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The 700 Club - November 21, 2012

Culinary expert John McLemore shares recipe ideas to bring families together for the holidays. Plus, Kristi Watts chats with author Michelle McKinney Hammond about overcoming disappointment.
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COMING UP, WE HEAD TO

THE KITCHEN WITH JOHN

MACKELMORE, AND THEN

STORIES OF HEARTBREAK.

I FOUND LOVE AND LOST

IT 100 TIMES.

Lee: AND A VOICE OF

HOPE.

IF HE ALLOWED THAT TO

HAPPEN, CERTAINLY HE HAS A

PLAN.

Lee: HOW TO OVERCOME

DISAPPOINTMENT.

DISAPPOINTMENT IS A

DIS-APPOINTMENT.

Lee: ON TODAY'S 700

CLUB.

Pat: WELL, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, IT IS THE DAY

BEFORE THANKSGIVING.

READING THE PROCLAMATION

GEORGE WASHINGTON GAVE,

THE CONGRESS VOTED TO HAVE

A DAY OF THANKSGIVING IN

PRAYER BECAUSE OF OUR NEW

COUNTRY.

AND WE STILL ARE

CELEBRATING THAT.

SO TOMORROW IS THE BIG

DAY, AND LOOK WHO IS HERE

WITH US.

YAY!

Pat: KRISTI.

Kristi: ARE YOU READY

FOR THANKSGIVING?

Pat: MY SON HAS A BIG

FAMILY, AND I'M GOING TO

JOIN THEM, MY OLDEST, AND

FRIDAY I'M GOING TO GO AND

JOIN GORDON, SO WE'LL HAVE

TWO DAYS OF FEASTING.

Kristi: AND GORDON IS

A PHENOMENAL COOK.

SO IT WILL BE WONDERFUL.

Pat: IT WILL BE

WONDERFUL.

Kristi: I'M IN A

GREAT MOOD.

LIFE IS GOOD.

Pat: LIFE IS GOOD.

I WAS READING IN JEREMIAH,

AND IT SAYS, THEN THE

MAIDENS WILL DANCE.

APPARENTLY GIRLS LIKE TO

DANCE.

Kristi: WE LOVE TO

DANCE.

I NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU'RE

GOING TO GO.

I NEVER KNOW.

YES.

Pat: SO MUCH FOR

THAT, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

SO DANCE FOR JOY ON

THANKSGIVING.

WELL, AT THIS TIME, THERE

IS NOT SO MUCH JOY IN THE

HOLY LAND.

ISRAEL'S ENEMIES STRUCK

AGAIN, THIS TIME IN THE

HEART OF THE JEWISH STATE,

WHERE A BUS WAS BLOWN UP

IN THE CITY OF TEL AVIV.

AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE WERE

HURT.

THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

CALLED IT A TERRORIST

ATTACK.

Kristi: AND DESPITE

THE INTERNATIONAL PUSH FOR

A CEASE-FIRE, ISRAEL AND

HAMAS ARE STILL LAUNCHING

ATTACKS AT EACH OTHER.

JULIE STALL HAS THE STORY

FROM ISRAEL.

Reporter: HAMAS

CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR

THE TERRORIST BUS BOMBING

IN TEL AVIV, WHILE

DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS

CONTINUE TOWARDS A

CEASE-FIRE.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS

ISRAEL IS IN A BATTLE TO

SAVE LIVES.

NOW, IF THERE IS A

POSSIBILITY OF ACHIEVING A

LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO THIS

PROBLEM THROUGH DIPLOMATIC

MEANS, WE PREFER THAT.

BUT IF NOT, I'M SURE YOU

UNDERSTAND THAT ISRAEL

WILL HAVE TO TAKE WHATEVER

ACTION IS NECESSARY TO

DEFEND ITS PEOPLE.

Reporter: CLINTON

SAID AMERICA'S COMMITMENT

TO ISRAEL'S SECURITY IS

UNWAVERING.

THAT IS WHY WE BELIEVE

IT IS ESSENTIAL TO

DEESCALATE THE SITUATION

IN GAZA.

THERE IS NO QUESTION

ABOUT DEESCALATION, BUT IT

HAS TO BE BEGIN, FIRST OF

ALL, WITH HAMAS STOPPING

THE ROCKETS.

Reporter: ISRAELI

AMBASSADOR MICHAEL OREN

TOLD CBN NEWS WHAT THE

EXPECTATIONS WERE.

THE LONG-TERM

EXPECTATION IS THERE WILL

BE NO MORE SMUGGLING OF

THE IRANIAN ROCKETS INTO

THE GAZA STRIP, AND THEY

WILL NOT BE ABLE TO

PARALYZE HALF OF COUNTRY

WHEN THEY WANT TO.

Reporter: BUT

FOLLOWING CLINTON'S

JERUSALEM VISIT, THERE

WERE NO SIGNS OF A

CEASE-FIRE.

A ROCKET FROM GAZA CRASHED

INTO AN APARTMENT BUILDING

IN RISHON LEZION.

ALL OF THE GLASS WAS

THERE.

I DIDN'T IMAGINE IT WAS IN

OUR BUILDING.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

FROM THIS APARTMENT

MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVED

UNHARMED BECAUSE WHEN THEY

HEARD THE ALARM, THEY WENT

TO THEIR SECURITY ROOM.

WE ALL CARRY THAT.

Reporter:

PALESTINIANS SAY 120

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED

OVER IN GAZA, AND HUNDREDS

OF OTHER WOUNDED, WHILE

HAMAS EXECUTED SIX

SUSPECTED COLLABORATORS.

ISRAEL SAYS IT IS GOING

OUT OF ITS WAY TO AVOID

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES.

THEY'VE ALSO DROPPED

LEAFLETS AND SENT TEXT

MESSAGES TO GAZA

RESIDENTS, WARNING THEM OF

IMMINENT STRIKES AND

TELLING THEM TO CLEAR THE

AREA.

FOR NOW, THE BATTLE RAGES.

JULIE STALL, CBN NEWS,

RISHON LE ZION, ISRAEL.

Pat: AND CHRIS

MITCHELL IS JOINING US

FROM OSHDOD IN SOUTHERN

ISRAEL.

WHAT IS THE MOOD THERE?

THE ISRAELIS WANT TO BEGIN

TO GROUND DEFENSIVE, OR DO

THEY WANT TO HOLD OFF?

THEY SEEM TO BE TAKING

THEIR TIME MOBILIZING

THEIR GROUPS ON THE

BORDER.

THEY ARE TAKING THEIR

TIME IN LIGHT OF THE

DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS.

I THINK THERE IS A

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF

RESILIENCE IN ISRAEL.

THEY SIMPLY WANT HAMAS TO

STOP FIRING ROCKETS AT

THEM AND TRYING TO KILL

THEM.

I THINK THEY WANT TO SEE

THIS THROUGH TO THE END.

THERE IS NOT A TEMPORARY

LULL, BUT A PERMANENT

SOLUTION, AT LEAST WHAT IS

GOING ON IN THE GAZA STRIP

RIGHT NOW.

Pat: WHAT ARE THEY

DOING TO PROTECT LIVES?

THAT IRON DOME IS A GREAT

TECHNOLOGICAL EFFORT, BUT

IT IS NOT ALL THAT

EFFECTIVE.

IT DOESN'T TAKE CARE OF

EVERYBODY, DOES IT?

Reporter: NO, NOT

EVERYBODY.

BUT YOU CAN SEE RIGHT

BEHIND ME, PAT, THERE IS

ONE OF THE IRON DOME

BATTERIES OUTSIDE OF

ASHDOD, AND WE'RE ABOUT

18 MILES FROM GAZA.

WE SHOWED THE IRON DOME

MISSILE TAKING OFF, AND

THAT IS ONE OF THE

BATTERIES BEHIND ME.

IT IS 80% EFFECTIVE.

AND IT HAS GIVEN THE

ISRAELI LEADERS A

TREMENDOUS BUFFER, BECAUSE

IF THOSE SHOT BY THE IRON

DOME HAD DONE DOWN, WE

WOULD BE SEEING MASSIVE

CASUALTIES ON THE ISRAELI

SIDE.

IT HAS BEEN THE STAR OF

THE SIX OR SEVEN-DAY WAR

RIGHT NOW.

Pat: THE STORY ABOUT

DON KIOTI, WHO WENT

AGAINST WINDMILLS,

THINKING IT WAS A

MONSTER -- WHAT IS HAMAS

TRYING TO DO?

THEY CAN'T WIN ANYTHING?

WHAT ARE THEIR GOALS?

Reporter: I THINK

THAT IS ONE OF THE UNTOLD

STORIES.

WHAT DOES HAMAS WANT TO

DO?

THEY WANT TO DESTROY THE

JEWISH STATE AND KILL

JEWS.

PART OF THEIR CHARTER SAYS

THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WON'T

COME UNTIL THE MUSLIMS

KILL THE JEWS.

AND THERE WILL COME A TIME

WHEN THE TREES AND ROCKS

THEMSELVES WILL SAY HERE

IS A JEW, COME AND KILL

THEM.

THEY WANT TO ESTABLISH A

CALIFIT HERE THROUGHOUT

THE MIDDLE EAST.

THAT IS THE CONTEXT OF

THIS CONFLICT.

WE TALK ABOUT THE ROCKETS

AND THE IRON DOME, BUT

THIS IS A BATTLE OF

CIVILIZATIONS RIGHT HERE,

AND ISRAEL IS ON THE FRONT

LINE.

Pat: DO YOU THINK IT

IS A FATE FOR IRON TO TEST

OUT THE ISRAELI RESOLVE OR

THE ISRAELI DEFENSES?

Reporter: I THINK

PART OF THAT IS IRON --

IRAN.

BUT I THINK THE MIDDLE

EAST HAS CHANGED.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE

EGYPT, WHO'S GOVERNMENT

HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY.

YOU HAVE A MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD PRESIDENT

THERE.

THEY'RE GETTING PERHAPS

LOGISTICAL SUPPORT FROM

EGYPT.

AND ONE THE GOVERNORS

VISITED HAMAS.

SO THE WHOLE TABLE, THE

GEOPOLITICS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST HAS CHANGED

DRAMATICALLY, IN HAMAS'

FAVOR.

AND YOU HAVE JORDAN AS A

POSSIBLE STATE THAT COULD

FALL TO THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, AND SYRIA,

WHICH COULD FALL TO A

MUSLIM-LIKE BROTHERHOOD.

AND SOME HAVE RAISED THE

POSSIBILITY, MAYBE NOT

NOW, BUT IN THE FUTURE, OF

A REGIONAL WAR.

Pat: CHRIS, THANK YOU

VERY MUCH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

REMEMBER, HAMAS IS THE

CREATION OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

THEY WANT THE CALAFATE,

AND SO IF HAMAS IS OUT

THERE DOING IT -- ONE

THING IS TRUE, YOU KILL

JEWS AND START WARS, YOU

GET MONEY FROM THE ARABS.

THAT'S WHAT YASSER ARAFAT

LEARNED.

IF HE KEPT THE INTAFATDAH

GOING AND STIRRED UP

TROUBLE, THEY COULD GET

MORE MONEY.

SO HAMAS MAY BE LOOKING

FOR MORE MONEY FROM THEIR

ARAB FRIENDS.

IT WOULD BE HARD TO

IMAGINE LIVING OUTSIDE A

WAR ZONE, LIKE WHAT IS

GOING ON IN ISRAEL.

PEOPLE HAVE SECONDS TO GET

OUT OF THE WAY ONCE A

ROCKET HAS BEEN LAUNCHED.

CBN ISRAEL IS ON THE

SCENE, HELPING PEOPLE GET

TO SAFETY.

Reporter: THEY HAVE

FOUND QUIET SHELTER FOR

THE MOMENT, BUT THIS

COUPLE HAVE SPENT DAYS

WATCHING ROCKETS FALL AND

EXPLODE TOO CLOSE TO HOME.

LIVING BY THE GAZA

STRIP, WE HEAR THE

MISSILES COMING IN, AS

WELL AS THE PLANES

BOMBING.

IT IS HORRIBLE TO SHAKE

YOUR KIDS AWAKE IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

THEY WAKE UP SAYING,

WHAT'S GOING ON, WHAT'S

HAPPENING?

WE'RE ONLY FOUR SECONDS

AWAY.

WE HEAR THE SOUNDS, AND

FOUR SECONDS LATER, THE

MISSILES FALL ALL AROUND

US.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR,

FIVE.

AND THEY FOCUS ON

MORTERS, BUT MORTERS FALL

EVERY DAY.

Reporter: SO CBN

ISRAEL HAS GIVEN DOZENS OF

ISRAELI FAMILIES A RESPITE

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

CHAOS, PROVIDING FOOD,

COMFORT, AND SHELTER FAR

FROM THE BOMBING.

THIS IS SUCH A PEACE

HERE.

SUDDENLY EVERYTHING IN OUR

LIFE HERE IS CALM.

WHEN I SEE OUR KIDS

PLAYING OUTSIDE, I CAN SEE

THE DIFFERENCE IN THEM.

THEY ARE DOING CARTWHEELS.

AT THE HOUSE, THEY

COULDN'T RIDE A BIKE

BECAUSE OF THE MORTERS

FALLING ALL AROUND US.

Reporter: HAVING A

CHANCE TO RELAX IS

ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR

THIS FAMILY.

BECAUSE A DEGENERATIVE

ILLNESS LEFT THOMAS

DISABLED.

I WORRY ABOUT HIM SO

MUCH.

ESPECIALLY DURING THE

BOMBINGS.

WE ONLY HAVE A FEW SECONDS

TO TAKE COVER.

WE GET TO THE SHELTER, AND

THEN THE KIDS ASK, WHERE

IS DAD?

WHERE IS DAD?

BUT I CANNOT CARRY SIX

PEOPLE.

I CANNOT CARRY THE WHOLE

FAMILY.

Reporter: THANKS TO

CBN ISRAEL, STAYING HERE

HAS GIVEN THEM A

MUCH-NEEDED REST.

THIS IS LIKE FRESH AIR

FOR US.

THIS IS GIVING US THE

STRENGTH TO CONTINUE ON.

I CANNOT SAY ANYTHING, BUT

BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU

VERY MUCH.

YOU CAN SEE THE JOY ON OUR

CHILDREN'S FACES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU'RE GIVING US A BREAK.

I DON'T HAVE WORDS TO

EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE.

WE WILL PROBABLY LOOK BACK

AT THESE DAYS AT THE HOTEL

AS THE BEST DAYS OF OUR

LIFE.

Pat: WELL, WE CAN'T

HELP EVERYBODY, BUT WE CAN

HELP A FEW, AND WE'RE

DOING THAT TO GIVE RESPITE

TO THOSE WHO ARE UNDER

THAT INTENSE ROCKET

ATTACK.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP, IT IS

OPERATION BLESSING

ISRAEL.

THAT'S WHAT THAT IS ALL

ABOUT.

JUST CBN CENTER, VIRGINIA

BEACH, VIRGINIA, AND SAY

THIS IS FOR CBN ISRAEL OR

OPERATION BLESSING

ISRAEL.

KRISTI, YOU'RE NEXT.

Kristi: I LOVE

WATCHING THE STORIES ABOUT

HOW OPERATION BLESSING

IS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

COMING UP, WE'LL HAVE MORE

OF TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES,

BUT LATER ON TODAY'S 700

CLUB, JOHN MACKELMORE IS

GOING TO SHOW US SOME DOG

GONE GOOD RECIPES FOR THE

HOLIDAYS.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Lee: EVER BEEN HURT

BY SOMEONE YOU LOVE?

YOU ACTUALLY LET THAT

HAPPEN?

Lee: THEN THIS IS THE

STORY FOR YOU.

AS LONG AS IT IS THE

OTHER PERSON'S FAULT, YOU

WILL BE DISAPPOINTED

AGAIN.

Lee: WE CONTINUE OUR

VOICE OF HOPE SERIES

LATER ON TODAY'S 700

CLUB.

Lee: AND WELCOME BACK

TO THE 700 CLUB.

HAMAS, AS WE'VE MENTIONED

BEFORE, IS A KEY PLAYER IN

THIS CURRENT CONFLICT

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND GAZA.

THE U.S. CALLS THE

ORGANIZATION A TERRORIST

GROUP, BUT DAN GAINER, OF

THE MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER,

SAYS RECOGNITION DOESN'T

ALWAYS CARRY OVER INTO THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

HE SAYS THIS YEAR, IN MORE

THAN 60% OF THE NEWS

COVERAGE ON THE THREE

MAJOR NETWORKS, THE WORD

TERRORIST IS REPLACED

WITH THE WORD MILITANT.

I ASKED GAINER WHY THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS

AVOIDING THAT WORD.

IT IS THE SAME KIND OF

GARBAGE, MORAL EQUIVLANCE.

YOU HAVE A MINI

TERRORIST STATE IN HAMAS,

AND THE NETWORKS WANT TO

TREAT THEM AS EQUAL.

ABC IS SO AWFUL, IT

DOESN'T TREAT THEM AS

EQUAL.

IT TREATS HAMAS BETTER.

Lee: YOU CAN FIND A

LINK TO THAT ON

cbnnews.com.

A TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL IS

EXPELLING A STUDENT FOR

REFUSING TO WEAR A SMART

I.D. TRACKING BADGE.

CBN FIRST BROUGHT YOU THIS

STORY BACK IN OCTOBER.

JOHN J.HIGH SCHOOL'S

SCHOOL REQUIRES STUDENTS

TO WEAR BADGES WITH

TRACKING CHIPS IN THEM.

ANDREA HERNANDEZ SAYS THE

NEW IDEA VIOLATES HER

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, AS WELL

AS HER PRIVACY.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS INSIST.

THEY INFORMED HERNANDEZ

SHE WILL BE WITHDRAWN ON

MONDAY, FOR FAILING TO

WEAR THAT BADGE.

A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

DISTRICT IS REFUSING TO

LET A BIBLE CLUB USE ITS

FACILITIES FREE OF CHARGE.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE IS FILING

A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST

THE DISTRICT ON BEHALF OF

THE CLUB.

OTHER AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS,

LIKE THE BOY SCOUTS, ARE

ALLOWED TO MEET ON SCHOOL

GROUNDS AT NO COST.

THE SCHOOL SAID THEY MADE

THE LAW BECAUSE THE BIBLE

CLUB WOULD BE MEETING FOR

RELIGIOUS PURPOSES.

WELL, THIS WILL BE A

DIFFICULT THANKSGIVING FOR

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DEALING

WITH THE AFTERMATH OF

SUPERSTORM SANDY.

ONE MINISTRY, THOUGH, IS

HELPING MANY OF THOSE WHO

DO NOT HAVE A PLACE TO

COOK OR EAT THIS HOLIDAY.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: WITH JUST

HOURS TO GO, MERCY CHEF'S

VOLUNTEERS ARE HARD AT

WORK, PREPARING MEALS TO

FEED THOUSANDS THIS

THANKSGIVING.

WE SERVE GOD, WE SERVE

PEOPLE, AND WE SERVE GREAT

FOOD.

AND EVERYTHING ELSE STEMS

OFF OF THAT.

Reporter: MERCY CHEFS

WAS HERE IN ST. JOHN'S

PARISH, LOUISIANA.

BACK IN OCTOBER, WHEN

HURRICANE ISAAC SAC HIT,

IT WAS ONE OF THE

HARDEST-HIT AREAS.

THREE MONTHS LATER, PEOPLE

ARE STILL RECOVERING.

ON THANKSGIVING DAY,

THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

AND A COUPLE OF THE HIGH

SCHOOLS ARE ALL COMING

TOGETHER, AND THEY'RE

DELIVERING FOOD TO ABOUT

1500 PEOPLE WHO CAN'T GET

HERE STILL.

THEY'RE STILL STUCK WHERE

THEY'RE AT.

SO IT IS REALLY A BLESSING

AND AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO

SERVE THEM.

Reporter: MANY OF THE

LOCAL VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL

STRUGGLING.

I WANT TO SHARE WITH

PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE, OR

THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY

THE HURRICANE.

I WAS FORTUNATE NOT TO

BE AFFECTED AS MUCH AS

EVERYBODY ELSE, AND I WANT

TO HELP ANY WAY I COULD.

Reporter: A SIMPLE

MEAL IS UNITING AN ENTIRE

COMMUNITY.

MERCY CHEFS WILL HAVE FED

AT LEAST 5,000 AT THE END

OF THE DAY.

AFTER SO ON, YOU HEAR

ABOUT BEING FORGOTTEN, YOU

HEAR ABOUT NOBODY IS

PAYING ATTENTION.

AND IT MEANS A LOT FOR

MERCY CHEF TO COME BACK

AND DO THIS AGAIN.

WHICH KIND OF REMINDS US

THAT WE IN ST. JOHN ARE

NOT FORGOTTEN, EVEN THOUGH

THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER

TRAGEDIES IN OUR COUNTRY.

Reporter: TRAGEDIES,

LIKE SUPERSTORM SANDY,

THAT RAVAGED PARTS OF NEW

YORK AND NEW JERSEY.

MERCY CHEFS IS BACK THERE

AS WELL, AND OPERATION

BLESSING HAS YET TO

LEAVE.

BOTH ARE DOING THEIR PART

TO ENSURE SUFFERING PEOPLE

HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

OUR MEALS AREN'T JUST

MEALS.

THEY'RE EXAMPLES OF

CHRIST'S LOVE.

SO WHEN WE HAND THEM OUT,

WE'RE NOT JUST HANDING OUT

FOOD.

WE'RE HANDING OUT

SOMETHING THAT IS SO MUCH

BIGGER.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lee: IT IS A GREAT

MINISTRY.

AND MERCY CHEFS

TRADITIONALLY SERVES ONE

AREA AT THANKSGIVING.

THIS YEAR THERE WAS A

DESPERATE NEED FOR TWO

TEAMS.

ONE IN ST. JOHN'S,

LOUISIANA, AND THE OTHER

IN FREEPORT, NEW YORK.

Pat: AND WE'RE TRYING

TO BRING JOY TO THESE

PEOPLE, BUT GARY LA BLANC

IS A FANTASTIC CHEF, AND

HE HAS MANAGED HOTELS LIKE

UP IN COLORADO SPRINGS AND

OTHERS.

AND HE REALLY CAN COOK.

SO HE'S GIVING THESE

PEOPLE -- IT'S JUST NOT

SECOND RATE FARE.

IT IS NOT TRIBULATION

FOOD.

IT IS GOURMET, WHAT HE

GIVES THEM.

THEY'RE GETTING GOOD

EATING.

Kristi: WHAT A

WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION.

THEY WERE THERE FOR THE

EARTHQUAKES, AND THE

TORNADOES, AND NOW THEY'RE

THERE.

HE HAS A GREAT HEART.

Pat: MERCY CHEFS IS

ONE THAT WE APPLAUSE.

AND, OF COURSE, OPERATION

BLESSING HAS PEOPLE OUT

THERE FEEDING AND CLOTHING

AND HOUSING THOSE WHO ARE

LESS FORTUNATE.

WE'RE OUT THERE ON THE

FRONT LINE TRYING TO HELP

THOSE WHO SUFFER.

KRISTI?

Kristi: THIS HOLIDAY

SEASON -- CAN YOU BELIEVE

THANKSGIVING IS

TOMORROW -- DON'T JUST

SERVE YOUR FAMILY AND

FRIENDS MEALS THAT ARE

HOT.

GIVE THEM ONES THAT ARE

SMOKIN'.

JOHN MACKELMORE GIVES US A

TASTE OF THIS SPREAD.

LOOK HOW GOOD THAT IS!

UP NEXT ON THE 700 CLUB.

Lee: STILL

AHEAD...MAKING UP IS HARD

TO DO.

BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT

ME, YOU KNOW.

Lee: HERE IS HOW TO

PUT YOURSELF BACK

TOGETHER.

AS LONG AS IT IS THE

OTHER PERSON'S FAULT, YOU

WILL BE DISAPPOINTED

AGAIN.

Kristi: JOHN

MACKELMORE KNOWS HOW TO

COOK GOOD FOOD FOR

THANKSGIVING.

A TYPICAL DINNER AT HIS

HOUSE WILL HAVE ANYWHERE

TO 30 TO 40 PEOPLE --

MAYBE 31 OR 32 BECAUSE ME

AND MY SON MIGHT BE THERE,

TOO.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PART,

THOUGH, IS SHARING IT WITH

FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Reporter: JOHN

MACKELMORE HAS WORKED AT

HIS FAMILY BUSINESS FOR 30

YEARS.

THEY'RE KNOWN FOR THEIR

OUTDOOR GRILLERS AND

FRYERS.

HE WILL SHARE HOW TO MAKE

DELICIOUS MEALS FOR YOUR

FAMILY AND GUESTS.

Kristi: PLEASE

WELCOME BACK JOHN

MACKELMORE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

I'VE GOT TO GIVE YOU HUGS,

JOHN.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU COME

HERE, YOU NOT ONLY BRING

FOOD --

BUT I BRING...

Kristi: YOU BRING THE

GOOD STUFF THAT MAKES YOU

WANT TO SPEAK IN TONGUES

AND SHOUT OUT AT THE SAME

TIME.

I LOVE DOING IT TO YOU

BECAUSE YOU BRING AN

EXCITEMENT TO THE DINNER

TABLE.

JUST LIKE AT THE

MACKELMORE HOUSE, WE WANT

EVERYBODY TO GET INVOLVED.

IT IS ALL ABOUT SERVING

THE NUMBER ONE MEAL OF THE

YEAR, THANKSGIVING.

DO IT WITH FAMILY AND

FRIENDS.

THERE IS A PICTURE OF MY

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.

BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING

BETTER THAN GREAT FOOD,

BUT SHARING IT WITH YOUR

FAMILY.

SO ARE YOU READY?

Kristi: I'M READY,

BROTHER.

LEAD THE WAY.

AT THE MACKELMORE

HOUSE, THE LADIES WILL SAY

DESSERT IS THE MOST

IMPORTANT.

Kristi: I THINK

THAT'S ALL LADIES.

WE HAVE A MASTER-BUILT

PIE.

IN THE PARKING LOT OF MY

COMPANY, MASTERBUILT, WE

HAVE A PAIR TREE.

WE DECIDED TO MAKE A GREAT

RECIPE FROM THAT.

WE ACTUALLY SAUTEED SOME

PAIRS -- WE'VE GOT PAIRS

AND APPLES, AND SOME

BUTTER IN A SAUTE PAN.

TAKE ONE TABLESPOON AND

PUT IT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

OF YOUR EGGROLL WRAPPER.

Kristi: CAN I DO A

LITTLE MORE?

THE MORE ARE THE

MERRIER.

THE SECRET IS, TUCK THAT

OVER AND PULL IT OVER.

TAKE YOUR CORNER AND COME

OVER TO THE MIDDLE.

AND THE OTHER CORNER AND

GO RIGHT TO THE MIDDLE.

HERE IS THE SECRET: DAB A

LITTLE WATER.

Kristi: A LITTLE DAB

WILL DO YOU.

I'VE BEEN WELDING ALL

MY LIFE.

WE'RE GOING TO WELD THESE

PAIR OF PIES.

THE WATER ACTUALLY HOLDS

THAT AND ROLL THAT ALL THE

WAY AROUND.

KEEP ROLLING, KEEP

ROLLING, AND LOOK AT THAT.

Kristi: THAT'S

LOVELY.

YOURS IS BEAUTIFUL AND

MINE IS BEAUTIFUL.

AND WE'RE GOING TO DEEP

FRY THESE.

LAST TIME I WAS HERE, WE

FRIED A TURKEY IN THE

TURKEY FRYER.

Kristi: YEAH, AND I

WAS REALLY HAPPY ABOUT

THAT.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THE

SAME TURKEY FRYER, AND

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THESE

PIES AND FRY THEM AT 350°.

I'M GOING TO LOWER ABOUT

TWO OR THREE IN HERE.

BECAUSE YOU LIKE TO EAT --

Kristi: I DO.

WHEN WE COME BACK,

WE'RE EATING.

WE'RE GOING TO FRY THE

PAIR OF PIES FOR ABOUT

THREE TO FOUR MINUTES.

WHILE THE DESSERT IS

GOING -- WE HAD SOME FUN.

GORDON SHARED A PERSIAN

LAMB RECIPE WITH US.

Kristi: GORDON CAN

THROW DOWN, TOO.

HE CAN THROW DOWN.

I WATCHED THAT SEGMENT.

WE'RE TAKING HIS PERSIAN

LAMB RECIPE AND WE'RE

TAKING IT UP A NOTCH.

SORRY, GORDON.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD A

LITTLE HINT OF SMOKE

FLAVOR TO HIS ALREADY

DAGGONE GOOD RECIPE.

WE'VE GOT HIS PERSIAN LAMB

AND WE'RE GOING TO

COMPLEMENT THAT.

IF YOU'VE NEVER HAD SWEET

POTATOES BAKED WITH BROWN

SUGAR AND ROASTED PECANS

ON TOP, THAT'S A GREAT

COMPLEMENT.

WE'VE GOT BACON-WRAPPED

ASPARAGUS, SMOKED AS WELL.

WE'VE GOT THREE WAYS TO DO

SWEET POTATOES.

GREAT SIDE DISHES, BUT

THEY ALSO CAN BE A GREAT

SIDE DESSERT.

IF YOU WANT SWEET POTATOES

FRIES WITH A LITTLE MAPLE

SYRUP, GREAT.

BUT CLAIRE ROBERTSON FROM

THE FOOD NETWORK SHARED A

RECIPE WITH US.

I'M GOING TO HAVE YOU

TASTE ONE.

THESE ARE SWEET POTATO

TATORS.

Kristi: I KNOW SO

MANY PEOPLE LOVE GORDON'S

FOOD.

GORDON WILL BE SHOWING US

ALL HOW TO MAKE HIS

PERSIAN LAMB AND THIS

FRIDAY'S 700 CLUB.

BUT IF YOU'RE IMPATIENT,

LIKE ME, LOG ON TO

cbn.com AND YOU'LL SEE

THE RECIPE AND GORDON

COOKING IT.

GORDON COOKS IT, I COOK

IT AGAIN, AND KRISTI EATS

IT?

Kristi: IS THAT NOT

THE BEST?

THAT'S HOW LIFE SHOULD BE.

WHAT IS THIS?

THIS IS THE SWEET

POTATO TATOR.

WE MET CLAIRE ROBERTSON,

AND SHE SHARED THIS GREAT

RECIPE WITH US.

SO WE'VE GOT GREAT SIDE

DISHES.

THREE WAYS TO DO SWEET

POTATOES.

Kristi: WHAT DO YOU

DO WITH THIS?

WHY DOES THIS TASTE SO

GOOD?

WE DEEP FRIED IT, AND

POWDERED IT UP WITH A

LITTLE POWDERED SUGAR SO

YOU HAVE A DAGGONE GOOD

RECIPE.

IN OUR COOKBOOK, WE HAD A

CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE THAT

MADE THE SIGNATURE CUT WAS

IT IS SO GOOD.

Kristi: IS IT BAD,

JOHN, THAT I CLEARED THE

PLATE.

DO YOU WANT ANOTHER

ONE?

Kristi: I'M GOING TO

HOLD IT BECAUSE I KNOW PAT

IS OVER THERE SAYING PUT

THAT DOWN.

PUT THAT DOWN!

WE CHOPPED UP SOME

LEFTOVER TURKEY.

YOU'VE GOT TO HELP ME.

Kristi: I'M ALL ABOUT

IT.

COME ON, JOHN.

SO RATHER THAN CHICKEN

SALAD, WE CAN DO TURKEY

SALAD BECAUSE OF ALL OF

THE TURKEY THAT IS LEFT

OVER.

YES, MA'AM.

YOU'RE MIXING IN SOME

MAYONNAISE.

THIS IS A SMOKED TURKEY

THAT WE CHOPPED UP.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD SOME

CRANBERRIES.

WE'RE GOING TO ADD SOME

CHOPPED, ROASTED PECANS.

Kristi: NOW, WHEN YOU

MAKE --

LOOK AT YOU.

Kristi: YOU REMEMBER

BACK IN THE DAY WITH JULIA

CHILD, AND SHE WAS A

PHENOMENAL COOK, BUT SHE

WAS MESSIER THAN ALL GET

OUT.

I'M JUST LIKE JULIA CHILD.

THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO

DO.

HAVE FUN.

TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF.

WE HAVE TO PUT IN A LITTLE

BIT OF PEPPER --

Kristi: DOES IT

MATTER IF YOU USE THE

WHITE MEAT OR THE DARK

MEAT?

I'VE DONE BOTH.

IT CALLS FOR WHITE MEAT,

BUT THE LAST TIME I DONE

IT, I TOOK THE WHITE MEAT

AND THE DARK MEAT AND

MIXED IT IN THERE.

WHAT IS SO FUN ABOUT THIS

RECIPE, NOTICE DOWN HERE,

YOU MAKE THAT INTO A NICE,

BIG HOAGIE SANDWICH.

AND EVERYTHING TASTES A

LITTLE BETTER WITH A

LITTLE CAJUN.

Kristi: FIRST I WAS,

LIKE, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO

TAKE THAT HOME TONIGHT --

THAT'S THE SAME

BUTTERBALL SPICE WE PUT ON

THE TURKEYS.

ADD IT INTO YOUR CHICKEN

SALAD.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO COME

BACK HERE REALLY FAST --

Kristi: OKAY.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU CAN'T FINISH OUT THIS

SEGMENT WITHOUT A DESSERT.

Kristi: I BELIEVE

YOU'RE RIGHT, JOHN.

AND, KRISTI, I'M GOING

TO CUT THAT.

DO I HAVE A KNIFE?

Kristi: HERE'S A

KNIFE.

I'VE GOT ONE RIGHT

HERE.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE

ABSOLUTE GOODNESS, YOU

TAKE THAT PAIR PIE -- NOW,

THAT IS SUPER HOT.

I'VE GOT YOU ONE DOWN HERE

THAT IS NOT QUITE SO HOT.

Kristi: OKAY.

BECAUSE IF YOU'LL EAT,

I'LL EAT.

SO DEEP-FRIED TURKEY,

DESSERT, SMOKED TURKEY

SALAD, LET'S EAT.

Kristi: CHEERS!

I CAN'T DOUBLE DIP.

I'M GOING TO EAT THE HOT

ONE.

Kristi: BOO-YAH!

IF YOU WANT TO TASTE IT

FOR YOURSELF, GO TO

cbn.com AND DOWNLOAD OR

FREE FACT SHEET.

OR GET JOHN'S BOOK

CALLED -- HOLD ON A

MINUTE.

I'VE GOT ONE FOR YOU.

IT'S A GIFT. I EVEN

SIGNED IT.

Reporter: IT'S CALLED

DAGGONE, THAT'S GOOD,

OH, THAT'S WONDERFUL.

THAT IS YOUR NAME IN

IT?

AND YOU SPELLED IT

CORRECTLY.

THAT IS IMPORTANT, VERY

IMPORTANT.

Kristi: I'VE GOT TO

TELL YOU THIS REAL QUICK

BEFORE I TAKE THIS BITE,

YOU TALK ABOUT CONFESSION

TIME, LAST NIGHT I WAS

LAYING IN BED AND I HAD

THE BIBLE HERE AND THE

COOKBOOK THERE, AND I

STARTED READING THE

COOKBOOK, AND I SAID

JESUS, I'M SO SORRY!

LISTEN, WE'LL BE BACK WITH

MORE OF THE 700 CLUB

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

COME ON!

THANK YOU.

Lee: UP NEXT, A VOICE

OF HOPE FOR A JADED WORLD.

IF HE ALLOWED THAT TO

HAPPEN, CERTAINLY HE HAS A

PLAN.

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

THE 700 CLUB.

A FEDERAL COURT MAY BE

LEANING TOWARD BANNING NEW

YORK CITY CHURCHES FROM

USING PUBLIC SCHOOL

BUILDINGS FOR WORSHIP

SERVICES.

THIS WEEK AN APPEALS COURT

HEARD ARGUMENTS ON WHETHER

THE SCHOOLS COULD BAN THE

CHURCHES MEETINGS.

THE TWO JUDGES RULED

AGAINST THE CHURCHES ONCE

BEFORE, BUT THE FULL COURT

HASN'T RULED IN THIS CASE

YET.

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON

THAT.

LAWMAKERS IN SAN FRANCISCO

HAS NARROWLY APPROVED A

PROPOSAL TO BAN PUBLIC

NUDITY.

THE MEASURE WAS INTRODUCED

BECAUSE OF GROWING

COMPLAINTS ABOUT A GROUP

OF MEN WHO ROUTINELY WENT

WITHOUT CLOTHES IN THE

CITY'S PREDOMINANTLY GAY

CASTRO DISTRICT.

ONE SUPERVISOR, THOUGH,

ARGUED AGAINST THE PLAN.

HE SAYS HE WORRIED ABOUT

CIVIL LIBERTIES, FREE

SPEECH, AND SAN

FRANCISCO'S STYLE.

BUT EXEMPTIONS WILL BE

MADE FOR PEOPLE WHO TAKE

PART IN STREET FAIRS AND

PARADES.

SOMETIMES THE TRUTH IS

STRANGER THAN FICTION.

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STAY TUNED.

PAT AND KRISTI WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF THE 700

CLUB AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELL, WE'RE BACK

WITH YOU.

KRISTI IS RECOVERING FROM

THE COOKING SEGMENT.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: YOU DIDN'T EAT

BREAKFAST TODAY, DID YOU?

Kristi: I DIDN'T.

Pat: YOU FELL UPON

THAT FOOD LIKE A HUNGRY

PACK OF WOLVES.

Kristi: IT WAS GOOD.

THE SWEET POTATO THING

TASTED LIKE A WARM SWEET

POTATO PIE BECAUSE IT IS

SO GOOD.

I WAS READY TO LICK THAT

PLATE.

Pat: I'M GLAD YOU

DIDN'T TAKE SECONDS.

Kristi: THAT IS A

APPLE WRAP FRITTER THING.

IT'S GOOD.

IT'S LIKE AN APPLE PIE.

COME ON, LOOK AT THAT FACE

OF EXCITEMENT.

SAY IT'S GOOD.

Pat: I CAN'T TALK.

IT'S DELICIOUS.

Kristi: IT'S

WONDERFUL.

I LOVE IT WHEN JOHN COMES,

TOO.

HIS FOOD IS ALWAYS YUMMY.

Pat: VERY CREATIVE.

Kristi: I WAS READING

HIS COOKBOOK LAST NIGHT

AND THE HISTORY OF HIS

FAMILY AND MASTERBUILT, IT

IS PHENOMENAL.

CHARLES SCHULTZ ONCE SAID,

I LOVE MANKIND; IT'S THE

HAVEN'T WE ALL FELT THAT?

NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE AND

WHERE YOU LIVE, PEOPLE

WILL LET YOU DOWN AND

PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY

DISAPPOINTMENT YOU.

IN THIS NEXT SEGMENT OF

OUR VOICE OF HOPE

SERIES, WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT ISSUES THE HEART.

WE SPOKE WITH MICHELLE

McKINNEY HAMMOND, AND

SHE IS OUR EXPERT.

AND SHE TALKS ABOUT HER

OWN ISSUES OF

DISAPPOINTMENT, BUT, MORE

IMPORTANTLY, HOW SHE WAS

ABLE TO PICK HERSELF BACK

UP.

TAKE A LOOK.

Kristi: MICHELLE

McKINNEY HAMMOND IS A

TRIPLE THREAT.

SHE IS A BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR, A MOTIVATIONAL

SPEAKER, AND A TALK SHOW

HOST.

A DIVA NEVER DOES WHAT

A DIVA CAN DO WHEN A MAN

IS AROUND.

Kristi: SHE

PERSONIFIES HOPE FOR THE

CHRISTIAN SINGLE, BUT LIKE

MANY OF US, SHE BATTLES

HER OWN SET OF

DISAPPOINTMENTS,

ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES

TO MARRIAGE.

SO I WAS READING YOUR BOOK

ABOUT DISAPPOINTMENT, AND

YOU SAY THIS LINE THAT I

LOVE, IF I BOUGHT A

WEDDING DRESS FOR EVERY

TIME SOMEONE PROPHESIED

THAT I WAS GOING TO GET

MARRIED, I WOULD OWN A

WELDING BOUTIQUE.

I WOULD.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE THIS

REVELATION ABOUT

DISAPPOINTMENT, KRISTI.

A FRIEND OF MINE SAID THIS

TO ME YEARS AGO, AND I GOT

IT AT THE TIME, BUT I

THINK I GET IT ON A WHOLE

NEW LEVEL NOW.

IT IS SIMPLY THIS,

DISAPPOINTMENT IS A

DIS-APPOINTMENT.

IT IS REALLY TRUE THAT A

LOT OF US, WHETHER SINGLE

OR MARRIED, MAKE

APPOINTMENTS WITH GOD THAT

HE NEVER AGREED TO.

AND WHEN HE DOESN'T SHOW

UP, THEN WE'RE

DISAPPOINTED.

BUT WE'VE REALLY CREATED

THE DISAPPOINTMENT BECAUSE

WHEN WE MAKE AN

APPOINTMENT WITH SOMEONE,

WE NEED TO CHECK IN AND

MAKE SURE THEY AGREE TO

THE APPOINTMENT.

Kristi: WHAT ARE SOME

OF THE DISAPPOINTMENTS

THAT YOU FACED?

OOH, OF COURSE, I FOUND

LOVE AND LOST IT 100

TIMES.

I PROBABLY HAVE WRITTEN

SEVERAL POEMS ON IT.

AND IT IS ALWAYS

EXHILARATING WHEN YOU'RE

IN IT, ISN'T IT?

AND THEN WHEN IT ENDS, IT

IS DEVASTATING.

I HAVE TO ADMIT WITH SOME

OF THOSE INSTANCES, I

DIDN'T CHECK IN WITH

GOD -- PROBABLY MOST OF

THEM I DIDN'T CHECK IN

WITH GOD.

LET'S FACE IT.

I HAD THE DEATH OF A

BOYFRIEND EARLY ON IN

LIFE.

I HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED

FINANCIALLY.

I HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED IN

MY MINISTRY, IN MY CAREER.

I'VE BEEN HIRED AND FIRED

AND REHIRED AND FIRED

AGAIN.

PRETTY MUCH ON EVERY LEVEL

I'VE HAD HEALTH ISSUES.

YOU'RE DISAPPOINTED

BECAUSE YOU THINK, THIS

WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN

TO ME, THIS WASN'T

SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN TO MY

BODY.

WHY DID GOD ALLOW THIS?

IN THE JOURNEY OF LIFE, IN

THE MIDST OF ALL OF THE

CHARACTER BUILDING THAT HE

IS DOING WITH US, HE TRIPS

US, HE BREAKS US, HE

PRUNES US, AND HE ALLOWS

THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF LIFE

TO MANIPULATE US INTO WHO

HE WANTS US TO BE, SO WE

END UP LOOKING LIKE HIM,

HAVING WAY MORE GRACE THAN

WE STARTED OFF WITH.

AND THAT ACTUALLY DEMANDS

DISAPPOINTMENT.

IT DEMANDS IT.

SO I THINK THAT THE BOTTOM

LINE IS IT STRETCHES OUR

TRUST WHILE BUILDING OUR

CHARACTER.

Kristi: YEAH.

HOW CAN WE GUARD OUR HEART

IN THE PROCESS.

DISAPPOINTMENT IS ONE

THING, BUT WHEN YOUR HEART

BREAKS, HOW DO YOU

RECOVER?

WELL, YOU KNOW, IT

TAKES TIME.

THAT SOUNDS REALLY TRITE,

BUT IT IS TRUE.

IT TAKES TIME, AND IT

TAKES A REBUILDING OF YOUR

TRUST WITH GOD EVEN.

BECAUSE YOU GO, WHOA, YOU

ACTUALLY LET THAT HAPPEN?

YOU ACTUALLY WILL LET ME

FALL OVER THE SIDE OF A

CLIFF, RIGHT?

[LAUGHTER]

HOW OBNOXIOUS AND

EGOTISTICAL ARE WE,

REALLY?

WASN'T JESUS BROKEN?

DIDN'T HIS HEARTBREAK?

Kristi: YES.

WASN'T HE DESPISED,

REJECTED, ABUSED,

BETRAYED, LIED ON?

HE WENT THROUGH IT ALL

FIRST.

HE WASN'T EXEMPT.

BUT THERE IS THIS MYTH IN

CHRISTIANDOME THAT WE ARE

SUPPOSED TO TIPTOE THROUGH

LIFE WITHOUT THE THORNS ON

THE ROSES, AND THAT'S NOT

TRUE.

AND THE INCLINATION IS FOR

US TO UNDERSTAND WE ALSO,

WILL OVERCOME IT.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO US

IN THE MIDST OF OUR

DISAPPOINTMENT, THAT WE

CLING TO HIM TIGHTER.

THAT WE ALLOW HIM TO

COLLECT THOSE TEARS IN A

BOTTLE LIKE HE SAID HE

WOULD.

HE SAID HE WOULD NOT LEAVE

US COMFORTLESS.

THAT SUGGESTS WE'LL NEED

COMFORT.

DO WE WANT THE COMFORT?

NO, WE WANT BACK WHAT WE

HAD.

AND I THINK PART OF

HEALING IS TO LET GO OF

THAT.

I'M NOT TRYING TO GET THAT

BACK.

I'M NOT GOING TO TRY TO

RETRIEVE IT.

GOD COULD RETRIEVE IT FOR

YOU IF HE WANTED YOU TO

HAVE IT.

LET ME FOCUS ON THE

HEALING.

LET ME FOCUS ON THE

COMFORT.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT ME THAT I

NEED TO LEARN?

WHAT DIDN'T I SURRENDER?

BECAUSE, REALLY, THAT'S

IT.

I CANNOT BE HURT WHEN I'M

SURRENDERED.

THE BEST WAY TO GUARD YOUR

HEART IS TO SURROUND YOUR

HEART TO GOD.

YOU TRUST GOD.

IN THE MEANTIME, I'M NOT

GOING TO THROW MY HEART

INTO THE HANDS OF SOMEONE

WHO MAY NOT BE READY TO

HOLD IT THE WAY GOD DOES.

Kristi: AS YOU WERE

TALKING, I WAS THINKING

ABOUT JESUS AND THE

DISCIPLES.

JESUS FACED IT HEAD ON

WHEN JUDAS BETRAYED HIM,

WHEN PETER DENIED HIM.

HE KEPT THEM CLOSE TO HIM,

KNOWING WHAT THEY WERE

GOING TO DO, AND YET JESUS

LOVED THEM AND STILL HAD

GREAT EXPECTATION FROM

THEM, EVEN THOUGH MANY OF

THEM DISAPPOINTED THEM.

HE DOESN'T EXPECT

DIVINITY FROM HUMANITY,

AND WE DO.

I'VE GOTTEN TO THE PLACE

WHERE I DON'T EXPECT

ANYTHING FROM ANYONE, BUT

I EXPECT EVERYTHING FROM

GOD.

I'M VERY DEMANDING ABOUT

GOD SHOWING UP BECAUSE HE

PROMISED HE WOULD AND HE

DOESN'T LIE.

I DON'T GET AS

DISAPPOINTED AS OFTEN

BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE THAT

SAME EXPECTANCY.

I DON'T EXPECT MEN TO BE

JESUS IN MY LIFE.

MEN ARE MEN.

MY SISTER FRIENDS ARE MY

SISTER FRIENDS.

THEY'RE FLAWED, THEY'RE

BROKEN, JUST LIKE ME.

AND HOW DARE I BE

DISAPPOINTED IN OTHERS

WHEN I'M SURE I'VE

DISAPPOINTED OTHERS.

BUT WE NEVER SIT AND THINK

ABOUT THAT.

WHO HAVE I DISAPPOINTED?

Kristi: RIGHT?

BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT

ME, YOU KNOW?

WE ALL NEED GRACE.

AND GRACE IS A HUGE

COMPONENT OF GETTING PAST

DISAPPOINTMENT.

TO SEE PEOPLE AS THEY ARE,

TO SEE THEM IN THEIR

FALLING NATURE, TO KNOW

THEY DID THE BEST THEY

COULD -- OR MAYBE THEY

DIDN'T.

EVEN IF THEY DID IT

DELIBERATELY, EVEN THAT IS

PART OF THEIR HUMANITY.

Kristi: HOW CAN WE

KEEP DISAPPOINTMENT FROM

PARALYZING US.

FOR INSTANCE, SOMEONE

FALLS IN LOVE, THAT IS THE

PERSON FOR ME.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT

PERSON WALKS OUT AND THEY

SAY TO THEMSELVES, I WILL

NEVER LOVE AGAIN.

OR THE PERSON WHO SAYS,

ALL I WANT IS A CHILD.

I WANT A BABY.

THEY GET PREGNANT AND THEY

HAVE A MISCARRIAGE, AND

THEY SAY, I CAN'T DO THAT.

I CAN'T GO THERE AGAIN.

WE HAVE ALL DONE THAT,

SOME FORM OF EXPECTATION

WAS UNMET, THEY SAY I

CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT

PERSON?

H'MMM, THAT IS A HARD

ONE.

EVEN FOR ME.

I HAVE TO ADMIT IN SOME

AREAS OF MY LIFE, I'M

TOTALLY EMOTIONALLY SHUT

DOWN.

IT IS JUST A SAFER PLACE

TO LIVE IN.

I HAVE ENOUGH DISTRACTIONS

I DON'T HAVE TO STOP AND

THINK ABOUT THAT.

AND THEN ONE DAY GOD SHOWS

UP, KRISTI, AND HE SAYS,

IT IS TIME TO DEAL WITH

THIS.

HE WILL NOT ALLOW US TO

CONTINUE IN A STATE OF

NUMBNESS.

AND HE WILL TAKE YOUR HAND

AND HE WILL LEAD YOU RIGHT

TO THAT PLACE THAT YOU

FEARED THE MOST, AND SAY

NOW LOOK AT IT, DEAL WITH

IT, HOLD IT, AND SQUEEZE

IT.

>AND GOD WANTS TO GET

TO THE ROOT OF THOSE

THINGS INSIDE OF US THAT

TREMBLE IN THE MIDNIGHT

HOUR, THAT PULL AWAY FROM

THE EXPERIENCES THAT HE

REALLY WANTS US TO

EMBRACE.

WHY DOES HE WANT US TO

EMBRACE IT?

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT US.

IT IS ABOUT HELPING

SOMEONE ELSE THROUGH THE

EXPERIENCE.

YOU CAN'T COMFORT SOMEONE

ELSE WITH A COMFORT YOU

HAVEN'T RECEIVED.

IT GOES BACK TO GOD EVERY

TIME.

WHEN WE'RE SHUT DOWN, WE

CAN'T WORSHIP IN THAT

AREA.

GOD WANTS TO SAY NO, I

WANT YOU TO TRUST ME IN

THIS AREA.

I WANT YOU TO DARE TO TRY

AGAIN SO YOU CAN SEE MY

PROVISION IN THIS AREA.

SO YOU HAVE A STORY TO

TELL.

NOT YOUR STORY, BUT MY

STORY.

Kristi: LET'S TAKE IT

TO A PRACTICAL STANDPOINT.

FOR THAT PERSON WHO SAID,

YOU KNOW WHAT, I JUST LOST

MY JOB.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO,

OR MY HUSBAND JUST LEFT,

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO.

I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

RELATIONSHIPS AND IT

HASN'T COME MY WAY, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

WHAT DO WE SAY TO THEM?

FIRST OF ALL, EXPECT

THE FACT THAT

DISAPPOINTMENT WILL COME.

IT SHOULD NEVER BE A

SURPRISE.

FACT.

Kristi: FACT.

FACT.

YOU'RE NOT EXEMPT FROM IT.

IT IS NOT A VIOLATION OF

WHO YOU ARE AS A HUMAN

BEING.

IT IS A NATURAL PART OF

LIFE, OKAY.

NUMBER TWO, REMEMBER GOD

IS STILL ON THE THRONE.

AND WHILE HE IS SITTING

THERE, HE LOVES YOU AND HE

WANTS THE BEST FOR YOU.

HE HASN'T ABDICATED.

HE HASN'T DESERTED YOU.

IF HE ALLOWED THAT TO

HAPPEN, THEN CERTAINLY HE

HAS A PLAN.

NOW YOUR JOB IS TO FIND

OUT WHAT IT IS, INSTEAD OF

FOCUSING ON THE

DISAPPOINTMENT.

NOW GO TO HIM, AND ASK

HIM.

GET IN HIS FACE.

HE IS WAITING FOR YOU.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO

WITH THIS MESS, GOD?

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO

ABOUT IT, AND WHAT'S MY

PART IN THE DECISION THAT

YOU'VE MADE ABOUT WHAT

YOU'RE GOING TO DO?

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT US TO

SAY, OKAY, GOD, SHOW ME

THE BLIND SPOT.

WHERE DID I GO WRONG.

BE WILLING TO LET HIM SHOW

YOU.

IT'S THE OTHER PERSONS

FAULT.

AS LONG AS IT IS THE OTHER

PERSON'S FAULT, YOU WILL

BE DISAPPOINTED AGAIN.

Kristi: WHERE CAN WE

FIND OUR HOPE WHEN THE

UNEXPECTED HAPPENS?

ONLY IN GOD, KRISTI.

IF WE ARE TO GLORIFY HIM,

HIS REPUTATION IS AT

STAKE.

WHAT WE LOOK LIKE, WHAT

OUR LIVES LOOK LIKE,

REFLECTS ON WHO HE HAS AS

OUR GOD.

SO MY HOPE IS IN THAT,

THAT HE WILL ALWAYS MAKE

HIMSELF LOOK GOOD THROUGH

ME.

BUT HE IS FAITHFUL.

HE IS A GOD OF PROCESS.

AND HE KNOWS THE WAY WE

TAKE.

HE KNOWS WE PUFFED UP

DUST, BUT HE IS WORKING IT

OUT, AND YOU'VE GOT TO

TRUST THAT.

Kristi: MICHELLE

McKINNEY HAMMOND IS A

HANDFUL OF WONDERFUL

PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO

REVEAL THEIR HEARTS

BECAUSE IN THIS SEASON,

THE VOICE OF HOPE IS

TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES

OF THE HEART.

THIS WEEK DISAPPOINTMENT,

AND NEXT WEEK WE'RE GOING

TO TALK ABOUT HEARTBREAK.

WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU'VE

SUFFERED HEARTBREAK,

WHETHER YOU'RE A WIDOW, OR

ANY FORM OF HEARTBREAK.

TO SEE ALL OF THE VOICE

OF HOPE SEGMENTS, JUST

LOG ON TO cbn.com AND GO

TO OUR SPECIAL VOICE OF

HOPE SECTION.

AND WHILE THERE, THIS IS

WHAT I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT,

WE HAVE A TEACHING SHEET.

IT HAS ADDITIONAL

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU IF

YOU'RE STILL DEALING WITH

DISAPPOINTMENT.

AND SO WHAT WE DID WAS, IT

IS A TEACHING SHEET.

YOU CAN LOOK AT IT, YOU

CAN DOWNLOAD IT, AND IT

HAS ALL OF THE DIFFERENT

SCRIPTURES IN THE BIBLE

THAT TALK ABOUT

DISAPPOINTMENT.

WHY?

TO ENCOURAGE YOU, TO LIFT

YOU UP, TO SHOW YOU WHO

GOD IS, AND NO MATTER WHAT

YOU'RE DEALING WITH, HE

CAN PICK YOU UP AND MAKE

YOU WHOLE.

WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU.

Pat: GOOD.

Kristi: NOW WE'RE

GOING TO JUMP IN WITH SOME

QUESTIONS.

I'M GOING TO START WITH

JUDY, WHO SAYS, HOW DO

YOU HELP YOUR CHILDREN GET

PAST THE HURT, ANGER AND

DISAPPOINTMENT OF THEIR

PARENTS' SEPARATION.

OOH, THAT'S A GOOD ONE.

Pat: YOU HAVE TO

SPEND A LOT OF TIME

TALKING TO THEM.

YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR ARMS

AROUND THEM.

YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT --

YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW

THAT YOU LOVE THEM.

PHYSICAL CONTACT IS VERY

IMPORTANT.

LOTS OF KISSES, LOTS OF

HUGS.

AND LOTS OF SAYING, MOMMY

IS GOING TO STILL BE WITH

YOU.

DADDY IS GONE, BUT WE'LL

GO THROUGH IT TOGETHER,

AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE MY

BRAVE LITTLE SOLDIER, AND

THAT KIND OF STUFF.

YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE A

CHALLENGE.

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR

HUGS AND KISSES.

Kristi: AND

AFFIRMATION.

Pat: AND AFFIRMATION.

HUGS AND KISSES.

LARD WRITES, THE

FATHER OF MY TWIN BOYS AND

I ARE SEPARATED AT THE

MOMENT.

BUT I FEEL LIKE HE IS MY

SOULMATE.

I PRAY TO GOD WE'LL GET

BACK TOGETHER SOME DAY,

BUT HE SAYS WE'LL NEVER

GET BACK TOGETHER.

SHOULD I KEEP PRAYING?

I JUST GET DISAPPOINTED

EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT

MOVING ON.

Pat: IT'S YOUR CALL.

BUT I THINK THE TIME HAS

COME THAT YOU MIGHT PUT IT

ASIDE, YOU KNOW.

WE ALL HAVE

DISAPPOINTMENTS.

AND IF YOU RELIVE THE

OPPORTUNITIES YOU HAD, YOU

KNOW, YOU'RE PLAYING

FOOTBALL, AND IT'S THE

GAME-WINNING TOUCHDOWN IS

IN YOUR HAND AND THE PASS

GOES THROUGH YOUR FINGERS

AND THE GAME IS OVER,

WELL, YOU CAN RELIVE THAT

FOREVER.

A BIG MISTAKE.

YOU HAVE TO GET ON WITH

LIFE.

YOU HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

GET A JOB AND YOU DIDN'T

DO IT, AND YOU MADE A

MISTAKE OR YOU SCREWED UP

IN YOUR JOB AND THEY FIRED

YOU.

AND YOU CAN RELIVE THAT,

OR SOMEBODY HAS HURT YOU

AND YOU HATE THEM.

YOU HAVE TO MOVE ON.

YOU KNOW, GOD'S IN THE

PRESENT.

HE LIVES RIGHT NOW IN THE

PRESENT.

AND HE WILL -- HE IS

PERFECTLY ABLE -- YOU

REMEMBER THE STORY ABOUT

LAZARUS, WHO DIED, AND

MARTHA COMES UP TO HIM AND

SAYS, IF YOU HAD BEEN

HERE -- AND JESUS HAD

SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN IF

I HAD BEEN HERE.

I'M THE RESURRECTION AND

THE LIFE RIGHT NOW.

HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME

SHALL NEVER DIE.

I AM HERE NOW.

JESUS IS HERE NOW.

SO BRING YOUR PROBLEMS TO

HIM NOW.

AND DON'T KEEP LIVING WHAT

MAY BE.

IF HE WANTS TO BRING THAT

MAN BACK INTO YOUR LIFE,

THAT'S HIS BUSINESS, BUT

DON'T LINGER ON IT.

IT IS TOUGH TO SAY, BUT

YOU'VE JUST GOT TO DO IT.

Kristi: AND, PAT, YOU

WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW

JESUS IS THERE NOW.

ONE OF THE ROOTS OF

DISAPPOINTMENT IS WE HAVE

EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT WE

WANT, WHEN WE WANT IT, AND

HOW WE WANT IT, AND GOD

NEVER AGREED TO IT.

AND WHEN IT DOESN'T

HAPPEN, WE GET MAD AT HIM.

THE NEXT ONE, I THOUGHT I

HEARD THE LORD TELL ME I'M

GOING TO BE A SUCCESSFUL

SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, BUT

MY SHOP IS LIMPING ALONE.

I'M SO DISAPPOINTED.

DID I NOT HEAR THE LORD

RIGHT WHEN I HEARD HIM TO

TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH AND

TRUST ME.

HOW CAN I MAKE SURE IT WAS

FROM GOD.

Pat: YOU HAVE TO

PRACTICE THE PRESENCE OF

GOD.

PRACTICE THE VOICE OF GOD.

PRACTICE HEARING FROM GOD,

AND THEN CHECK TO SEE IF,

INDEED, YOU ARE HEARING

FROM HIM.

AND SO MANY OF US MISS

GOD.

I'LL TELL YOU, I WON'T GET

INTO GREAT DETAIL ABOUT

ELECTIONS, BUT I SURE DID

MISS IT.

I THOUGHT I HAD HEARD

CLEARLY FROM GOD.

WHAT HAPPENED?

WHAT INTERVENES?

WHY?

YOU ASK GOD, HOW DID I

MISS IT?

WE ALL DO, AND I'VE HAD A

LOT OF PRACTICE.

SO DON'T BE DISCOURAGED.

HE'LL LEAD YOU.

JUST CONTINUE TO TRUST IN

HIM, AND DON'T TRUST IN

YOURSELF.

LEAN NOT UNTO YOUR OWN

UNDERSTANDING, BUT IN ALL

OF YOUR WAYS TRUST IN HIM.

LEAN NOT INTO YOUR OWN

UNDERSTANDING.

Kristi: MAY WANTS TO

KNOW, IF THE HUSBAND IS

CALLED TO THE MINISTRY, IS

THE WIFE SUPPOSED TO GO,

EVEN THOUGH SHE DOESN'T

FEEL THE CALL?

IS IT HER DUTY?

Pat: THY PEOPLE WILL

BE MY PEOPLE.

YOU SIGNED ON TO MARRIAGE,

AND YOU MADE YOUR HUSBAND

THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO,

SAY I'M GETTING DIVORCED

BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO

THE MINISTRY?

NO.

YOU DON'T HAVE THAT

PRIVILEGE.

I'M SORRY.

I THINK YOU NEED TO ASK

GOD TO BRING YOU ALONG.

I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO

HAVE A WIFE WHO ISN'T 100%

IN FAVOR.

GOD HIMSELF HAS TO DO THE

JOB.

AND GOD BRINGS HARMONY AND

UNITY, BUT TRUST THE LORD.

HE'LL SHOW YOU.

Kristi: YOU KNOW WHAT

I LOVE, PAT?

YOU KNOW THE ESSENCE OF

EVERYTHING IS TO TRUST THE

LORD.

Pat: IT REALLY IS.

Kristi: IN OUR

HEARTBREAK, IN OUR

DISAPPOINTMENTS, IN OUR

QUESTIONS, TRUST THE LORD.

Pat: TRUST THE LORD

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART AND

LEAN NOT INTO YOUR OWN

UNDERSTANDING.

THANK YOU, DEAR.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WEHAVE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING,

AND YOU ENJOY.

LET YOUR FAMILY -- I'LL

TELL YOU, I THINK THESE

RETAILERS ARE RUINING THE

HOLIDAYS.

DON'T JUST LET IT BE AN

ORGY AND WAIT FOR THE GUN

TO GO OFF AND YOU RUSH

INTO SOME MALL AND PICK UP

SOME BOOM BOX OR SOMETHING

CHEAP.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESEWORDS FROM THE PSALMS:

OH, GIVE THANKS TO THE

SEE YOU.

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