The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

700 Club Interactive - May 30, 2018

Rory Feek shares how God used a blend of bitter and sweet moments from his past and marriage to Joey to make his life richer than he had ever thought possible. Read Transcript


FROM RIDE SHARES TO

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, THE

FUTURE OF CAR OWNERSHIP IS

HERE.

SEE HOW IT IS TRANSFORMING

OUR CITY ROADS ALL THE WAY

UP TO YOUR DRIVEWAY.

PLUS...

IF I DIDN'T HAVE GOND

MY BELIEF THAT THERE IS A

BIGGER PLAN, I JUST CAN'T

UNDERSTAND IT, IT WOULD BE

THE EMPTIEST BED IN THE

WORLD.

Gordon: RORY FEEK

REFLECTS ON THE LOSS OF

HIS WIFE, AND WHY HE SAYS

HIS LIFE IS RICHER THAN HE

EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE, ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

AS MILLENNIALS MIGRATE TO

URBAN AREAS, MANY FIND IT

IS NOT PRAC CUL T PRACTICAL TO DRIVE.

Terry: AND NEW

METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION

ARE SPRINGING UP ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

AND AS CAITLIN BURKE

REPORTS, TECHNOLOGY IS

UP-ENDING WHAT IT MEANS TO

OWN A CAR.

Caitlin: IF YOU'RE IN

THE MARKET FOR A NEW CAR,

YOU MAY WANT TO GET A

CLUNKER.

CAR YO OWNERSHIP IS CHANGING.

I THINK FUTURE CAR

OWNERSHIP IS GOING TO BE A

MIXTURE OF PRIVATE

OWNERSHIP, BUT AN

INCREASING NUMBER OF

PEOPLE WILL OPT FOR

CAR-SHARING AND

RIDE-SHARING SERVICES.

Caitlin: IF YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR A GLIMPSE INTO

THE FUTURE, ADD ARLINGTON,

TEXAS, TO YOUR LIST OF

CITIES TO VISIT.

HERE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT

DISTRICT, YOU CAN GET A

CHANCE TO RIDE IN AN

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE, THAT

MEANS NOBODY IS DRIVING.

FOR NOW, THOUGH, THERE IS

A CERTIFIED OPERATOR ON

BOARD.

WE'LL BE TESTING THE

TECHNOLOGY IN A REAL-WORLD

ENVIRONMENT, AND, TWO,

EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT

IT AND RAISING AWARENESS.

SO THE TECHNOLOGY IS VERY

NEW.

IT STILL HAS SOME

LIMITATIONS.

Caitlin: IF RIDING

AROUND WITH NO DRIVER

ISN'T WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING

FOR, YOU CAN TRY VIA.

IT IS A SMARTPHONE

APP-BASED SERVICE, AND YOU

CAN CALL UP A BLOCK OR TWO

BEFORE YOU'RE LOCATED, AND

THEY'LL PICK YOU UP, AND

THEY'LL DROP YOU OFF A

BLOCK OR TWO WHERE YOU

WANT TO GO.

YOU CAN DO IT FOR ABOUT

$3.

WITH UBER OR LYFT, THE

CHEAPEST TRIP WAS $6, AND

THE MOST EXPENSIVE WAS

$14.

AND WE COULD DO ALL OF

THOSE SAME TRIPS WITH VIA

IN THE SAME AREA FOR $30 A

TRIP.

Caitlin: WE DECIDED

TO TESTS IT OUT.

WE'RE SHARING THIS RIDE

WITH URMAN.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING.

I'M GOING TO THE SANTA

CRUZ STATION.

I USUALLY USE VIA IN THE

MORNING AND USE IT TO GO

TO WORK AND COME HOME FROM

WORK.

Caitlin: THANKS FOR

SHARING OUR RIDE WITH US.

MY PLEASURE.

Caitlin: ANOTHER

COMPANY IN THE RIDE-SHARE

SPACE IS TURO.

TURO IS A.

>PIER TO PIERCAR-SHARING EXPERIENCE.

THEY RENT THE VEHICLES TO

TRAVELLERS WHO ARE LOOKING

FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.

Caitlin: WHY LET A

STRANGER DRIVE YOUR CAR?

BECAUSE IT COULD

ULTIMATELY HELP YOU PAY

FOR IT.

WHILE I MAY NEVER BE ABLE

TO AFFORD A CAR LIKE THIS

TESLA, WHICH TYPICALLY

SELLS FOR ABOUT $107,000,

IF I BUY ONE AND RENT IT

OUT WHEN I DON'T NEED IT,

I COULD THEORETICALLY

COVER IT'S COST OF OWNING

IT.

INITIALLY WE THOUGHT IT

WOULD BE FUN TO EARN A

LITTLE EXTRA INCOME ON THE

SIDE.

AND THEN IT TURNED INTO A

THING THAT WE WERE MAKING

ENOUGH MONEY FROM DOING IT

IT TOTALLY PAID FOR BOTH

OF OUR CARS.

Caitlin: THE AVERAGE

OWNER RENTSING THROUGH

TURO MAKES ABOUT $500.

THE ARNOLDS DO SO WELL

THEY'RE ADDING ANOTHER CAR

TO THEIR FLEET.

WE HAVE A RESERVATION

IN ON A MODEL THREE.

WE'RE GOING TO FINALIZE

THAT VERY SHORTLY HERE AND

PUT THAT UP ON TURO RIGHT

AWAY.

OUR INTENTION WITH THAT

ONE IS TO SPECIFICALLY

RENDER IT OUT.

Caitlin: EVEN IF

YOU'RE NOT LOOKING FOR

LUXURY, OWNING A CAR AND

GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE

COSTS MONEY.

THERE IS THE COST OF

THE VEHICLE OWNERSHIP, THE

COST OF DRIVING THE CAR,

AND THE COST OF PUBLIC

TRANSIT.

Reporter: SHEMA

RESEARCHERS TRANSPORTATION

AFFORDABILITY AND INCOME.

SHE SAYS AFFORDABLE

HOUSING IS RARELY CLOSE TO

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS

COULD ALLEVIATE SOME OF

THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON

THESE LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

BY MAKING THE NEED TO OWN

A PERSONAL VEHICLE

OBSOLETE.

THOMAS IS THE MAN CHARGED

WITH STEERING THE DALLAS-

FORT WORTH REGION OF TEXAS

TOWARDS THE FUTURE.

AT THIS PHASE IT IS

ENGAGING COLLEAGUES AND

REGIONAL PARTNERS IN JUST

STARTING TO THINK AHEAD.

WHAT MIGHT THE FUTURE LOOK

LIKE WHEN 30%, 60%, 90% OF

THE RIDES ARE DOWN AROUND

MOBILITY.

Caitlin: BAMONTA SAYS

THE CITIES WHO HAVE TAKEN

TIME TO PREPARE WILL BE

REWARDED.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS,

ARLINGTON, TEXAS.

Gordon: IT IS A

FASCINATING LOOK AT WHAT

COULD BE OUR FUTURE.

YOU TALK TO SOMEBODY LIKE

ME, AND I LIKE OWNING A

CAR AND I WOULD NEVER LET

SOMEONE ELSE, A STRANGER,

DRIVE IT.

I'VE GOT ENOUGH PROBLEMS

WITH MY KIDS WANTING TO

DRIVE IT.

BUT YOU LOOK AT TOTAL

COSTS OF OWNERSHIP AND YOU

START BREAKING THAT DOWN,

PARTICULARLY IF YOU LIVE

IN A CITY WITH HIGH

PARKING RATES, THIS KIND

OF SYSTEM MAKES A LOT OF

ECONOMIC SENSE, WHERE

YOU'RE NOT PAYING FOR ANY

OF THAT.

YOU'RE NOT HAVING A CAR

PAYMENT, YOU'RE NOT HAVING

A PARKING PAYMENT, YOU'RE

NOT HAVING INSURANCE

PAYMENTS.

WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS

BREAKING DOWN THE NUMBER

OF TRIPS YOU MAKE ON A

MONTHLY BASIS, AND THEN

HOW DO YOU GET INTO A RIDE

SHARE?

AS WE GET INTO DRIVERLESS

CARS, I THINK THIS IS

ABSOLUTELY GOING TO TAKE

OFF.

Terry: I THINK IT

PROBABLY WILL TAKE OFF,

TOO.

I, LIKE YOU, AM A BIT OF A

CONTROL FREAK.

I LIKE HAVING MY OWN CAR,

COMING AND GOING WHEN I

LIKE.

AND I DON'T THINK I WOULD

LIKE BEING IN A VEHICLE

THAT DID NOT HAVE THE

ABILITY TO THINK OUTSIDE

THE BOX.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: THERE IS JUST

SOMETHING ABOUT THAT THAT

DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT.

Gordon: YOU WOULD

WANT TO TAKE THE WHEEL?

Terry: YEAH.

BUT INTERESTING, THE

COUPLE THAT IS BUYING THE

FLEET OF CARS AND RENTING

THEM OUT, THAT'S LIKE

ANOTHER WHOLE ASPECT OF

THAT.

Gordon: AND IF THAT

MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE, AND

IF YOU'RE MAKING MONEY ON

THAT, THEN GO FOR IT.

Terry: JUST NOT OUR

CAR.

OKAY.

Gordon: I HAVE MY

PERSONAL CAR.

I DON'T WANT STRANGERS IN

IT, LEAVING FRENCH FRIES.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: YOU'RE PAST

THOSE YEARS.

> WELL, COMING UP, SHE

HAD A CRICK IN HER NECK,

AND IT CAUSED A COUPLE

WEEKS OF PAIN.

I'M TRYING TO DO

EVERYTHING THE DOCTOR

TELLS ME TO DO TO GET

BETTER, AND IT WASN'T

WORKING.

Terry: SEE WHAT SHE

DID THAT LED TO

INSTANTANEOUS HEALING.

STAY WITH US.

Gordon: WHAT WOULD

YOU DO IF YOU WERE IN IN

CONSTANT PAIN, AND NOTHING

THE DOCTORS TOLD YOU TO DO

BROUGHT ANY RELIEF?

THAT WAS THE QUESTION

FACING JILL HORST.

FOR WEEKS SHE WAS HURTING,

SO SHE HELD ON TO HER

FAITH, AND HERE'S WHAT

HAPPENED NEXT.

IT WAS SERIOUS.

I THOUGHT I WAS DYING AT

TIMES.

I WAS HAVING EVERYONE PRAY

FOR ME.

Reporter: JILL HORST

HAD BEEN SICK WITH

PNEUMONIA FOR OVER A

MONTH, AND THEN SHE

ENCOUNTERED A NEW PROBLEM.

ASLEEP IN BED, 2:00 IN

THE MORNING, I WOKE UP AND

FELT THIS BAD PAIN IN MY

NECK.

SO I WENT BACK TO SLEEP,

AND I JUST THOUGHT IT

WOULD WORK ITSELF OUT OVER

TIME.

WELL, IT DIDN'T.

Reporter: FOR DAYS

LATER, JILL WENT TO HER

DOCTOR, WHO DIAGNOSED HER

WITH A PINCHED NERVE IN

HER SPINE.

I COULDN'T BEND MY HEAD

BACK, LIKE THIS, AND I

COULDN'T LIFT MY RIGHT

ARM.

OR I COULDN'T FEED MYSELF.

IT WAS JUST VERY PAINFUL.

Reporter: JILL TOOK

PAINKILLERS AND SOUGHT

TREATMENT FROM A PHYSICAL

THERAPIST AND A

CHIROPRACTOR, BUT NOTHING

HELPED.

I JUST HAD TO ASK MY

HUSBAND FOR HELP.

HE HAD TO STAY HOME FROM

WORK FOR, LIKE, THE FIRST

TIME IN 26 YEARS WE'RE

MARRIED.

HE IS STAYING HOME, DOING

THE COOKING, THE CLEANING,

AND THE LAUNDRY.

AND I'M TRYING TO DO

EVERYTHING THE DOCTOR

TELLS ME TO DO TO GET

BETTER, AND IT WASN'T

WORKING.

Reporter: JILL HELD

ON TO HER FAITH AND PRAYED

FOR HEALING.

I WAS PRAYING TO GOD.

I WAS ASKING ALL OF MY

FRIENDS TO PRAY.

I'M, LIKE, GOD, I LOVE

YOU.

I KNOW YOU HAVE A GOOD

PLAN FOR MY LIFE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS,

BUT I'M GOING TO TRUST TIN

YOU THROUGH THIS.

AND I KNOW EVERYONE IS

PRAYING FOR ME.

I KNOW YOU COULD HEAL ME

IF YOU WANTED TO.

AND JUST SHOW ME WHAT I

SHOULD DO NEXT.

Reporter: THREE WEEKS

HAD PASSED SINCE JILL'S

DIAGNOSIS, WITH NO SIGN OF

IMPROVEMENT.

I WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB" INTERACTIVE SHOW,

SOMETHING POSITIVE,

ENCOURAGING, TRYING TO

LIFT MY SPIRIT.

AND THAT'S WHEN GORDON

ROBERTSON HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'RE SUFFERING

WITH REDUCED FUNCTION IN

YOUR RIGHT ARM.

AND IT IS FROM NERVE

DAMAGE, AND GOD HAS JUST

HEALED THAT NERVE.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE

NERVES IN JESUS' NAME.

AND I SAID, THAT SOUNDS

LIKE ME.

I COULD BEND MY HEAD BACK

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

I WENT OVER TO THE SINK,

AND I CUPPED A CUP OF

WATER, AND I COULD NEVER

DO THOSE TWO THINGS, EVEN

ON THE PAINKILLERS.

AND I WAS ABLE TO DRINK.

AND I WAS, LIKE, WOW, I'M

SO HAPPY.

GOD JUST HEALED ME.

I WAS JUST PRAISING GOD.

Reporter: JILL

REGAINED FULL MOBILITY IN

HER ARM AND HAS HAD NO

PROBLEMS SINCE.

SHE WENT BACK TO ENJOYING

HER ACTIVE LIFE, INCLUDING

A MISSIONS TRIP TO

HONDURAS JUST A FEW MONTHS

LATER.

WELL, IT HAS HELPED ME

IN BELIEVING IN THE POWER

OF PRAYER.

SO WHEN SOMEONE HAS A

NEED, I'M THERE TO PRAY

WITH THEM NOW, A LOT MORE

SO THAN BEFORE THIS

HAPPENED.

Gordon: NOTHING LIKE

IT TO ENCOURAGE YOUR

FAITH, TO LET YOU KNOW

THAT GOD REALLY CARES FOR

YOU.

NOW, HERE IS SOMETHING FOR

YOU...GOD WANTS TO HEAL

YOU.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING WHERE

YOU HAVE TO BARGAIN WITH

HIM.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING WHERE

YOU HAVE TO BEG AND PLEAD.

YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE

IT.

AND IN HIM WE LIVE AND

MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING.

HE IS ALL AROUND US ALL

THE TIME.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT

YOU.

HE NUMBERS THE VERY HAIRS

ON YOUR HEAD.

BUT HERE IS WHAT YOU JUST

NEED TO BELIEVE.

HE DIED FOR YOU.

HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU.

SO THAT BY HIS STRIPES WE

ALL COULD BE HEALED.

NOW, MANY PEOPLE HAVE

TROUBLE BELIEVING THAT.

YOU'VE GOT AN EASY TIME

BELIEVING THAT EVERYBODY

IN HEAVEN IS HEALED.

THERE IS NO DISEASE IN

HEAVEN.

THERE IS NO POVERTY OR

DEPRESSION, NONE OF THESE

THINGS IN HEAVEN.

WELL, HERE IS THE KEY, AND

IT IS FROM THE LORD'S

PRAYER.

THIS IS HOW JESUS TEACHES

US TO PRAY: THAT GOD'S

WILL WOULD BE DONE ON

EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

SO WHEN YOU SEE HEAVEN,

YOU SEE GOD'S WILL BEING

DONE.

NOBODY IN HEAVEN HAS TO

BARGAIN WITH THEM, PLEAD

WITH THEM, BEG HIM FOR IT.

HE JUST WANTS TO DO IT.

HE WANTS TO DO IT FOR HIS

CHILDREN.

YOU'RE A CHILD OF GOD.

REALIZE HE WANTS TO DO IT.

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT AND

THEN YOU PRAY IN

ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WILL,

THEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ASK

FOR HE WILL PROVIDE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

AGREE.

THERE IS A WONDERFUL

VERSE, AND THESE ARE THE

WORDS OF JESUS: WHEN TWO

OR MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE

FOR THEM BY MY FATHER IN

HEAVEN.

SO LET'S BELIEVE THAT.

LETS CLAIM THAT.

LET'S REALIZE THAT.

AND LET GOD DO ALL THE

REST.

PRAY WITH US.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS OF THOSE WHO ARE

CRYING OUT RIGHT NOW FOR

HEALING.

THEY'VE GOTTEN BAD REPORTS

FROM DOCTORS, THEY'VE HAD

CONSTANT PAIN, THEY HAVE

DISEASE, THEY HAVE

INFLAMMATION, THEY HAVE

HEART TROUBLE, THEY

HAVE -- WHATEVER IT IS,

YOU KNOW THE NEED.

AND SO WE, IN AN ACT OF

FAITH, LAY HANDS ON THAT

AREA OF THE BODY THAT

NEEDS HEALING.

AND WE COME INTO AGREEMENT

TOUCHING IT RIGHT NOW.

AND WE SAY TO IT, BE

HEALED NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

KINGDOM OF GOD, COME.

WILL OF GOD BE DONE IN

THESE BODIES NOW.

WE SEE YOUR WILL IN

HEAVEN, AND WE ASK THAT

YOUR WILL WOULD BE DONE ON

EARTH IN THESE BODIES

RIGHTS NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOUR

NAME IS TERRY, AND YOU

WATCHED THAT TESTIMONY,

AND YOU SAY, PLEASE SAY

NECK.

PLEASE, I'M HAVING SO MUCH

PAIN NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME BE HEALED.

HE HAS CALLED YOU BY NAME,

TERRY.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT

YOU.

YOU'RE JUST FEELING ALL OF

THE MUSCLES RELEASE AND

RELAX, AND BEGIN TO TURN

YOUR HEAD AND REALIZE ALL

THAT PAIN IS GONE.

IT HAS BEEN RECONSTRUCTED

FOR YOU NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE A

CONDITION -- IT'S WARTS,

BUT IT IS MORE THAN JUST A

WART HERE OR WART THERE.

IT IS LIKE COLONIES OF

WARTS THAT HAVE JUST BEGUN

TO SPREAD AND IT IS VERY

PAINFUL, AND UNSIGHTLY.

BUT BEYOND THAT, NOTHING

YOU DO SEEMS TO GIVE YOU

RELIEF OR FIND ANY END TO

THIS.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW.

WHATEVER IT IS IN YOUR

BODY THAT CAUSES THAT

REPRODUCTION OF THESE

COLONIES IS STOPPING, BUT

BEYOND THAT, HE IS HEALING

WHAT IS ALREADY THERE IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH PSORIASIS,

AND IT HAS JUST BECOME

VERY EMBARRASSING FOR YOU.

IT IS PAINFUL AND BURNING.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED

AND SKIN BE NORMAL NOW.

LET EVERYTHING BE NORMAL.

AND WE BREAK OFF ANY

STRESS, STRESS-RELATED

REACTIONS NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

LET THE PEACE OF GOD GUARD

YOU NOW.

LORD, WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

HEALING POWER, YOUR TOUCH,

YOUR SACRIFICE, FOR BY

YOUR STRIPES WE ARE

HEALED.

AND WE RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED, LET

US KNOW.

SHARE YOUR GOOD REPORT.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE

BELIEVE IN PREVAILING

PRAYER, THE PRAYER THAT

GETS AN ANSWER.

SO WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

ALL HAVE YOU TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

> UP NEXT, COUNTRY STAR

RORY FEEK REFLECTS ON THE

LOSS OF HIS BELOVED WIFE,

JOEY.

IF I DIDN'T HAVE GOD

AND MY BELIEF THAT THERE

IS A BIGGER PLAN, I JUST

CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT, IT

WOULD BE THE EMPTIEST BED

IN THE WORLD.

Gordon: LISTEN IN ON

HIS CONVERSATION WITH

SCOTT ROSS RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Terry: TOGETHER JOEY

AND RORY FEEK RELEASED

SEVEN STUDIO ALBUMS,

EARNED A GRAMMY, AND

COLLABORATED WITH SOME OF

THE BIGGEST NAMES IN

COUNTRY MUSIC.

RECENTLY SCOTT ROSS SAT

DOWN WITH RORY OVER A CUP

OF COFFEE TO TALK ABOUT

THE WOMAN WHO FOREVER

CHANGED HIS LIFE.

Scott: FOR MOST

PEOPLE THE CUP OF COFFEE

MEANS THE START OF A NEW

DAY.

FOR COUNTRY

SINGER/SONGWRITER, RORY

FEEK, IT HAS ALSO MEANT

THE BEGIN O BEGINNINGS OF

TRANSITIONS IN LIFE.

HE SAT DOWN TO TALK ABOUT

HIS LIFE, HIS LOVES, AND

HIS MARRIAGE TO COUNTRY

SINGER/SONGWRITER JOEY

MARTIN.

IN YOUR BOOK, YOU SAID ALL

OF THE BEST THINGS

HAPPENED OVER A CUP OF

COFFEE.

SO HERE WE ARE.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN.

HAVE YOU NO IDEA HOW HAPPY

I AM.

Scott: WHAT'S THE

THING WITH COFFEE?

WHAT I THINK IS MY

FIRST REAL, UNSELFISH ACT,

WAS A MOMENT HAVING COFFEE

IN CALIFORNIA WITH A GUY,

INSIDE A LITTLE

RESTAURANT, AND IT

OCCURRED TO ME MAYBE I

COULD HELP MY SISTER BY

GIVING HER SOME MONEY AND

OPENING A LITTLE

RESTAURANT, BECAUSE SHE

HAD HAD A BABY AT, LIKE,

13 AND HAD A VERY TOUGH

LIFE.

THAT HAPPENED OVER A CUP

OF COFFEE, AND I CAME HOME

AND MADE AN EFFORT TO

CHANGE MY SISTER'S LIFE.

IN TURN, I CHANGED MY OWN

AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF

OTHERS.

Scott: AND THEN YEARS

LATER, RORY AND JOEY GOT

THEIR BIG BREAK WHEN...

ANOTHER GUY CAME IN THE

RESTAURANT AND INVITED US

TO GO MEET HIM IN

NASHVILLE FOR COFFEE.

OVER THAT, HE SAID, YOU

GUYS SHOULD SING TOGETHER

AND GO TRY OUT FOR THIS TV

SHOW.

IT WAS OVER A CUP OF

COFFEE.

I THOUGHT HE WAS OUT OF

HIS MIND.

BUT IT CHANGED OUR LIVES

AGAIN.

Scott: THE BEGINNING

OF YOUR BOOK, "THIS LIFE I

LIVE," YOU SAID, "I'M FROM

NOWHERE AND EVERYWHERE."

MY MOM AND DAD DIVORCED

EARLY ON, AND SO MY MOM

WAS JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE

WITH FIVE KIDS.

AND SHE WAS JUST MOVING

FROM TOWN TO TOWN, STATE

TO STATE, TRYING TO MAKE A

LIVING.

Scott: AND AS YOU

BECAME OLDER, YOU

EVENTUALLY MARRIED,

DIVORCED, BUT HAD TWO

DAUGHTERS.

AND YOU RAISED TWO

DAUGHTERS.

FOR THEM TO SPEND THEIR

LIVES GROWING UP WITH ME

WAS A GIFT.

EVEN IF I DIDN'T DO AS

WELL AS I COULD HAVE DONE

AT TIMES, IT WAS A GIFT.

I KNEW IT WAS A GIFT.

AND WE -- MY GIRLS AND I

ARE STILL REALLY CLOSE.

Scott: TALKING ABOUT

GIFTS, WHEN DID MUSIC

ENTER THE PICTURE?

AS A BOY GROWING UP, MY

FATHER WAS SINGING, MOSTLY

IN THE BEDROOM OR ON THE

COUCH.

BY NINTH GRADE, I TAUGHT

MYSELF HOW TO PLAY A

GUITAR.

I WAS RECORDING SONGS OFF

OF THE RADIO, AND I WOULD

TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO

PLAY THOSE SONGS.

SO I WOULD PUT THE CHORDS

OVER THE WORDS, AND AT

SOMEPOINT SOME POINT I REALIZED

THESE WERE WORDS AND

STORIES, AND MAYBE I COULD

HAVE MY OWN WORDS.

Scott: WHEN DID GOD

COME FROM THE PICTURE?

OR WAS HE ALWAYS SOMEHOW

THERE?

WHEN DID YOU GET

CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST,

ETC.

I REALLY ONLY REMEMBER

ONE TIME WHEN WE WENT TO

CATHOLIC CHURCH

REGULARLY -- WE WENT TO

CATECHISM.

BUT THAT MIGHT AS WELL

JUST BEEN SCHOOL.

IT WASN'T ANYTHING OTHER

THAN JUST THE THING YOU

DID ON SUNDAYS.

SO FAITH DIDN'T REALLY

SHOW UP IN MY LIFE UNTIL

REAL LONELINESS AND

HEARTBREAK.

Scott: JOEY, YOUR

WIFE,WHERE DID YOU GUYS

MEET?

WE MET AT -- SHE SAW ME

SING AT THE BLUE BIRD CAF

FI IN NASHVILLE.

AND SHE SAID, BOY, IT'S

ASHAME ALL OF THE GOOD

ONES ARE TAKEN.

Scott: SHE ASSUMED

YOU WERE MARRIED?

YEAH, BECAUSE MY

DAUGHTERS WERE THERE.

SO SHE ASSUMED I WAS

MARRIED.

BUT RIGHT BEFORE, SHE HAD

THIS FEELING WE WERE MEANT

TO BE TOGETHER.

TWO YEARS GOES BY, AND SHE

FINDS OUT THAT WE -- THAT

I ACTUALLY HADN'T BEEN

MARRIED.

AND I WAS A SINGLE FATHER.

AND SO SHE CAME TO SEE ME

AGAIN AT ANOTHER

SONGWRITERS' NIGHT.

Scott: AND YOU WORKED

A LOT OF THIS OUT OVER

COFFEE?

WE DID.

OUR FIRST DATE WAS AT A

TRUCK STOP WITH COFFEE.

Scott: YOU EVENTUALLY

PROPOSED TO HER, AND EVEN

THAT IS A DRAMATIC MOMENT,

AS TO WHERE YOU ACTUALLY

WENT TO PROPOSE TO HER.

WE DROVE BACK TO HER

MAMA'S HOUSE, AND WE

WALKED DOWN THE LANE.

AND SHE HAD TOLD ME THAT

HER BROTHER, JUSTIN, HAD

PASSED AWAY IN A CAR

ACCIDENT RIGHT DOWN FROM

THEIR FARMHOUSE.

ABOUT A QUARTER OR A HALF

MILE DOWN, AND WE WALKED

TO THAT SPOTLIGHTSTO THAT SPOT, AND I ASKE
D

HER TO MARRY ME.

Scott: OUT OF DEATH

CAME LIFE?

YES.

WE GOT ENGAGED ON THE SPOT

WHERE JUSTIN HAD HIS

ACCIDENT, WHERE THE WHITE

CROSS IS.

WE GOT MARRIED ON HIS

BIRTHDAY.

Scott: IT WAS

SURPRISING TO ME THAT SHE

DID NOT HAVE ANY MATERIAL

INSTINCTS, THAT SHE DIDN'T

WANT ANY KIDS?

YEAH.

SO THAT TOOK A WHILE FOR

HER TO FIGURE OUT --

Scott: 10 YEARS?

BUT ALSO BECOME THE MOM

TO OUR OLDER GIRLS.

Scott: WHAT FINALLY

BROKE THAT OPEN FOR HER?

IT WAS HONESTLY JUST

THAT SHE FELT LIKE GOD HAD

BLESSED US SO GREATLY, ALL

OF OUR DREAMS HAD COME

TRUE, BEYOND OUR WILDEST

DREAMS, AND HERE SHE WAS

HOLDING ON TO THINGS THAT

SHE DIDN'T LET HIM HAVE.

AND SHE JUST SAID, I CAN'T

DO THAT ANYMORE.

I NEED TO GIVE HIM

EVERYTHING AND TRUST HIM.

Scott: WHAT WAS THE

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FROM

BOTH OF YOU WHEN YOU

DISCOVERED THAT THE BABY

HAD DOWN SYNDROME?

I JUST THOUGHT I WAS IN

THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

BECAUSE IT WAS A DRAMATIC

TURN OF EVENTS THAT WE

NEVER FORESAW.

HER REACTION WAS, ISN'T

SHE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

THING YOU'VE EVER SEEN.

THAT WAS IT.

NEVER ANOTHER MOMENT.

NEVER ANOTHER THOUGHT.

I'M IN LOVE WITH HER.

Scott: AFTER HAVING

BABY ENDI, THEY WANTED

MORE CHILDREN.

BUT ABOUT TWO MONTHS LATER

THEY FOUND OUT THAT

WOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE WHEN

A ROUTINE CHECKUP REVEALED

A CANCEROUS MASS ON JOEY'S

CERVEX.

FIRST SHE HAD A BIG

SURGERY TO REMOVE THE

CANCER.

AND BY THE END OF THE

SUMMER, WITH HAD A

SIX-MONTH-OLD BABY AND

JOEY WAS CANCER FREE.

SO WE THOUGHT THAT WAS THE

END OF IT.

BUT EIGHT OR NINE MONTHS

LATER IT CAME BACK, AND

THAT'S WHEN IT BECAME

ANOTHER REALLY DIFFICULT

SURGERY AND THEN CHEMO AND

RADIATION AND THEN

TERMINAL.

Scott: WHAT WAS

HARDER FOR JOEY, THE FACT

OF TERMINAL, THE FACT SHE

WAS GOING TO BE LEAVING

YOU, BUT LEAVING ENDI, HOW

DID SHE HANDLE THAT?

I NEVER SAW HER CRY

OVER THAT, THAT SHE WASN'T

GOING TO GET TO BE WITH

THE BABY.

NEVER.

AND SHE LOVED THIS BABY.

> SH.SHE WOULD DIE FOR THE

BABY.

BUT I SAW HER CRY,

IMMEDIATELY, AND A COUPLE

OF TIMES OVER THE PAIN

THAT SHE FELT BECAUSE I

WAS GOING TO BE A SINGLE

FATHER AGAIN.

THAT HURT HER.

Scott: A COUPLE OF

YEARS BEFORE THEY FOUND

OUT THAT JOEY HAD CANCER,

THEY SANG A SONG CALLED

"WHEN I'M GONE."

IT'S ABOUT A DYING WIFE

ENCOURAGING HER HUSBAND TO

GO ON WITH LIFE AFTER SHE

PASSES.

THEY HAD NO IDEA THEY WERE

ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE THE

SAME HEARTBREAK JUST TWO

YEARS AFTER JOEY WAS FIRST

DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

* YOU'LL LIE DOWN IN OUR

REGRETS *

* DREAD THE DARK

* BUT YOU'LL BE ALL

RIGHT *

* ON THAT FIRST NIGHT

NOTE WHE* WHEN I'M GONE

IF I DIDN'T HAVE GOD

AND MY BELIEF THERE IS A

BIGGER PLAN -- I JUST

CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT -- IT

WOULD BE THE EMPTIEST BED

IN THE WORLD.

BUT INSTEAD, BECAUSE OF

THAT, I DON'T FOCUS ON THE

EMPTY PILLOW.

I FOCUS ON THE BABY IN THE

ROOM NEXT DOOR, AND THE

INCREDIBLE GIFT OF IT.

AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR

TOMORROW BECAUSE I KNOW

SHE'S GOING TO BE STANDING

AT HER CRIB, SAYING

PUZZLE, PUZZLE, PUZZLE.

CAN WE CHANGE YOUR DIAPER

FIRST.

NO.

PUZZLE.

WE HAVE TO DO PUZZLE RIGHT

NOW.

IT'S THE GREATEST.

AND I THINK THAT'S A FAITH

THING BECAUSE I MIGHT MISS

THAT.

I MIGHT WALK AROUND LIKE A

ZOMBIE BECAUSE I'M SO

HEARTBROKEN, AND THAT'S AN

INCREDIBLE GIFT.

SO THAT'S HOW FAITH -- OR

ONE OF THE WAYS THAT FAITH

SHOWS UP.

AND MY BELIEF IN GOD IS

JUST AS STRONG, OR

STRONGER, THROUGH WHAT HAS

HAPPENED.

AND ALSO THE BELIEF THAT I

DON'T KNOW WHAT TOMORROW

HOLDS, BUT I STILL BELIEVE

HE IS STILL GIVING US A

GREAT STORY.

* WHEN I'M GONE

Terry: BOY, LIFE IS

SO FULL OF UNEXPECTED

TWISTS AND TURNS, ISN'T

IT?

I THINK, AS I LISTEN TO

RORY TALK ABOUT HIS LIFE,

HIS RELATIONSHIP, HIS

LOSS, HIS LITTLE GIRL, HIS

FUTURE, THE REASON HE IS

ABLE TO TRUST GOD ISN'T

BECAUSE OF HIS STEELY

WILL.

IT'S BECAUSE HE HAS A

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

SHE KNOWS THE HEART OF HIS

FATHER, HIS GOOD, GOOD

FATHER.

HE UNDERSTANDS THAT

NOTHING -- NOTHING HAPPENS

IN YOUR LIFE, IF YOU

BELONG TO THE FATHER,

WITHOUT IT FIRST PASSING

BY HIS THRONE.

AND IN THAT, THERE IS A

STRENGTH AND A

DETERMINATION AND A

PURPOSE THAT SEES HIM

THROUGH EVERY DAY, IN A

VERY UPBEAT, POSITIVE,

JOY-FILLED WAY.

IF YOU NEED THAT IN YOUR

LIFE, CALL OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER: 1-800-700-7000.

PRAY WITH SOMEONE TODAY.

Gordon: HERE IS A

THOUGHT ABOUT HEAVEN, IT'S

FROM REVELATION 2 1: "AND

GOD WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY

TEAR FROM THEIR EYES.

THERE SHALL BE NO MORE

PAIN, FOR THE FORMER

THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

EMBED THIS VIDEO


CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network