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The 700 Club - August 28, 2014

Author Lysa TerKeurst shares how women can control their schedules and make wise decisions in the midst of never-ending demands. Plus, crowned Miss America in 2007, Lauren Nelson struggled with identity and purpose beyond being a beauty queen. Read Transcript


RETURN TO THE CRESCENT

CITY, NINE YEARS AFTER

HURRICANE KATRINA.

AND THEN...

I WAS LIVING THAT DREAM.

Wendy: A STARTLING

CONFESSION FROM A FORMER

MISS AMERICA.

PROBABLY THE LONELIEST

TIME OF MY LIFE.

Wendy: AND A

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

AMERICA, WATCH YOUR BACK.

THE SAME THUGS WHO BEHEADED

CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ NOW WANT

TO BRING THEIR REIGN OF

TERROR TO THE GOOD OLD

U.S.A.

AND TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE,

OUR OWN CITIZENS MAY BE THE

ONES PLANNING THE ATTACK.

Terry: HUNDREDS OF

AMERICANS HAVE JOINED THE

ISIS FIGHTERS.

SO FAR ONLY TWO HAVE BEEN

KILLED.

THE REST, WELL, THEY'RE

GETTING BATTLE-TRAINED

OVERSEAS, AND THEY COULD BE

COMING HOME TO BRING THEY'RE

MURDEROUS BRAND OF JIHAD TO

OUR OWN SOIL.

Reporter: U.S. LEADERS

SAY THEY'RE USING EVERY TOOL

TO CONVINCE U.S. CITIZENS

NOT TO TRAVEL OVERSEAS TO

BECOME JIHAD IT IS.

MORE THAN 100 AMERICANS ARE

BELIEVED TO BE FIGHTING FOR

ISIS AND OTHER MILITANT

GROUPS IN SYRIA.

THEY'RE INCREASING STRENGTH

IS BEING COMPARED TO

al-QAEDA LEADING UP TO THE

9/11 ATTACKS.

THEY MAY HAVE, AGAIN, A

PLACE TO ORGANIZE A MAJOR

ATTACK ON THE UNITED

STATES.

ISIS PRESENTS THE

GREATEST THREAT TO THE U.S.

SINCE 9/11.

Reporter: OVER ALL,

THOUSANDS OF WESTERNERS HAVE

JOINED THE FIGHTING IN SYRIA

ON THE SIDE OF ISIS.

CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL McCALL

SAYS KEEPING THE FIGHTING

OVERSEAS THROUGH MILITARY

PRESSURE AND POLITICAL

REFORM IS CRUCIAL.

THEY ARE TRUE JIHADIST,

BUT THEY HAVE GREATER ACCESS

TO THE WESTERN WORLD.

SOME HAVE ALREADY TRAVELLED

TO THE UNITED STATES AND

BACK, ONE IS A SUICIDE

BOMBER.

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AND

MYSELF ARE VERY CONCERNED

ABOUT AN IMMINENT ATTACK

THAT COULD HAPPEN IN THE

UNITED STATES IF WE DON'T

STOP THEM OVERSEAS.

Reporter: EARILER THIS

SUMMER, A SYRIAN GROUP SAYS

AN AMERICAN FLORIDA CARRIED

OUT A SUICIDE BOMBING IN THE

UNITED STATES.

HE RELEASED THIS VIDEO.

YOU THINK YOU ARE SAFE,

AND YOU ARE NOT SAFE.

PLEASE RELEASE MY CHILD.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA AUTHORIZED

SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS OVER

SYRIA.

U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THEY NEED

MORE INFORMATION BEFORE

LAUNCHING AIRSTRIKES AGAINST

ISIS HEADQUARTERS THERE.

THE TERRORIST GROUP HAS BEEN

GAINING GROUND IN IRAQ AND

SYRIA, AND NOW WITH THE AID

OF AMERICAN JIHADISTS, THE

QUESTION IS NOT IF ISIS IS A

THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES,

BUT HOW GREAT OF A THREAT TO

THE AMERICAN HOMEFRONT.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, OUR CBN NEWS

TERRORISM ANALYST, ERICK

STAKELBECK, WITH US.

ERICK, THE PRESIDENT SAID

THEY WERE THE J.V. TEAM,

THIS ISIS.

WHAT ARE THEY?

PAT, THEY ARE THE MOST

POWERFUL AND MOST DANGEROUS

ISLAMIC TERRORIST GROUP IN

THE WORLD AND THEY'RE AN

IMMINENT THREAT TO THE

UNITED STATES, PAT.

UP TO 300 AMERICANS HAVE

TRAVELLED TO SYRIA,

ACCORDING TO U.S.

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS, TO

JOHN UP WITH THIS GROUP.

IF THEY DON'T BLOW

THEMSELVESP I THEMSELVES UP

IN SYRIA, THE FEAR IS ONE

DAY THEY WILL RETURN HERE.

WHEN THEY COME BACK TO THE

UNITED STATES, THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO GET A JOB AT A GAS

STATION OR GET THEIR

BACHELOR'S DEGREE.

THEY WILL BE HERE TO

ESTABLISH A SLEEPER CELL TO

STRIKE ON THE AMERICAN

SOIL.

WE HAVE SOME 3,000

WESTERNERS WHO HAVE JOINED

TO SYRIA TO JOIN THE GROUP.

AND THEY DO NOT NEED A VISA

TO COME TO THE UNITED

STATES.

AND WE HAVE A SMALL MATTER,

PAT, OF THE POOREST SOUTHERN

BORDER, WHICH I CAN ASHORE

YOU ISIS IS LOOKING AT WITH

EYES WIDE OPEN.

Pat: TERRY AND I WERE

TALKING BEFORE THE SHOW,

WHAT IS IT THAT MOTIVATES

THESE PEOPLE.

THE ONE THAT TOOK THAT HEAD

OFF OF THE PERSON IS A

BRIT.

WHAT MOTIVATES THESE GUYS?

PAT, I THINK IF YOU HAVE

A DARK SIDE TO YOU, AND

YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE

DARKEST THING THERE IS,

THERE IS NOTHING DARKER THAT

JIHAD IN THIS DAY AND AGE.

I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE.

THIS AMERICAN WHO WAS JUST

KILLED, U.S. CITIZEN KILLED

FIGHTING ALONGSIDE ISIS THIS

WEEK.

HE WAS A GUY, PAT, WHO WA A

HAWAS A DRIFTER, HE HAD NO

DIRECTION.

AND ISIS, IN PARTICULAR,

PAT, IS VERY ADEPT OF USING

YouTube AND SOCIAL MEDIA

TO RECRUIT THESE CHARISMATIC

IMAMS, TELLING THESE

MISGUIDED SOULS, IF YOU YOU

JOIN THE JIHAD, YOU WILL BE

A PART OF SOMETHING BIG, YOU

WILL MATTER.

AND THE UNITED STATES THAT

HAS KEPT YOU DOWN, THAT HAS

OPPRESSED YOU, YOU CAN

STRIKE OUT AGAINST.

THIS YOUNGER GENERATION,

THEY CALL IT JIHADI COOL, IF

YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT.

THEY BLEND RAP MUSIC WITH

JIHAD ON Facebook AND

TWITTER, AND THAT BECOMES

VERY ATTRACTIVE TO THESE

TWISTED YOUNG PEOPLE, MANY

OF THEM WHO GREW UP PLAYING

THESE VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES.

THEY GO OVER THERE AND THINK

BEHEADING IS A COOL THING.

Pat: AND THEY'VE GOT SO

MUCH MONEY.

I UNDERSTAND THEY PICKED UP

A BANK IN MOSUL, AND GOT A

LOT OF MONEY THERE.

HAVE THEY CHECK-OUTED TAXES

COLLECTED TAXES -- WHERE ARE

THEY GETTING THEIR MONEY?

THEY ARE COLLECTING

TAXES, ESPECIALLY UNDER

NON-MUSLIMS.

PAY AN EXSORITANT TAX, YOU

CONVERT TO ISLAM, OR DIE.

THEY HAVE CONQUERED SOME OIL

FIELDS AND NORTHERN IRAQ AND

IN SYRIA, AND WHAT THEY'RE

DOING IS SELLING THAT CRUDE

OIL ON THE BLACK MARKET IN

PLACES LIKE TURKEY, IRAN,

SYRIA.

THEY'RE MAKING UP TO

$2 MILLION A DAY IN THAT

ILLICIT WHEEL TRADE.

AND THEY HAVE RAN SOMS

RANSOMS AND KIDNAPPINGS.

SOME EUROPEANS WHO THEY'VE

CAPTURED, THE EUROPEAN

COUNTRIES HAVE PAID HIGH

RANSOMS TO GET THEIR

CITIZENS BACK.

AND THE BANKS.

WHEN THEY CONQUERED THE

BANKS IN IRAQ, MOSUL, THEY

HAVE SEIZED SOME $5 MILLION

IN ASSETSMENT THIS IS

ASSETS.

THIS IS NOT JUST A TERRORIST

GROUP.

IT IS A TERRORIST ARMY.

AND THERE ARE WEALTHY

PRIVATE DONORS IN PLACES

LIKE SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT,

AND SUPPOSED U.S. ALLIES ARE

ALSO POURING MONEY NO ISIS.

Pat: ONE LAST QUESTION:

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

DIDN'T PICK UP THE CLUES OF

WHAT THIS ORGANIZATION WAS.

HOW ABOUT NOW?

GENERAL DEMOCRACY SAID IF

WE'RE GOING TO CRUSH THEM,

WE HAVE TO HIT SYRIA.

IS THE ADMINISTRATION GOING

TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO?

PAT, THAT'S A GREAT

QUESTION BECAUSE LAST WEEK

CHUCK HAGEL AND MARTIN

DEMOCRACY SAID, LOOK, THIS

IS AN IMMINENT THREAT.

THEY MUST BE DEFEATED NOW.

OVER THE WEEKEND, THEY KIND

OF CHANGED THEIR TUNE AND

SAID IT IS MORE OF A

REGIONAL THREAT.

YESTERDAY THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESS SECRETARY, JOSH, HE

WAS PRESSED WHETHER

PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO

DEFEAT ISIS.

HE WAS ASKED IN TWO OR THREE

WAYS, AND HE COULDN'T

ANSWER.

THEN AT THE END HE SAID, OF

COURSE WE WANT TO DEFEAT

ISIS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DISUG

WHA DISCUSSING WHAT HE

WANTS TO DO ABOUT ISIS.

IF YOU WANT TO SMASH ISIS,

SYRIA IS WHERE THEIR

STRONGHOLD IS, AND

PARTICULARLY THE CITY OF

RAQQA, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF

YOU CAN DO IT WITH AIR POWER

ALONE.

Pat: ERICK, THANK YOU

SO MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR

INSIGHTFUL ANALYSIS.

ERICK STAKELBECK.

GENERAL M MCARTHUR SAID

SOMETHING SO POIGNANT, IN

VICTORY, YOU HAVE TO FIGHT

THE WAR.

WE'VE GOT TO STRIKE THEM

NOW.

WE DIDN'T STRIKE IN SYRIA,

WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE.

THEY WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN

GOING IF WE HAD MOVED IN.

AND, TERRY, WE'RE NOT DOING

WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

Terry: WE'RE KIND OF AT

A CROSS-ROADS HERE WITH ALL

OF THIS.

WE'VE GOT A VULNERABLE

NORTHERN BORDER WITH PEOPLE

TALKING ABOUT WHAT IS

ESTABLISHED IN CANADA

ALREADY.

AND A VULNERABLE SOUTHERN

BORDER.

IT NEEDS TO BE NOW.

Pat: WE NEED TO DO

SOMETHING OR THESE

HOME-GROWN JIHADIS WILL BE

BLOWING US UP.

IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO SET

A BOMB OFF AT A TRAIN

STATION.

AND WITH C-4, YOU CAN HAVE A

PRETTY GOOD EFFECTIVE BOMB,

AND YOU CAN GET STUFF

THROUGH NOW WITHOUT TOO MUCH

TROUBLE.

I SPENT A LOT OF TIME LAST

NIGHT -- I WASN'T SLEEPING

TOO WELL.

THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE LAST

DAYS -- AND IT'S IN ISAIAH

ISAIAH -- THAT ASSYRIA IS

GOING TO GO AND JOIN WITH

EGYPT, AND THEY WILL BE WITH

ISRAEL, A THIRD IN THE

LAND.

AND THERE IS GOING TO BE A

HIGHWAY, AND GOD IS GOING TO

LOOK AT ALL OF THEM AS HIS

PEOPLE.

ASSYRIA DOESN'T EXIST

ANYMORE, BUT IT IS IRAQ AND

SYRIA.

ISIS IS BRINGING IRAQ AND

SYRIA TOGETHER.

BUT WHO IS THE LYNCHPIN THAT

WILL PLAY NICE?

THAT WOULD BE THE KURDS.

AND THE KURDS HAVE PEOPLE

ALL OVER. IF I WAS SITTING

DOWN WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE

LIKE THE PEACOCK GROUP, TO

DETERMINE WHAT IS GOING TO

BE THE MIDDLE EAST, I WOULD

SAY LET'S GIVE THE KURDS --

LET'S PICK UP THE KURDS IN

IRAN, PICK UP THE KURDS IN

TURKEY, PICK UP THE KURDS IN

SYRIA, AND PICK UP THE KURDS

IN IRAQ, AND CALL THE THEM

ASSYRIA.

AND IT MIGHT WELL HAPPEN.

MARK MY WORD.

WAS THAT PROPHETIC SO OR AM

I JUST PLAYING GAMES.

Terry: BIBLE PROPHECY

IS LIKE THAT.

YOU LOOK AT IT AND THINK,

HOW CAN THIS BE?

Pat: BUT OBAMA AND THIS

CREW WON'T BACK C.C. IN

EGYPT.

EGYPT IS OUR FRIEND.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD HATED

US, BUT WE'VE PLAYED WITH

THE BROTHERHOOD AND SAID

THESE ARE OUR ALLIES.

THEY FOUNDED THE HAMAS, THEY

FOUNDED THE P.L.O., THEY

FOUNDED THE HEZBOLLAH, AND

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

WE HAVEN'T EMBRACED THE

PEOPLE IN EGYPT WHO WANT TO

BE OUR FRIENDS.

SO THE SAUDIS AND OTHERS

ARE, BUT NOT THE UNITED

STATES.

WE HAVE JUST -- THERE IS NO

PLAN IN THAT ORGANIZATION.

AND IT DRIVES YOU YOU

CRAZY!

OKAY.

Terry: TRY MELATONIN.

Pat: SHOULD I TAKE

MELATONIN?

I'M UP DRAWING A MAP OF THE

MIDDLE EAST.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

IN OTHER NEWS, THE PRESIDENT

OF UKRAINE HAS RUSSIA HAS

INVADED HIS COUNTRY.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

John: PAT, PRESIDENT

POROSHENKO CALLED A

IMMEDIATE MEETING.

THIS COMES AT

RUSSIAN-SUPPORTED

SEPARATISTS GAINED CONTROL

OF A STRATEGIC UKRAINIAN

TOWN.

THEY BELIEVE THAT THE REBELS

ARE TRYING TO USE SLOVANSK.

THE MOVE COULD YIELD MORE

SANCTIONS FROM THE U.S. AND

EUROPEAN UNION.

PAT, THIS COMES ON TOP OF

ARD IMPOSED SANCTIONS THAT

APPEAR TO BE BRINGING RUSSIA

CLOSER TO RECESSION.

Pat: OH, THAT'S

BOLOGNA.

PUTIN IS LAUGHING AT

SANCTIONS.

HE HAS A LOCK AT HOME AND HE

DOESN'T CARE ABOUT

SANCTIONS.

WHAT HE KNOWS IS HE IS GOING

TO GROW A GREATER RUSSIA.

THERE WAS A VERY INSIGHTFUL

ARTICLE.

GEORGE SCHULTZ, SECRETARY OF

STATE, AND, I BELIEVE, THE

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE,

WITH -- WHO WAS IT?

CARTER OR CLINTON?

ANYHOW, THEY HAD A JOINT

ARTICLE, AND THEY SAID,

WE'VE GOT TO COME TO THE

DEFENSE OF UKRAINE.

THERE WAS YOU A DEAL SIGNED

A DEAL SIGNED WITH RUSSIA

THAT SAID RUSSIA WILL NOT

INVADE AND TRAMPLE ON THE

SOVEREIGNTY OF THE UKRAINE.

AS A RESULT OF THAT, THE

UKRAINIANS GAVE UP TO CLOSE

TO 1800 NUCLEAR WEAPONS THEY

HAD BECAUSE THEY SAID THIS

WILL PROTECT US.

NOW RUSSIA HAS VIOLATED THAT

TREATY AS IF IT WASN'T EVEN

THERE, AND ALL WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT IS MILD SANCTIONS

ABOUT SOME ALIGARGS.

WE'VE GOT TO SEND MILITARY

EQUIPMENT RIGHT NOW.

WE OUGHT TO TAKE A SQUADRON

OF OUR LATEST SCWETS AND

JETS AND PUT THEM OVER THERE

IN AN AIR FIELD IN UKRAINE

AND SAY, LISTEN, THIS IS A

KEY ALLY YOU WILL NOT

INVADE.

WE'RE NOT -- HIK LIKE JUST

BEFORE WORLD WAR II, WE'RE

NOT GOING TO ALLOW ONE

NATION TO INVADE THE

SOVEREIGNTY OF OTHER.

BUT WE'RE SITTING BY AND

SAYING, WE'RE CONSIDERING

SANCTIONS.

PLEASE!

John: PAT, HERE AT

HOME, A NEW GOVERNMENT

REPORT SAYS THE FEDERAL DEBT

WILL KEEP GROWING RAPIDLY IN

THE YEARS AHEAD.

THEY PROJECT THE GOVERNMENT

WILL KEEP RUNNING DEFICITS

OVER THE NEXT DECADE, ADDING

MORE THAN $7 TRILLION TO THE

NATIONAL DEBT.

THAT WILL BRING THE FEDERAL

DEBT TO NEARLY

$25 TRILLION.

HEALTH CARE AND RETIREMENT

PROGRAMS WILL DRIVE UP

GOVERNMENT SPENDING.

AND, PAT, THAT COULD MEAN

HIGHER TAXES IN THE YEARS

AHEAD.

Pat: THERE IS NO

QUESTION WE WILL PAY HIGHER

TAXES.

MY FRIEND, DAVE THOMAS, WHO

LOVED HAMBURGERS, HE WAS THE

C.E.O. OF WENDY'S, AND THEY

BOUGHT TIM HORTONS.

AND I SAID TO DAVE, IS THAT

A GOOD INVESTMENT?

AND HE SAID, OF COURSE IT

IS.

IN ANY EVENT, SOMEWHERE

ALONG THE WAY AN ADVISOR

TALKED HIM NO SELLING IT,

AND WENDY'S SOLD TIM

HORTONS, AND TOM TIM

HORTONSTIM HORTONS IS BACK

ON THE MARKET.

AND NOW BURGER KING, WHO HAS

BEEN STRUGGLING, HAS DECIDED

TO BUY TIM HORTONS.

AND TIM HORTONS WILL BECOME

THE SUCCESSOR COMPANY AND BE

HEADQUARTERED IN CANADA, AS

OPPOSED TO ILLINOIS.

I WAS PARAPHRASING A JUDGE

AND A GOOD FRIEND DOWN IN

NORTH CAROLINA WAS KIND

ENOUGH TO SEND THE ACTUALLY

QUOTE FROM THE FEDERAL

REGISTER OF THE SECOND

CIRCUIT.

JUDGE HAMM WAS ONE OF THE

MOST DISTINGUISHED JURISTS

IN AMERICA, AND THIS IS A

DECISION HE MADE.

I GUESS THEY CALL IT

OBATUR.

I WANT TO GET THE EXACT

QUOTE, BECAUSE FOR ANYBODY

TO SAY BURGER KING IS

UNPATRIOTIC OR EVIL, AND ONE

SENATOR FROM ILLINOIS WANTS

TO ORGANIZE A BOYCOTT

AGAINST BURGER KING AND ALL

OF THIS NONSENSE -- HERE IS

WHAT JUDGE HAMM SAID, AND

READ IT, MR. OBAMA.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE A TAX

PROFESSOR.

I DOUBT IT VERY SERIOUSLY.

QUOTE, "ANYONE MAY ARRANGE

HIS AFFAIRS SO THAT HIS

TAXES SHALL BE AS HO LOW AS

POSSIBLE.

HE IS NOT BOUND TO CHOOSE

THAT PATTERN WHICH BEST PAYS

THE TREASURY.

THERE IS NOT A PATRIOTIC

DUTY TO INCREASE ONE'S TAXES

OVER AND OVER AGAIN."

THE COURTS HAVE SAID THERE

IS NOTHING SINISTER IN

ARRANGE AFFAIRS TO KEEP

TAXES AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.

EVERYBODY DOES IT.

RICH AND POOR ALIKE.

AND NOBODY OWES ANY PUBLIC

DUTY TO PAY MORE THAN THE

LAW DEMANDS.

THAT'S A SECOND CIRCUIT

JUDGE, LEONARD HAMM.

THE LAW PERMITS CERTAIN

THINGS AND IT PERMITS

COMPANIES OPERATING EN

FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS TO

KEEP THEIR MONEY OVERSEAS

UNTIL THEY REPATRIATE IT.

AND IF THEY REPATRIATE IT,

THEY'LL PAY DRA DRACONIAN

TAXES.

THERE IS NO PATRIOTIC DUTY

TO PAY MORE THAN YOU ARE

SUPPOSED TO PAY.

IF THE CONGRESS DOESN'T LIKE

WHAT THEY'VE DONE, THEY CAN

CHANGE THE LAW.

BUT THAT'S THE LAW.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT DOUGHNUT

SHOPS.

I WOULDN'T BUY A DOUGHNUT

SHOP IF IT WAS THE LAST ONE

IN THE WORLD --

Terry: YOU BETTER WAIT

AND SEE HOW THE DUST

SETTLES.

YOU MAY WANT ONE OR TWO.

Pat: BURGER KING HAS A

DEAL GOING, AND WE SHOULDN'T

BE CALLING THEM TAX CHEATS

BECAUSE THAT'S JUST NOT THE

WAY IT IS.

IN ANY EVENT, I MEAN, WE

REALLY WANT TO CUT THIS

FEDERAL DEFICIT.

WE NEED TO CUT THE CORPORATE

TAX RIGHT AWAY.

WE OUGHT TO MAKE IT EASIER

TO FOR BUSINESS TO GET

FORMED IN AMERICA.

WE OUGHT TO TAKE AWAY THE

INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF

REGULATIONS THAT ARE HOLDING

DOWN OUR ECONOMY.

AND WE OUGHT TO LET THE

GREAT ENGINE OF AMERICAN

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ENTREPRENEURSHIP COME FREE.

IF WE DO, WE WON'T HAVE ANY

PROBLEM.

OKAY, JOHN?

John: PAT, IT IS A

SUMMER RIGHT OF PASSAGE WHEN

PARENTS AND STUDENTS

COMMENCE THE ANNUAL

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING

TRIP.

BUT MANY WILL RETURN BACK TO

SCHOOL EMPTYHANDED BECAUSE

MANY FAMILIES CAN'T AFFORD

THE SUPPLIES.

THAT'S NOT THE CASE FOR

STUDENTS AT ONE VIRGINIA

SCHOOL, AND IT'S AL THANKS

TO CBN NEWS' "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

IT WAS AN END OF SUMMER

CELEBRATION AT AN ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL IN NORFOLK,

VIRGINIA.

THIS INDOOR PIC PICNIC IS

THE LATEST IN AN ONGOING

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" AND THE

SCHOOLS, LOCATED IN ONE OF

VIRGINIA'S POOREST

NEIGHBORHOODS.

IN DECEMBER, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" HELPED TO KEEP

NEARLY 500 STUDENTS HERE

WARM WITH COATS, HATS,

SCARVES, AND GLOVES.

BUT THE NEEDS KEEP GROWING.

THE STUDENTS HERE AT P.B.

YOUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARE

EXCITED ABOUT THE START OF A

INTO SCHOOL YEAR.

AND CBN'S "ORPHAN'S PROMISE"

IS MAKING SURE THEY HAVE THE

TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCESS.

WE HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH

YOU WE COULDN'T STAY AWAY.

Reporter: AFTER THE

PARTY, ALMOST 300 STUDENTS

ATTENDING SUMMER SCHOOL

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE'S GOT

SCHOOL GOT A BACK-TO-SCHOOL

SURPRISE, BACKPACKS FILLED

WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES FROM

WALT.

THIS IS WHY WE BELIEVE IN

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

TODAY.

LET'S GET THEM EXCITED ABOUT

EDUCATION, AND GIVE THEM A

HEART TO START A NEW YEAR

FRESH, NEW PROSPECTS, AND

SEE WHAT GOD HAS FOR THEM.

I HAVE COLORED PENCILS,

AND I GOT A RULER AND

ERASERS.

AND TWO NOTEBOOKS.

Reporter: THE SCHOOL'S

PRINCIPAL SAYS THIS LOVE AND

SUPPORT IN STILLS HOPE AND

GIVES STUDENTS A SENSE OF

STABILITY.

THEY HAVE PEOPLE IN THEIR

LIVES THAT CONSTANTLY COME

AND GO, AND SO IT IS SO NICEx

TO KNOW WE CAN DEPEND ON AN

ORGANIZATION LIKE CBN.

IT'S AWESOME.

Reporter: TEACHERS

AGREE.

ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE

POVERTY-LELEVEL CHILDREN,

AND MANY HAVE NOTHING.

THE PARENTS WORK VERY HARD,

BUT THEY DON'T HAVE THE

MONEY TO BUY THEIR CHILDREN

SUPPLIES.

SO A LOT OF CHILDREN COME TO

SCHOOL WITHOUT SUPPLIES.

THEY DON'T HAVE PENCILS.

THEY DON'T HAVE ERASERS OR

SCISSORS OR PAPER OR

NOTEBOOKS.

IF A CHILD HAS A BACKPACK,

THEY FEEL EMPOWERED.

Reporter: STUDENTS AT

P.B. YOUNG CAN LOOK FORWARD

TO THE NEW YOU SCHOOL YEAR,

ARMED WITH EVERYTHING THEY

NEED TO HIT THE BOOKS.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME

ALL THE SUPPLIES.

THANK YOU "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

THANK YOU.

Reporter: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

John: CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" MAKING A POSITIVE

IMPACT ON CHILDREN'S LIVES.

PAT AND TERRY, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: TERRY, WHAT A

JOY.

THESE LITTLE CHILDREN ARE SO

SWEET, AND THEY'RE SO

GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU DO.

Terry: DO YOU REMEMBER

WHEN IT WAS TIME TO GO BACK

TO SCHOOL, PART OF THE

EXCITEMENT, YOU YOU KNOW,

KNOW, PART O WAS GETTING

ALL OF YOUR STUFF TOGETHER.

WE WANTED TO ENCOURAGE THESE

KIDS IN THEIR EDUCATION,

SAYING GET READY, THE BIG

DAY IS COMING.

WAL-MART HELPED US, AS

WELL.

WE HAD A GREAT MARRIAGE

BETWEEN WAL-MART AND CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE." SO BACK

TO SCHOOL, KIDS, WITH GUSTO

AND ENTHUSIASM.

Pat: HOW MANY STUDENTS

DID YOU HELP?

Terry: WELL, THERE ARE

500 KIDS AT THE SCHOOL.

AND WE'RE GOING TO GET

INVOLVED, I THINK, WITH

ANOTHER SCHOOL DOWN THERE.

THESE ARE AREAS WHERE THE

PARENTS ARE WANTING THEIR

KIDS TO HAVE WHAT THEY NEED

AND JUST CAN'T GET IT FOR

THEM.

Pat: WHO KNOWS WHAT

CHAMPIONS WILL COME OUT OF

THAT GROUP.

Terry: PRECISELY.

THAT'S IT.

Pat: THIS IS THE STUFF

OF THE FUTURE.

TERRY, CONGRATULATIONS.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, SOMETHING CAN

HELP WHEN YOU GIVE TO CBN.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE

DO.

TERRY'S WONDERFUL PROGRAM,

"ORPHANS' PROMISE," IS

FUNDED BY CBN.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

COMING UP, NINE YEARS AFT

KATRINA, NEW ORLEANS IS

BACK, AND THE RESIDENTS WHO

WEATHERED THAT STORM WOULD

HAVE IT NO OTHER WAY.

I LOVE THE CITY, AND I

LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.

IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO CHEEN

UP THE CLOSET AND START

AGAIN.

Terry: WE'LL HEAD BACK

TO THE BIG EASY.

THAT'S COMING UP.

Pat: WELL, NINE YEARS

AGO, SOMETHING BIG HAPPENED

IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

HURRICANE KATRINA HIT A

CATEGORY FIVE, AND THEN A

DAY LATER IT SLOWED DOWN TO

A CATEGORY THREE.

AND THEN IT PLOWED INTO NEW

ORLEANS.

SO TODAY IS THE DAY THAT IS

THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE

REACHING CATEGORY FIVE.

AND PEOPLE ACROSS THE GULF

BRACE THEMSELVES FOR A

DIRECT HIT.

DAYS LATER, THE CITY OF NEW

ORLEANS WAS SUBMERGED, AND

AS JENNIFER WISHON REPORTS,0>

IT HAS FOUGHT ITS WAY BACK.

Reporter: MONIQUE LOVES

TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO

SWIM.

SHE OFFERS PRIVATE LESSONS

AT HER HOME AND TEACHES FOR

FREE IN THE CITY TO THOSE

WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT.

THIS IS HER INSPIRATION.

HALF OF THE BODIES THEY

FOUND WERE FROM DROWNING

BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE DID

NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

Reporter: WHEN KATRINA

FLOODED THE CITY, SHE AND

HER SISTERS LOST

EVERYTHING.

AS MUCH AS IT TOOK

EVERYTHING AWAY, IT GAVE ME

A WHOLE NEW START.

Reporter: AND A NEW

PURPOSE.

THE PARENTS DON'T WANT

THEIR KIDS TO DROWN.

OR THEY'RE JUST SO AFRAID

BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE

DROWNED AROUND THEM, THEY

INSTILL THAT FEAR.

I'M DOING IT.

YOU'RE DOING IT.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR

EVERYBODY HERE TO SWIM.

I MEAN, FISHBOWL.

NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO,

YOU'RE GOING TO FIND WATER.

WHETHER IT IS THE RIVER

HERE, OR THE MASSIVE LAKE

PONTCHARTRAIN TO OUR NORTH,

AND THE OPEN WATERS OF THE

GULF TO OUR SOUTH, WE'RE

SURROUNDED BY WATER.

Reporter: WHEN KATRINA

HIT, SHE SAYS NEW ORLEANS

WAS OPERATING WITH A PARTIAL

LELEVY SYSTEM AT BEST.

FOR THE PAST NINE YEARS, THE

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAS

WORKED FULL-TIME FORTIFYING

THE CITY.

LEVIES AND FLOOD WALLS HAVE

BEEN REINFORCED AND ADDED TO

THE CITY'S 133-MILE

PERIMETER, ALONG WITH THE

355-MILE PERIMETER ALONG THE

OUTSIDE.

THIS IS COMPLETE WITH ITS

OWN POWER SOURCE AND SUPER

PUMP, DESIGNED TO PULL WATER

OUT OF THE CITY INTO LAKE

PONTCHARTRAIN.

THE WORK IS 99% COMPLETE AND

EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY

THE END OF 2016.

SO THE BIG QUESTION AFTER

ALL THIS WORK AND 14 AND A

HALF BILLION TAX DOLLARS: IS

NEW ORLEANS STORM-READY?

THE SYSTEM WOULD BE

CHALLENGED AT A KATRINA-TYPE

STORM, BUT IT WOULD PERFORM

AS DESIGNED.

THERE MAY BE SOME INTERIOR

FLOODING.

IT IS SPEC CHASON AS

SPECULATION HAS TO WHAT

MIGHT HAPPEN INSIDE THE

SYSTEM.

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Reporter: FOR TOURISTS,

THE CITY IS AS GOOD AS NEW,

MAYBE EVEN BETTER.

THE FAMOUS FRENCH QUARTER IS

VIBRANT, AND ONCE AGAIN A

TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION.

THE NEW ORLEANS SUPER DOME,

A SHELTER FOR REFUGEES AFTER

THE STORM, RESTORED AS A

CROWN JEWEL TO THE CITY'S

SKYLINE.

THERE ARE MORE HOTEL ROOMS,

AND NEARLY TWO TIMES THE

NUMBER OF RESTAURANTS THAN

BEFORE THE STORM.

BUT LOOK CLOSER, PAST THE

TOURIST HUBBS, AN HUBS, AND

SCARS ARE VERY VISIBLE.

HERE A COMMUNITY CENTER

TELLS THE STORY.

A MAKESHIFT MAP SHOWING

WHERE RESIDENTS RETREATED,

AND AN ACCOUNTING OF THE

PEOPLE WHO NEVER CAME BACK.

AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE FROM HIS

NEIGHBORHOOD STAYED AWAY.

THEIR DECAYED HOUSES ALL

BOARDED UP.

IT WAS DEVASTATING FOR MY

WIFE AND FOR ME.

WE HAD JUST GOT THROUGH

RENOVATING OUR HOME, RIGHT

AT THE $100,000 RENOVATION,

AND FOUR MONTHS LATER HERE

COMES KATRINA AND WIPED US

OUT.

Reporter: THE OVERGROWN

LOTS COULD SOON BE OCCUPIED

AGAIN.

STATE LAWMAKERS PASSED A

PLAN TO LET LOCAL RESIDENTS

BUY ABANDONED LOTS FOR

$100.

IT IS NO BEFORE LOUISIANA

VOTERS.

MEANWHILE, VOLUNTEERS FROM

ACROSS THE GLOBE STILL COME

TO HELP PEOPLE REBUILD.

SOME OF THE VOLUNTEERS

ARE HERE.

Reporter: THEY'RE

WORKING ON ROBINSON'S

FATHER'S HOUSE.

CONSTRUCTION WAS DELAYED

AFTER HE FELL VICTIM TO

CONTRACT FRAUD.

THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN

DONE A LOT DIFFERENTLY.

Reporter: ROADS STILL

NEED TO BE REPAIRED.

RESTAURANTS AND STORES THAT

ONCE DOTTED THE COMMUNITY,

HE SAYS NEVER CAME BACK.

BEFORE THE STORM, 25

CHURCHES SERVED THE

COMMUNITY.

NOW MANY ARE LIFELESS, LEFT

TO THE ELEMENTS, ABANDONED

BY THEIR CONGREGATION.

GOVERNOR BOB JE BOBBY

JINDAL INHERITED KATRINA'S

MESS.

HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU,

NEARLY A DECADE SINCE

KATRINA, THAT THE CITY IS

PREPARED FOR THE NEXT FLOOD

STORM?

THE LEVIES AND THE

PROTECTION IS BETTER THAN IT

HAS BEEN BEFORE.

YOU YOU CAN NEVER BUILD A

WALL THAT CAN KEEP OUT THE

WATER AND THE HURRICANES

FOREVER.

Reporter: THE ARMY

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WILL

FOCUS ON COASTAL

RESTORATION, ANOTHER

EXPENSIVE PROJECT TO PREVENT

FLOODING.

OUR PEOPLE ARE

RESILIENT.

THEY KEEP BOUNCING BACK

AFTER STORM AFTER STORM.

I LOVE THE CITY, I LOVE

EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.

I THINK THE PEOPLE HERE ARE

SO UNIQUE AND GREAT.

IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO CLEAN

OUT THE CLOSET AND START

AGAIN.

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE

NEW ORLEANS FOR ME.

AND OTHER PEOPLE, YEAH.

I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS WHO

SAY, WHY DID I COME BACK.

AND THEY SAY THERE IS

NOTHING DOWN THERE.

AND I SAY, YES, THERE IS,

I'M DOWN HERE.

THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.

Reporter: IN LOUISIANA,

SOME SAY HURRICANES ARE THE

COST OF LIVING IN PARADISE.

JENNIFER WISJENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THE COST OF LEFT

LE LIVING IN PAR PARADISE.

WE WERE DOWN THERE, AND WE

WORKED THERE.

THE MOLD WAS TERRIBLE.

EVEN THOUGH I HAD A MASK.

AND WE WERE FEEDING PEOPLE

AT ONE TIME, AS MANY AS

135,000 MEALS A DAY WITH THE

SALVATION ARMY AT ONE

STATION.

THEY HAD NOTHING.

Terry: THAT MOISTURE

DOWN THERE THAT IS

CONSTANTLY IN THE AIR, THAT

MOLD FORMS LIKE THAT WHEN

YOU YOU HAV YOU HAVE THAT

KIND OF WATER PROBLEM.

Pat: I FLEW OVER IT IN

A HELICOPTER, AND SOME OF

THE HOSS LOOKE HOUSES

LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE BLOWN

APART.

THEY ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE,

AND YOU GO TO THE

RESTAURANTS, AND THEY'RE SO

CORDIAL AND FRIENDLY.

THEY'RE RESILIENT PEOPLE,

AND GOD BLESS THEM.

Terry: HALTS OFF TO NEW

ORLEANS.

IF YOU EVER FELT OVERWHELMED

AND COSTED, STICK AROUND

BECAUSE LISA IS HERE AND

WILL SHOW HOW TO SURVIVE.

AND THEN LATER, A WOMAN WHO

KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT

BEING BUSY AND SURVIVING.

LORLAUREN NELSON REFLECTS

ON HER YEAR AS MESS

AMERICA. AMERICA-- MISS AMERICA.

Terry: HAVE YOU EVER

BEEN IN A SITUATION WHERE

YOU YO JUST CAN'T SAY NO

AND YOU DON'T WANT TO SAY

YES?

IF SO, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO SAY YES OR NO

BECAUSE ACCORDING TO LISA,

THERE IS A THIRD OPTION.

Reporter: MANY WOMEN

STRUGGLE WITH WHAT SOME CALL

THE DISEASE TO PLEASE.

THEY ALWAYS SAY YES TO

ENDLESS DEMANDS, WHEN WHAT

THEY WANT TO SAY IS NO.

"NEW YORK TIMES"

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND

PRESIDENT OF PROVERBS 31

MINISTRIES, LISA TURKERS

SAYS THERE IS A BIG

DIFFERENCE FROM SAYING YES

TO EVERYONE AND SAYING YES

TO GOD.

IN HER BOOK, LISA ENCOURAGES

WOMEN TO LIVE A LESS

STRESSFUL LIFE BY LEARNING

HOW TO USE THOSE TWO

POWERFUL WORDS.

Terry: LISA TURKERS IS

HERE WE US NOW, AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THANK YOU, IT IS SO FUN

TO BE HERE.

Terry: YOU HAVE A NEW

BOOK, "THE BEST YES," AND

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

IF WE CAN BETTER IDENTIFY

IN OR LIVES WHAT WE WANT OUR

HIVES TLIVES TO LOOK

LIKE -- SOMETIMES WHEN I SET

MY LIFE TO THE RHYTHM OF

RUSH, I DON I DON'T LIKE

WHO I AM.

Terry: I'M WITH YOU.

"THE BEST YES" IS

IDENTIFYING WHAT WE WANT OUR

LIFE TO LOOK LIKE.

AND ONCE WE IDENTIFY THAT

AND IDENTIFY WHERE WE REALLY

FEEL GOD CALLING US, AND

WHAT KIND OF FAMILY DOES HE

WANT US TO HAVE AND WHAT

DOES HE WANT US TO BE

ACCOMPLISHING EVERY DAY,

THEN WE CAN BACK UP.

AND WHEN WE USE YES AND IN,

WE HAV NO, WE HAVE

IDENTIFIED OUR BEST

ANSWERS.

Terry: YOU SAY WE MUST

NOT REFUSE THE COMMAND THE

LOVE WITH THE DISEASE TO

PLEASE.

HOW DO YOU KNOW THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOSE TWO

THINGS?

WELL, WHEN JESUS CALLED

US TO LOVE THE LORD OUR GOD

WITH ALL OF OUR HEART AND TO

LOVE OTHER PEOPLE, I THINK

HE CALLED US TO PAY

ATTENTION EN HOW WE CAN

DEMONSTRATE THAT ATTITUDE OF

LOVE ALL THROUGHOUT OUR

DAY.

A LOT OF TIMES WE WANT BIG

DIRECTIONAL SIGNS, LIKE,

GOD, WHAT IS IT YOU WANT

TODAY?

I KNOW WHEN I'M CAUGHT UP

WITH THE DISEASE TO PLEASE,

AND I'M SAYING YES TOO MUCH,

IT DOESN'T MAKE ME WONDER

WOMAN, IT MAKES ME A WARN

OUT WOMAN.

Terry: I HAVE DONE

THAT, TOO, AND I UNDERSTAND

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN SAID

WHAT YOU KNOW IS THE RIGHT

RESPONSE TO SOMEONE, WHETHER

IT IS YES OR NO, AND THEY'RE

OFFENDED BY THE CHOICE THAT

YOU MADE?

IF HAVE SAID NO TO

SOMEONE AND THEY'RE OFFENDED

BECAUSE YOU SAID NO, THEN

THEY'RE EVENTUALLY GOING TO

OFFENDED ANYWAY.

SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL SAY

NO.

WHEN THE WOMAN LIVES WITH

THE STRESS OF AN OVERWHELMED

SCHEDULE, SHE'LL ACHE WITH

SADNESS UNDERWHELMED SOUL.

WE'VE GOT TO FLIP THAT.

I'M HOPING THAT THE BEST IS

WE CAN ENTER INTO

CONVERSATIONS WITH

GIRLFRIENDS, AND EVERYONE

CAN START USING THIS

LANGUAGE SO IT IS NOT SO

OFFENSIVE WHEN WE HAVE TO

SAY NO TO SOME THINGS.

Terry: WHAT ARE SOME OF

THE THINGS THAT YOU CONSIDER

WHEN YOU'RE MAKING THE

DECISION ABOUT WHAT YOU

SHOULD OR N NOT DO OR GET

INVOLVED IN?

IF SOMEONE MAKES THE

REQUEST TO ME AND I

INSTANTLY FEEL DREAD -- IT

MAY FEEL GOOD TO SAY YES AT

THE MOM, BU MOMENT, AND

THEN I FEEL DREAD -- LIKE I

MAY PLEASE THIS PERSON, BUT

THEN I'M GOING TO CARRY THE

WEIGHT OF DISAPPOINTING

SOMEONE ELSE.

A LOT OF TEAMS,

UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S MY

FAMILY.

SO THAT DREAD,

DISAPPOINTMENT, OR DRAMA, I

KNOW IT IS GOING TO SET THE

PACE OF MY LIFE WHERE THINGS

ARE GOING TO FEEL VERY

DRAMA-FILLED.

DREAD, DISAPPOINTMENT, OR

DRAMA, IF THAT'S WHAT I'M

FEELING AS I'M WRITING

THINGS ON MY SCHEDULE, IT IS

TIME TO BACK UP AND SAY, YOU

KNOW WHAT, TERRY, I WOULD

ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO DO THAT,

AND MY HEART SAYS YES, YES,

YES, BUT THE REALITY OF MY

TIME MAKES IT A NO.

Terry: ONE OF THE

THINGS YOU SAY IS WISDOM

NEEDS TO BE PRACTICED.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

I BELIEVE IF WE WANT TO

BE KNOWN AS WISE WOMEN, WE

HAVE TO TUCK WISDOM IN THE

SACRED THINGS IN OUR LIVES.

WE'VE GOT TO TUCK WISDOM IN

THE THINGS WE SAY AND WE

DON'T DO.

WE'VE GOT TO TUCK WISDOM IN

THE THINGS WE DO AND THE

THINGS WE DON'T DO.

AND AS WE DAILY TUCK LITTLE

PIECES OF WISDOM -- AND WHAT

I MEAN BY THAT IS REALLY

TAKING GOD'S WORD, AND IN

PHILIPPINES IT TALKS ABOUT

HOW KNOWLEDGE LEADS TO

INSIGHT, AND INSIGHT LEADS

TO DISCERNMENT.

WE HAVE TO GET KNOWLEDGE BY

APPLYING THE TRUTH, AND

DISCERNMENT BY LISTENING TO

THE HOLY SPIRIT REMINDERS AS

WE MAKE DECISIONS.

Terry: YOU CAN'T WAIT

UNTIL THE MOMENT THAT THE

ANSWER IS REQUIRED.

IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU ARE

TALKING ABOUT INTENTIONALLY

EVALUATING YOUR LIFE, THE

CALL OF GOD UPON YOUR LIFE,

AND EVERYTHING THAT LIES

BEFORE YOU.

YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES,

TERRY, I WOULD CATCH MYSELF

SAYING I WANT TO SERVE GOD

IN THAT WAY WHEN I FIND MORE

TIME OR MAKE MORE TIME.

BUT NO ONE IN THE HISTORY OF

THE WORLD HAS EVER FOUND

MORE OR MADE MORE TIME.

WE HAVE 168 HOURS A WEEK.

SO WE'VE GOT TO GET

PROACTIVE ABOUT MAKING SURE,

IF YOU KNOW GOD IS CALLING

YOU TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT,

YOU'VE GOT TO MARK OUT ON

YOUR SCHEDULE, THIS IS AN

APPOINTMENT WITH GOD, AND

I'M NOT GOING TO LET

ANYTHING ELSE INTERFERE WITH

THAT.

Terry: TELL US, IF YOU

WILL, THE STORY OF THE HIGH

JUMPER THAT YOU TALK ABOUT

IN YOUR BOOK.

SOMETIMES IT REQUIRES

CHANGING OUR METHODOLOGY.

CHANGING OUR APPROACH.

I SAW A COMMERCIAL ABOUT

DICK PROSPERI BY CHANGING

THE HIGH JUMP BY TWISTING

HIS BODY IN A DIFFERENT

DIRECTION.

I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO IS A

POLE VOLTER, AND EVERY DAY

SHE SHOWED UP TO PRACTICE BA

SHE WANTED TO BE A POLE

VOLTER.

I'VE GOT TO SHOW UP EVERY

DAY AND LET GOD'S WORD GET

INTO ME AS I GET INTO GOD'S

WORD.

AND I NEED TO USE THE TWO

MOST POWERFUL WORDS MORE

EFFICIENTLY, YES AND NO.

Terry: THE WORLD IS

MESSY, AND YOU'VE GOT TO

FIND WAYS TO GRAB HOLD OF

THAT AND LIVE LIFE MORE

INTENTIONALLY.

LISA'S BOOK IS CALLED "THE

BEST YES."

IT'S AVAILABLE IN STORES

NATIONWIDE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WHAT A WISE WORD YOU'VE

GIVEN US IN THE MIDST OF THE

CHAOS.

THANK YOU.

Terry: IT IS GREAT TO

HAVE YOU HERE.

LISA ENCOURAGED US TO CHOOSE

THE BEST YES, BUT FOR SOME

PEOPLE THAT MAY NOT SEEM

LIKE AN OPTION.

THE WOMEN WHO WEAR THE

MISS AMERICA CROWN GET

WISKED AWAY ON A YEAR-LONG

MARATHON AND LOG MORE THAN

20,000 TRAVEL MILES EVERY

MONTH.

SO IT'S NO SURPRISE AFTER

LAUREN NELSON WON THE CROWN

IN 2007, SHE SAID, IT WAS A

DREAM COME TRUE AND ONE SHE

DESPERATELY WANTED TO WAKEP

FROM.

WAKE UP FROM.

THE NEW MISS AMERICA IS

MISS OKLAHOMA.

IT WAS SO EXCITING, BA I

HA BECAUSE I HAD WORKED SO

HARD FOR THIS GOAL AND THIS

DREAM.

BUT SO SCARY AT THE SAME

TIME.

I SET MY GOAL TO BE

MISS AMERICA, AND I WAS

LIVING THAT DREAM.

Reporter: LAUREN NELSON

WAS RAISED IN OKLAHOMA,

WHERE SHE LIVED THE SIMPLE

LIFE WITH HER FAMILY.

IN SCHOOL, SHE DEVELOPED A

KNACK FOR BEING ON STAGE.

PERFORMING WITH THE SHOW

CHOIR OR MUSICAL, I HOSED

THAT RUSH.

Reporter: FOR LAUREN,

THE STAGE GAVE HER IS PLACE

TO SHINE.

I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE THE

POPULAR KID.

I WANTED PEOPLE TO LIKE ME.

I THINK I DID A LOT BASED ON

MY CONFIDENCE.

IF PEOPLE WERE HAPPY WE ME

OR NOT HAPPY WITH ME.

Reporter: SHE NEVER

THOUGHT ABOUT BEING IN

BEAUTY PAGEANTS UNTIL HIGH

SCHOOL, WHEN SOME FRIENDS

TALKED HER INTO ENTERING

ONE.

I THOUGHT, IT IS A PLACE

FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO SING.

MAYBE I COULD GET SOME MONEY

FOR COLLEGE.

PAGEANTS DEFINITELY FEED

YOUR EGO.

AND THAT IS A CIRCLE OF

PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT ALL

ABOUT YOU.

PEOPLE SAYING, YEAH, YOU'RE

GOING TO WIN.

Reporter: LAUREN BECAME

MISS OKLAHOMA AND SET HER

SIGHTS ON THE MISS AMERICA

TITLE.

I FOUND MY TOTAL IDENTITY

IN BEING MISS OKLAHOMA.

FIRST OF ALL, JUST BEING

SUCCESSFUL AT IT, THAT

PEOPLE THOUGHT I WAS GOOD

ENOUGH.

JUST TO KNOW THE PEOPLE I

DIDN'T KNOW, THOSE JUDGES,

HAD JUDGED ME ALL WEEK AND

THOUGHT, OKAY, SHE IS WORTHY

OF THAT.

Reporter: LAUREN'S HARD

WORK PAID OFF WHEN SHE WON

THE 2007 MISS AMERICA

PAGEANT.

IT WAS A DREAM COMPANY TRUE,

BUT LAUREN SOON REALIZED SHE

CARRIED A HEAVY BURDEN.

PEOPLE WANTED TO MEET

MISS AMERICA.

THEY DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO

KNOW LAUREN.

ON THE OUTSIDE, IT WAS

LITERALLY A DREAM COME

TRUE.

BUT ON THE INSIDE, BEHIND

THE SCENES, IT WAS PROBABLY

THE LONELIEST TIME IN MY

LIFE.

Reporter: AS THE YEAR

WENT ON, LAUREN BEGAN TO

HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART.

WHEN I GOT TO GO TO

CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS AND SEE

KIDS, AND ACTUALLY SEE THAT

MISS AMERICA CAN MAKE AN

IMPACT AND CAN INSPIRE AND

BRIGHTEN SOMEBODY'S DAY.

THOSE WERE THE PARTS THAT I v

JUST LOVED.

Reporter: AFTER HER@l

REIGN ENDED, LAUREN HAD TO

PREPARE FOR THE NEXT PHASE

OF HER LIFE.

THE BEGINNING OF MY YEAR

I WAS CRYING BECAUSE I WAS

TOO SCARED TO DO IT, AND AT

THE END I WAS BOO-HOOING.

I'M 21 AND I HOPE I HADN'T

PEAKED.

Reporter: ON THE FLIGHT

HOME, LAUREN RAN INTO A

REPORTER, ROBIN MARSH.

OVER A CUP OF COFFEE, THE

TWO STARTED A FRIENDSHIP.

OVER TIME, ROBIN SPOKE TO

LAUREN ABOUT JESUS.

SHE ASKED ME TO DO A

BIBLE STUDY AT HER HOME WITH

HER.

I REALLY SAW IN ROBIN'S LIFE

HER LIVING OUT THIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

I SAW THE DIFFERENCE IT MADE

IN HER LIFE.

I THOUGHT, I WANT WHAT

THEY'VE GOT.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

LAUREN MADE A DECISION.

I REMEMBER GOING EN FRONT

OIN FRONT OF THE CHURCH

JUST BROKEN.

IT WAS THAT DAY I

SURRENDERED EVERYTHING TO

HIM.

THAT WAS THE DAY HE TOOK ALL

OF MY SHAME AND ALL OF MY

GUILT, AND I FELT TRUE

FORGIVENESS.

Reporter: TODAY, LAUREN

IS NOW MARRIED AND SPEAKS TO

AUDIENCES ABOUT HER TIME AS

MISS AMERICA, AND FINDING

HER TRUE IDENTITY IN

CHRIST.

MY IDENTITY IS FOUND IN

WHO JESUS SAYS I AM NOW

INSTEAD OF WHO EVERYBODY

ELSE THINKS I AM.

BECAUSE THAT OPINION CHANGES

ALL OF THE TIME.

BUT GOD'S OPINION NEVER

CHANGES.

Terry: IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE

MINISTRY LAUREN NELSON IS

HEADING UP TODAY, YOU CAN GO

TO CBN.COM.

THERE IS MORE THERE.

AND OUR PHONE LINES ARE

ALWAYS OPEN.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE, THERE IS THE?

NUMBER, 1-800-759-0700.

Pat: YOU WERE

MISS AMERICA.

DID YOU HAVE SOME DARK NIGHT

OF THE SOUL WHERE YOU YOU

WISH YOU WERE GOING TO DIE?

Terry: I HAD GREAT

WEARINESS.

I THINK WHEN LAUREN SAID

THERE IS A WAY TO DO IT,

USING THE PLATFORM YOU'VE

BEEN GIVEN FOR GOOD MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

I WAS A LITTLE OLDER, TOO.

Pat: UP NEXT, IT IS

TIME TO "BRING IT ON."

ONE YOU'RE WANTS TO KNOW,

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET

OVER PAST MISTAKES?

WE'LL TAKE THAT QUESTION AND

MORE AFTER THE NEWS.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

A FEDERAL SCWUCH I JUDGE IN

KUWAIIN UTAH HAS STRUCK

DOWN PART OF A LAW REGARDING

POLYGAMY.

CODY BROWN AND HIS FOUR

WIVES SUED UTAH THREE YEARS

AGO AFTER A COUNTY

PROSECUTOR THREATENED TO

CHARGE THEM UNDER THE

STATE'S BIGAMY LAW.

THE FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS A

PROVISION IN THAT LAW

VIOLATES BROWN'S FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

THE UTAH ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SAYS HE WILL APPEAL.

THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING

16 MONTHS AGO KILLED THREE

PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN

260, BUT BELIEVE IT OR NOT,

SOMETHING GREAT CAME OUT OF

IT FOR ONE OF THE VICTIMS.

JAMES COSTELLO.

THIS PAST WEEKEND, HE

MARRIED THE NURSE WHO HELPED

HIM RECOVER.

A PHOTOGRAPH OF HIM WITH HIS

CLOTHES RIPPED TO SHREDS AND

PART OF HIS BODY BURNED

BECAME ONE OF THE MOST

RECOGNIZED IMAGES FROM THE

ATTACK.

HE MET HER WHILE RECOVERING

FROM SERIOUS BURNS.

THEY MARRIED IN BOSTON.

HE CALLED HER HIS BEST

FRIEND AND THE LOVE OF HIS

LIFE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAPPY

COUPLE.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WELL, IT IS TIME

TO "BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE COMES

FROM A VIEWER WHO ASKS,

"WHAT IS THE BEST METHOD

THAT WE, AS FOLLOWERS OF

CHRIST, SHOULD TRY TO DO IN

ORDER TO GET OVER OR PAST?

SHOULD WE JUST LEARN FROM IT

AND MOVE ON?

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET

OVER OUR MISTAKES?"

Pat: I THINK YOU HAVE

TO BE WILLING TO FORGIVE

YOURSELF.

AND YOU HAVE TO -- I THINK I

WOULD OUTLINE THE MISTAKES

THAT YOU'VE MADE AND SAY, I

REALLY SCREWED UP.

I DID BAD THINGS AND I MADE

MISTAKES, AND I ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS.

AND I PLEAD THE BLOOD OF

JESUS CHRIST OVER THEM.

I KNOW HE HAS FORGIVEN ME,

AND NOW I FORGIVE ME, AND I

WANT TO MOVE ON.

YOU JUST HAVE TO FILL YOUR

LIFE WITH OTHER THINGS.

IF YOU CONTINUALLY OBSESS

OVER THE FACT YOU SHOULD

HAVE BOUGHT THAT STOCK ARE

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS

OR THE OTHER, YOU RUIN

YOURSELF.

YOU'VE GOT TO STOP THINKING

ABOUT IT.

YOU NEED TO THINK BUB THE

ABOUT THE LORD, THINK ABOUT

YOUR FRIENDS, THINK ABOUT A

NEW ENVIRONMENT.

BUT GET SOMETHING ELSE TO DO

THAT WILL OCCUPY YOUR TIME

AND ATTENTION.

THAT STUFF WILL FADE AWAY IF

WILL LET IT.

Terry: GINGER SAYS,

"PAT, YOU AND OTHERS HAVE

SAID YOU DO NOT LIKE SPECIAL

PROSECUTORS.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY

YOU'RE AGAINST THEM?"

Pat: THEY GET OUT OF

CONTROL.

ONCE YOU YO APPOINT A

SPECIAL PROSECUTOR, HE CAN

GO AFTER ANYBODY.

THEY HAVE ENORMOUS STAFF AND

BUDGETS, AND THEY GO AFTER

EVERYBODY.

AND IT IS JUST TERRIBLE.

THEY'RE OUT OF CONTROL, AND

THEY DON'T REPORT TO

ANYBODY.

THEORETICALLY THEY POINT TO

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, BUT

THERE IS NO REAL LINE OF

AUTHORITY.

THEY'RE DANGEROUS, FRANKLY,

THE SPECIAL PROSECUTORS.

BUT SOMETIMES YOU NEED ONE.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED ONE.

THAT'S WHY I DON'T HIKE

THEM.

LIKE THEM.

BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT ANY

AGENCY THAT GETS OUT OF

CONTROL.

THE SPECIAL PROSECUTORS GET

OUT OF CONTROL.

Terry: AND THE COSTS

ARE EXORBITANT.

JASON SAYS, "I WANT TO

BETTER UNDERSTAND HEBREW 6.

IS IT TALKING ABOUT TURNING

AWAY FROM JESUS?

IT'S A PRETTY SCARY

PASSAGE.

PLEASE EXPLAIN."

Pat: AFTER YOU'VE?

TASTED THE GOOD THINGS OF

THE LORD, YOU'VE TASTED THE

HOLY SPIRIT, AND YOU'VE DONE

ALL OF THESE THINGS, AND

THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU

TURN AND RENOUNCE JESUS AND

TURN COMPLETELY AWAY FROM

HIM AND RENOUNCE THAT, THEN

HE SAID THAT IS NO HOPE.

BUT RIGHT AFTER IT, HE SAYS,

BUT I'M PERSUADED BETTER

THINGS ABOUT YOU.

YOU DIDN'T DO IT, AND YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO DO IT.

I THINK HE IS TALKING ABOUT

COMPLETE APOSTASY.

COMPLETE RENOUNCING OF YOUR

FAITH.

I DON'T THINK THAT HAS

HAPPENED TO ME OR YOU.

Terry: THIS VIEWER

SAYS, "MY PASTOR RECENTLY

SAID HE DIDNIT DID NOT

BELIEVE THE DEVIL COULD PUT

THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD

BECAUSE HE COULDN'T FIND IT

IN THE BIBLE.

I REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND

THIS STATEMENT.

HOW ELSE COULD THE DEVIL

WORK?

YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS,

PLEASE."

Pat: THESE PASTORS,

APPARENTLY THEY DON'T READ

THE WHOLE BIBLE.

THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED

THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST.

HE IS FASTING AND OUT IN THE

WILDERNESS, AND THE DEVIL

COMES TO HIM AND HE SAYS, IF

YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD, MAKE

THESE STONES TURN INTO

BREAD.

IF YOU ARE THE SON OF GOD,

JAM A JUMP OFF THIS

BUILDING.

IS THE DEVIL PUTTING

THOUGHTS IN HIS MIND?

CAN'T FIND THAT IN THE

BIBLE?

OF COURSE IT IS IN THE

BIBLE.

OF COURSE THE DEVIL CAN PUT

THOUGHTS IN YOUR MIND.

Terry: THAT'S WHY WE'RE

TOLD TO PUT ON A FULL

ARMOR.

Pat: THE DEVIL IS A

ROARING LION.

PUT ON A WHOLE ARMOR OF

GUARD.

THAT'S RIGHT.

THAT YOU MAY OVERCOME ALL OF

THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.

THAT PREACHER -- ASK HIM TO

GO BACK TO SEMINARY FOR A

YEAR OR TWO.

AND THEN GET BACK TO THE

PULPIT.

OKAY.

TerryOKAY.

MICHELLE SAYS, 'I'M SINGLE,

44 YEARS OLD, AND HAVE NEVER

BEEN MARRIED.

I'M SO HURT AND LONELY AND

THINK ABOUT MARRIAGE EVERY

DAY OR AT LEAST HAVING A

COMPANION.

ONE BOOK SAYS GOD HAS A

SOVEREIGN WILL AND WE MAKE

MORAL DECISIONS.

OBVIOUSLY THE AUTHOR WHO

WROTE THE BOOK IS A BIBLE

SCHOLAR.

THAT MEANS IT IS UP TO ME TO

DO THINGS TO GET MARRIED.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

GO ON MATCH.COM ?

I REALLY WANT TO BE

MARRIED.

SHOULD I JUST PRAY FOR A

HUSBAND, IS THAT POSSIBLE?

OR IS THERE IS TRICK TO THE

WHOLE THING?"

Pat: THERE ISN'T

ANYTHING THAT WILL DRIVE A

MAN AWAY THAN A WOMAN WHO IS

DESPERATE TO BE MARRIED.

LET ME SUGGEST THAT YOU HAVE

A HAPPY LIFE, THAT YOU HAVE

A FULFILLED, REWARDING LIFE,

AND THAT YOU'RE JUST FULL OF

BUBBLING OVER WITH JOY AND

PEACE.

AND SOME MAN WILL COME ALONG

AND SAY, MAN, YOU ARE SO

ATTRACTIVE, I THINK YOU

WOULD MAKE ME A NICE LIFE

PARTNER.

OF COURSE GO OUT WHERE

PEOPLE ARE.

YOU FISH WHERE THE FISH

ARE.

YOU KNOW?

Terry: THE GOOD FISH.

Pat: THE GOOD FISH.

DON'T GO TO SOME SLEAZY BAR

TO HOOK UP.

THEY'VE GOT THIS CHRISTIAN

MINGLE AND THESE OTHER

THINGS, BY ALL MEANS.

BUT GET OVER THAT

DESPERATION.

THAT IS A SURE TURNOFF.

OKAY.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM MATTHEW 11: 28:

"COME UNTO ME, ALL YOU WHO

ARE WEARY AND BURDENED, AND

I WILL GIVE YOU REST."

TOMORROW, JIHADISTS ARE ON

PATROL LOOKING FOR SHARI'A

LAW.

THAT'S FRIDAY ON "THE 700

CLUB."

BYE-BYE.

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