24:00.040
  • - Holly: Marriage takes work,
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:01.090
  • doesn't it?
  • 00:24:01.090 --> 00:24:02.070
  • Anybody here at this table have
  • 00:24:02.070 --> 00:24:03.190
  • a perfect marriage?
  • 00:24:03.190 --> 00:24:05.100
  • Anybody married to perfect men?
  • 00:24:05.100 --> 00:24:08.020
  • [laughing]
  • 00:24:09.240 --> 00:24:12.240
  • - Holly: Priscilla and I are
  • 00:24:12.240 --> 00:24:13.150
  • not, I'm pretty sure, but,
  • 00:24:13.150 --> 00:24:15.150
  • actually, I know your husband.
  • 00:24:15.150 --> 00:24:16.070
  • He's not perfect.
  • 00:24:16.070 --> 00:24:18.140
  • - Laurie: Not perfect for you.
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:21.250
  • - Holly: You're a hot mess.
  • 00:24:21.250 --> 00:24:23.200
  • But it does take work, right?
  • 00:24:23.200 --> 00:24:24.190
  • It takes speaking the truth, it
  • 00:24:24.190 --> 00:24:25.230
  • takes persevering through the--
  • 00:24:25.230 --> 00:24:27.000
  • - Laurie: And talking over him
  • 00:24:27.000 --> 00:24:28.030
  • every day.
  • 00:24:28.030 --> 00:24:29.000
  • You will--
  • 00:24:29.000 --> 00:24:31.030
  • - Priscilla: Surrounding
  • 00:24:31.030 --> 00:24:32.040
  • yourself, like you just said,
  • 00:24:32.040 --> 00:24:33.010
  • surrounding yourself with people
  • 00:24:33.010 --> 00:24:34.150
  • who are gonna hold you
  • 00:24:34.150 --> 00:24:35.080
  • accountable to doing the work of
  • 00:24:35.080 --> 00:24:36.140
  • marriage.
  • 00:24:36.140 --> 00:24:37.150
  • And we had this older--I say
  • 00:24:37.150 --> 00:24:39.070
  • older couple.
  • 00:24:39.070 --> 00:24:39.290
  • They're really not.
  • 00:24:39.290 --> 00:24:40.190
  • They're 10 years down the road
  • 00:24:40.190 --> 00:24:42.070
  • so they're 10 years down the
  • 00:24:42.070 --> 00:24:43.020
  • road and raising kids, in
  • 00:24:43.020 --> 00:24:43.280
  • marriage, in ministry, and
  • 00:24:43.280 --> 00:24:45.110
  • that's--you really do need
  • 00:24:45.110 --> 00:24:46.160
  • someone where there's a little
  • 00:24:46.160 --> 00:24:47.190
  • bit of a gap that they can look
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:49.030
  • back on the season you're in and
  • 00:24:49.030 --> 00:24:50.140
  • give wise input.
  • 00:24:50.140 --> 00:24:52.010
  • But we've really submitted
  • 00:24:52.010 --> 00:24:53.160
  • ourself to their authority in
  • 00:24:53.160 --> 00:24:54.240
  • the sense that if they look at
  • 00:24:54.240 --> 00:24:56.020
  • our schedule, and they're, like,
  • 00:24:56.020 --> 00:24:57.170
  • "When is the last time y'all
  • 00:24:57.170 --> 00:24:58.140
  • been on a date?
  • 00:24:58.140 --> 00:24:59.180
  • When's the last time you guys
  • 00:24:59.180 --> 00:25:00.190
  • have actually had a really good
  • 00:25:00.190 --> 00:25:02.050
  • conversation that wasn't about
  • 00:25:02.050 --> 00:25:03.240
  • business or wasn't about
  • 00:25:03.240 --> 00:25:04.210
  • ministry?
  • 00:25:04.210 --> 00:25:05.140
  • Just about the two of you?"
  • 00:25:05.140 --> 00:25:06.150
  • And if we have not done that and
  • 00:25:06.150 --> 00:25:07.270
  • they say, "Get your butts on a
  • 00:25:07.270 --> 00:25:09.030
  • plane and get to us right now."
  • 00:25:09.030 --> 00:25:11.160
  • We have a commitment to them
  • 00:25:11.160 --> 00:25:12.240
  • that if there's something they
  • 00:25:12.240 --> 00:25:14.030
  • see we need to realign, we will
  • 00:25:14.030 --> 00:25:15.210
  • get on a plane and we will get
  • 00:25:15.210 --> 00:25:16.270
  • there.
  • 00:25:16.270 --> 00:25:17.200
  • Because they care more about the
  • 00:25:17.200 --> 00:25:18.270
  • state of our souls than they do
  • 00:25:18.270 --> 00:25:21.020
  • the state of our ministry.
  • 00:25:21.020 --> 00:25:23.030
  • You need people like that that
  • 00:25:23.030 --> 00:25:24.020
  • are gonna just charge you up and
  • 00:25:24.020 --> 00:25:25.290
  • keep everything in line.
  • 00:25:25.290 --> 00:25:26.290
  • - Holly: But here's the thing.
  • 00:25:26.290 --> 00:25:27.220
  • Sometimes I think people will
  • 00:25:27.220 --> 00:25:28.280
  • say that, you know, like, "You
  • 00:25:28.280 --> 00:25:30.180
  • need accountability, need--" But
  • 00:25:30.180 --> 00:25:32.030
  • then to do the work of them
  • 00:25:32.030 --> 00:25:33.060
  • actually being accountable,
  • 00:25:33.060 --> 00:25:35.120
  • yielding yourself to somebody
  • 00:25:35.120 --> 00:25:36.150
  • else's voice--
  • 00:25:36.150 --> 00:25:37.200
  • - Priscilla: Especially for a
  • 00:25:37.200 --> 00:25:38.110
  • guy.
  • 00:25:38.110 --> 00:25:39.110
  • I feel like it's easier for us
  • 00:25:39.110 --> 00:25:40.240
  • as women 'cause we're relational
  • 00:25:40.240 --> 00:25:42.050
  • beings.
  • 00:25:42.050 --> 00:25:43.100
  • We like that feeling of
  • 00:25:43.100 --> 00:25:44.070
  • protectedness and being covered.
  • 00:25:44.070 --> 00:25:46.130
  • There's safety and security.
  • 00:25:46.130 --> 00:25:47.200
  • So it's at least easier for us.
  • 00:25:47.200 --> 00:25:49.160
  • But sometimes for husbands,
  • 00:25:49.170 --> 00:25:52.170
  • they're not--they're, like, "I'm
  • 00:25:52.170 --> 00:25:53.200
  • the leader in this house and I'm
  • 00:25:53.200 --> 00:25:54.250
  • not trying to submit to anybody
  • 00:25:54.250 --> 00:25:55.260
  • else."
  • 00:25:55.260 --> 00:25:56.190
  • The best husbands in the world I
  • 00:25:56.190 --> 00:25:58.050
  • think are those who are willing
  • 00:25:58.050 --> 00:26:00.090
  • to submit to the authority of
  • 00:26:00.090 --> 00:26:01.260
  • their pastor or spiritual leader
  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:03.110
  • in their life and humble
  • 00:26:03.110 --> 00:26:04.140
  • themselves to know that I need
  • 00:26:04.140 --> 00:26:05.190
  • guidance and direction.
  • 00:26:05.190 --> 00:26:07.140
  • And so we gotta pray for our
  • 00:26:07.140 --> 00:26:08.080
  • husbands in that regard.
  • 00:26:08.080 --> 00:26:09.290
  • 'Cause that's a hard thing for
  • 00:26:09.290 --> 00:26:10.250
  • that man part of men, you know,
  • 00:26:10.250 --> 00:26:13.140
  • that macho man part, which we
  • 00:26:13.140 --> 00:26:15.040
  • love.
  • 00:26:15.040 --> 00:26:16.030
  • We want the macho man part.
  • 00:26:16.030 --> 00:26:17.060
  • - Holly: We do.
  • 00:26:17.060 --> 00:26:18.060
  • No, but it's--I actually
  • 00:26:18.060 --> 00:26:19.260
  • remember a thousand years ago,
  • 00:26:19.260 --> 00:26:22.000
  • you might have just had the
  • 00:26:22.000 --> 00:26:23.290
  • baby, so and we're sitting at
  • 00:26:23.290 --> 00:26:26.090
  • dinner with the four of us,
  • 00:26:26.090 --> 00:26:27.180
  • Philip and me, and you and
  • 00:26:27.180 --> 00:26:28.170
  • Jerry, and you pulled out this
  • 00:26:28.170 --> 00:26:30.260
  • little pad of paper and go,
  • 00:26:30.260 --> 00:26:32.110
  • "Okay, how do we do this?"
  • 00:26:32.180 --> 00:26:35.180
  • Like, I was, like, "Oh wait,
  • 00:26:35.180 --> 00:26:36.210
  • wasn't prepared."
  • 00:26:36.210 --> 00:26:37.240
  • It was how do you--how do we do,
  • 00:26:37.240 --> 00:26:38.270
  • you know, marriage and raise
  • 00:26:38.270 --> 00:26:41.030
  • kids and do the ministry and--"
  • 00:26:41.030 --> 00:26:43.240
  • - Priscilla: Because at that
  • 00:26:43.240 --> 00:26:44.180
  • time your kids would have been
  • 00:26:44.180 --> 00:26:45.190
  • the ages my kids are right now.
  • 00:26:45.190 --> 00:26:48.100
  • and I'm always very mindful of
  • 00:26:48.100 --> 00:26:49.180
  • that when I'm around people that
  • 00:26:49.180 --> 00:26:51.160
  • are just a step ahead.
  • 00:26:51.160 --> 00:26:53.040
  • I wanna just glean what I can
  • 00:26:53.040 --> 00:26:54.100
  • from this moment because they've
  • 00:26:54.100 --> 00:26:55.230
  • been there and done this
  • 00:26:55.230 --> 00:26:56.190
  • already.
  • 00:26:56.190 --> 00:26:57.080
  • There's no point in all of us
  • 00:26:57.080 --> 00:26:57.290
  • making the same mistakes.
  • 00:26:57.290 --> 00:26:58.220
  • We might as well just learn from
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  • each other.
  • 00:26:59.180 --> 00:27:01.000
  • - Holly: But it takes humility
  • 00:27:01.000 --> 00:27:01.240
  • to do that.
  • 00:27:01.240 --> 00:27:02.210
  • So I just actually--appreciate
  • 00:27:02.210 --> 00:27:04.160
  • that about you but then I feel
  • 00:27:04.160 --> 00:27:05.160
  • like that's--I do that all the
  • 00:27:05.160 --> 00:27:07.180
  • time.
  • 00:27:07.180 --> 00:27:08.090
  • I'm calling people who--so how
  • 00:27:08.090 --> 00:27:09.150
  • do you handle this situation?
  • 00:27:09.150 --> 00:27:11.090
  • When my kids were teenagers and
  • 00:27:11.090 --> 00:27:12.230
  • I was, you know, trying to not
  • 00:27:12.230 --> 00:27:13.230
  • kill them, I'd go, "Okay, help a
  • 00:27:13.230 --> 00:27:16.110
  • sister out here because--"
  • 00:27:16.110 --> 00:27:18.170
  • right?
  • 00:27:18.170 --> 00:27:19.080
  • Having that real conversation's
  • 00:27:19.080 --> 00:27:20.000
  • humbling yourself, you know,
  • 00:27:20.000 --> 00:27:21.020
  • acknowledging that they're--that
  • 00:27:21.020 --> 00:27:23.170
  • your kids aren't perfect but
  • 00:27:23.170 --> 00:27:24.120
  • help me get them along the next
  • 00:27:24.120 --> 00:27:26.180
  • step.
  • 00:27:26.180 --> 00:27:27.090
  • So I just, you know, appreciate
  • 00:27:27.090 --> 00:27:28.090
  • that quality in you and raising
  • 00:27:28.090 --> 00:27:30.090
  • kids.
  • 00:27:30.090 --> 00:27:31.160
  • Now can we talk about the movie?
  • 00:27:31.160 --> 00:27:34.040
  • - Laurie: Sure!
  • 00:27:34.040 --> 00:27:35.070
  • - Holly: So, Priscilla was in
  • 00:27:35.070 --> 00:27:36.290
  • this movie which was so fun,
  • 00:27:36.290 --> 00:27:39.150
  • right?
  • 00:27:39.150 --> 00:27:40.140
  • Well, first of all, it cracks me
  • 00:27:40.140 --> 00:27:41.100
  • up that you were in a movie,
  • 00:27:41.100 --> 00:27:42.150
  • right?
  • 00:27:42.150 --> 00:27:43.010
  • - Laurie: Your one and only
  • 00:27:43.010 --> 00:27:44.110
  • ever or--?
  • 00:27:44.110 --> 00:27:45.210
  • - Priscilla: Oh, you know what,
  • 00:27:45.210 --> 00:27:46.140
  • I have filmed a little part in a
  • 00:27:46.140 --> 00:27:47.080
  • small movie that's gonna be out
  • 00:27:47.080 --> 00:27:48.000
  • next year.
  • 00:27:48.000 --> 00:27:48.240
  • - Laurie: Okay, but that--but
  • 00:27:48.240 --> 00:27:49.250
  • so--but "War Room" was--
  • 00:27:49.250 --> 00:27:51.080
  • - Priscilla: But "War Room" was
  • 00:27:51.080 --> 00:27:52.020
  • the first time I was ever in a
  • 00:27:52.020 --> 00:27:53.020
  • film.
  • 00:27:53.020 --> 00:27:53.190
  • - Laurie: Okay, where did that
  • 00:27:53.190 --> 00:27:54.110
  • even come from?
  • 00:27:54.110 --> 00:27:55.040
  • - Priscilla: Girl, you got me.
  • 00:27:55.080 --> 00:27:58.080
  • Was driving along in the car one
  • 00:27:58.080 --> 00:27:59.210
  • day with Jerry.
  • 00:27:59.210 --> 00:28:00.210
  • Our cell phone rang and it was
  • 00:28:00.210 --> 00:28:02.020
  • Alex and Stephen Kendrick.
  • 00:28:02.020 --> 00:28:03.270
  • Those guys are amazing.
  • 00:28:03.270 --> 00:28:06.270
  • They are also a hoot.
  • 00:28:06.270 --> 00:28:08.130
  • And so they had put to a little
  • 00:28:08.130 --> 00:28:10.180
  • poem every name of every book I
  • 00:28:10.180 --> 00:28:13.150
  • had written and the poem,
  • 00:28:13.150 --> 00:28:15.090
  • basically, led to, "And we need
  • 00:28:15.090 --> 00:28:17.090
  • you to be in a movie for us."
  • 00:28:17.090 --> 00:28:20.060
  • So, "Discern the Voice of God,
  • 00:28:20.060 --> 00:28:21.180
  • because he's telling you to be
  • 00:28:21.180 --> 00:28:22.150
  • in this film.
  • 00:28:22.150 --> 00:28:23.080
  • You are One in a Million.
  • 00:28:23.080 --> 00:28:24.170
  • Make a Resolution for Women that
  • 00:28:24.170 --> 00:28:26.140
  • you will stand up."
  • 00:28:26.140 --> 00:28:27.260
  • They had every title of every
  • 00:28:27.260 --> 00:28:28.290
  • book and it ended with, "We've
  • 00:28:28.290 --> 00:28:31.040
  • been writing this film and we
  • 00:28:31.040 --> 00:28:32.160
  • really have just thought of you
  • 00:28:32.160 --> 00:28:33.280
  • the entire time we've been
  • 00:28:33.280 --> 00:28:34.200
  • writing this part.
  • 00:28:34.200 --> 00:28:35.160
  • Will you do this film?"
  • 00:28:35.160 --> 00:28:36.130
  • And I said, "No, are you kidding
  • 00:28:36.130 --> 00:28:38.070
  • me?
  • 00:28:38.070 --> 00:28:39.000
  • You're not gonna get me up there
  • 00:28:39.000 --> 00:28:39.240
  • to make a fool out of myself."
  • 00:28:39.240 --> 00:28:41.260
  • 'Cause you've seen movies before
  • 00:28:41.260 --> 00:28:43.000
  • where it could have been a good
  • 00:28:43.000 --> 00:28:44.200
  • movie but that one actor--
  • 00:28:44.200 --> 00:28:46.290
  • - Holly: But that one actress!
  • 00:28:46.290 --> 00:28:48.020
  • - Priscilla: Just terrible.
  • 00:28:48.020 --> 00:28:49.050
  • I said, "You're not gonna have
  • 00:28:49.050 --> 00:28:49.290
  • me embarrass the name of Jesus
  • 00:28:49.290 --> 00:28:51.270
  • like this."
  • 00:28:51.270 --> 00:28:53.080
  • And they just said, "Well,
  • 00:28:53.080 --> 00:28:54.180
  • just--Priscilla, it is ministry.
  • 00:28:54.180 --> 00:28:57.060
  • It's still--we know that you're
  • 00:28:57.060 --> 00:28:58.090
  • not an actress per se but it's
  • 00:28:58.090 --> 00:29:00.030
  • ministry.
  • 00:29:00.030 --> 00:29:00.270
  • Read the script and then pray
  • 00:29:00.270 --> 00:29:02.060
  • about it."
  • 00:29:02.060 --> 00:29:03.110
  • And I read the script.
  • 00:29:03.110 --> 00:29:04.200
  • I thought, "This is gonna be a
  • 00:29:04.200 --> 00:29:05.200
  • good film if they get the right
  • 00:29:05.200 --> 00:29:06.200
  • actress in here."
  • 00:29:06.200 --> 00:29:07.230
  • I sent them some recommendations
  • 00:29:07.230 --> 00:29:09.120
  • of some actors and actresses
  • 00:29:09.120 --> 00:29:10.240
  • that could do a good job in this
  • 00:29:10.240 --> 00:29:12.040
  • particular role.
  • 00:29:12.040 --> 00:29:13.240
  • And they just wouldn't let it
  • 00:29:13.240 --> 00:29:14.210
  • rest.
  • 00:29:14.210 --> 00:29:15.090
  • They said, "But what--just
  • 00:29:15.090 --> 00:29:16.060
  • audition.
  • 00:29:16.060 --> 00:29:17.090
  • Just send us a video of this
  • 00:29:17.090 --> 00:29:18.120
  • part right here."
  • 00:29:18.120 --> 00:29:19.150
  • And I did.
  • 00:29:19.150 --> 00:29:20.240
  • And I was sitting in the beauty
  • 00:29:20.240 --> 00:29:22.130
  • salon getting my hair done when
  • 00:29:22.130 --> 00:29:24.070
  • they called and said, "We want
  • 00:29:24.070 --> 00:29:26.060
  • you to do this role."
  • 00:29:26.060 --> 00:29:28.000
  • And so Jerry and I just prayed
  • 00:29:28.000 --> 00:29:29.070
  • about it and thought, "What a
  • 00:29:29.070 --> 00:29:30.100
  • great opportunity to be able--"
  • 00:29:30.100 --> 00:29:32.190
  • You know, this movie, "War
  • 00:29:32.190 --> 00:29:34.100
  • Room," will be seen by more
  • 00:29:34.100 --> 00:29:36.080
  • people and minister to more
  • 00:29:36.080 --> 00:29:37.240
  • people than I could speak to in
  • 00:29:37.240 --> 00:29:38.190
  • a lifetime.
  • 00:29:38.190 --> 00:29:39.240
  • So if I spoke every Sunday at a
  • 00:29:39.240 --> 00:29:41.240
  • church somewhere in the world
  • 00:29:41.240 --> 00:29:43.170
  • that had a thousand people for
  • 00:29:43.170 --> 00:29:45.070
  • all of my days, I would not
  • 00:29:45.070 --> 00:29:47.140
  • minister to as many people as
  • 00:29:47.140 --> 00:29:48.220
  • will see "War Room."
  • 00:29:48.220 --> 00:29:50.110
  • And that movie's ministry.
  • 00:29:50.110 --> 00:29:52.230
  • That movie wasn't just
  • 00:29:52.230 --> 00:29:53.250
  • entertaining.
  • 00:29:53.250 --> 00:29:55.040
  • For people's marriage to be
  • 00:29:55.040 --> 00:29:56.070
  • salvaged, for folks to have war
  • 00:29:56.070 --> 00:29:57.170
  • rooms now where they are
  • 00:29:57.170 --> 00:29:58.250
  • concentrating on prayer as an
  • 00:29:58.250 --> 00:30:00.050
  • actual weapon against the
  • 00:30:00.050 --> 00:30:01.240
  • schemes of the enemy, for God to
  • 00:30:01.240 --> 00:30:03.050
  • do that, well, it's not good
  • 00:30:03.050 --> 00:30:04.240
  • acting.
  • 00:30:04.240 --> 00:30:05.230
  • It's the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:30:05.230 --> 00:30:07.120
  • - Holly: I think that's the
  • 00:30:07.120 --> 00:30:08.090
  • part I loved about the movie.
  • 00:30:08.090 --> 00:30:10.080
  • I think we'll see a clip here in
  • 00:30:10.080 --> 00:30:11.110
  • a second but that it actually
  • 00:30:11.110 --> 00:30:14.000
  • was a living example of how to
  • 00:30:14.000 --> 00:30:15.020
  • pray.
  • 00:30:15.020 --> 00:30:16.120
  • - Priscilla: Not just a theory,
  • 00:30:16.120 --> 00:30:17.170
  • but how do I do it?
  • 00:30:17.170 --> 00:30:18.170
  • - Holly: How to do it.
  • 00:30:18.170 --> 00:30:19.050
  • I think so many people, they
  • 00:30:19.050 --> 00:30:20.220
  • wanna pray but they don't know
  • 00:30:20.220 --> 00:30:22.020
  • how and so I think it was just
  • 00:30:22.020 --> 00:30:23.070
  • awesome.
  • 00:30:23.070 --> 00:30:24.230
  • So I think we have a clip.
  • 00:30:24.230 --> 00:30:25.280
  • - Laurie: Yeah, we do.
  • 00:30:25.280 --> 00:30:26.270
  • Here is a talk with Miss Clara,
  • 00:30:26.270 --> 00:30:28.080
  • - Elizabeth Jordan: And I could
  • 00:30:30.150 --> 00:30:31.070
  • write more but you'll get the
  • 00:30:31.070 --> 00:30:31.280
  • gist of it when you read it.
  • 00:30:31.280 --> 00:30:33.060
  • - Clara Williams: Actually, I'm
  • 00:30:33.060 --> 00:30:34.060
  • not gonna read it.
  • 00:30:34.060 --> 00:30:36.210
  • My question to you is this.
  • 00:30:36.250 --> 00:30:39.250
  • In light of all these wrongs,
  • 00:30:40.000 --> 00:30:43.000
  • - Elizabeth: We both know he
  • 00:30:47.140 --> 00:30:48.050
  • does.
  • 00:30:48.050 --> 00:30:49.060
  • - Clara: Do you?
  • 00:30:49.060 --> 00:30:51.210
  • - Elizabeth: Now, Miss Clara,
  • 00:30:51.210 --> 00:30:52.120
  • you're meddling.
  • 00:30:53.120 --> 00:30:56.120
  • There's love in my heart for
  • 00:30:56.120 --> 00:30:57.230
  • Tony but it's just buried under
  • 00:30:57.230 --> 00:31:00.020
  • a lot of frustration.
  • 00:31:00.020 --> 00:31:01.140
  • - Clara: So he needs grace.
  • 00:31:01.140 --> 00:31:03.040
  • - Elizabeth: Grace?
  • 00:31:03.040 --> 00:31:04.190
  • I don't know that he deserves
  • 00:31:04.190 --> 00:31:05.100
  • grace.
  • 00:31:05.100 --> 00:31:06.130
  • - Clara: Do you deserve grace?
  • 00:31:06.130 --> 00:31:09.100
  • - Elizabeth: Miss Clara, you
  • 00:31:09.100 --> 00:31:10.010
  • have a habit of backing me up in
  • 00:31:10.010 --> 00:31:11.170
  • a corner and making me squirm.
  • 00:31:11.170 --> 00:31:13.180
  • - Clara: I felt the same way
  • 00:31:13.180 --> 00:31:16.060
  • but the question still remains.
  • 00:31:16.060 --> 00:31:17.270
  • Do you deserve grace?
  • 00:31:18.160 --> 00:31:21.160
  • The Bible says that no one is
  • 00:31:21.160 --> 00:31:23.290
  • righteous, not even one.
  • 00:31:23.290 --> 00:31:26.040
  • For we have all sinned.
  • 00:31:26.040 --> 00:31:28.160
  • So really none of us deserve
  • 00:31:28.160 --> 00:31:30.190
  • grace.
  • 00:31:30.190 --> 00:31:32.080
  • But we all still want God's
  • 00:31:32.080 --> 00:31:34.100
  • forgiveness.
  • 00:31:34.100 --> 00:31:35.260
  • Elizabeth, it comes down to
  • 00:31:35.260 --> 00:31:38.200
  • this.
  • 00:31:38.200 --> 00:31:40.100
  • Jesus shed his blood on the
  • 00:31:40.100 --> 00:31:42.270
  • cross.
  • 00:31:42.270 --> 00:31:43.250
  • He died for you, even when you
  • 00:31:43.250 --> 00:31:46.250
  • did not deserve it.
  • 00:31:46.250 --> 00:31:48.290
  • And he rose from the grave and
  • 00:31:48.290 --> 00:31:50.250
  • offers forgiveness and salvation
  • 00:31:50.250 --> 00:31:52.290
  • for anyone who turns to him.
  • 00:31:54.100 --> 00:31:57.100
  • But the Bible also says that we
  • 00:31:57.100 --> 00:31:59.170
  • can't ask him to forgive us
  • 00:31:59.170 --> 00:32:01.270
  • while refusing to forgive
  • 00:32:01.270 --> 00:32:03.070
  • others.
  • 00:32:03.070 --> 00:32:04.280
  • - Elizabeth: I know, Miss
  • 00:32:04.280 --> 00:32:05.190
  • Clara.
  • 00:32:05.190 --> 00:32:06.170
  • But that's just so hard to do.
  • 00:32:06.170 --> 00:32:08.040
  • - Clara: Yes, it is.
  • 00:32:08.040 --> 00:32:08.280
  • Yes, it is.
  • 00:32:08.280 --> 00:32:10.260
  • But that's where grace comes in.
  • 00:32:10.260 --> 00:32:13.200
  • He gives us grace and he helps
  • 00:32:13.280 --> 00:32:16.280
  • us to give it to others.
  • 00:32:16.280 --> 00:32:18.140
  • Even when they don't deserve it.
  • 00:32:18.140 --> 00:32:21.100
  • We all deserve judgment.
  • 00:32:21.100 --> 00:32:24.060
  • And that is what a holy God
  • 00:32:24.060 --> 00:32:27.030
  • gives us when we don't repent
  • 00:32:27.030 --> 00:32:28.210
  • and believe in his Son.
  • 00:32:29.260 --> 00:32:32.260
  • I had to forgive Lee over some
  • 00:32:32.260 --> 00:32:35.230
  • things and it wasn't easy but it
  • 00:32:36.030 --> 00:32:39.030
  • freed me.
  • 00:32:39.030 --> 00:32:40.240
  • Elizabeth, there's not room for
  • 00:32:41.010 --> 00:32:44.010
  • you and God on the throne of
  • 00:32:44.010 --> 00:32:46.060
  • your heart.
  • 00:32:46.060 --> 00:32:47.040
  • It's either him or it's you.
  • 00:32:47.040 --> 00:32:49.090
  • You need to step down.
  • 00:32:49.090 --> 00:32:51.130
  • Now, if you want victory, you're
  • 00:32:51.130 --> 00:32:54.030
  • gonna have to first surrender.
  • 00:32:54.030 --> 00:32:57.010
  • - Elizabeth: But Miss Clara, do
  • 00:32:57.010 --> 00:32:58.200
  • I just back off and choose to
  • 00:32:58.200 --> 00:33:01.120
  • forgive and then just let him
  • 00:33:01.120 --> 00:33:02.160
  • walk all over me?
  • 00:33:02.160 --> 00:33:04.000
  • - Clara: God is a good defense
  • 00:33:04.000 --> 00:33:06.030
  • attorney.
  • 00:33:06.030 --> 00:33:07.070
  • Trust it to him.
  • 00:33:07.070 --> 00:33:09.150
  • And then you can turn your focus
  • 00:33:09.150 --> 00:33:11.200
  • to the real enemy.
  • 00:33:11.200 --> 00:33:13.130
  • - Elizabeth: The real enemy?
  • 00:33:13.130 --> 00:33:14.250
  • - Clara: The one that wants to
  • 00:33:14.250 --> 00:33:15.220
  • remain hidden, the one that
  • 00:33:15.220 --> 00:33:17.110
  • wants to distract you and
  • 00:33:17.110 --> 00:33:18.280
  • deceive you and divide you from
  • 00:33:18.280 --> 00:33:21.280
  • the Lord and your husband.
  • 00:33:21.280 --> 00:33:24.190
  • You see, that's how he works.
  • 00:33:24.190 --> 00:33:27.100
  • Satan comes to steal, kill, and
  • 00:33:27.210 --> 00:33:30.210
  • destroy.
  • 00:33:30.210 --> 00:33:32.060
  • And he is stealing your joy.
  • 00:33:32.060 --> 00:33:35.020
  • He is killing your faith and
  • 00:33:35.020 --> 00:33:37.020
  • he's trying to destroy your
  • 00:33:37.020 --> 00:33:38.120
  • family.
  • 00:33:38.120 --> 00:33:40.240
  • If I were you, I would get my
  • 00:33:40.240 --> 00:33:42.260
  • heart right with God.
  • 00:33:42.260 --> 00:33:45.210
  • And you need to do your fighting
  • 00:33:45.230 --> 00:33:48.230
  • in prayer.
  • 00:33:48.230 --> 00:33:50.000
  • And you need to kick the real
  • 00:33:50.000 --> 00:33:51.190
  • enemy out of your home with the
  • 00:33:51.190 --> 00:33:54.100
  • Word of God.
  • 00:33:54.100 --> 00:33:56.270
  • It's time for you to fight,
  • 00:33:56.270 --> 00:33:58.120
  • Elizabeth.
  • 00:33:58.120 --> 00:33:59.250
  • It's time for you to fight for
  • 00:33:59.250 --> 00:34:01.240
  • your marriage.
  • 00:34:01.240 --> 00:34:02.280
  • It's time for you to fight the
  • 00:34:02.280 --> 00:34:04.120
  • real enemy.
  • 00:34:04.120 --> 00:34:05.250
  • It's time for you to take off
  • 00:34:05.250 --> 00:34:07.120
  • - Holly: Wow, such an amazing
  • 00:34:12.060 --> 00:34:14.180
  • scene, that one.
  • 00:34:14.180 --> 00:34:16.020
  • - Priscilla: Do you know,
  • 00:34:16.020 --> 00:34:16.250
  • before we shot that scene and
  • 00:34:16.250 --> 00:34:18.020
  • for several powerful ones like
  • 00:34:18.020 --> 00:34:19.160
  • that, Alex and Stephen would
  • 00:34:19.160 --> 00:34:22.010
  • stop filming, call cast, crew,
  • 00:34:22.010 --> 00:34:24.140
  • everybody, and we would have a
  • 00:34:24.140 --> 00:34:26.070
  • joint prayer meeting before we
  • 00:34:26.070 --> 00:34:27.140
  • So the strength that I still
  • 00:34:29.180 --> 00:34:31.070
  • feel, you know, when I watch
  • 00:34:31.070 --> 00:34:33.160
  • that is because that entire
  • 00:34:33.160 --> 00:34:36.020
  • project was bathed in prayer.
  • 00:34:36.020 --> 00:34:37.230
  • We had devotions as a cast and
  • 00:34:37.230 --> 00:34:39.190
  • They didn't care if you were
  • 00:34:41.280 --> 00:34:42.200
  • make-up or art or cameraman or
  • 00:34:42.200 --> 00:34:45.010
  • audio, it didn't matter.
  • 00:34:45.010 --> 00:34:46.120
  • Everybody was in devotions every
  • 00:34:46.120 --> 00:34:47.260
  • day and we'd pray together.
  • 00:34:47.260 --> 00:34:49.030
  • They are really serious about
  • 00:34:49.030 --> 00:34:50.140
  • honoring God through their work.
  • 00:34:50.140 --> 00:34:51.270
  • - Laurie: Well, what's so funny
  • 00:34:51.270 --> 00:34:52.220
  • is for some reason it's, like,
  • 00:34:52.220 --> 00:34:53.250
  • that little lady's not--she's
  • 00:34:53.250 --> 00:34:55.070
  • like, she's preaching.
  • 00:34:55.070 --> 00:34:57.160
  • She wasn't--she didn't have any
  • 00:34:57.160 --> 00:34:58.270
  • of that memorizing, it did
  • 00:34:58.270 --> 00:35:00.050
  • seem-- like she was
  • 00:35:00.050 --> 00:35:01.040
  • just preaching.
  • 00:35:01.040 --> 00:35:01.280
  • - Priscilla: Yes, that's right.
  • 00:35:01.280 --> 00:35:02.220
  • - Laurie: You know, I know that
  • 00:35:04.190 --> 00:35:07.190
  • when we talk about, you know,
  • 00:35:08.150 --> 00:35:11.150
  • the truth sets us free and Jesus
  • 00:35:11.270 --> 00:35:14.270
  • always, you know, when he was
  • 00:35:14.270 --> 00:35:16.290
  • encountered by the devil, he
  • 00:35:16.290 --> 00:35:18.200
  • said, "Get behind me, Satan."
  • 00:35:18.200 --> 00:35:20.170
  • He spoke truth to a lie and then
  • 00:35:20.170 --> 00:35:22.080
  • said, "Get behind me.
  • 00:35:22.080 --> 00:35:23.120
  • I'll no longer look at you."
  • 00:35:23.120 --> 00:35:25.050
  • So we know that speaking the
  • 00:35:25.050 --> 00:35:26.180
  • Word, that's--that's our battle,
  • 00:35:27.080 --> 00:35:30.080
  • right?
  • 00:35:30.080 --> 00:35:31.230
  • That's how we fight.
  • 00:35:31.230 --> 00:35:32.210
  • - Priscilla: That's right.
  • 00:35:32.210 --> 00:35:33.110
  • It's the sword of the Spirit,
  • 00:35:33.110 --> 00:35:34.090
  • the Word of God.
  • 00:35:34.090 --> 00:35:35.060
  • It's the Sword of the Spirit.
  • 00:35:35.060 --> 00:35:37.040
  • - Laurie: And so that's--help
  • 00:35:37.040 --> 00:35:38.250
  • us.
  • 00:35:38.250 --> 00:35:39.280
  • Help us to know when you talk
  • 00:35:39.280 --> 00:35:41.190
  • about prayer in your "Fervent"
  • 00:35:41.190 --> 00:35:43.240
  • book, this one right here.
  • 00:35:45.010 --> 00:35:48.010
  • "A Woman's Battle Plan for
  • 00:35:48.010 --> 00:35:50.130
  • Serious, Specific, and Strategic
  • 00:35:50.130 --> 00:35:52.080
  • Prayer."
  • 00:35:52.080 --> 00:35:53.220
  • Tell us a little bit about that.
  • 00:35:53.220 --> 00:35:55.280
  • - Priscilla: Yeah, you know,
  • 00:35:55.280 --> 00:35:56.210
  • one of the things that I walked
  • 00:35:56.210 --> 00:35:57.130
  • away with from the film, from
  • 00:35:57.130 --> 00:35:59.260
  • the recording of the film, we
  • 00:35:59.260 --> 00:36:01.110
  • filmed for about 3 months.
  • 00:36:01.130 --> 00:36:04.130
  • And after saying those lines
  • 00:36:04.130 --> 00:36:05.290
  • over and over, and really just
  • 00:36:05.290 --> 00:36:07.050
  • being engrossed in the story
  • 00:36:07.050 --> 00:36:08.260
  • line, it occurred to me that
  • 00:36:08.260 --> 00:36:10.080
  • while I did value prayer, I had
  • 00:36:10.080 --> 00:36:13.010
  • neglected intentionality with
  • 00:36:13.010 --> 00:36:14.290
  • prayer.
  • 00:36:14.290 --> 00:36:15.290
  • Being strategic in prayer,
  • 00:36:15.290 --> 00:36:18.090
  • actually trying to detect where
  • 00:36:18.090 --> 00:36:20.200
  • you see the enemy's
  • 00:36:20.200 --> 00:36:21.180
  • fingerprints, kind of his
  • 00:36:21.180 --> 00:36:23.290
  • handiwork meddling in your life.
  • 00:36:23.290 --> 00:36:26.240
  • Where you anticipate he might
  • 00:36:26.240 --> 00:36:28.110
  • want to take advantage of a
  • 00:36:28.110 --> 00:36:30.060
  • weakness or a bit of
  • 00:36:30.060 --> 00:36:32.170
  • divisiveness.
  • 00:36:32.170 --> 00:36:34.000
  • And just being mindful of that,
  • 00:36:34.000 --> 00:36:35.240
  • so that when we pray, we're not
  • 00:36:35.240 --> 00:36:36.240
  • just randomly saying words that
  • 00:36:36.240 --> 00:36:38.180
  • we've heard all along or words
  • 00:36:38.180 --> 00:36:40.120
  • that we've kind of memorized
  • 00:36:40.120 --> 00:36:41.220
  • along the way or words that are
  • 00:36:41.220 --> 00:36:42.210
  • comfortable to us.
  • 00:36:42.210 --> 00:36:43.280
  • But we're actually praying in a
  • 00:36:43.280 --> 00:36:46.210
  • way that is targeted.
  • 00:36:46.210 --> 00:36:48.000
  • It's kind of exactly what you
  • 00:36:48.000 --> 00:36:49.010
  • described a few moments--doing
  • 00:36:49.010 --> 00:36:50.070
  • the work to find the promises of
  • 00:36:50.070 --> 00:36:51.230
  • God that actually apply in
  • 00:36:51.230 --> 00:36:53.250
  • everything that we--intentional
  • 00:36:53.250 --> 00:36:55.010
  • prayer.
  • 00:36:55.010 --> 00:36:56.220
  • And then writing it down.
  • 00:36:56.220 --> 00:36:58.100
  • Sometimes we need to write our
  • 00:36:58.100 --> 00:36:59.040
  • prayers down, only because it
  • 00:36:59.040 --> 00:37:00.090
  • keeps us focused.
  • 00:37:00.090 --> 00:37:01.150
  • It reminds us what we're praying
  • 00:37:01.150 --> 00:37:02.120
  • about, you know?
  • 00:37:02.120 --> 00:37:03.140
  • So when it's posted there in
  • 00:37:03.140 --> 00:37:04.120
  • that war room, and you come back
  • 00:37:04.120 --> 00:37:06.010
  • in there day after day, you're
  • 00:37:06.010 --> 00:37:07.070
  • reminded this is your prayer,
  • 00:37:07.070 --> 00:37:08.280
  • this is where you're focusing
  • 00:37:08.280 --> 00:37:10.040
  • your prayer life on and until I
  • 00:37:10.040 --> 00:37:12.200
  • see an answer, I'm gonna keep
  • 00:37:12.200 --> 00:37:14.130
  • praying this prayer.
  • 00:37:14.130 --> 00:37:15.260
  • It also gives you a great track
  • 00:37:15.260 --> 00:37:16.290
  • record with God.
  • 00:37:16.290 --> 00:37:18.070
  • Because then, when God does
  • 00:37:18.070 --> 00:37:19.110
  • answer, you can see that date at
  • 00:37:19.110 --> 00:37:21.130
  • the top of that page of when you
  • 00:37:21.130 --> 00:37:22.160
  • started praying that and then
  • 00:37:22.160 --> 00:37:24.050
  • you'll be able to put a date
  • 00:37:24.050 --> 00:37:25.030
  • down of when God answered,
  • 00:37:25.030 --> 00:37:26.150
  • however in his sovereignty he
  • 00:37:26.150 --> 00:37:27.120
  • chose to.
  • 00:37:27.120 --> 00:37:28.080
  • What a great track record, not
  • 00:37:28.080 --> 00:37:29.170
  • just for you but your
  • 00:37:29.170 --> 00:37:31.000
  • grandchildren and your
  • 00:37:31.000 --> 00:37:31.290
  • great-grandchildren to see how
  • 00:37:31.290 --> 00:37:33.200
  • grandmama or grandpa prayed and
  • 00:37:33.230 --> 00:37:36.230
  • believed that God would answer.
  • 00:37:36.230 --> 00:37:38.240
  • - Holly: And I think that thing
  • 00:37:38.240 --> 00:37:39.200
  • I loved about--or, you know,
  • 00:37:39.200 --> 00:37:41.180
  • even the prayer 'cause in
  • 00:37:41.180 --> 00:37:42.190
  • Ephesians 6 it talks about the
  • 00:37:42.190 --> 00:37:43.250
  • armor, you know, which we're
  • 00:37:43.250 --> 00:37:45.130
  • familiar with but then prayer is
  • 00:37:45.130 --> 00:37:46.220
  • the weapon.
  • 00:37:46.220 --> 00:37:48.000
  • Kicks into--after that sword,
  • 00:37:48.000 --> 00:37:50.100
  • it's prayer.
  • 00:37:50.100 --> 00:37:52.100
  • And it's not the prayer that's,
  • 00:37:52.100 --> 00:37:55.090
  • "O God, why?"
  • 00:37:55.090 --> 00:37:56.160
  • You know, the whining.
  • 00:37:56.160 --> 00:37:57.180
  • I mean, you can do that for a
  • 00:37:57.180 --> 00:37:58.110
  • minute 'cause we all need to
  • 00:37:58.110 --> 00:37:59.130
  • whine for a minute.
  • 00:37:59.130 --> 00:38:01.170
  • But you can complain to God
  • 00:38:01.170 --> 00:38:03.020
  • 'cause, honestly, the Psalms,
  • 00:38:03.020 --> 00:38:04.190
  • David complained for a bit.
  • 00:38:04.190 --> 00:38:06.040
  • I mean, you know, he went--he
  • 00:38:06.040 --> 00:38:07.270
  • went on a journey with God.
  • 00:38:07.270 --> 00:38:08.250
  • He was intimate and real with
  • 00:38:08.250 --> 00:38:10.100
  • his pain and agony before God.
  • 00:38:10.100 --> 00:38:12.280
  • - Priscilla: And then there's
  • 00:38:12.280 --> 00:38:13.190
  • gotta be a rising up at some
  • 00:38:13.190 --> 00:38:14.250
  • point.
  • 00:38:14.250 --> 00:38:15.250
  • - Holly: Then there has to be a
  • 00:38:15.250 --> 00:38:16.170
  • point where you--that's the
  • 00:38:16.170 --> 00:38:17.080
  • thing.
  • 00:38:17.080 --> 00:38:17.290
  • So at some point, yes, do the
  • 00:38:17.290 --> 00:38:18.220
  • complaining but at some point
  • 00:38:18.220 --> 00:38:20.010
  • you have to begin speaking the
  • 00:38:20.010 --> 00:38:21.060
  • truth of what God has to say
  • 00:38:21.060 --> 00:38:23.270
  • about your marriage, about your
  • 00:38:23.270 --> 00:38:25.090
  • health, about your family, about
  • 00:38:25.090 --> 00:38:28.010
  • reconciliation.
  • 00:38:28.010 --> 00:38:29.000
  • I just remember even that for me
  • 00:38:29.000 --> 00:38:30.080
  • with just some situations in,
  • 00:38:30.080 --> 00:38:33.050
  • you know, family and extended
  • 00:38:33.050 --> 00:38:34.040
  • family that was hard.
  • 00:38:34.040 --> 00:38:35.250
  • It was so hard.
  • 00:38:35.250 --> 00:38:36.290
  • And I remember moments of, you
  • 00:38:37.070 --> 00:38:40.070
  • know, the complaining before God
  • 00:38:40.070 --> 00:38:41.190
  • because, of course, I was
  • 00:38:41.190 --> 00:38:42.140
  • perfect and they were the
  • 00:38:42.140 --> 00:38:43.200
  • problem.
  • 00:38:43.200 --> 00:38:44.180
  • - Priscilla: Of course, well,
  • 00:38:44.180 --> 00:38:45.090
  • everybody else needs to change.
  • 00:38:45.090 --> 00:38:46.090
  • - Holly: Yeah, if they would,
  • 00:38:46.090 --> 00:38:47.020
  • it would really help out my
  • 00:38:47.020 --> 00:38:47.220
  • life.
  • 00:38:47.220 --> 00:38:48.140
  • complained but then I started,
  • 00:38:50.250 --> 00:38:52.050
  • you know, talking about--pulling
  • 00:38:52.050 --> 00:38:54.020
  • out the Scriptures that talked
  • 00:38:54.020 --> 00:38:54.270
  • about unity and reconciliation
  • 00:38:54.270 --> 00:38:56.240
  • and together and faithfulness
  • 00:38:56.240 --> 00:38:58.190
  • and just declaring it.
  • 00:38:58.190 --> 00:38:59.240
  • And I've seen God do what only
  • 00:38:59.240 --> 00:39:01.210
  • he could do in the lives of
  • 00:39:01.210 --> 00:39:03.120
  • people.
  • 00:39:03.120 --> 00:39:04.090
  • I mean, I saw it in my health,
  • 00:39:04.090 --> 00:39:06.000
  • but I also seen it in
  • 00:39:06.000 --> 00:39:07.110
  • relationships with people.
  • 00:39:07.110 --> 00:39:09.110
  • people understood more about the
  • 00:39:11.230 --> 00:39:14.140
  • power.
  • 00:39:14.140 --> 00:39:15.270
  • You know, some people say,
  • 00:39:15.270 --> 00:39:16.180
  • "Well, all I can do is pray."
  • 00:39:16.180 --> 00:39:17.160
  • No, no, that's not all.
  • 00:39:17.160 --> 00:39:18.150
  • That's The Thing to do.
  • 00:39:19.090 --> 00:39:22.090
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my
  • 00:39:22.090 --> 00:39:24.180
  • people," right, "who are called
  • 00:39:24.180 --> 00:39:26.100
  • by my name humble themselves and
  • 00:39:26.100 --> 00:39:27.200
  • pray," right?
  • 00:39:27.200 --> 00:39:29.130
  • Then he's gonna heal our land.
  • 00:39:29.130 --> 00:39:30.180
  • We're too busy complaining about
  • 00:39:30.180 --> 00:39:31.240
  • our land and our government and
  • 00:39:31.240 --> 00:39:33.200
  • all that's happening.
  • 00:39:33.200 --> 00:39:34.220
  • It's like, well, you can
  • 00:39:34.220 --> 00:39:35.160
  • complain but if you prayed as
  • 00:39:35.160 --> 00:39:37.190
  • much as you complained, maybe we
  • 00:39:37.190 --> 00:39:39.120
  • would see something different.
  • 00:39:39.120 --> 00:39:40.250
  • - Priscilla: And you know what?
  • 00:39:40.250 --> 00:39:41.210
  • If I were your enemy, what I
  • 00:39:41.210 --> 00:39:43.240
  • want to do is devalue in your
  • 00:39:43.240 --> 00:39:45.160
  • mind the potency of what I know
  • 00:39:45.160 --> 00:39:47.120
  • to be the most powerful weapon
  • 00:39:47.120 --> 00:39:48.180
  • you have against me.
  • 00:39:48.180 --> 00:39:49.260
  • So he's made our churches focus
  • 00:39:49.260 --> 00:39:51.250
  • on being a house of great
  • 00:39:51.250 --> 00:39:53.070
  • programs or a house of great
  • 00:39:53.070 --> 00:39:54.220
  • preaching and a house of great
  • 00:39:54.220 --> 00:39:55.220
  • singing when they're supposed to
  • 00:39:55.220 --> 00:39:57.040
  • be a house of prayer.
  • 00:39:57.040 --> 00:39:58.190
  • Because it's the prayer that
  • 00:39:58.190 --> 00:39:59.250
  • pushes back the kingdom of
  • 00:39:59.250 --> 00:40:00.260
  • darkness.
  • 00:40:00.260 --> 00:40:01.260
  • So if I were the enemy, that's
  • 00:40:01.260 --> 00:40:02.260
  • exactly what I'd do, I'd devalue
  • 00:40:02.260 --> 00:40:04.040
  • what I knew was the most potent
  • 00:40:04.040 --> 00:40:06.130
  • weapon that you had in your
  • 00:40:06.130 --> 00:40:07.080
  • arsenal against me.
  • 00:40:07.080 --> 00:40:08.230
  • So we do everything first except
  • 00:40:08.230 --> 00:40:10.030
  • pray.
  • 00:40:10.030 --> 00:40:12.000
  • - Holly: And so for you
  • 00:40:12.000 --> 00:40:12.240
  • personally, so how do you--when
  • 00:40:12.240 --> 00:40:15.170
  • do you--when do you pray?
  • 00:40:15.170 --> 00:40:16.260
  • Are you a late-at-night person?
  • 00:40:16.260 --> 00:40:17.250
  • Are you the middle-of-the-day
  • 00:40:17.250 --> 00:40:18.190
  • person?
  • 00:40:18.190 --> 00:40:19.140
  • Are you--?
  • 00:40:19.140 --> 00:40:20.060
  • - Priscilla: Well, I've been
  • 00:40:20.060 --> 00:40:21.010
  • praying first of all lest anyone
  • 00:40:21.010 --> 00:40:22.050
  • think that my life is, you know,
  • 00:40:22.050 --> 00:40:24.170
  • I'm up on a mountaintop praying
  • 00:40:24.170 --> 00:40:25.250
  • and speaking with God all day.
  • 00:40:26.060 --> 00:40:29.060
  • My life is very much like
  • 00:40:29.060 --> 00:40:30.050
  • everybody else's.
  • 00:40:30.050 --> 00:40:31.140
  • That it's just laundries
  • 00:40:31.140 --> 00:40:32.250
  • and--laundry and kids.
  • 00:40:32.250 --> 00:40:33.290
  • And it's kind of that thing
  • 00:40:33.290 --> 00:40:34.280
  • where, you know, once your feet
  • 00:40:34.280 --> 00:40:35.290
  • hit the floor in the morning,
  • 00:40:35.290 --> 00:40:37.200
  • it's over.
  • 00:40:37.200 --> 00:40:38.190
  • It's just full on for the rest
  • 00:40:38.190 --> 00:40:39.280
  • of the day, right?
  • 00:40:39.280 --> 00:40:41.020
  • And so I had this ongoing,
  • 00:40:41.210 --> 00:40:44.210
  • actually, part of my prayer is,
  • 00:40:44.210 --> 00:40:46.090
  • "Lord, would you continue to
  • 00:40:46.090 --> 00:40:47.210
  • help me to prioritize this in my
  • 00:40:47.210 --> 00:40:49.240
  • life," because it can so easily
  • 00:40:49.240 --> 00:40:52.010
  • kind of get pushed off of
  • 00:40:52.010 --> 00:40:53.020
  • the--that position of priority.
  • 00:40:53.020 --> 00:40:54.200
  • So I just say, "Lord, I need you
  • 00:40:54.200 --> 00:40:56.230
  • to stir."
  • 00:40:56.230 --> 00:40:57.180
  • I don't wanna manufacture
  • 00:40:57.180 --> 00:40:58.120
  • passion.
  • 00:40:58.120 --> 00:40:59.050
  • "I want you to stir in me a
  • 00:40:59.050 --> 00:41:00.140
  • passion to where I don't wanna
  • 00:41:00.140 --> 00:41:01.290
  • go a day without prioritizing
  • 00:41:01.290 --> 00:41:03.290
  • prayer and then hearing back
  • 00:41:03.290 --> 00:41:05.220
  • from you, listening to you
  • 00:41:05.220 --> 00:41:07.060
  • through the Scriptures."
  • 00:41:07.060 --> 00:41:08.130
  • And so I try to do that in the
  • 00:41:08.130 --> 00:41:09.150
  • morning, because it seems like
  • 00:41:09.150 --> 00:41:10.190
  • that's the best time.
  • 00:41:10.190 --> 00:41:12.030
  • If I wait 'til the end of the
  • 00:41:12.030 --> 00:41:12.270
  • day, I'm--it ain't gonna happen.
  • 00:41:12.270 --> 00:41:14.120
  • - Holly: No, that's the same
  • 00:41:14.120 --> 00:41:15.030
  • with me.
  • 00:41:15.030 --> 00:41:15.220
  • No, if I don't--if, the morning,
  • 00:41:15.220 --> 00:41:17.060
  • if I--if it doesn't happen then,
  • 00:41:17.060 --> 00:41:18.070
  • then it just gets--
  • 00:41:18.070 --> 00:41:20.010
  • - Laurie: It's, like, if it
  • 00:41:20.010 --> 00:41:20.210
  • doesn't happen, just the very
  • 00:41:20.210 --> 00:41:21.210
  • first thing in the morning.
  • 00:41:21.210 --> 00:41:23.020
  • That once you get going,
  • 00:41:23.020 --> 00:41:24.180
  • it's--you're on go, yeah.
  • 00:41:24.180 --> 00:41:26.060
  • - Priscilla: But I will say, I
  • 00:41:26.060 --> 00:41:27.020
  • learned a bit from Brother
  • 00:41:27.020 --> 00:41:27.290
  • Lawrence, that, you know,
  • 00:41:27.290 --> 00:41:28.290
  • age-old saint from that book,
  • 00:41:28.290 --> 00:41:30.140
  • "Practicing the Presence of
  • 00:41:30.140 --> 00:41:31.070
  • God," that really just gives us
  • 00:41:31.070 --> 00:41:34.040
  • freedom.
  • 00:41:34.040 --> 00:41:34.290
  • Lifts that burden off of us of
  • 00:41:34.290 --> 00:41:36.050
  • feeling, like, if we don't have
  • 00:41:36.050 --> 00:41:37.080
  • an hour to spend with the Lord
  • 00:41:37.080 --> 00:41:38.290
  • at the beginning of the day,
  • 00:41:38.290 --> 00:41:40.020
  • that it's a waste of time to
  • 00:41:40.020 --> 00:41:41.120
  • practice God's presence all day
  • 00:41:41.120 --> 00:41:43.180
  • long.
  • 00:41:43.180 --> 00:41:44.110
  • So my kids are a little bit
  • 00:41:44.110 --> 00:41:45.170
  • older now but I went through a
  • 00:41:45.170 --> 00:41:46.180
  • season 4, 5, 6 years there where
  • 00:41:46.180 --> 00:41:48.230
  • I would just write down
  • 00:41:48.230 --> 00:41:49.220
  • Scripture verse on a 3 x 5 card,
  • 00:41:49.220 --> 00:41:51.210
  • the same one on 5 different
  • 00:41:51.210 --> 00:41:53.000
  • cards maybe, and I'd put one on
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  • the bathroom mirror where I'd be
  • 00:41:54.160 --> 00:41:55.250
  • washing little hands all day,
  • 00:41:55.250 --> 00:41:57.120
  • one where I was gonna be doing
  • 00:41:57.120 --> 00:41:58.150
  • the dishes, one where I was
  • 00:41:58.150 --> 00:41:59.070
  • folding clothes, one near the
  • 00:41:59.070 --> 00:42:00.090
  • sandbox outside.
  • 00:42:00.090 --> 00:42:01.290
  • And I just would have the same
  • 00:42:01.290 --> 00:42:02.270
  • verse for, like, 2 weeks.
  • 00:42:02.270 --> 00:42:04.090
  • So everywhere I went, I was just
  • 00:42:04.090 --> 00:42:05.170
  • running into this verse.
  • 00:42:05.170 --> 00:42:07.190
  • And by the time I got to the end
  • 00:42:07.190 --> 00:42:08.270
  • of the day, not only had me and
  • 00:42:08.270 --> 00:42:09.220
  • the Lord talked about this one
  • 00:42:09.220 --> 00:42:11.240
  • verse a lot, not only was it
  • 00:42:11.240 --> 00:42:13.090
  • inscribed on my heart, but it
  • 00:42:13.090 --> 00:42:14.280
  • became God's Word to me.
  • 00:42:14.280 --> 00:42:16.250
  • It became something that
  • 00:42:16.250 --> 00:42:18.060
  • really--there was life in it.
  • 00:42:18.060 --> 00:42:20.070
  • It wasn't just a verse I'd
  • 00:42:20.070 --> 00:42:21.030
  • learned.
  • 00:42:21.030 --> 00:42:21.250
  • There was life in it 'cause me
  • 00:42:21.250 --> 00:42:22.210
  • and God had been talking all day
  • 00:42:22.210 --> 00:42:24.040
  • long for a couple of weeks about
  • 00:42:24.040 --> 00:42:25.280
  • the sentiments that he'd
  • 00:42:25.280 --> 00:42:26.260
  • inscribed in this passage of
  • 00:42:26.260 --> 00:42:29.010
  • Scripture.
  • 00:42:29.010 --> 00:42:29.260
  • So I think that idea of
  • 00:42:29.260 --> 00:42:30.260
  • practicing the presence of God,
  • 00:42:30.260 --> 00:42:33.260
  • it takes that guilt off of "I
  • 00:42:33.260 --> 00:42:35.110
  • didn't have my quiet time, and
  • 00:42:35.110 --> 00:42:36.200
  • it didn't look like this, and it
  • 00:42:36.200 --> 00:42:37.260
  • didn't fit in a comfortable
  • 00:42:37.260 --> 00:42:38.230
  • little box."
  • 00:42:38.230 --> 00:42:39.140
  • Well, look, do it however you
  • 00:42:39.140 --> 00:42:40.140
  • gotta do it.
  • 00:42:40.140 --> 00:42:41.260
  • Practice his presence all day
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  • long.
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  • - Laurie: How do we do that?
  • 00:42:43.240 --> 00:42:44.240
  • - Priscilla: Well, number one,
  • 00:42:44.240 --> 00:42:45.270
  • by being creative with how you
  • 00:42:45.270 --> 00:42:47.210
  • can feed yourself on his Word.
  • 00:42:47.210 --> 00:42:49.180
  • So my sister, five kids, she's
  • 00:42:49.180 --> 00:42:51.120
  • got this little clip on her
  • 00:42:51.120 --> 00:42:52.110
  • dashboard.
  • 00:42:52.110 --> 00:42:53.060
  • She'll do the same thing.
  • 00:42:53.060 --> 00:42:54.000
  • Write a 3 x 5 card down with
  • 00:42:54.000 --> 00:42:55.020
  • Scripture and she puts it in
  • 00:42:55.020 --> 00:42:56.110
  • that clip.
  • 00:42:56.110 --> 00:42:57.120
  • And so, you know, running
  • 00:42:57.120 --> 00:42:58.100
  • errands for 2 hours every day,
  • 00:42:58.100 --> 00:42:59.240
  • trying to get kids to soccer
  • 00:42:59.240 --> 00:43:00.260
  • practice and everything.
  • 00:43:00.260 --> 00:43:02.000
  • She's just running face to face
  • 00:43:02.000 --> 00:43:03.120
  • in--face to face with this verse
  • 00:43:03.120 --> 00:43:05.050
  • over and over throughout the
  • 00:43:05.050 --> 00:43:07.030
  • Scriptures.
  • 00:43:07.030 --> 00:43:08.000
  • When things come up in the
  • 00:43:08.000 --> 00:43:09.000
  • middle of the day that are
  • 00:43:09.000 --> 00:43:10.050
  • problems you might call a
  • 00:43:10.050 --> 00:43:11.080
  • girlfriend about, you might--you
  • 00:43:11.080 --> 00:43:12.080
  • can still call her.
  • 00:43:12.080 --> 00:43:13.120
  • But also, call on God.
  • 00:43:13.120 --> 00:43:16.000
  • Just ask him about it.
  • 00:43:16.000 --> 00:43:17.030
  • Ask him about what Scripture
  • 00:43:17.030 --> 00:43:18.030
  • verse applies to this particular
  • 00:43:18.030 --> 00:43:20.030
  • circumstance.
  • 00:43:20.030 --> 00:43:22.040
  • How would he want to lead and
  • 00:43:22.040 --> 00:43:23.130
  • guide you.
  • 00:43:23.130 --> 00:43:24.030
  • And you'll be amazed how you'll
  • 00:43:24.030 --> 00:43:25.010
  • begin to see the encounters that
  • 00:43:25.010 --> 00:43:26.130
  • you have, the circumstances that
  • 00:43:26.130 --> 00:43:27.270
  • align, the little beckonings and
  • 00:43:27.270 --> 00:43:29.240
  • convictions of God's Spirit, how
  • 00:43:29.240 --> 00:43:31.110
  • they all begin to work together
  • 00:43:31.110 --> 00:43:32.290
  • to help you to realize you
  • 00:43:32.290 --> 00:43:34.020
  • actually are hearing God's voice
  • 00:43:34.020 --> 00:43:36.130
  • and seeing his providence as he
  • 00:43:36.130 --> 00:43:37.260
  • steers you in the direction of
  • 00:43:37.260 --> 00:43:39.040
  • his will for your life.
  • 00:43:39.040 --> 00:43:40.100
  • - Holly: It doesn't have to be
  • 00:43:40.100 --> 00:43:41.020
  • so mystical.
  • 00:43:41.020 --> 00:43:41.260
  • You know, I think it's a little
  • 00:43:41.260 --> 00:43:43.110
  • more--just what you're saying,
  • 00:43:43.110 --> 00:43:44.250
  • it's a practical thing.
  • 00:43:44.250 --> 00:43:45.290
  • Just this seeing--it's like
  • 00:43:46.150 --> 00:43:49.150
  • Philip, the reason I know his
  • 00:43:49.150 --> 00:43:50.220
  • voice, when he call--he doesn't
  • 00:43:50.250 --> 00:43:53.250
  • have to say a long sentence.
  • 00:43:53.250 --> 00:43:54.260
  • He just goes, "Hey, babe."
  • 00:43:54.260 --> 00:43:56.020
  • I recognize the way--it's 'cause
  • 00:43:56.020 --> 00:43:57.030
  • I've spent time with him all
  • 00:43:57.030 --> 00:43:58.000
  • day.
  • 00:43:58.000 --> 00:43:59.090
  • If I only talked to him once
  • 00:43:59.090 --> 00:44:00.240
  • every blue moon, that would be a
  • 00:44:00.240 --> 00:44:01.260
  • little trickier.
  • 00:44:01.260 --> 00:44:03.020
  • To me, it's the same with God.
  • 00:44:03.020 --> 00:44:04.110
  • It's if you just--you spend
  • 00:44:04.110 --> 00:44:05.120
  • those moments, you know,
  • 00:44:05.120 --> 00:44:07.020
  • talking, listening, talking,
  • 00:44:07.020 --> 00:44:08.110
  • listening, reading the Word, it
  • 00:44:08.110 --> 00:44:11.000
  • becomes very familiar.
  • 00:44:11.000 --> 00:44:13.290
  • - Laurie: Like Anthony's voice
  • 00:44:13.290 --> 00:44:15.150
  • compared to your dad's voice.
  • 00:44:15.150 --> 00:44:16.250
  • - Priscilla: That's right.
  • 00:44:16.250 --> 00:44:17.190
  • I talked about that in
  • 00:44:17.190 --> 00:44:18.130
  • "Discerning the Voice of God."
  • 00:44:18.130 --> 00:44:19.070
  • My brother and my dad, they have
  • 00:44:19.070 --> 00:44:20.270
  • the same name, they walk alike,
  • 00:44:20.270 --> 00:44:22.160
  • they talk alike.
  • 00:44:22.160 --> 00:44:23.220
  • I've seen my brother take
  • 00:44:23.220 --> 00:44:24.190
  • advantage of the fact that he's
  • 00:44:24.190 --> 00:44:25.250
  • got my dad's name, you know,
  • 00:44:25.250 --> 00:44:28.000
  • tried to--he tried to milk that
  • 00:44:28.000 --> 00:44:29.040
  • as much as he can.
  • 00:44:29.040 --> 00:44:30.010
  • - Holly: I wanna hear that
  • 00:44:30.010 --> 00:44:30.220
  • story.
  • 00:44:30.220 --> 00:44:31.190
  • - Priscilla: Oh, Anthony's done
  • 00:44:31.190 --> 00:44:32.150
  • that quite a few times.
  • 00:44:32.150 --> 00:44:34.060
  • - Holly: Throw him under the
  • 00:44:34.060 --> 00:44:34.270
  • bus.
  • 00:44:34.270 --> 00:44:35.200
  • - Priscilla: That's right.
  • 00:44:35.200 --> 00:44:36.140
  • But even though he's fooled a
  • 00:44:36.140 --> 00:44:37.170
  • lot of people before--
  • 00:44:37.170 --> 00:44:38.190
  • - Holly: Not you.
  • 00:44:38.190 --> 00:44:39.290
  • - Priscilla: Not me.
  • 00:44:39.290 --> 00:44:40.210
  • 'Cause I know the two Anthonys.
  • 00:44:40.210 --> 00:44:41.240
  • I know his voice.
  • 00:44:41.240 --> 00:44:43.020
  • And so, you know, there are
  • 00:44:43.020 --> 00:44:44.020
  • things, for example, that people
  • 00:44:44.020 --> 00:44:45.200
  • could say to me that Jerry said,
  • 00:44:45.200 --> 00:44:47.120
  • my husband.
  • 00:44:47.120 --> 00:44:48.030
  • "Jerry said this."
  • 00:44:48.030 --> 00:44:49.060
  • But if it is totally out of the
  • 00:44:49.060 --> 00:44:50.120
  • character that I know to be of
  • 00:44:50.120 --> 00:44:51.180
  • my husband of 18 years, then I
  • 00:44:51.180 --> 00:44:54.070
  • would be able to confidently say
  • 00:44:54.070 --> 00:44:55.160
  • to them, "I know my man didn't
  • 00:44:55.160 --> 00:44:56.200
  • say that," 'cause I know him,
  • 00:44:56.200 --> 00:44:57.210
  • you know?
  • 00:44:57.210 --> 00:44:58.280
  • And so that's why we read God's
  • 00:44:58.280 --> 00:45:00.200
  • Word because we get to know his
  • 00:45:00.200 --> 00:45:02.000
  • personality.
  • 00:45:02.000 --> 00:45:03.040
  • We get to know the character of
  • 00:45:03.040 --> 00:45:03.270
  • God.
  • 00:45:03.270 --> 00:45:04.180
  • We get to see the kinds of
  • 00:45:04.180 --> 00:45:05.100
  • things he says and doesn't say.
  • 00:45:05.100 --> 00:45:07.120
  • And so it occurs to us when our
  • 00:45:07.120 --> 00:45:08.210
  • ego is speaking or when fear is
  • 00:45:08.210 --> 00:45:10.270
  • trying to get a word in 'cause
  • 00:45:10.270 --> 00:45:12.030
  • fear always has something to
  • 00:45:12.030 --> 00:45:13.040
  • say.
  • 00:45:13.040 --> 00:45:13.250
  • And pride and insecurity is also
  • 00:45:13.250 --> 00:45:15.060
  • speaking.
  • 00:45:15.060 --> 00:45:16.190
  • The enemy is speaking.
  • 00:45:16.190 --> 00:45:17.280
  • You'll be able to detect, "Well,
  • 00:45:17.280 --> 00:45:19.030
  • God didn't say that because
  • 00:45:19.030 --> 00:45:20.080
  • that's totally out of alignment
  • 00:45:20.080 --> 00:45:22.010
  • with his character or out of
  • 00:45:22.010 --> 00:45:23.100
  • alignment with his personality
  • 00:45:23.100 --> 00:45:25.040
  • as it's displayed in Scripture."
  • 00:45:25.040 --> 00:45:26.200
  • And so the more you know God,
  • 00:45:26.200 --> 00:45:28.100
  • the more clearly you can hear
  • 00:45:28.100 --> 00:45:29.070
  • him.
  • 00:45:29.070 --> 00:45:30.050
  • - Laurie: You know what?
  • 00:45:30.050 --> 00:45:30.260
  • We've got one more clip from
  • 00:45:30.260 --> 00:45:32.040
  • "War Room."
  • 00:45:32.040 --> 00:45:33.020
  • This is Elizabeth praying and I
  • 00:45:33.020 --> 00:45:34.170
  • think it might teach us a thing
  • 00:45:34.170 --> 00:45:35.290
  • or two.
  • 00:45:35.290 --> 00:45:37.050
  • [music]
  • 00:45:42.110 --> 00:45:45.110
  • - Elizabeth: I don't know where
  • 00:45:45.110 --> 00:45:46.050
  • you are, devil.
  • 00:45:46.050 --> 00:45:48.140
  • But I know you can hear me.
  • 00:45:50.000 --> 00:45:53.000
  • You have played with my mind and
  • 00:45:53.240 --> 00:45:56.240
  • had your way long enough.
  • 00:45:58.240 --> 00:46:01.260
  • No more!
  • 00:46:01.270 --> 00:46:04.270
  • Jesus is the Lord of this house.
  • 00:46:17.070 --> 00:46:20.070
  • And that means there's no place
  • 00:46:20.070 --> 00:46:21.160
  • for you here anymore.
  • 00:46:21.250 --> 00:46:24.250
  • So take your lies, your schemes,
  • 00:46:26.130 --> 00:46:29.130
  • and your accusations and get
  • 00:46:29.130 --> 00:46:31.190
  • - Elizabeth: You can't have my
  • 00:46:44.200 --> 00:46:45.270
  • marriage.
  • 00:46:45.270 --> 00:46:47.000
  • You can't have my daughter.
  • 00:46:47.000 --> 00:46:49.020
  • And you sure can't have my man.
  • 00:46:49.020 --> 00:46:51.170
  • This house is under new
  • 00:46:51.170 --> 00:46:52.150
  • management and that means you
  • 00:46:52.150 --> 00:46:54.230
  • - Elizabeth: And another thing.
  • 00:47:07.140 --> 00:47:09.030
  • I am so sick of you stealing my
  • 00:47:09.030 --> 00:47:10.180
  • joy.
  • 00:47:10.180 --> 00:47:11.290
  • But that's changing too.
  • 00:47:11.290 --> 00:47:13.290
  • My joy doesn't come from my
  • 00:47:13.290 --> 00:47:14.270
  • friends.
  • 00:47:14.270 --> 00:47:16.060
  • It doesn't come from my job.
  • 00:47:16.060 --> 00:47:18.090
  • It doesn't even come from my
  • 00:47:18.090 --> 00:47:19.070
  • husband.
  • 00:47:19.070 --> 00:47:20.240
  • My joy is found in Jesus and,
  • 00:47:21.000 --> 00:47:24.000
  • just in case you forgot, he has
  • 00:47:24.000 --> 00:47:25.210
  • already defeated you.
  • 00:47:25.210 --> 00:47:28.130
  • So go back to hell where you
  • 00:47:28.130 --> 00:47:30.010
  • belong and leave my family
  • 00:47:30.010 --> 00:47:32.240
  • - Holly: Whoo!
  • 00:47:39.020 --> 00:47:39.280
  • - Laurie: "And one more thing."
  • 00:47:39.280 --> 00:47:40.280
  • - Priscilla: "And one more
  • 00:47:40.280 --> 00:47:41.190
  • thing."
  • 00:47:41.190 --> 00:47:42.120
  • - Holly: That's my favorite.
  • 00:47:42.120 --> 00:47:43.040
  • That was my favorite--that's the
  • 00:47:43.040 --> 00:47:43.280
  • girl came out with it.
  • 00:47:43.280 --> 00:47:44.240
  • - Priscilla: I got something
  • 00:47:44.240 --> 00:47:45.230
  • else to say.
  • 00:47:45.230 --> 00:47:46.120
  • - Holly: Oh my gosh.
  • 00:47:46.120 --> 00:47:47.050
  • - Priscilla: You know, we all
  • 00:47:47.050 --> 00:47:47.260
  • have to do that, though.
  • 00:47:47.260 --> 00:47:48.140
  • We all have to at some point
  • 00:47:48.140 --> 00:47:50.020
  • "Enough is enough."
  • 00:47:52.090 --> 00:47:53.010
  • And wherever, even you might
  • 00:47:53.010 --> 00:47:54.190
  • detect the enemy's fingerprints,
  • 00:47:54.190 --> 00:47:57.010
  • you kinda see his handiwork
  • 00:47:57.010 --> 00:47:58.040
  • causing division, jealousy,
  • 00:47:58.040 --> 00:47:59.170
  • envy, strife, health issues,
  • 00:47:59.170 --> 00:48:02.120
  • dis-ease in some area of your
  • 00:48:02.120 --> 00:48:04.070
  • life, listen.
  • 00:48:04.070 --> 00:48:05.110
  • This is the time for you to take
  • 00:48:05.110 --> 00:48:06.250
  • your stand firmly on the
  • 00:48:06.250 --> 00:48:08.060
  • God's Word, not only internally
  • 00:48:11.130 --> 00:48:14.130
  • but declare them out loud where
  • 00:48:14.130 --> 00:48:15.180
  • the enemy knows you ain't
  • 00:48:15.180 --> 00:48:16.180
  • messing around, and that you're
  • 00:48:16.180 --> 00:48:17.220
  • gonna be a woman who--or a man
  • 00:48:17.220 --> 00:48:19.060
  • who fortifies their sphere of
  • 00:48:19.060 --> 00:48:22.030
  • influence, whether that's your
  • 00:48:22.030 --> 00:48:23.060
  • home, whether it's your
  • 00:48:23.060 --> 00:48:24.090
  • business, whether it is your
  • 00:48:24.090 --> 00:48:25.160
  • ministry, whether it's your
  • 00:48:25.160 --> 00:48:26.180
  • sons, your daughters.
  • 00:48:26.180 --> 00:48:27.210
  • Grandmother, grandfather, your
  • 00:48:27.210 --> 00:48:29.220
  • grandchildren.
  • 00:48:29.220 --> 00:48:31.020
  • Whatever it is that God has
  • 00:48:31.020 --> 00:48:32.020
  • allowed, has entrusted to you,
  • 00:48:32.020 --> 00:48:34.080
  • your neighborhood, you be the
  • 00:48:34.080 --> 00:48:35.250
  • one that stands in the threshold
  • 00:48:35.250 --> 00:48:38.010
  • of that space and just declares
  • 00:48:38.010 --> 00:48:40.070
  • God's promises and his Words.
  • 00:48:40.070 --> 00:48:42.190
  • There's so much power that we
  • 00:48:42.190 --> 00:48:44.080
  • have in the name of Jesus if we
  • 00:48:44.080 --> 00:48:46.020
  • will just take advantage of it.
  • 00:48:46.020 --> 00:48:47.260
  • And so what I prayed that "War
  • 00:48:47.260 --> 00:48:49.090
  • Room" did, it did for me and I
  • 00:48:49.090 --> 00:48:50.270
  • pray that it does for all of us,
  • 00:48:50.270 --> 00:48:53.020
  • is really just inspires a
  • 00:48:53.020 --> 00:48:54.080
  • different anticipation of what
  • 00:48:54.080 --> 00:48:56.200
  • prayer can actually accomplish
  • 00:48:56.200 --> 00:48:58.000
  • in our lives.
  • 00:48:58.000 --> 00:48:58.260
  • So I wanna encourage you that no
  • 00:48:58.260 --> 00:49:00.020
  • matter how devastating that
  • 00:49:00.020 --> 00:49:01.260
  • circumstance appears to be right
  • 00:49:01.260 --> 00:49:03.220
  • now, no matter how, like
  • 00:49:03.220 --> 00:49:05.030
  • Lazarus, it's been dead for a
  • 00:49:05.030 --> 00:49:06.170
  • long time, you just do not think
  • 00:49:06.170 --> 00:49:08.020
  • any resurrection is possible,
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  • this is where Jesus does his
  • 00:49:10.200 --> 00:49:12.120
  • best work.
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  • He specializes in taking the
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  • impossible stuff and showing you
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  • the possibilities that are there
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  • because of the power that is
  • 00:49:18.210 --> 00:49:19.260
  • available.
  • 00:49:19.260 --> 00:49:20.220
  • And so, you know what?
  • 00:49:20.220 --> 00:49:21.220
  • I wanna, if it's okay with you,
  • 00:49:21.220 --> 00:49:23.190
  • kick off your stance, vigilant
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  • stance in prayer in that area of
  • 00:49:27.040 --> 00:49:28.150
  • your life by praying over you.
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  • Lord Jesus, I thank you right
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  • now for the opportunity and the
  • 00:49:31.280 --> 00:49:33.180
  • privilege that we have to stand
  • 00:49:33.180 --> 00:49:34.230
  • firmly on your Word.
  • 00:49:34.230 --> 00:49:36.200
  • We thank you that you have given
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  • us what is really this divine
  • 00:49:37.250 --> 00:49:39.110
  • key.
  • 00:49:39.110 --> 00:49:40.130
  • This key called prayer that
  • 00:49:40.130 --> 00:49:41.260
  • allows us to unlock all of the
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  • power and the resources of
  • 00:49:43.290 --> 00:49:45.220
  • heaven and unleash them in the
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  • regular rhythms of our everyday
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  • living.
  • 00:49:48.230 --> 00:49:49.190
  • So Lord, I pray right now, in
  • 00:49:49.190 --> 00:49:50.280
  • Jesus' name, that every
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  • assignment the enemy has against
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  • our marriages, against our
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  • children, against our
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  • grandchildren, against our
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  • health, Lord, against our
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  • prosperity, internally and
  • 00:49:59.060 --> 00:50:00.210
  • externally, Lord, I pray right
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  • now in Jesus' name that those
  • 00:50:02.130 --> 00:50:04.080
  • assignments would be cancelled
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  • by your blood that has been shed
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  • on Calvary.
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  • Lord, I pray that you would give
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  • somebody their fire back.
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  • Their fire to fight for what is
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  • rightfully theirs, their fire to
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  • claim the territory that you
  • 00:50:13.250 --> 00:50:15.280
  • have already declared is theirs.
  • 00:50:15.280 --> 00:50:18.040
  • Lord, like Joshua, would you
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  • make us courageous enough to
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  • place our feet on the ground
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  • that you have already given us.
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  • Help us to march in victory,
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  • Lord.
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  • Just like Elizabeth did in "War
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  • Room."
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  • I'm praying you'd put words in
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  • somebody's mouth, put fire in
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  • their soul, Lord.
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  • Help them to scream at the top
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  • of their lungs that they believe
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  • that our God is who he says he
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  • is and that he can accomplish
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  • every single thing that he has
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  • declared he will accomplish in
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  • our lives.
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  • Lord, I speak that for every
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  • single person that is watching,
  • 00:50:45.080 --> 00:50:46.180
  • God.
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  • And I ask that they would see
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  • your manifest presence and peace
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  • and joy and health in everything
  • 00:50:50.290 --> 00:50:53.290
  • that they do and say, in Jesus'
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  • name.
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  • - Holly: Amen.
  • 00:50:57.010 --> 00:50:57.280
  • - Priscilla: Amen.
  • 00:50:57.280 --> 00:50:58.270
  • - Holly: Amen.
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  • You're such a good reminder to
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  • me, even just even when you were
  • 00:51:03.190 --> 00:51:04.250
  • praying right there, I thought,
  • 00:51:04.250 --> 00:51:06.010
  • okay, there's some stuff that I
  • 00:51:06.010 --> 00:51:07.130
  • just have kind of not so much
  • 00:51:07.130 --> 00:51:10.080
  • given up on but just gotten lazy
  • 00:51:10.080 --> 00:51:11.220
  • about praying about 'cause I
  • 00:51:11.220 --> 00:51:13.120
  • just can't see how it could
  • 00:51:13.120 --> 00:51:14.260
  • change.
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  • So I appreciate that.
  • 00:51:15.160 --> 00:51:17.220
  • - Priscilla: And you know the
  • 00:51:17.220 --> 00:51:18.130
  • great thing about the Holy
  • 00:51:18.130 --> 00:51:19.080
  • Spirit, though, is because I'm
  • 00:51:19.080 --> 00:51:20.170
  • so glad God knows we're just
  • 00:51:20.170 --> 00:51:21.130
  • humans.
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  • And we're frail and we have
  • 00:51:22.190 --> 00:51:23.230
  • those times where we just get
  • 00:51:23.230 --> 00:51:24.280
  • lazy about the whole thing.
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  • And I'm so glad that he has
  • 00:51:27.040 --> 00:51:28.210
  • grace enough for that.
  • 00:51:28.210 --> 00:51:30.130
  • His grace is sufficient.
  • 00:51:30.130 --> 00:51:32.000
  • - Holly: Oh, thank God for God.
  • 00:51:32.000 --> 00:51:33.020
  • - Priscilla: And that the Holy
  • 00:51:33.020 --> 00:51:34.080
  • Spirit prays when we don't even
  • 00:51:34.080 --> 00:51:35.260
  • know what to pray anymore.
  • 00:51:35.260 --> 00:51:37.170
  • We just are tired and we can
  • 00:51:37.170 --> 00:51:38.260
  • only cry or worry or be
  • 00:51:38.260 --> 00:51:40.240
  • concerned.
  • 00:51:40.240 --> 00:51:41.260
  • The Holy Spirit covers that--
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  • - Laurie: What would you say to
  • 00:51:43.010 --> 00:51:43.280
  • the people that have prayed and
  • 00:51:43.280 --> 00:51:46.170
  • prayed and prayed and never saw
  • 00:51:46.170 --> 00:51:48.230
  • the answer that they wanted?
  • 00:51:48.230 --> 00:51:50.230
  • Never really saw that.
  • 00:51:50.230 --> 00:51:52.040
  • And then they gave up.
  • 00:51:52.040 --> 00:51:53.280
  • - Priscilla: Well, just to say
  • 00:51:53.280 --> 00:51:55.010
  • that God stands on his Word and
  • 00:51:55.010 --> 00:51:57.040
  • the Word says that when we sow,
  • 00:51:57.040 --> 00:51:58.210
  • we will reap.
  • 00:51:58.210 --> 00:51:59.250
  • That when we sow to the
  • 00:51:59.250 --> 00:52:00.210
  • spiritual realm, we will reap to
  • 00:52:00.210 --> 00:52:01.290
  • the Spirit, that there--the
  • 00:52:01.290 --> 00:52:03.230
  • principle, the theology of
  • 00:52:03.230 --> 00:52:05.060
  • sowing and reaping is true,
  • 00:52:05.060 --> 00:52:07.020
  • whether or not we see what the
  • 00:52:07.020 --> 00:52:08.020
  • harvest is on this side of
  • 00:52:08.020 --> 00:52:09.090
  • eternity or later.
  • 00:52:09.090 --> 00:52:10.170
  • There are some answers, some
  • 00:52:10.170 --> 00:52:12.140
  • things that we have to entrust
  • 00:52:12.140 --> 00:52:14.180
  • into his sovereign care.
  • 00:52:14.180 --> 00:52:16.060
  • We will not know on this side of
  • 00:52:16.060 --> 00:52:17.180
  • eternity of the grand scheme of
  • 00:52:17.180 --> 00:52:19.220
  • all that God is figuring out.
  • 00:52:19.220 --> 00:52:21.160
  • And so sometimes we will be in
  • 00:52:21.160 --> 00:52:22.180
  • our humanity disappointed and a
  • 00:52:22.180 --> 00:52:24.240
  • little bit irritated and
  • 00:52:24.240 --> 00:52:25.210
  • frustrated 'cause we've been on
  • 00:52:25.210 --> 00:52:26.230
  • our knees a long time and still
  • 00:52:26.230 --> 00:52:28.030
  • things seem to be, you know,
  • 00:52:28.040 --> 00:52:31.040
  • unchanging.
  • 00:52:31.040 --> 00:52:32.040
  • But God is true to his Word and
  • 00:52:32.040 --> 00:52:33.220
  • we've gotta either--we've gotta
  • 00:52:33.220 --> 00:52:35.030
  • either have faith in that or
  • 00:52:35.030 --> 00:52:36.090
  • not.
  • 00:52:36.090 --> 00:52:37.080
  • - Holly: And the thing is I
  • 00:52:37.080 --> 00:52:38.020
  • think I'm--yes, like, I
  • 00:52:38.020 --> 00:52:39.040
  • think--like, our lens is
  • 00:52:39.040 --> 00:52:40.290
  • temporal, right?
  • 00:52:40.290 --> 00:52:42.090
  • God's lens is eternal.
  • 00:52:42.090 --> 00:52:43.270
  • And so even, like, in the story
  • 00:52:43.270 --> 00:52:44.240
  • of Joseph if you, you know,
  • 00:52:44.240 --> 00:52:46.210
  • zoomed in on any one part of his
  • 00:52:46.210 --> 00:52:47.210
  • story, it's terrible, right?
  • 00:52:47.210 --> 00:52:50.060
  • The guy was a slave and in
  • 00:52:50.060 --> 00:52:51.090
  • prison and it was horrible, all
  • 00:52:51.090 --> 00:52:53.130
  • right?
  • 00:52:53.130 --> 00:52:54.060
  • But then you look out, the big
  • 00:52:54.060 --> 00:52:54.280
  • picture is he rescued millions
  • 00:52:54.280 --> 00:52:56.040
  • of people, right?
  • 00:52:56.040 --> 00:52:57.220
  • And so sometimes I think
  • 00:52:57.220 --> 00:52:58.180
  • for--you know, speaking of
  • 00:52:58.180 --> 00:53:00.140
  • myself, when we navigated just
  • 00:53:00.140 --> 00:53:02.120
  • such a horrible season and
  • 00:53:02.120 --> 00:53:03.210
  • you're, "I've been praying.
  • 00:53:03.210 --> 00:53:04.220
  • How come I'm not seeing any
  • 00:53:04.220 --> 00:53:05.180
  • answers and what's happening?"
  • 00:53:05.180 --> 00:53:06.250
  • And God does work all things
  • 00:53:06.250 --> 00:53:08.070
  • together for good to those who
  • 00:53:08.070 --> 00:53:09.070
  • love him that are called
  • 00:53:09.070 --> 00:53:10.180
  • according to his purpose.
  • 00:53:10.180 --> 00:53:11.130
  • He will.
  • 00:53:11.130 --> 00:53:12.130
  • So he's--that's where our faith
  • 00:53:12.130 --> 00:53:13.130
  • has to be and that's--you have
  • 00:53:13.130 --> 00:53:15.000
  • to be brave in the midst of
  • 00:53:15.000 --> 00:53:15.250
  • those moments and keep trusting
  • 00:53:15.250 --> 00:53:17.070
  • him and--
  • 00:53:17.070 --> 00:53:18.050
  • - Priscilla: And you know, I
  • 00:53:18.050 --> 00:53:19.020
  • was talking with, in fact, a
  • 00:53:19.020 --> 00:53:20.110
  • young lady that works here at
  • 00:53:20.110 --> 00:53:21.130
  • the studios.
  • 00:53:21.130 --> 00:53:22.050
  • We were talking earlier.
  • 00:53:22.050 --> 00:53:23.100
  • I think she's new here and just
  • 00:53:23.100 --> 00:53:25.020
  • trying to navigate what God is
  • 00:53:25.020 --> 00:53:26.160
  • doing through her life, weaving
  • 00:53:26.160 --> 00:53:27.220
  • all these different pieces of
  • 00:53:27.220 --> 00:53:28.220
  • the puzzle together.
  • 00:53:28.220 --> 00:53:29.280
  • And I was encouraging her on a
  • 00:53:29.280 --> 00:53:30.260
  • much smaller scale than Joseph
  • 00:53:30.260 --> 00:53:33.240
  • but the reality is that when I
  • 00:53:33.240 --> 00:53:35.140
  • was her age, I remember my
  • 00:53:35.140 --> 00:53:37.000
  • pursuit was television.
  • 00:53:37.000 --> 00:53:38.120
  • My pursuit was journalism.
  • 00:53:38.120 --> 00:53:40.150
  • I wanted to be a broadcaster.
  • 00:53:40.150 --> 00:53:41.170
  • And I was hired to do a few
  • 00:53:41.170 --> 00:53:42.280
  • little shows here and there on
  • 00:53:42.280 --> 00:53:44.010
  • CBS and stuff and I did them and
  • 00:53:44.010 --> 00:53:45.190
  • every one that I got an
  • 00:53:45.190 --> 00:53:47.100
  • opportunity to do, it was
  • 00:53:47.100 --> 00:53:48.290
  • cancelled shortly after I came
  • 00:53:48.290 --> 00:53:50.110
  • on board.
  • 00:53:50.110 --> 00:53:51.080
  • And as a young girl just out of
  • 00:53:51.080 --> 00:53:52.130
  • college, you imagine how that's
  • 00:53:52.130 --> 00:53:53.140
  • an assault to your self-esteem.
  • 00:53:53.140 --> 00:53:54.260
  • I mean, you just--I just feel
  • 00:53:54.260 --> 00:53:56.020
  • everything keeps getting
  • 00:53:56.020 --> 00:53:56.260
  • cancelled right after I join and
  • 00:53:56.260 --> 00:53:58.230
  • right after I get signed on.
  • 00:53:58.230 --> 00:54:00.140
  • So nothing was succeeding.
  • 00:54:00.140 --> 00:54:02.110
  • And it wasn't until probably 10
  • 00:54:02.110 --> 00:54:03.280
  • or 12 years later, I mean, I
  • 00:54:03.280 --> 00:54:05.020
  • prayed so much through that,
  • 00:54:05.020 --> 00:54:06.120
  • Holly.
  • 00:54:06.120 --> 00:54:07.050
  • Oh my gosh, I was wondering what
  • 00:54:07.050 --> 00:54:08.010
  • God was doing.
  • 00:54:08.010 --> 00:54:08.260
  • I couldn't figure it out.
  • 00:54:08.260 --> 00:54:09.180
  • Tears fell from my eyes.
  • 00:54:09.180 --> 00:54:11.060
  • And it wasn't until 10 years
  • 00:54:11.060 --> 00:54:12.020
  • later, the very first time I did
  • 00:54:12.020 --> 00:54:13.260
  • a Bible study recording and I
  • 00:54:13.260 --> 00:54:15.170
  • stood there in front of those
  • 00:54:15.170 --> 00:54:16.240
  • cameras and I knew exactly what
  • 00:54:16.240 --> 00:54:18.200
  • to do with those cameras.
  • 00:54:18.200 --> 00:54:20.020
  • Not because I had trained so
  • 00:54:20.020 --> 00:54:22.050
  • well but because through those
  • 00:54:22.050 --> 00:54:24.060
  • defeated moments, God was
  • 00:54:24.060 --> 00:54:25.160
  • building something in me that he
  • 00:54:25.160 --> 00:54:26.240
  • knew I would need later.
  • 00:54:26.240 --> 00:54:28.160
  • That I had no idea he was gonna
  • 00:54:28.160 --> 00:54:30.170
  • ever use.
  • 00:54:30.170 --> 00:54:31.150
  • - Holly: Yeah, we just want
  • 00:54:31.150 --> 00:54:32.060
  • things and we want it now.
  • 00:54:32.060 --> 00:54:33.070
  • - Laurie: We're so dumb.
  • 00:54:33.070 --> 00:54:35.150
  • - Priscilla: Well, we're
  • 00:54:35.150 --> 00:54:36.050
  • limited.
  • 00:54:36.050 --> 00:54:36.230
  • We're limited in our
  • 00:54:36.230 --> 00:54:37.100
  • perspective.
  • 00:54:37.100 --> 00:54:37.280
  • We're sheep.
  • 00:54:37.280 --> 00:54:38.190
  • We're sheep.
  • 00:54:38.190 --> 00:54:39.160
  • - Holly: Hey, listen,
  • 00:54:39.160 --> 00:54:40.050
  • we're--I'm just gonna take a
  • 00:54:40.050 --> 00:54:40.280
  • look at a promo of an event
  • 00:54:40.280 --> 00:54:43.050
  • coming up in Los Angeles, the
  • 00:54:43.050 --> 00:54:44.290
  • "She Rises" conference.
  • 00:54:44.290 --> 00:54:46.220
  • My heart was always to put an
  • 00:54:46.220 --> 00:54:48.230
  • event in the middle of
  • 00:54:48.230 --> 00:54:49.190
  • Hollywood, that city that can be
  • 00:54:49.190 --> 00:54:50.170
  • so--
  • 00:54:50.170 --> 00:54:53.040
  • - Priscilla: Jacked up.
  • 00:54:53.040 --> 00:54:54.000
  • - Holly: Well, yeah.
  • 00:54:54.000 --> 00:54:54.270
  • Jacked up.
  • 00:54:54.270 --> 00:54:55.230
  • Just put women under living up
  • 00:54:55.230 --> 00:54:57.170
  • to an image that isn't real.
  • 00:54:57.170 --> 00:54:58.280
  • And so to put a conference--
  • 00:54:58.280 --> 00:55:00.150
  • - Laurie: You do this so good.
  • 00:55:00.150 --> 00:55:01.150
  • - Holly: Yeah, to put a
  • 00:55:01.150 --> 00:55:02.070
  • conference right there in the
  • 00:55:02.070 --> 00:55:03.000
  • middle of Hollywood, at the
  • 00:55:03.000 --> 00:55:03.270
  • Dolby Theater where they have
  • 00:55:03.270 --> 00:55:04.210
  • the Academy Awards.
  • 00:55:04.210 --> 00:55:05.180
  • So take a look at what's
  • 00:55:05.180 --> 00:55:06.190
  • - female: The goal is for all
  • 00:55:10.170 --> 00:55:11.230
  • of them to become one heart and
  • 00:55:11.230 --> 00:55:13.110
  • mind, just as you, Father, are
  • 00:55:13.110 --> 00:55:15.130
  • in me and I in you.
  • 00:55:15.130 --> 00:55:17.140
  • So there might be one heart and
  • 00:55:17.140 --> 00:55:18.250
  • mind with us.
  • 00:55:18.250 --> 00:55:20.050
  • Then the world might believe
  • 00:55:20.050 --> 00:55:21.100
  • that you, in fact, sent me.
  • 00:55:21.110 --> 00:55:24.110
  • In love we are created for
  • 00:55:24.110 --> 00:55:25.150
  • wonder, laughter, joy.
  • 00:55:25.150 --> 00:55:27.090
  • We're created to be part of a
  • 00:55:27.090 --> 00:55:29.060
  • community, a team, family,
  • 00:55:29.060 --> 00:55:31.270
  • together.
  • 00:55:31.270 --> 00:55:33.050
  • - female: Together we grow.
  • 00:55:33.050 --> 00:55:34.120
  • - female: Together we journey.
  • 00:55:34.120 --> 00:55:35.150
  • - female: Together we heal.
  • 00:55:35.150 --> 00:55:36.210
  • - female: Together we make the
  • 00:55:36.210 --> 00:55:37.180
  • world a better place.
  • 00:55:37.180 --> 00:55:39.120
  • - female: Together is a big
  • 00:55:39.120 --> 00:55:40.080
  • deal to God.
  • 00:55:40.080 --> 00:55:41.210
  • [music]
  • 00:55:44.290 --> 00:55:46.060
  • - announcer: She Rises is a
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  • movement of everyday women of
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  • all races and ages who have
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  • committed to loving God, loving
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  • their communities, loving each
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  • other, and courageously
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  • pioneering change.
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  • Our annual conference will once
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  • again be held at the iconic
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  • Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
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  • We'll be inspired with great
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  • teaching, stirred by creativity
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  • and we will do a lot of
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  • laughing.
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  • Come be a part of this historic
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  • gathering because together we
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  • - Holly: So, everybody should
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  • join us at She Rises in June.
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  • Thanks for being with us today.
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  • - Laurie: What a happy Mother's
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  • Day present to send your mother
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  • to She Rises, right?
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  • - Holly: Yes, good idea.
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  • - Laurie: Tell you what, if you
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  • have a mother, I encourage you
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  • give her a call.
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  • Maybe you haven't talked to her
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  • for a while.
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  • Even if you talked to her this
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  • morning, why don't you give her
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  • one more call and tell her how
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  • thankful you are.
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  • You know, mothering is just not
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  • easy all the time, but it is a
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  • call.
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  • And God gives us the grace we
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  • need every moment of every day
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  • to deal with those precious
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  • gifts from God.
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  • Make it good.
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  • Show 'em how to do it.
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  • Show 'em how to live in faith.
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  • Show 'em how to love God.
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  • Show 'em--show 'em the goodness
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  • of God by the way you treat
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  • others.
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  • Show 'em grace.
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  • Sometimes, that's the last thing
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  • we wanna do but maybe it's the
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  • most important thing.
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  • - Holly: And pray for them.
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  • Pray for your kids just like
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  • Priscilla talked to us about
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  • today.
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  • Thanks for being with us today
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  • and just for all the wisdom and
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  • heart and, yeah, just who you
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  • are is so delightful.
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  • - Priscilla: Thanks for having
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  • me.
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  • - Laurie: So, to all the
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  • mothers, cheers, God bless you,
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  • and we'll see you next time
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  • right here on "Praise."
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  • - Holly: Happy Mother's Day.
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