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The 700 Club - January 10, 2017

The blogger being “Design for Mankind,” Erin Loechner explains why she took a major step back at the height of her career. Plus, the absence of a father sets another child on the course for destruction. See how God works a miracle on ... Read Transcript


COMING UP...THEY'RE THE

NONES.

AND THEY REPRESENT A THIRD

OF ALL YOUNG PEOPLE.

IT'S A NEW PHENOMENON

THAT WE'RE TRYING TO

UNDERSTAND.

Efrem: NOW SEE HOW

THE CHURCH IS TRYING TO

WOO THEM BACK.

> PLUS...THE BLOGGER

BEHIND "DESIGN FOR

MANKIND."

WHY ERIN LOCKNER TOOK A

MAJOR STEP BACK AT THE

HEIGHT OF HER CAREER, ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Terry: HELLO,

EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

THE RUSH OF CONFIRMATION

HEARINGS BEGINS DAY FOR

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP.

DEMOCRATS DON'T HAVE THE

VOTES TO STOP THE

APPOINTMENTS, BUT THEY

STILL PLAN TO SLOW THINGS

DOWN.

THE HEARINGS COME AS THE

NEW PRESIDENT WILL FACE

SOME DEADLY CHALLENGES

FROM OTHER COUNTRIES,

INCLUDING THE NUCLEAR

PROGRAMS OF IRAN AND NORTH

KOREA.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: ON THE HOT

SEAT TODAY, JOHN KELLEY

FOR SECRETARY OF HOMELAND

SECURITY, AND JEFF

SESSIONS FOR

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

DEMOCRATS ARE LOOKING TO

MAKE THE SESSIONS' HEARING

CONFRONTATIONAL.

THEY'VE DREDGED UP

ALLEGATIONS FROM 31 YEARS

AGO, WHEN SESSIONS WAS

REJECTED FOR A FEDERAL

JUDGESHIP OVER CLAIMS HE

MADE RACIST REMARKS,

CHARGES HE FORCEFULLY

DENIES.

I AM NOT A RACIST.

Reporter: HE HAS

SUPPORT FROM A GROUP OF

BLACK PASTORS WHO SAY HE

IS BEING DEMONIZED.

SEVEN OTHER TRUMP NOMINEES

ARE ALSO SET FOR HEARINGS

THIS WEEK.

WITH 10 DAYS UNTIL HIS

INAUGURATION, THE

PRESIDENT-ELECT WAS

SOUNDING CONFIDENT HIS

CABINET WILL BE READY TO

GO.

IT'S GOING GREAT.

I THINK THEY'LL ALL PASS.

Reporter: AFTER

COMPLAINTS FROM DEMOCRATS

THAT TRUMP WASN'T MOVING

FAST ENOUGH ON CABINET

PICKS, NOW HE IS CLAIMING

HE IS GOING TOO FAST, AND

THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TIME

TO PROPERLY VET ALL OF THE

CANDIDATES.

EVERYBODY WILL BE

PROPERLY VETTED.

Reporter: SENIOR

ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT

DOES NOT REQUIRE

CONFIRMATION.

TRUMP HAS ANNOUNCED HIS

SON-IN-LAW, JARED KUSHNER,

FOR THE POSITION.

MONDAY NOT TRUMP ADVISORS

HUDDLED WITH HOUSE SPEAKER

PAUL RYAN ON A PLAN TO CUT

TAXES AND SIMPLIFY THE

FEDERAL TAX CODE.

MEANWHILE, OUTGOING

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS LEFT

TRUMP WITH SOME FOREIGN

POLICY MESSES THAT WILL

HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED.

THE PERSIAN GULF, A U.S.

NAVY DESTROYER, HAD TO

FIRE WARNING SHOTS AT

THREATENING IRANIAN

VESSELS.

THIS AS IRAN IS SET TO

RECEIVE A HUGE SHIPMENT OF

URANIUM FROM RUSSIA FOR

ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

AND ISRAEL WILL COME UNDER

MORE PRESSURE THIS WEEK

WHEN A GLOBAL GATHERING OF

DIPLOMATS IN PARIS IS

EXPECTED TO PUSH AGAIN FOR

A SO-CALLED TWO-STATE

SOLUTION, GIVING THE

PALESTINIANS THEIR OWN

NATION SIDE BY SIDE WITH

ISRAEL.

RELATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND THE U.S. BOTTOMED OUT

UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA.

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP, A

BIG SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL,

HAS TOLD THE ISRAELIS TO

HANG ON UNTIL HE ENTERS

OFFICE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Terry: THANKS, DALE.

> WELL, IN TODAY'S

WORLD, THERE IS NO

SHORTAGE OF ISSUES THAT

NEED PRAYER.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT YOU

AND I ARE CALLED TO DO,

ISN'T IT?

SO LET'S BE FAITHFUL IN

THAT.

LET'S LIFT UP OUR LEADERS,

OUR INCOMING LEADERS.

LET'S LIFT UP THOSE

APPOINTMENTS THAT ARE

BEING MADE AND WHAT IS

HAPPENING INTERNATIONALLY

AS WELL.

SO MUCH THAT WE NEED

WISDOM IN.

> IN OTHER NEWS,

PALESTINIANS ARE

PROTESTING PRESIDENT-ELECT

TRUMP'S PLAN TO MOVE THE

UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN

ISRAEL FROM TEL AVIV TO

JERUSALEM.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, TERRY.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY,

MAHMOUD ABBAS, HAS SENT A

LETTER TO PRESIDENT-ELECT

TRUMP, ASKING HIM NOT TO

MOVE THE EMBASSY.

THE OFFICIAL PALESTINIAN

NEWS SITE REPORTS THAT IT

WOULD DISASTEROUSLY AFFECT

THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN

PEACE PROCESS AND THE

SECURITY OF THE REGION.

BECKY, OF THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION, IS PART OF

TRUMP'S TRANSITION TEAM.

SHE TOLD CBN NEWS THAT

MANY AMERICANS BELIEVE

THAT JERUSALEM IS THE

CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND THE

U.S. EMBASSY SHOULD BE

MOVED THERE.

IT WILL FALL TO THE

PRESIDENT AND HIS FOREIGN

ADVISORS TO LOOK MORE INTO

THIS ISSUE.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

HAVE A STRATEGY.

AND PART OF A STRATEGY IS

A COMMUNICATIONS POLICY.

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT CLEAR

TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

THAT THIS IS THE RIGHT

THING TO DO?

AND HOW DO YOU DO IT IN A

WAY SO THAT IT DOESN'T

INCITE VIOLENCE.

THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO

BE OPPOSITION.

BUT THAT OPPOSITION CAN BE

INFORMED.

IT CAN BE CIVIL.

OR NOT.

John: IN 1995,

CONGRESS MANDATED THAT THE

U.S. EMBASSY BE RELOCATED

TO JERUSALEM, BUT NO

PRESIDENT HAS EVER

FOLLOWED THROUGH ON A

PROGRAMS TO MOVE IT.

> PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP

HAS BEEN CRITICAL OF

CHINA.

AND HIS PUBLIC STATEMENT

SUGGESTS A MUCH TOUGHER

APPROACH.

GARY LANE HAS MORE.

Reporter: SINCE HIS

ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP HAS

MADE IT CLEAR HE INTENDS

TO CHANGE THE U.S.-CHINA

RELATIONSHIP.

HE SAYS PREVIOUS DEALS

WITH CHINA HAVE BEEN

UNFAIR TO AMERICA.

WE'RE BEING HURT VERY

BADLY WITH CHINA WITH

DEVALUATION, WITH TAXING

US HEAVY AT THE BORDERS

WHEN WE DON'T TAX THEM.

Reporter: D.V.D.

PLAYERS, VIDEO GAMES, AND

MOTORCYCLES ARE TAXED AT A

RATE OF AT LEAST 30%.

THAT MAKES AMERICAN-MADE

PRODUCTS MORE EXPENSIVE

FOR CHINESE CONSUMERS.

TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO

SLAP 45% TARIFFS ON

CHINESE PRODUCTS ENTERING

THE UNITED STATES.

GORDON CHANG SUGGESTS

TRUMP SHOULD RE-EXAMINE

ITS APPROACH.

IT HURTS CHINESE

EXPORTERS.

THEY NEED TO MAINTAIN THE

CURRENCY AT A HIGH LEVEL

TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM

SPENDING MONEY OFFSHORE.

Reporter: AND TRUMP

IS CONCERNED ABOUT CHINA'S

MILITARY BUILDUP IN THE

SOUTH CHINA SEA.

CHINA'S RECENT SEIZURE OF

A U.S. DRONE SUGGESTS THE

DISPUTE BETWEEN THE U.S.

AND CHINA SEEMS FAR FROM

OVER.

THIS AREA IS ALSO THE

SOURCE TO SOME OF THE

WORLD'S BUSIEST SHIPPING

LANES, WHERE BILLIONS OF

TRADE PASSES THROUGH EACH

YEAR.

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP

WARNS CHINA'S MIL MILITARIZED

TAKE OVER COULD INCREASE

TENSIONS.

SOME EXPERTS BELIEVE HE IS

PLANNING TO USE TAIWAN AS

LEVERAGE IN THE

NEGOTIATIONS.

SINCE 1979, THE UNITED

STATES HAS EMBRACED A

ONE-CHINA POLICY.

THAT MEANS THE U.S. DOES

NOT RECOGNIZE TAIWAN AS A

SEPARATE COUNTRY.

SHORTLY AFTER HIS

ELECTION, TRUMP ACCEPTED A

CONGRATULATORY PHONE CALL

FROM THE TAIWANESE

PRESIDENT.

IT SIGNALLED THAT TRUMP

WAS PREPARED TO OVERLOOK

THE APPROACH OF PREVIOUS

PRESIDENTS.

WHY SHOULD SOME OTHER

NATION SAY I CAN'T TAKE A

CALL.

I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY

DISRESPECTFUL, TO BE

HONEST WITH YOU, NOT

TAKING IT.

Reporter: AN

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

EXPERT SAYS TRUMP NEEDS TO

BE CAUTIOUS.

Through Translator:

IF TRUMP TAKES TOUGH

ACTIONS AGAINST CHINA,

CHINA WILL FINALLY LOOK

BACK.

IN THAT CASE, THE ECONOMIC

AND TRADE INTERESTS OF

BOTH WILL SUFFER HUGE

LOSSES.

Reporter: TO SMOOTH

OVER THE ROUGH EDGES,

TRUMP CHOSE GARY BRANDSTAT

TO BE CHINA'S AMBASSADOR.

ONCE TRUMP IS SWORN IN AS

PRESIDENT, THE REVIEW

PROCESS FOR THE NEW

AMBASSADOR TO CHINA WILL

LAST AT LEAST 42 DAYS.

IN THE MEANTIME, TRUMP IS

EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO

REASSESS U.S./CHINA

POLICY.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

John: THANKS, GARY.

> THE IRAQI ARMY FACES

STRONG RESISTANCE IN ITS

CAMPAIGN TO LIBERATE PARTS

OF THE COUNTRY FROM ISIS.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

SOME ON THE FRONT LINE SEE

THEIR EFFORT AS PART OF A

MUCH LARGER WAR AGAINST

EVIL.

YOU REALLY HAVE TO

UNDERSTAND THAT PRAYER

WORKS.

IT IS NOT JUST A CLICHE.

Chris: VICTOR MARKS

BELIEVES PRAYER MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

THAT VEHICLE RIGHT

THERE, THAT'S ONE OF OUR

ARMORED VEHICLES.

I'M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW,

THAT THING HAS TAKEN RPG

SHOTS FROM, LIKE,

30 METERS AWAY THAT HAS

MISSED.

NOT ONE ROUND HIT ON IT,

AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

REALLY CHRISTIANS AT HOME

MUST PRAY.

Chris: SO WHAT DO

CHRISTIANS SERVING HERE

WANT PEOPLE AT HOME TO

PRAY?

DAVID EUBANK LEADS A TEAM

ON THE FRONT LINES,

OFFERING MEDICAL AND

HUMANITARIAN AID.

THAT ISIS WILL BE

QUICKLY DEFEATED.

TO ME, ALL PEOPLES SHOULD

BE FREE.

KURDISTAN SHOULD HAVE ITS

OWN PLACE.

AND THE SHI'A AND SUNNIS

AND OTHERS, AND

CHRISTIANS, LEARN TO WORK

TOGETHER.

IT IS A HARD ISSUE, A

SPIRITUAL ISSUE.

I THINK THOSE ARE THE MAIN

THINGS TO PRAY FOR.

Chris: CBN NEWS

JOINED SISTER DIANA IN THE

CHRISTIAN TOWN OF

QARAQOSH, DEVASTATED BY

ISIS.

SHE WANTS PRAYER FOR

PEOPLE ACROSS NORTHERN

IRAQ.

I PRAY PEOPLE WILL HAVE

COMPASSION TOWARDS THEIR

BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO

ARE HURTING HERE.

THAT GOD WILL SEND PEOPLE

TO SUPPORT US TO REBUILD

ALL OF THIS.

THIS IS GOING TO NEED SOME

SUPPORT.

AND TO HOLD US IN THEIR

DAILY PRAYERS, SO GOD WILL

GIVE US THE STRENGTH TO

CONTINUE OUR FAITH.

Chris: THIS BATTLE

GOES BEYOND SOLDIERS AND

FIGHTERS.

MOMS WITH BABIES AND

CHILDREN -- IT'S HUSBANDS

WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED.

IT IS MEN WHO NO LONGER

HAVE WORK OR THEY'VE BEEN

DIMINISHED TO SUCH PLACE

OF SHAME AND GUILT.

Chris: DALTON THOMAS

RUNS A MINISTRY WITH

RELIEF AID.

WHEN I PRAY FOR

AFGHANISTAN, I PRAY THE

SAME THINGS OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

LORD, I PRAY, GIVE THE

LEADERS GEE JO GEO PLIT POLITICAL

GUIDANCE.

RESTRAIN THE HANDS OF

WICKEDNESS AND OPEN UP A

DOOR FOR THE GOOD -- THE

GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL TO

GO FORTH BECAUSE THIS

PLACE NEEDS GOOD NEWS, AND

IT HAS BEEN RAVISHED BY

BAD NEWS FOR FAR TOO LONG.

Chris: THOMAS AND

OTHERS BELIEVE A WORLDWIDE

WAR ROOM OF PRAYER WILL

MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON THE

FRONT LINES.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

NORTHERN IRAQ.

John: TERRY, AS YOU

SAID AT THE TOP OF THE

PROGRAM, THERE IS SO MUCH

FOR BELIEVERS TO BE

PRAYING FOR.

Terry: YEAH.

IT IS REALLY HARD TO

IMAGINE WHAT IT MUST BE

LIKE TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN

THE MIDST OF ALL OF THAT.

STANDING FOR YOUR NATION,

STANDING FOR YOUR FAMILY.

TRYING TO FIND HOPE IN THE

MIDST OF CHAOS.

LET'S JUST COMMIT TO PRAY

FOR THIS REGION OF THE

WORLD, TO PRAY FOR OUR

BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO

ARE THERE IN THE MIDST OF

IT ALL.

AND TO PRAY FOR THE SAFETY

OF THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO

FIGHT FOR FREEDOM.

> COMING UP, 36 MILLION

AMERICANS CAN NOW BE

IDENTIFIED AT NONES.

MY MOM ALWAYS TOLD ME

WE DON'T TALK TO PEOPLE

WHO BELIEVE IN GOD BECAUSE

THEY'RE WEIRD OR THEY'RE

DIFFERENT.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

WOMAN AND OTHERS WITH NO

LERELIGIOUS AFFILIATION ARE

NOW GOING TO CHURCH.

Terry: THEY'RE CALLED

"NONES" BUT THEY'RE NOT

CATHOLIC SISTERS.

IT IS THE GROWING NUMBER

OF AMERICANS WHO DON'T

IDENTIFIED WITH ANY

RELIGIOUS GROUP.

THE QUESTION IS, HOW CAN

THEY BE REACHED?

HEATHER SELLS BRINGS US

IT'S ANSWER.

Heather: AMANDA GREW

UP AS A NONE.

SHE NEVER SPOKE TO ANYONE

WHO WENT TO CHURCH.

MY MOM ALWAYS TOLD US,

WE DON'T TALK TO PEOPLE

WHO ARE RELIGIOUS BECAUSE

THEY'RE WEIRD OR THEY'RE

DIFFERENT.

I SAID, I'M DONE WITH

CHURCH.

I DON'T WANT TO GO.

I DON'T SEE ANY BENEFIT.

I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WHY

I SHOULD BE GOING.

Reporter: BOTH CRAIG

AND AMANDA REPRESENT A

GROWING GROUP.

THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER

FOUND THAT ALMOST A

QUARTER OF U.S. ADULTS SAY

THEY EITHER QUESTION GOD'S

EXISTENCE OR THAT THEIR

RELIGION IS NOTHING IN

PARTICULAR.

THAT'S UP SIGNIFICANTLY IN

JUST THE LAST 10 YEARS,

WITH THESE NONES NOW

REPRESENTING 36 MILLION

AMERICANS.

PEW ALSO FOUND A THIRD OF

YOUNG PEOPLE FALL INTO

THIS GROUP, AND HIGH

NUMBERS LIVE IN THE

NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST.

SO WHY ARE SO MANY

AMERICANS DISCONNECTING

FROM CHURCH?

WE CAME HERE TO NEW

ENGLAND TO FIND OUT AND TO

FIND OUT WHAT CHURCHES

HERE ARE DOING TO BRING

THEM BACK.

IT IS A NEW PHENOMENON

WE'RE TRYING TO

UNDERSTAND.

Heather: DR. SHARON

CATCHUM OUTSIDE OF BOSTON

AND OTHER EXPERTS ARE

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY A

NEW JE GENERATION IS SO

ANTI-CHURCH.

WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT

THESE NONES DON'T BELIEVE

IN THEIR FAITH ANYMORE OR

THE NEED FOR CHURCH.

CRAIG SAYS THAT'S WHAT HE

THOUGHT IN HIS 20s.

REALLY IT WAS OKAY --

YES, I BELIEVE IN YOU,

GOD, BUT I'M GOING TO DO

THINGS MY WAY.

AND AS LONG AS I'M A GOOD

PERSON, AS LONG AS I DO

ENOUGH GOOD DEEDS, THAT

WILL BE ENOUGH.

Heather: OTHERS SAY

THEY'RE UNSURE ABOUT

SO-CALLED ORGANIZED

RELIGION OR JUST DON'T GO.

CHURCH NEVER CROSSED MY

MIND AS SOMETHING THAT I

NEEDED TO DO.

Heather: CATCHUM SEES

A BIGGER PICTURE, A

CULTURE WHERE PEOPLE JUDGE

CHURCH BASED ON WHAT IT

PREVIEDPROVIDES FOR THEIR

PERSONAL NEEDS.

WE THEN HAVE THE

AMPLIFICATION OF ME AND

JESUS AND A REDUCTION OF

WHAT THE LARGER

UNDERSTANDING OF THE

COMMUNITY OF FAITH IS

ABOUT.

Heather: ANOTHER PART

OF THE PROBLEM, SAYS

CATCHUM, IS SIMPLY THE

GROWING NUMBER OF CHOICES.

TODAY COMMUNITY IS

VOLUNTARY.

I CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER

CHURCH, WHATEVER SMALL

GROUP, WHATEVER PROGRAM

MEETS MY PERSONAL NEEDS.

Heather: PASTOR CHAD

BRASWELL IS WELL AWARE OF

THOSE WHO ARE

DISCONNECTED, BUT SAYS HE

IS NOT DISCOURAGED.

I JUST THINK WHEN TIMES

GET DARKER, LIGHT SHINES

BRIGHTER.

IT IS AN INTERESTING THING

WE'RE SEEING.

YES, I SEE THE NUMBERS

THAT YOU SEE, BUT I SEE

THIS GROWING HUNGER AFTER

CHRIST.

Heather: MANY

FIRST-TIMERS COMING TO HIS

CHURCH TELL BRASWELL THEIR

EXPERIENCES OF GUILT OR

SHAME IN PREVIOUS CHURCHES

OVERWHELMED ANY MESSAGE OF

GRACE OR HOPE.

A LOT OF CHURCH PUT SO

MUCH FOCUS ON HOLINESS,

RATHER THAN THE HOPE THAT

JESUS TALKS ABOUT.

I THINK SOME PEOPLE JUST

FEEL THEY CAN'T LIVE UP TO

THAT EXPECTATION AND THE

GUILT OF WHAT THEY'VE

DONE, OR WHAT THEY ARE

INTO.

Heather: A FOCUS ON

GRACE DREW IN AMANDA HER

FIRST TIME.

THIS SINGLE MOM REMEMBERS

A CO-WORKERS INVITATION TO

AN EASTER SERVICE AND HOW

SHE CRIED THROUGHOUT THE

SERVICE.

I WAS SO FREAKED OUT

ABOUT THE ENTIRE MESSAGE.

AND CRYING.

I WAS EMBARRASSED.

I WENT OUT BACK AND I GOT

MY DAUGHTER AND I SAID,

WE'RE NEVER COMING BACK

HERE.

AND SHE WAS, LIKE, MOM, I

MET SO MANY NEW FRIENDS.

WE HAVE TO COME BACK.

I LOVE IT HERE.

Reporter: TODAY

AMANDA IS INVOLVED IN

MULTIPLE MINISTRIES AT THE

CHURCH.

AS IS CRAIG, WHO'S WIFE

BROUGHT HIM HERE FIVE

YEARS AGO.

AS THIS POINT IN MY

LIFE, I CAN'T IMAGINE

DOING LIFE WITHOUT THIS

GROUP OF PEOPLE.

Heather: RESEARCH

SHOWS THAT PEOPLE LONG FOR

COMMUNITY, AND A BIGGER

PURPOSE THAN JUST

THEMSELVES.

THERE IS NO EASY FIX OR

FORMULA FOR REACHING THOSE

WHO HAVE STEPPED AWAY FROM

CHURCH, BUT A CHURCH THAT

LOVES ITS MEMBERS AND

COMMUNITY IS A GREAT

START.

> REPORTING IN

MASSACHUSETTS, HEATHER

SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Terry: COMMUNITY, A

GROUP OF PEOPLE DOING LIFE

TOGETHER, CARING ABOUT

EACH OTHER, LOVING EACH

OTHER, AND DOING IT WELL.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO KNOW

THAT IN THE MIX OF ALL OF

THAT IS THE MESSAGE OF

HOPE, THAT GOD IS REAL,

THAT HE LOVES US, THAT

THERE IS PLAN AND PURPOSE

TO OUR EXISTENCE.

LET'S PRAY, ALSO, AS WE

ADD TO OUR PRAYER LIST,

THAT WE'LL HAVE THIS KIND

OF AN IMPACT ON THE

CULTURE THAT WE LIVE IN

TODAY.

UP NEXT, A HUSBAND AND

FATHER DESCRIBES THE LOVE

OF HIS LIFE.

I FOUND LOVE.

YOU CAN TAKE THE BEST LOVE

YOU EVER HAD AND TIMES IT

BY 10,000.

Terry: WHAT DO

POSSIBLY MAKE THIS NEEDLE

FREAK KICK THE HABIT?

FIND OUT AFTER THIS.

Terry: HE SAYS THAT

HE GAVE UP EVERYTHING FOR

A NEEDLE, INCLUDING HIS

WIFE AND DAUGHTER.

BUT AFTER YEARS OF DEALING

AND DOING DRUGS, RANDY

CAME TO THE END OF HIMSELF

IN A PRISON SELL, FACING A

LIFE SENTENCE.

MY DAD WOULD TELL ME HE

WAS GOING TO COME PICK ME

UP.

I WOULD PACK ALL OF MY

STUFF UP AND GET READY TO

GO, AND WAIT FOR HIM ON

THE SWING.

AND THEN HE WOULDN'T SHOW

UP.

IT TORE UP.

I WOULD CRY MYSELF TO

SLEEP, YOU KNOW.

EVERY LITTLE BOY WANTS TO

BE WITH HIS DADDY.

Reporter: RANDY

STINET WAS NO DEFORT.

DIFFERENT.

HIS PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN

RANDY WAS JUST FOUR,

LEAVING THAT NEED

PAINFULLY UNMET.

I FELT LIKE MAYBE HE

HAD MOVED ON WITH A NEW

FAMILY.

HE WAS SUPER DAD TO THEM,

BUT I NEVER GOT TO BE

AROUND HIM, JUST TO BE

THERE AND FOR HIM TO BE MY

FATHER, AND TO LOVE ME.

Reporter: HIS MOM

REMARRIED TWO YEARS LATER,

AND THE FAMILY MOVED TO A

FARM.

BUT RANDY DIDN'T FEEL

LOVED BY HIS STEPFATHER,

EITHER.

WHEN HE DID SEE HIS OWN

DAD, THERE WAS ANOTHER

PROBLEM.

HE WOULD TAKE ME TO HIS

HOUSE AND THEN HE WOULD

GET DRUNK AND PASS OUT.

I KIND OF KNEELED ON THE

FLOOR BESIDE HIS BED,

TRYING TO WAKE HIM UP, AND

HE WOULDN'T WAKE UP.

Reporter: BY AGE 14,

RANDY HAD FOUND A WAY TO

COPE WITH THE CHAOS AND

REJECTION BY SMOKING POT.

I THINK THE BIGGEST

THING THAT IT DID FOR ME

WAS KIND OF GIVE ME

ACCEPTANCE AT SCHOOL.

I COULD TALK TO GIRLS

WITHOUT PUTTING MY HEAD

DOWN AND MY FACE RED.

Reporter: POT LED TO

OTHER DRUGS AND A SEARCH

FOR BIGGER AND BETTER

HIGHS.

EVENTUALLY HE FOUND WHAT

HE WAS LOOKING FOR.

ONCE I TRIED METH, I

FELL IN LOVE.

I GUESS IT WAS MY FIRST

LOVE EVER.

IT JUST MADE ME FEEL LIKE

I WAS 10 FEET TALL AND

BULLET-PROOF.

I COULD DO ANYTHING AND

TALK TO ANYBODY.

THIS IS THE STORY OF MOST

OF MY LIFE, WAS KILLING

ALL OF MY FEELINGS WITH

DRUGS.

Reporter: BEFORE HE

FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL,

RANDY DID SOMETHING HE

SWORE HE WOULD NEVER DO.

YOU TAKE THE BEST BUZZ

YOU EVER HAD AND TIMES IT

BY 10,000, AND COMPARE IT

TO THE BUZZ YOU GET WHEN

YOU USE A NEEDLE.

Reporter: RANDY

MARRIED AT 19, AND THEY

HAD A DAUGHTER, CAITLIN,

BUT IT WAS HIS ADDICTION

THAT RULED HIS LIFE.

DEEP DOWN IN MY HEART,

I WANTED TO BE WITH HER

AND RAISE OUR BABY.

AND I TOLD HER, OKAY, I'LL

STOP.

I MEAN IT.

AND THEN I COULDN'T.

Reporter: HE SPENT

THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS

DEALING DRUGS, GETTING

INTO FIGHTS, AND RUNNING

FROM POLICE.

FINALLY RANDY WAS ARRESTED

AND GIVEN 20 YEARS IN A

PLEA BARGAIN.

I FEEL LIKE I GAVE AWAY

EVERYTHING I EVER LOVED

FOR A NEEDLE.

SO INSTEAD OF DEALING WITH

THAT, I WOULD LASH OUT.

I HATED EVERYBODY.

I GUESS I HATED MYSELF

MOST OF ALL.

Reporter: HIS WIFE

DIVORCED HIM AFTER TWO

YEARS.

THE ONLY CONTACT HE HAD

WITH HIS GROWING DAUGHTER

WAS BY PHONE.

THOSE TIMES WERE PRECIOUS,

BUT FEW.

CAITLIN WAS EIGHT WHEN ONE

OF THOSE CALLS BROUGHT

RANDY TO THE END OF

HIMSELF.

SHE WAS FIGHTING BACK

TEARS.

I WAS, LIKE, CAITLIN, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO BE STRONG

FOR ME.

IF YOU WANT TO CRY, YOU

CRY.

SHE BROKE DOWN AND SHE

CRIED UNCONTROLLABLY, FOR

ABOUT 10 MINUTES, UNTIL

THE PHONE SHUT US OFF.

I WAS AT MY BOTTOM.

I WAS HOPELESS.

I WAS FACING A LIFE

SENTENCE.

I WENT TO MY CELL AND I

PRAYED TO GOD, DON'T LET

ME DIE IN PRISON.

GIVE ME ONE MORE CHANCE TO

BE A FATHER TO MY

DAUGHTER.

WHEN I TALKED TO GOD, I

MEANT IT SINCERELY.

AND THE WAY THAT I

LIVED -- I WAS ASHAMED OF

THAT.

AND I WANTED TO BE

FORGIVEN FOR ALL OF THAT.

Reporter: AS RANDY

PRAYED AND STUDIED THE

BIBLE WITH OTHER CHRISTIAN

INMATES, HE GREW TO HAVE A

BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF

GOD'S LOVE FOR HIM.

IT WAS KIND OF

OVERWHELMING.

A SENSE OF SECURITY, LIKE

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE

OKAY.

I WAS RELIEVED OF THE

HATRED AND THE ANGER.

I KIND OF HAD LOVE IN MY

HEART.

Reporter: RANDY

SERVED NEARLY 12 YEARS

BEFORE HE WAS GRANTED

PAROLE AND REUNITED WITH

CAITLIN.

I DON'T THINK WE LET GO

OF EACH OTHER THE WHOLE

TIME.

WE PROBABLY SPENT THE

WHOLE DAY TOGETHER.

Reporter: RANDY'S

FATHER DIED IN 2016, BUT

NOT BEFORE THE TWO HAD

MADE PEACE.

MY DAD WAS ALWAYS THERE

FOR ME AS A FRIEND WHEN I

GOT OLDER.

IT WAS AN UNSAID, UNSPOKEN

UNDERSTANDING THAT WE HAD

FORGIVEN EACH OTHER.

Reporter: RANDY IS

NOW MARRIED TO MELINDA,

AND THEY HAVE THREE BOYS.

TWO OF THEM ARE TWINS.

WHAT NEITHER HIS DAD NOR

ANYONE ELSE COULD GIVE

HIM, RANDY HAS FOUND IN

CHRIST.

HIS LOVE, HIS MERCY --

HE HAS GIVEN ME

EVERYTHING.

I FEEL COMPLETE.

THERE IS NOT A HOLE INSIDE

OF ME THAT IS FILLED WITH

ANYTHING BUT GOD'S LOVE.

Terry: GOD HAS A PLAN

FOR OUR LIVES.

WE WERE CREATED TO LIVE IN

A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN WITH

HIM.

BEING WITH HIM, SPENDING

TIME WITH HIM EVERY DAY.

AND THEN WE MESSED UP.

WE MESSED UP.

AND THE PLAN WAS SMUDGED

FOR NOW.

BESMERCHED BY YOUR SIN AND

MINE.

BUT THERE IS A PLAN STILL.

THERE IS A PLAN FOR

REDEMPTION.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS

SO AMAZING ABOUT A

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS CHRIST IS THAT YOU

GET TO START OVER.

AND IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, IT

DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU'VE

DONE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY

TIMES YOU HAVE TRIED IN

YOUR OWN POWER TO SOMEHOW

EXTRICATE YOURSELF FROM

THE MESS YOU'VE GOTTEN

YOURSELF INTO.

AND WE JUST GET DEEPER AND

DEEPER IN THE MUCK AND THE

MEYER.

BUT THEN THE WORD SAYS,

YOU PLUCKED ME OUT OF THE

MIRE AND SET MY FEET ON A

ROCK.

GOD IS ABLE TO DO THAT FOR

YOU.

LOOK AT RANDY, HE DIDN'T

WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT.

HIS FIRST LOVE WAS DRUGS

BECAUSE HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO

HE WAS.

HE NEEDED TO KNOW HE HAD

SIGNIFICANCE AND VALUE.

HE COULDN'T EVEN GET TO

THE POINT OF HOPE.

THERE IS A GREAT WORSHIP

SONG OUT NOW CALLED "GOOD,

GOOD FATHER."

YOU SEE, GOD IS A GOOD,

GOOD FATHER.

YOU KNOW THE ROLE OF A DAD

IS SO POWERFUL, SO

POWERFUL.

IT IS THE MOM WHO

NURTURES, BUT IT IS THE

FATHER WHO CALLS FORTH THE

MAN OR THE WOMAN IN A

CHILD.

IF YOUR DAD DIDN'T DO THAT

FOR YOU, HERE IS THE GREAT

NEWS: YOU HAVE A GOOD,

GOOD FATHER, WHO SAW YOU

WHILE YOU WERE BEING

FORMED IN YOUR MOTHER'S

WOMB AND HAD A PLAN AND A

PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH

YOUR PARENTS HAVE FAILED

YOU.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY

TIMES YOU HAVE FAILED

YOURSELF.

YOU GET A NEW BEGINNING

WITH JESUS.

BUT YOU'VE GOT TO WANT IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO SEE THAT YOU

HAVE A NEED FOR IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE READY TO

STOP DOING IT YOURSELF.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE GET TO

THE PLACE WHERE WE THROW

OURSELVES DOWN ON THE

ALTER, WHETHER IT IS THE

LIVING ROOM OF YOUR HOME,

YOUR BEDROOM FLOOR, OR THE

ALTER AT YOUR CHURCH, GOD

KNOWS WE'RE READY TO DO

BUSINESS WITH HIM.

COME TO THE END OF

YOURSELF.

GOD CREATED YOU TO BE IN

FAMILY.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE PUTS THE

LONELY IN FAMILIES, HIS

FAMILY.

SO TODAY RECEIVE THAT,

WILL YOU?

YOU MATTER, NOT BECAUSE OF

WHAT YOU'RE ABLE TO DO,

NOT BECAUSE OF YOUR

PERFORMANCE.

YOU ARE SIGNIFICANT

BECAUSE YOU ARE MADE IN

THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF

GOD, CREATED BY A HEAVENLY

FATHER WHO IS GOOD, GOOD,

GOOD, AND WHO LOVES YOU,

DESPITE IT ALL.

DESPITE IT ALL.

RECEIVE THAT MESSAGE

TODAY.

CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE

LORD, AND YOU WILL BE

SAVED.

THERE IS AN ETERNITY

COMING, AND YOU CAN BE

WITH YOUR GOOD, GOOD

FATHER FOREVER.

FOREVER.

BUT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE

FREEDOM RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE ABOUT INVITING

CHRIST INTO YOUR HEART OR

INTO YOUR LIFE, THIS IS

THE TIME TO DO IT.

GO TO YOUR PHONE.

RIGHT NOW, JUST STOP WHAT

YOU'RE DOING AND GO TO

YOUR PHONE.

HERE IS OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER: 1-800-700-7000.

WHEN A FRIEND ON THE OTHER

END ANSWERS, JUST SAY, I

WANT TO MEET JESUS TODAY.

WILL YOU PRAY WITH ME.

BECAUSE THAT FRIEND HAS

ALREADY PRAYED THAT PRAYER

AND BEEN SET FREE.

YOU RECEIVE THAT TODAY,

TOO.

IT IS GOD'S FREE GIFT,

GOD'S FREE LOVE AVAILABLE

TO YOU NOW.

1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, COMING UP LATER,

MEET HGTV WEB SENSATION

ERIN LOCKNER.

THIS DESIGN FOR MANKIND

BLOGGER HAS MILLIONS OF

FANS.

SEE HOW SHE SWITCHED THE

FAST-TRACK TO BEGIN

CHASING SLOW, ON TODAY'S

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

CHIP AND JOANNA GAINSES OF

HGTV'S POPULAR SHOW ARE

SPEAKING OUT ON THE

LIBERAL ATTACKS AGAINST

THEM FOR ATTENDING A

CHURCH WITH BIBLICAL

BELIEF ON MARRIAGE.

CHIP WROTE IN A BLOG: "JO

AND I REFUSE TO BE BAITED

INTO USING OUR INFLUENCE

IN A WAY THAT WILL FURTHER

HARM AN ALREADY HURTING

WORLD.

WE DO NOT ALL HAVE TO

AGREE WITH EACH OTHER.

AGREEMENDISAGREEMENT IS NOT THE

SAME THING AT HATE.

DON'T BELIEVE THAT LIE."

IT ALL STARTED AFTER A

BUZZ FEED ARTICLE ATTACKED

CHIP AND JO FOR BEING PART

OF A CHURCH WHERE THE

PASTOR HAS CALLED GAY

MARRIAGE AND HOMOSEXUALITY

A LIFESTYLE CHOICE AND A

SIN.

CHRISTIAN LEADERS CAME TO

THE DEFENSE OF THE COUPLE.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM TWEETED:

"CHIP AND JO ARE UNDER

FIRE FOR ATTENDING A

CHURCH THAT BELIEVES

MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN

AND A WOMAN.

THIS SHOULDN'T BE NEWS."

IN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA,

A DELUGE OF RAIN HAS

BROUGHT FLOODING AND

MUDSLIDES, KILLING AT

LEAST FOUR PEOPLE.

MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE

WERE EVACUATED IN RENO

WHILE RESCUE CREWS PULLED

OTHERS O TOTHERS TO SAFETY.

AND HIGH WINDS ARE

BRINGING DOWN TREES IN

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND

THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

A WARNING IS IN EFFECT

UNTIL THURSDAY.

IN THE SOUTH MID ATLANTIC,

PEOPLE ARE DIGGING OUT

FROM THE MASSIVE SNOWSTORM

THAT HIT OVER THE WEEKEND,

INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN

VIRGINIA BEACH.

> TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: ERIN LOCKNER

BUILT A FAN BASE OF ONE

MILLION WOMEN WORLDWIDE

AND EARNED THE TITLE "THE

NICEST GIRL ONLINE," ALL

BEFORE SHE WAS 30.

SO WHY DID SHE CHOOSE TO

TORNADTURN AWAY FROM HER

LIFESTYLE AT THE VERY PEAK

OF HER FAME?

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: ERIN

LOCKNER HAS BEEN BLOGGING

FOR OVER A DECADE.

THE FOUNDER OF THE POPULAR

BLOG "DESIGN FOR MANKIND,"

SHE HAS TRAVELLED ALL OVER

THE WORLD, GAINED OVER A

MILLION FANS, AND EVEN

STARTED IN A WEB SHOW ON

HGTV.COM.

BUT HER SUCCESS HASN'T

COME WITHOUT HARDSHIP.

CIEPKEEPING UP WITH THE

DEMANDS OF HER FAMILY,

CAREER, AND READERS, IT

OFTEN CAUSED PANIC

ATTACKS.

IN HER BOOK, "CHASING

SLOW," SHE SHARES WHAT LED

HER TO A RESTFUL MINDSET

AND A WHOLE NEW LIFESTYLE.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB" ERIN

LOCKNER.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME, TERRY.

Terry: YOU STARTED

OUT BLOGGING WITHOUT ANY

INTENTION THAT IT WOULD

BECOME WHAT IT DID.

WHAT WOULD NISH SHEE INITIATE THAT

IN YOUR LIFE?

YOU KNOW, I'VE ALWAYS

BEEN A WRITER, SO IT WAS A

NATURAL OUTLET.

AT ONE OF MY JOBS, I WAS

DOING SOME ART DIRECTING,

AND I NEEDED TO CATALOG

SOME INSPIRATION.

AND BLOGGING SEEMED LIKE A

VERY GREAT OUTLET.

THE COMMUNITY OF BLOGGING

IS SO CLOSE-KNIT.

IT WAS VERY ACCIDENTAL.

Terry: HOW SOON DID

YOU BEGIN TO GET A

REACTION FROM PEOPLE, ONCE

YOU STARTED BLOGGING, THAT

MADE YOU REALIZE, I'M ON

TO SOMETHING.

I DON'T IF YOU EVER

THINK I'M ON TO SOMETHING.

BUT IT JUST FELT RIGHT.

Terry: YOU AND YOUR

HUSBAND FOUND SUCCESS OUT

IN LAS VEGAS, BUT THERE

WAS STILL AN EMPTINESS.

SHARE THAT.

I FEEL LIKE WE'RE

TAUGHT THE RESPONSIBLE

THING TO DO IS TO GROW UP,

GET A NINE TO FIVE, AND

AMASS THINGS AND MAKE

YOURSELF COMFORTABLE AND

RAISE A FAMILY --

Terry: AND BUY A

HOUSE AND A BIGGER HOUSE.

YES.

AND I FELT LIKE I WAS

CHASING THE NEXT THING AND

I COULDN'T ENJOY THE

MOMENT FOR WHAT IT WAS.

Terry: IN THE MIDST

OF ALL OF THIS, YOUR

HUSBAND HAD A HEALTH RISK.

YES.

FINDING OUT THAT MY

HUSBAND HAD A BRAIN TUMOR

WAS A VERY HEAVY LOAD FOR

A 20-YEAR-OLD TO PROCESS.

I WAS A LITTLE IN DENIAL.

I'M LUCKY HE IS HAPPY,

HEALTHY, AND THRIVING NOW.

BUT THERE WAS A LOT OF

DISTRACTING I DID TO MAYBE

COMES TO TERMS WITH THAT.

Terry: YOU MOVED FROM

L.A. TO THE MIDWEST, THAT

IN ITSELF SOME WOULD SEE

AS A RADICAL DECISION.

UH-HUH.

Terry: WHAT HAPPENED

THEN?

HOW DID THINGS IMPROVE?

DID THEY STAY THE SAME?

DID THEY BECOME THE WAY

YOU WANTED THEM TO BE?

I STARTED HAVING PANIC

ATTACKS.

I REMEMBER VISITING A

DOCTOR, AND HE SAID, ERIN,

YOU MOVED ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, YOU JUST

GRADUATED COLLEGE, AND YOU

THINK YOUR HUSBAND COULD

BE DYING, YOU SHOULD BE

HAVING PANIC ATTACKS.

SO IT WAS GREAT TO

NORMALIZE THAT, THAT I

WASN'T NECESSARILY BROKEN.

IT WAS A STRUGGLE.

THERE WAS A LOT OF

TRANSITION ALL AT ONCE.

Terry: SO WHAT DID

YOU DO THEN?

HOW DID THAT MOTIVATE YOU

TO MOVE INTO SOMETHING

POSITIVE?

I THINK WE STARTED

MAKING REALLY MINOR

CHANGES, VERY SMALL

SHIFTS.

I'M HESITANT TO SAY IT WAS

QUITTING OUR JOBS AND

MOVING TO THE MIDWEST THAT

WAS THE SOLUTION FOR US

BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY A

HEART ISSUE.

IT WAS INTERNALLY BEING

COMFORTABLE AND BEING

ACCEPTING OF WHAT WE HAD

AND NOT WHAT WE WANTED.

Terry: DID YOU FIND

YOURSELF, ONCE YOU HAD

LEFT L.A. AND MOVED TO THE

MIDWEST AND YOU WERE

EXPERIENCING SOME ANXIETY,

DID YOU FIND YOURSELF

LOOKING BACK AND

QUESTIONING IF YOU MADE

THE RIGHT DECISION IN

DOING THAT?

ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK WE ALWAYS DO THAT,

DON'T WE?

Terry: SURE.

I THINK THAT WAS PART

OF THE HARD WORK I HAD TO

DO.

HERE I AM, AND WHAT NOW?

WHAT NOW?

Terry: SO TODAY'S

WORLD, I THINK, IS JUST SO

FAST-PACED IN EVERY WAY.

NOT JUST JOBS AND NOT JUST

THAT WHOLE TRACK OF

THINKING THAT I NEED TO BE

MOVING FORWARD AND

PROGRESSING TO MORE AND

MORE AND MORE AND MORE.

EVEN JUST LEARNING TO BE

QUIET, JUST HAVING TIME TO

OURSELVES, GRANTING

OURSELVES THE FREEDOM FOR

THAT IN THE MIDST OF THE

FRAY, HAS BEEN SOMETHING

YOU HAVE SPECIFICALLY

WORKED AT.

HOW HAVE YOU GOTTEN THERE

FROM HERE?

YOU KNOW, IT'S FUNNY.

AS A BLOGGER MY JOB IS TO

BE ON THE INTERNET 24/7.

SO FOR ME I HAD TO REALLY

CARVE OUT THAT SPACE AND

LOOK AT WHAT PRIORITIES

ARE IMPORTANT TO ME.

FAMILY IS HUGE.

I'M A MOTHER OF TWO.

WHEN I'M WITH MY KIDS,

BEING PRESENT WITH THEM.

EYE CONTACT AND NOT BEING

ON MY PHONE.

Terry: YOU HAVE TO

CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSE THAT IN

TODAY'S WORLD?

YOU DO, BUT IT IS A

GREAT CHOICE.

Terry: HERE YOU ARE

AS A BLOGGER USING

TECHNOLOGY, BUT I THINK OF

HOW TECHNOLOGY OFTEN USES

US IF NOT MORE.

WHAT BOUNDARIES HAVE YOU

SET FOR YOURSELF?

I KIND OF LIKE TO SNEAK

OUT OF THE HOUSE AND GO TO

A COFFEE SHOP AND WORK,

AND MY WORK STAYS THERE,

AND WHEN I'M HOME, I'M

HOME.

THERE IS NO E-MAIL OR

PHONE.

IT IS THERE, BUT IT IS NOT

THERE.

Terry: THE TITLE OF

YOUR BOOK IS "CHASING

SLOW."

YOU FEEL THE PUSH/PULL

JUST IN THE TITLE.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

THE FACT THAT LIFE IS

NOT WORKING FOR ME, I'M

GOING TO TRY THE SLOW LIFE

AND THEN I'LL BE HAPPY.

BUT CHASING SLOW IS STILL

A CHASE.

IF YOU'RE CONSTANTLY

PUTTING A MEASUREMENT ON

YOUR LIFE, IT IS TRYING TO

MAKE A METRIC FOR

SOMETHING.

AND THERE IS NO HAPPINESS

IN THAT.

IT IS ACCEPTANCE.

Terry: TALK ABOUT

YOUR FAITH.

HAS THAT PLAYED A ROLE TO

GETTING TO WHERE YOU WERE

JUST TALKING ABOUT?

BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME

THAT PART OF THAT EXHALE

AND THAT REST COMES FROM

UNDERSTANDING THAT I HAVE

VALUE.

I'M LOVED.

I'M CREATED BY SOMEONE

WITH PURPOSE.

YES.

I DON'T NEED TO STRIVE TO

PLEASE PEOPLE AND TO BE

PERFECT.

AND I DON'T NEED TO BE THE

PERFECT WIFE AND THE

PERFECT MOTHER.

I AM LOVED

UNCONDITIONALLY.

I STILL CANNOT WRAP MY

HEAD AROUND THAT, TO BE

HONEST.

IT IS SO TRICKY.

BUT I WAS RAISED IN CHURCH

AND I'M SO GRATEFUL FOR MY

FAITH.

Terry: YOU MENTIONED

YOU'RE A YOUNG MOM NOW,

AND YOU'VE GOT TWO

CHILDREN.

THAT IN AND OF ITSELF IS

ANOTHER JOURNEY ALL

TOGETHER.

DID YOU HAVE TO, LIKE,

ONCE AGAIN LOOK FOR FRESH

CONCEPTS AND IDEAS ON HOW

TO BRING THAT LIFE TO THE

PACE YOU WANTED IT?

OH, MY GOODNESS, YES.

I FEEL LIKE PART OF

MOTHERHOOD IS LEARNING HOW

TO FAIL.

I'M NEVER GOING TO GET IT

RIGHT.

IT WAS A LOT OF LEARNING

AND RELEARNING AND BEING

COMFORTABLE WITH THE

LESSONS THAT LIFE TEACHES

YOU.

Terry: WHERE IS YOUR

HUSBAND'S HEALTH NOW?

HE IS HAPPY AND

HEALTHY.

HE IS 35, I WANT TO SAY.

Terry: SOMEWHERE IN

THERE.

YES, FAR EXCEEDING OUR

EXPECTATIONS, AND I'M SO

GRATEFUL.

Terry: SO WHEN YOU

LOOK AT YOUR LIFE, WHAT

ARE YOUR GOALS?

WHAT ARE YOUR DREAMS?

WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR

WHAT YOU WANT TO DO?

I'M NOT SAYING ARE YOU

CLIMBING THE LADDER, BUT

I'M CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT

GOD HAS PLACED IN YOUR

HEART?

I THINK BEING

COMFORTABLE WITH BEING

UNCOMFORTABLE HAS BEEN A

MAIN THEME IN MY LIFE.

Terry: IT'S A

LIFE-LONG ENDEAVOR.

YES.

IT'S KIND OF BENDING ME

INTO WHAT I HAVE AND WHAT

I STILL NEED TO LEARN.

Terry: I THINK THAT'S

WHY PEOPLE LOVE YOUR

BLOGGING SO MUCH BECAUSE

YOU'RE SO HONEST AND SO

CANDID.

THANK YOU.

Terry: THE STRUGGLE

IS WITHIN EVERYONE.

MOST PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO

SHOW THAT.

YES.

Terry: THEY'RE AFRAID

THEY'LL BE SEEN AS

UNSUCCESSFUL OR UNVALUABLE

IN SOME CAPACITY.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR

CANDOR.

THANK YOU.

Terry: YOU CAN FIND

OUT MUCH MORE ABOUT WHAT

IT MEANS TO LIVE THE LIFE

OF "CHASING SLOW," AND

ERIN'S BOOK IS WELL-WORTH

THE READ IN THE WORLD WE

LIVE IN TODAY.

SOME SOUND TRUTH AND

WISDOM HERE.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

WE ALSO HAVE A WEB

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

ERIN AVAILABLE FOR YOU ON

OUR Facebook PAGE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WATCH

THAT LOG ON TO

Facebook.com/700club.

THANK YOU, ERIN.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Terry: WE'LL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB," SO STAY WITH US.

Terry: WELL, AT A

TIME IN LIFE WHEN THEY

SHOULD BE SLOWING DOWN,

HIS GRANDPARENTS HAD TO

WORK HARDER THUNDER EVER.

THAN EVER.

THEY HAD TWICE AS MANY

MOUTHS TO FEED AND NO WAY

TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE.

THIS GRANDMA AND GRANDPA

DIDN'T THINK TWICE ABOUT

TAKING IN THEIR

GRANDPARENTS.

THE CHILDREN WERE

ABANDONED BY THEIR

DRUG-ADDICTED MOTHER.

THEY WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE

FOR THEM UNTIL THEY BOTH

LOST THEIR JOBS.

WHEN WE LOST OUR JOBS,

WE HAD NOTHING TO EAT.

I WENT FROM FARM TO FARM,

HAULING SACKS OF RICE AND

FEED.

SOMETIMES MY WIFE HELPS ME

TO COLLECT BAMBOO LEAVES

IN THE JUNGLE TO SELL.

WHEN I SEE MY

GRANDPARENTS WORKING SO

HARD, I FEEL SORRY FOR

THEM.

I KNOW THEY WANT US TO

HAVE A BETTER LIFE.

Terry: THEN THE

COUPLE'S MOTORCYCLE BROKE

DOWN, AND EVEN THE SMALL

AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY

EARNED DRIED UP.

SO CBN'S "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" STEPPED IN AND

REPAIRED THEIR MOTORCYCLE

SO THEY CAN TRANSPORT

VEGETABLES AND BAMBOO

LEAVES TO MARKET.

THEN WE GAVE THEM A COW

AND A CALF TO START A

LIVESTOCK BUSINESS.

THEY'RE EXPECTING ANOTHER

CALF ANY DAY.

MY LIFE WAS FALLING

APART, BUT WHEN "ORPHANS'

PROMISE" SAW OUR NEEDS,

THEY VALUED US AND

SUPPORTED US.

WHAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR US

GOES BEYOND WORDS.

Terry: THE WHOLE

FAMILY WAS SO ENCOURAGED

THAT THEY PRAYED TO BECOME

CHRISTIANS.

I AM SO EXCITED TO KNOW

JESUS AS MY SAVIOR, AND TO

WORSHIP HIM.

I NEVER MISS CHURCH AND

BIBLE STUDY.

NOW I KNOW THAT GOD

CARES FOR US.

THANK YOU, "ORPHANS'

PROMISE," FOR HELPING MY

FAMILY.

Terry: YOU KNOW,

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" DOES

WORK WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE

TRULY ORPHANED WITHOUT

MOTHER, FATHER, OR

EXISTING FAMILY TO CARE

FOR THEM.

BUT ONE OF THE OTHER

ELEMENTS OF WHAT WE DO IS

A PROGRAM CALLED "KEEPING

FAMILIES TOGETHER."

YOU SEE, THERE ARE A LOT

OF CHILDREN IN ORPHANAGES

AROUND THE WORLD TODAY

BECAUSE POVERTY HAS FORCED

THAT TO HAPPEN.

WE WANT TO HELP FAMILIES

TO BECOME HEALTHY SO THEY

CAN STAY TOGETHER IN THE

UNIT THAT GOD CREATED FOR

CHILDREN TO BE RAISED IN.

I LOVE THESE GRANDPARENTS

BECAUSE THEY EMBRACED THE

RESPONSIBILITY AND THE DAY

TO DAY WORK OF RAISING

GRANDCHILDREN AT A TIME IN

THEIR LIVES WHEN THEY

DIDN'T HAVE TO.

THEY ARE THERE AND WE WANT

TO STAND WITH THEM.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS

DOING THAT IN THE LIVES OF

FAMILIES ALL AROUND THE

WORLD, AS WELL AS ORPHANS

AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES

OF CHILDREN WHO NEED TO

KNOW THEY'RE SIGNIFICANT,

WHO NEED TO KNOW THEY HAVE

A GOOD, GOOD FATHER WHO

LOVES THEM AND CARES FOR

THEM, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE

ALL ABOUT.

WE WOULD WELCOME YOUR

JOINING US.

OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER IS

1-800-700-7000.

WE ARE CBN'S OUTREACH TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD,

WHO LIVE IN POVERTY OR WHO

ARE IN ADVERSE

CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

HEART, FOR YOUR

COMPASSION, FOR YOUR

GENEROSITY TO BE A PART OF

THAT.

> UP NEXT, THE FORMER

LEAD GUITARIST FOR CANDLE

BOX REFLECTS ON HIS GLORY

DAYS.

I WAS PREPARED FOR THE

ENORMITY OF THAT SUCCESS.

BUT I PARTIED AND DRANK

AND ENDED UP GETTING INTO

DRUGS AND LATE NIGHTS,

NORMAL ROCK STAR STUFF.

Terry: PETER TALKS

ABOUT WHAT ULTIMATELY

TRANSFORMED HIS LIFE.

THAT'S COMING UP.

Terry: IN 1993, THE

BAND "CANDLE BOX" BECAME

AN IMMEDIATE SUCCESS WITH

THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT

ALBUM.

AND SUDDENLY THE LEAD

GUITARIST, PETER GILLETTE,

BECAME A BONAFIDE ROCK

STAR.

HE WOKE UP ONE MORNING

WITH NO MEMORY OF WHAT HAD

HAPPENED THE NIGHT BEFORE.

RECENTLY OUR ANDREW KNOX

TALKED WITH PETER ABOUT

HOW THAT MORNING BECAME

HIS DEFINING MOMENT.

*

I REALLY LIKE TO

IMMERSE MYSELF IN MY

PLAYING.

Reporter: PETER USED

HIS GUITAR TALENT TO CLIMB

TO THE TOP OF THE MUSIC

SCENE WITH THE BAND

"CANDLE BOX."

WITH FIVE TOP 10 HITS, HE

WAS LIVING THIS DREAM.

I CRAZED THAT THRILL OF

PLAYING THE SONGS LIVE AND

LOUD AND IT SOUNDS GOOD,

AND THERE ARE PEOPLE

THERE.

AND THERE IS INTERACTION

FROM YOUR GUYS AND THE

PEOPLE.

IT'S COOL.

IT'S A REALLY, REALLY

THRILLING, EXCITING THING

TO DO.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH HE

CAME FROM A CHRISTIAN HOME

AND EVEN MADE A PROFESSION

OF FAITH AS A YOUNG MAN,

THE TRAPPINGS OF THE ROCK

AND ROLL LIFESTYLE PROVED

OVERPOWERING.

MOST OF MY CAREER I WAS

USUALLY STONED, OR AT

LEAST DRINKING, BUZZED,

AND POT WAS AN INTEGRAL

PART OF MY GUITAR.

Reporter: ARE YOU

EMOTIONALLY READY FOR THE

SUCCESS OF "CANDLE BOX?"

NO, DEFINITELY KNOT.

NOT.

I WAS READY MUSICALLY, BUT

DEFINITELY LOOKING BACK, I

WASN'T PREPARED FOR THE

ENORMITY OF THAT SUCCESS.

I PARTIED AND DRANK AND

ENDED UP GETTING INTO

DRUGS AND LATE NIGHTS AND

THINGS LIKE THAT, NORMAL

ROCK STAR STUFF.

Reporter: WERE THERE

SOME MOMENTS OF

DESPERATION ON THE ROAD?

SEVERAL MOMENTS WHERE I

WOULD BE UP AT 4:00, 5:00

IN THE MORNING, DRINKING

AND SNORTING LINES OF

COCAINE, AND I THOUGHT,

WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

WHY AM I DOING THIS?

I'M GETIN GETTING NOTHING OUT OF

THIS.

I'M GOING TO BE HUNG OVER

THE NEXT DAY AND PROBABLY

JUST DEPRESSED.

I FINALLY WOKE UP ONE

MORNING AND DIDN'T

REMEMBER WHAT HAD

HAPPENED.

I HAD FALLEN DOWN THE

STAIRS.

AND I SAID, THAT'S IT.

I JUST CAN'T DO IT.

THERE IS NO MORE.

I HAVE NO MORE STRENGTH OR

ENERGY TO DO THIS ANYMORE.

I KNEW THAT SOMETHING

NEEDED TO CHANGE.

Reporter: WAS GOD A

PART OF THAT PROCESS, WHEN

YOU DETERMINED TO GET

SOBER?

GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN A

PROCESS OF EVERYTHING, ALL

THE TIME.

IT IS JUST A MATTER OF HOW

MUCH I LISTENED OR GAVE IN

AND LET HIM CONTROL THE

SITUATION.

Reporter: IN THE FALL

OF 2001, PETE GOT SOBER,

AND THE REWARDS OF A NEW

LIFE PURSUING GOD HAVE

BEEN FAR BEYOND HIS

EXPECTATIONS.

NOWADAYS I KNOW,

BECAUSE I BELIEVE FIRMING,

THAT IF I LET GO AND LET

GOD, I WILL HAVE A HAPPIER

LIFE.

I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I

FINALLY DID IT, AND I'VE

SEEN THE CHANGES IN MY

LIFE AND IN MYSELF.

IT'S JUST EASIER.

I DON'T WORRY AS MUCH

BECAUSE I KNOW FOR A FACT

SOMEHOW, SOME WAY, GOD

WILL PROVIDE, AS LONG AS I

WORK HARD AND DEDICATE

MYSELF TO DOING THE RIGHT

THING.

Reporter: A MAJOR

PART OF PETE'S NEW LIFE

INCLUDES HIS TWO BIGGEST

FANS, HIS WIFE JESSICA AND

THEIR DAUGHTER, AVERY.

I MET JESS ON THE ROAD.

WE GOT MARRIED IN 2009.

SHE IS THE LOVE OF MY

LIFE.

AVERY WAS BORN IN MARCH OF

2013, AND I THINK THAT

MADE A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE

IN WHO I AM AND WHO SHE IS

AS PEOPLE, FOR SURE.

THE FOCUS ON GOD AND

RAISING HER THAT WAY AND

RELYING ON GOD WHEN YOUR

JUST TERRIFIED ABOUT STUFF

HAS BEEN A BIG DEAL.

I THINK AVERY HAS KIND OF

HELPED PUSH ME IN THAT

DIRECTION.

Reporter: TODAY PETE

IS BUSY PERFORMING WITH

TWO BANDS AND HAS LAUNCHED

A SOLO CAREER.

AND WHEN HE IS NOT PLAYING

GUITAR, HE ENJOYS

PRODUCING AND BEING BEHIND

THE SCENES IN THE MUSIC

BUSINESS.

HE IS THANKFUL FOR THE

TRANSFORMATIVE WORK GOD

HAS DONE IN HIS LIFE, AND

HE IS QUICK TO ENCOURAGE

OTHERS TO GIVE GOD A

CHANCE.

JUST PRAY EVERY DAY,

GOD, REVEAL YOURSELF TO

ME.

EVENTUALLY HE WILL.

AT THAT POINT YOU CAN

ACCEPT IT AND ROLL WITH IT

OUR NOT.

BUT YOU'LL NEVER KNOW

UNTIL YOU ASK.

Terry: HE IS SO

RIGHT.

GOD IS ALWAYS THERE.

HE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE.

HE WAITS FOR US.

HE WAITS FOR US BECAUSE HE

WANTS RELATIONSHIP WITH

US.

NOT ROBOTS WHO SIMPLY

RESPOND BECAUSE THEY HAVE

TO.

BUT HEARTS THAT HEAR HIS

WOOING AND SAY, GOD, I

LOVE YOU AND I NEED YOU,

AND I WANT YOU.

GOD HAS ALREADY SHOWN US

THAT HE LOVES AND WANTS US

THROUGH JESUS.

NOW TODAY IS YOUR CHANCE

TO RESPOND TO HIM.

OUR PHONE LINES ARE ALWAYS

OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY WE'RE

HERE.

SO CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

> WE'VE GOT SOME TIME

LEFT AND I WANT TO READ

SOME PRAYER REPORTS THAT

HAVE COME IN.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

AND IT REALLY DOES MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

THIS IS PATRICIA.

SHE CALLED OUR PRAYER

CENTER ON BEHALF OF A

26-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH A

FLESH-EATING DISEASE.

WITHIN A WEEK, ALL OF HIS

ORGANS BEGAN TO SHUT DOWN.

HE EVEN DIED FOR EIGHT

MINUTES AND THEN WAS

RESUSCITATED.

PATRICIA BELIEVED IN THE

PRAYER OF AGREEMENT, AND

SO SHE CALLED THE PRAYER

CENTER TWICE TO AGREE WITH

SOMEONE FOR THIS YOUNG

MAN'S HEALING.

HE HAS SINCE BEEN

COMPLETELY HEALED AND IS

BACK TO WORKING HIS

FULL-TIME JOB.

THAT IS A PRAISE REPORT.

> THIS IS DEBBIE WHO

LIVES IN OCEAN SHORES,

WASHINGTON.

SHE WENT TO HER LOCAL

HOSPITAL'S EMERGENCY ROOM

WITH WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS

A SIMPLE CASE OF THE FLU.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

COLITIS, SEPSIS, AND

PNEUMONIA.

HER DOCTORS NEVER THOUGHT

SHE WOULD RECOVER FROM

HAVING SO MANY MAJOR

HEALTH I ISSUES.

HOWEVER SHE IS STRONGER

WITH EACH NEW DAY AND HER

DOCTORS CONSIDER HER

RECOVERY TO BE MIRACULOUS.

> YONI DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR

NEED IS TODAY, WHETHER IT

IS PHYSICAL OR FINANCIAL

OR RELATIONAL, WHATEVER IT

IS, GOD IS BIG AND HE

KNOWS YOU AND HE KNOWS

YOUR NAME.

LET'S PRAY AND ASK GOD TO

INTERVENE IN THE MIDST OF

YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.

GIVE IT TO HIM WHILE WE

PRAY.

FATHER, YOU ARE A GOOD,

GOOD FATHER, AND WE COME

TO YOU TODAY WANTING TO

SAY WE LOVE YOU BACK, GOD.

WE RECEIVE YOUR LOVE INTO

OUR LIVES, YOUR

FORGIVENESS.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TODAY TO

COME INTO THE MIDST OF OUR

NEEDS, INTO THE MIDST OF

THOSE PLACES THAT HAVE

DECIMATED SOME OF OUR

LIVES, THAT HAVE CAUSED US

ANXIETY, GOD, THAT HAVE

CREATED LOSS IN OUR LIVES.

WE NEED YOU, LORD.

NOT JUST FOR WHAT YOU CAN

DO, BUT FOR WHO YOU ARE.

SO TODAY WOULD YOU SPEAK

INTO THE NEEDS OF YOUR

CHILDREN?

WOULD YOU TOUCH THEM WITH

YOUR POWER, WITH YOUR

PEACE, WITH YOUR PRESENCE,

GOD?

WOULD YOU BRING A MESSAGE

OF HOPE, SALVATION, NEW

BEGINNINGS, AND HEALING TO

THOSE WHO CRY OUT TO YOU

RIGHT NOW?

WE ASK THIS IN JESUS'

NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE NAMED

THOMAS.

YOU ARE CRYING OUT.

YOU HAVE MULTIPLE ISSUES

ON MANY LEVELS, THOMAS.

YOU HAVE HEALTH ISSUES.

YOU HAVE EMOTIONAL ISSUES.

YOU HAVE BAGGAGE FROM YOUR

PAST.

GOD IS WANTING TO INVADE

YOUR HEART AND YOUR LIFE.

JUST PUT YOUR HANDS UP

TODAY AND RECEIVE THAT

FROM HIM.

AND PATRICIA, THE SAME FOR

YOU.

JUST LIFT UP YOUR HANDS

AND SAY YES TO GOD.

RECEIVE IT TODAY.

THE REST OF YOU AS WELL.

JUST THANK HIM FOR WHO HE

IS IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

> WE WANT TO THANK YOU

FOR BEING WITH US ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

AND WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS OF LIFE

FROM MATTHEW 6: 33: "SEEK

FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD

AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND

ALL OF THESE THINGS SHALL

BE ADDED TO YOU."

> GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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