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The 700 Club - December 14, 2018

Best-selling author Danielle Walker shares how changing her diet saved her life. Plus, what the founder’s really meant by, “separation of church and state,” and how leftists have twisted the original intent. Read Transcript

- [Announcer] The followingprogram is sponsored by CBN.

- [Gordon] Coming up, what the founders

really meant by the separationof church and state.

- [David] The way he used it is, guys,

the government's not gonnastop religious activities.

- [Gordon] And how today,

the original intent has been twisted.

- When the governmenttells you what you can

believe and what you cannot believe,

that is a significant loss in our freedom.

- Plus, The New York Times

best-selling author who nearly died.

Danielle Walker shares what saved

her life on today's 700 Club.

(dramatic orchestral music)

Well, welcome to The 700 Club.

Advocates for criminal justice reform

may be getting an early Christmas present.

After weeks of delay, the bill is now

moving toward a vote in the Senate.

- President Trump joinedfaith-based groups

to support the First Step Act.

They say it brings needed change

to our courts and our prison system.

Dale Hurd has the story.

- With a new Congresscoming in just a few weeks,

criminal justice reform is viewed by some

as a now-or-never proposition.

Last week, it appeared all but dead.

But now it's on track for a Senate

vote next week, whereit's expected to pass.

The First Step Act wouldreform sentencing guidelines

and prepare inmates to return to society.

Its backers say it wouldalso reduce recidivism,

when a criminal becomes a repeat offender.

Shon Hopwood served time for bank robbery,

became a jailhouse lawyer,

and is now a law professor at Georgetown.

- We know that certain programs already

can reduce recidivism becausethe Federal Bureau of Prisons

has one, the ResidentialDrug and Abuse Program,

which has reduced recidivism by 16%.

- [Dale] The president supports

the legislation, as dosome key Republicans.

But critics, including Senator Tom Cotton,

oppose it because it begins rolling back

mandatory minimumsentencing and will speed up

the release of some current inmates.

Some fear it could giveviolent criminals a pass.

The split in the GOP is one reason

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

had been reluctant to bringthe bill to the floor.

But he's now put a process in motion

that could see a vote early next week.

- We're really looking to get this

done and have a Christmas miracle.

- [Dale] Heather Rice-Minuswith Prison Fellowship

told CBN News why many faithleaders support the bill.

- Right now, with thecriminal justice system,

we have some seriousissues in terms of people

receiving disproportional sentences

and people not having the skills

and opportunities they need inside prison

to really transform and come home

as good neighbors, good citizens.

- [Dale] A Justice Department report says

70 million Americans are directly involved

in the criminal justice system.

Reform advocates say it's bad policies,

not an increase in crime, that has led

to what some are callingan incarceration nation.

- And we see the criminal justice system

in this country as a huge barrier

to opportunity for millionsand millions of people,

particularly those whohave the least resources.

And it creates a poverty trap,

it makes us less safe, andwastes a lot of resources.

- The First Step Actcleared the House in May,

and if it passes the Senate next week,

many believe it will deliverthe most significant changes

to the criminal justicesystem in a generation.

Dale Hurd, CBN News.

- Well, I certainly support this.

We need to have reform inthe criminal justice system.

The stats are just overwhelming.

We incarcerate more peoplein the United States

than any other industrial nation.

The reason?

It was, let's get tough on crime bills

that went through the Congress and then

were signed into law by President Clinton.

This is all way back when in 1994.

It's time to reform itbecause we're literally

putting too many people in jail,

and they're staying therefor very long periods of time

because of these minimumsentencing guidelines.

And we've taken the powerout of the court system

away from federal judges to saycertain cases need leniency.

And we've created a nation of criminals.

When you look at thosestats, that 70 million of us

have somebody that we know in the

criminal justice system,do scratch your head.

This isn't based on an increase in crime,

and it's not reducing crime.

What it is is reducingthe criminal population.

So it would be really good ifthis got through by Christmas.

In other news, churchesand other nonprofits

may get a break from a new tax.

John Jessup has more on that story

from our CBN News Bureau in Washington.


- Thanks, Gordon.

The 2017 Republican Tax Cut and Jobs Act

put more money in mostAmericans' paychecks,

but it also imposed a21% tax on nonprofits

for providing employees with parking,

transportation, and other benefits.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

says new IRS guidelines on the tax

offer flexibility and minimizesthe burden to nonprofits.

The new provisions come after several

senators urged a repeal of the tax.

Well, President Trump'sprivate former attorney

is speaking out afterhis sentencing this week.

A judge ordered Michael Cohento three years in prison

for financial crimes andcampaign finance violations.

Cohen told federalprosecutors the president

directed him to pay off two women

who claimed they hadaffairs with Mr. Trump.

The president says he didn'ttell Cohen to do anything wrong

and that his attorneyacted on his own accord.

Cohen responded in an exclusive interview

with ABC News's George Stephanopoulos.

- I did not do it toembarrass the president.

He knows the truth.

I know the truth.

- The president could face indictment

when he leaves office, and theinvestigations are growing.

A new report from The Wall Street Journal

quotes federal officialswho say New York prosecutors

are now looking into misuse of funds

by the president's inaugural committee.

Well, just one year afterthe Me Too movement began,

evangelical leaders at Wheaton College

hosted a summit focusedsolely on abuse in the Church.

Many survivors who are alsowell-known leaders spoke out.

Heather Sells sat down withChristian teacher Beth Moore

and others to talk aboutthis unprecedented event.

- The summit is a historic attempt

by the evangelical worldto publicly address

abuse in the Church, and it has caught

the attention not just ofsurvivors, but church leaders.

- I have been raised in theChurch, and I have never seen

anything like today in agathering of this kind.

- [Heather] Bible study leader Beth Moore

kicked off the meeting, noting a recent

report on widespread abuse within

independent fundamental Baptist churches.

- So, the question comes to us again.

Shall the Church stand idly by?

I've been told by a numberof fellow Christians,

I just don't readarticles like that, Beth.

- [Heather] Moore told CBN News the Church

must stand ready for these stories.

- One of the things that Ireally wanna push back on is

this thing that says, I justcan't stand to hear about it.

Listen, if people can go through this,

we can listen to their stories.

- [Heather] And from the appearance here,

people are preparing.

More than a thousand individuals

attended or live-streamed the event.

40 faith-based groupsalso watched remotely.

Conference speaker and church consultant

Nancy Beach says she sees a desire

by many ministry leaders to learn more.

- I do think the fact that so many people

are streaming in and manyorganizations are doing that

is a sign that there's a needand there's a call for help.

- This has been an issue in our churches.

It's not just the Catholics.

It's not just fundamentalists.

They've all been in the news lately.

It's also evangelical churches.

And we've gotta address some

cultural issues within the Church.

- [Heather] The summit putan emphasis on pastors,

calling for greater accountability.

- I would say an unaccountable pastor

is both unbiblical and unhelpfuland can even be dangerous.

I think pastors need to be in

accountable community with others.

- I also think that whatwe're exploring here

is as much an abuse ofpower as it is sexual sin.

- [Heather] Perhaps the biggest message?

Survivors must be heard.

- When they become the priority for us,

for all of us, for all of us in leadership

and servant leadership and lay leadership,

whatever it may be, that's health.

- For many churches, gettinginvolved in an event like this

is an important first step,and it might just signal

to survivors that change is possible.

Reporting in Wheaton, Illinois,Heather Sells, CBN News.

- An important story.

Thank you, Heather.

Well, Israel is responding

to terror attacks in the West Bank.

The Israel Defense Forces arrested

dozens of Hamas activistsin overnight raids.

This after a pair of deadly shootings

that killed three Israelisearlier this week,

one of those victims a baby delivered

prematurely after the mother was shot.

Hamas is believed tobe behind the attacks.

A historic site in Israelnow is safer for tourists,

the IDF announcing this weekthat more than 1,500 land mines

have been cleared near the site revered

as the place where Jesus was baptized.

CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief

Chris Mitchell brings us that story.

- This is Qasr al-Yahudon the Jordan River,

the place many believeJohn baptized Jesus.

It's also thought to be the area

the children of Israel crossed over

to the Promised Land, and the site

where Elijah ascended to Heaven.

Israel's side of the baptismal

site opened to visitors in 2011.

But the 250-acre area around it,

known as the Land of theMonasteries, remained off-limits.

This area is strewn with mindsand other explosive devices

remaining from the Six-Day War and beyond.

Because of security concerns, the area was

marked and fenced, and accessto the church's properties

has been restricted since the 1970s.

- We're working here almostone year in this monastery.

We work here three months.

It take us time to clean the area,

clean from mines, clean frommortars, clean for booby traps.

- [Chris] Seven churcheshave property here.

Three monasteries havealready been cleaned,

and CBN News toured two of them.

The Franciscan Chapel was built

in 1956 and belongs to the Vatican.

The Ethiopian Monastery was much larger

and had a bakery and guest house.

- Every millimeter of this side is checked

at least by three peopleand by two different action.

So, as you understand, it's very

dangerous and difficult job.

- [Chris] Marcel Avivleads the Israeli agency

responsible for this type of operation.

It's working with HALO Trust, the world's

oldest and largest humanitarian

mine clearance charity,to clean this area.

- When we will finish all the job here,

those lands will be given to their owners,

and the owners are the churches.

- [Chris] During the Six-Day war,

this church-owned landcame under Israeli control.

It became an easy target for the Palestine

Liberation Organization toattack Israeli soldiers.

Eventually, the monks abandoned the area,

and explosives were spread all around.

Israel has maps of the mines,but according to supervisor

Moshe Hilman, many haveshifted over the years.

And there are other challenges.

- And it was here full of metal.

It was a firing zone.

It was irrigation zone.

Monks have a small farm in this monastery,

so it's take us time to clean.

- [Chris] Some 800,000 people visit

the baptismal site eachyear, and that's expected

to triple once the monasteries are back.

- I hope that this gardenthat was left 50 years ago

will be green again, and all of us

will be happy to visit hereand to see this amazing area.

I'm hoping it will be, andI'm sure that it will be.

- [Chris] Chris Mitchell, CBN News,

Qasr al-Yahud, the Jordan Valley.

- Gordon, as Chris just suggested,

I imagine that site will become

an even more populartourist attraction now.

- Well, it was openedup just a few years ago.

I've actually held a baptismalservice at that site.

There's another one closer to Galilee that

is a little bit safer, aren'tany mines strewn around it.

But this one is the one that historically

has been recognized as the place

where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

And at that point, the Jordan is

actually just a small stream.

And you get this warningif you go too far into

the Jordan River, well,you've crossed over to the

nation of Jordan, and we'renot gonna let you come back.

And by the way, they might shoot at you.

So it's not exactly a safe environment.

And when you drive to it,you see all these warnings.

Don't get off the road because

there're all these mines around.

So it's one of those whereyou're dead to your own life

and you're risen in the new life.

If you're gonna get baptizedthere, it's a dangerous area.

It's good to see Israel cleaning it up.

It is a sign that relationsbetween Jordan and Israel

are getting a lot more peaceful

than they have been in decades past.

And so yay, this is a good thing.

And when you go there, you see not just

structures that were built in the 1950s.

You see ancient structures that are

centuries old on both sides of the river.

So not just on the Israeli side,

but also on the Jordanianside, you see a lotta churches.

So, this has been therecognized site for a long time,

going all the way back to the Byzantine.

So this is the place.

I encourage people to go,'cause it'll change your view

of how the Bible came into being.

It'll change your view about the baptism.

And it's a wonderful place,if you want to be baptized,

to go for that service as well.

- Yeah, remarkable, remarkable.

Well, coming up, tomorrow is the

anniversary of the Bill of Rights.

So, what did the Founding Fathers

really mean by the separationof church and state?

We'll deconstruct that proverbialwall when we come back.

(triumphant orchestral music)

(dramatic orchestral music)

- The Bill of Rights wasratified on December 15th, 1791,

so tomorrow is its 227th anniversary.

And the phrase wall of separation between

church and state originally came

from one of our FoundingFathers, Thomas Jefferson.

Well, today that phrase has been twisted

to say something thefounders never intended.

As Paul Strand reports,the wall of separation

was never supposed to meangovernment versus God.

- America's Constitution resides

here in the National Archives.

Its Bill of Rights protects freedoms

such as speech, the press, and religion.

It says Congress shall make no law

respecting an establishment of religion.

Today's prevailing opinionbelieves that means

government and God can havenothing to do with each other,

thus creating a high wallseparating church and state.

But what do the Founding Fatherswho wrote it actually mean?

- When the founders talked about

separation of church and state,

they had a historicalcontext that we really lack.

- [Paul] Reverend Eddie Hyatt,

author of Pilgrims and Patriots.

- Church and state was merged together,

and the church used the power of the state

to enforce its doctrines and practices.

- [Paul] He says certain governments

use deadly force against dissenters

who wanted to worship in their own way.

- [Eddie] Those people werepersecuted, burned at the stake.

Some had their tongues cut out.

The founders did not wantthat kind of Christianity.

- And so that's the context they have

the separation of church and state.

It was never the churchtaking over the state.

It's always the statetaking over the church.

- [Paul] Author JerryNewcombe, who wrote The Book

That Made America, says thefounders opposed such force.

- They didn't wanna have a national,

established Church ofAmerica, like you have

the Church of England,forcing people to believe

something that they didn't believe in.

- [Paul] Thomas Jeffersonwrote to worried pastors

in a famous 1802 letter,assuring them government

wouldn't interfere with their faith.

- 'Cause there's a wall of separation

between church and state.

And so the way he used it is, guys,

the government's not gonnastop religious activities.

- Then, almost 150 years later,

more liberal justices and judges

began to interpret that to mean

government had to walloff any touch of faith

on any public institutionor the people in it.

William Federer, author ofthe daily American Minute.

- And that's when theybegan to reinterpret

that phrase to say, no, we're gonna get

faith and God and everything out.

- [Paul] Such as the1980 Supreme Court ruling

that kicked the 10 Commandmentsout of public schools.

- They said if the 10 Commandments were

on the school room wall, thechildren might read them,

meditate on them, veneratethem, and obey them.

- We gotta make sure that kiddoesn't say God at graduation.

You can't let a kid pray over their lunch.

- [Paul] Hyatt says the founders

would be distressed by these rulings.

- To ban Bible reading and prayer

from public schools, remove crosses

and 10 Commandment displaysfrom public places.

- [Paul] Attorney Jeremy Dysfights for religious rights.

- When the governmenttells you what you can

believe and what you cannot believe,

that is a significant loss in our freedom.

- It's ironic that judges will say,

well, we have to maintainseparation of church and state.

They're quoting from Jefferson,

and Jefferson in the Declaration said

all men are endowed by their Creator

with certain inalienable rights.

Here's Jefferson acknowledginghe believed in a Creator,

and they're using his phrase out

of context to prohibit a Creator.

- [Paul] In that same letter,

Jefferson showed where he stands.

- At the end of it, Thomas Jefferson says,

will you please pray to God for me,

and I will pray to God for you.

He violates the separationof church and state

in the very letter thatgave us the phrase.

- [Paul] And right after he wrote it?

- President Jefferson left the White House

to go to the United StatesCapitol at the time to do what?

To go to church that Sunday.

- [Paul] In the Capitol.

- [Jeremy] In the UnitedStates Capitol building.

- The US Supreme Court hasmore than 50 depictions

of the 10 Commandmentsin its own building.

- [Jerry] George Washingtonwas sworn in on the Holy Bible.

He said, so help me God, which is

the common way of taking oaths.

George Washington even leaned

down and kissed the Holy Bible.

- They did not want a national church,

but they wanted God inall of their proceedings.

- So, if their idea was, well,there should be no reference

to God in our government,then the founders

absolutely were schizophrenic.

They absolutely did not mean the

separation of God and government.

- As Newcombe put it, while the founders

made religious freedom a priority,

they certainly did not intend to make

America into some sortof secular wasteland.

Paul Strand, CBN News, reportingfrom the National Archives.

- Well, there's an additionalphrase in that amendment,

and it's, or prohibitingthe free exercise thereof.

So, Congress shall make no law respecting

the establishment of a religion,

or prohibiting the free exercise.

As Christians living in a free country,

we get to freely exercise.

So please in your churches, put up the

10 Commandments on your home.

Do that.

Pray often.

Pray without ceasing.

You have the right tohave the free exercise.

And from my standpoint, if you can't

do it in a government building,

you can certainly do it everywhere else.

So do it on the sidewalk,do it in your home,

do it wherever you feel led to do it.

Freely exercise your religion.

Realize that's one of the great privileges

we have in the United States of America.


- Well, up next, we travelto a shop in Jerusalem

where beautiful Christmas crafts are made.

- [Zak] Christmas ornaments,let's say, or nativity.

They carve biblical storiesinto wood, and people enjoy it.

It's beautiful and lives for a long time.

- [Terry] We'll trace the history

of these olive-wood handicrafts

and see how they'rehelping Christians today

in the Holy Land when we come back.

("Deck the Halls" by Thomas Oliphant)

- Well, I was there last night,

and it was absolutely wonderful.

Here people coming together.

We had church choirs in the Regent Chapel.

We had Handel's Messiahplaying in the Regent Theatre.

So I encourage ya, ifyou can brave the rain.

Unfortunately, we'reforecast not for snow.

We're forecast for rain.

Maybe we all need to gettogether and pray the rain away.

But it'll be tonight, six to 9:00 p.m.,

and then tomorrow from noon to 9:00 p.m.

It'll be fun for the whole family.

So encourage ya to come out.

You can find more information.

Just go to and lookfor CBN Christmas Village.

Well, tourists who visit the Holy Land

often return home withan olive-wood nativity

or some other biblical figure.

The creation of these handicrafts began

in the Holy Land in the late 1800s,

and today, the sale of these crafts

is providing a livelihood forChristians in the West Bank.

("Angels We Have Heard onHigh" by James Chadwick)

- I'm Zak Mishriky.

I'm a local Jerusalemite.

Since hundreds of years,my family have been here.

I sell lots of biblicalitems in olive wood

and coins from the first century.

300 years BC coin.

- [Man] Wow.

- This business was boughtthrough my grandfather,

and my uncle and my father worked in it.

But we closed it for many years,

and I just restarted it a few years back.


- Thank you very much.- God bless you.

Christian missionaries, whenthey came to the country

in the late 1800s and early 1900s,

they started to see that they need

to teach people handicraftsin order to support

their survival and make themstay here in the Holy Land.

(saw buzzing)

Still, there is many Christian families

in the Holy Land here,and some local Christians

from the West Bank whodoes all of my olive wood.

Olive tree for traditional farmers

in the Holy Land means a lot.

First of all, we look at it in the Bible.

The dove that came to Noahcame back with an olive branch.

So olive means hope.

We have many proverbs in Arabicconnected to olives and oil.

If you dream of olive tree, it means

something good is gonna happen.

It's very connected to theMiddle East and to people here.

("What Child Is This?" byWilliam Chatterton Dix)

There's few kinds of olive tree.

Mostly we choose the old Roman.

It's a very solid tree thatlives for thousands of years.

Doesn't grow big, but it'salways condensed and strong.

So, if you go to places in Jerusalem,

you see that there is olive trees,

fields since the Roman period.

And this is where we focus on,

because these trees, it's 700years old or 1,500 years old.

This is what kind of moves us.

So we don't cut it on purpose, of course.

But if they're opening a road,

or if someone's building a home,

then we take it and do what we have to do.

("Coventry Carol" by Robert Croo)

So, we cut it.

We dry it for a few years.

We decide from the beginningwhat it's gonna be.

The guy that work with me,he can see it from far away.

He can look at it and say,this tree or these woods

gonna be Christmas ornaments,let's say, or nativity.

They carve biblical storiesinto wood, and people enjoy it.

It's beautiful and lives for a long time,

and we like it becauseit's a family heirloom

from a mother to a daughter,from a father to son.

We're helping local Christiansto have their basic life

through the business that can have

a good income, more food on their table.

I think everybody's having hard time

to find work in the West Bank.

The number of Christians is decreasing

dramatically since 20 years.

In 1966 and '65, Christianswere around 65,000.

Today, we're around 10.

So, this can help themto think of God more,

pray more, and stay here,because their existence

here in this country is very important.

- Well, that's just one of the stories

from Christmas tradition, so you can see

the wonderful traditionsthat have grown up

not just here in America,but around the world.

And I invite you to join ina Robertson family tradition.

And this is something myfather started decades ago,

where the amount of money that we spend

on Thanksgiving, ChristmasEve, and Christmas Day dinners

is then matched and givenaway so that others can have.

During this Christmastime,that's the message of the gospel.

For God so loved the world that He gave.

And so let's equal what He's doing,

equal what we spend on ourmeals, and let's give to others.

So, for a special gift of $25 or more,

we'll send you this wonderfulDVD, Christmas Traditions.

We'll take you aroundthe world to show you

how all our various holidaytraditions came into being.

Where did Santa Claus come from?

Where did live nativity scenes come from?

How did we establishDecember 25th as the day?

All of that will be answeredin this documentary.

It's yours for a gift of $25 or more.

So, if you'd like it, call us now.



- Well, up next, meet a woman who saved

her life by changing her diet.

Danielle Walker creates a delicious

Christmas brunch that's perfect

for Paleo lovers, andit's totally gluten-free.

I'm gonna join her in ourkitchen right after this.

("Good King Wenceslas"by John Mason Neale)

("Hark! The Herald AngelsSing" by Charles Wesley)

Well, when she was 22 years old,

Danielle Walker almostdied after she became

severely ill and incapacitatedfrom ulcerative colitis.

She dramatically changed her diet,

and today, she's thriving.

- [Narrator] Danielle Walkeris a best-selling author

and food blogger of the popularwebsite

She became a leader in the Paleo

and gluten-free movement 10 years ago

after a diagnosis of aserious autoimmune disease.

When Danielle began eliminating

certain foods from her diet,it cured many of her ailments.

Today, she helps others still enjoy

foods they crave,despite the restrictions.

In her cookbook Eat What You Love,

Danielle shares recipes you can make

without sacrificingflavor so you can spend

more time with family andfriends during the holidays.

- Well, please welcome toThe 700 Club Danielle Walker.

It's great to have you here.

- Thank you, it's so good to be here.

- Tell us a little bitabout what you experienced

in those years when youwere really not well.

- Yeah, so I was diagnosedwith ulcerative colitis,

which is mostly digestive symptoms.

but it also causes anemia.

And so I had to takemedical leave from my job.

I was unable to get out of bed

for weeks and months at a time.

I was in hospitals multipletimes during the year

on very debilitatingamounts of medications

and just was not getting better.

- You say in your cookbook,which we'll talk about

in a minute, that doctors told you

there was no connection between food

and what you were experiencing, but--

- They did.

- It wasn't until you started to change

your diet that you got better.

- Right, yeah, they saidthere was no connection.

It didn't cause, cure, or help.

And after I started changing my diet

and did an elimination diet,I noticed an improvement

in my symptoms within 24 to 48 hours.

It was pretty miraculous.- Wow, that quickly?

- Yeah, it was--- That's amazing.

- A very strong correlation.

- Well, the title of your book,

it's called Eat What You Love.

And most of us think ifwe have to do something

to adapt things in ourdiet that we're just

giving up flavor, giving uptraditions in our family.

And you have worked hard tokeep that from happening.

- Yes.- So, how do we

make the adjustments andenjoy the food we love?

- Well, use my recipes for one.

(Terry laughs)But yes, that was one

of the things that I didn't want to lose.

I didn't wanna lose traditionsand memories that I had

tied to food, because Ithink we all have a lot

of traditions tied to food.- Absolutely, I mean--

- And it's also what bringsus around the table together.

- That's what I was gonna say.

- And dietary restrictionscan divide people, too.

So, I have set out in mykitchen and in my cookbooks

to recreate all of thosekind of family favorites

and recreate them in a manner where,

whether or not you havedietary restrictions,

you can still enjoy the foods,

and they look like thefoods that you're used to.

- Let's start on this side.

What have you got on the end here?

- Well, so we wantedto provide a beverage.

This is a gingerbread latte, and it has

some gluten-free gingerbread cookie

kind of sprinkled around there.

But it's dairy-free, refined-sugar-free,

so it doesn't give you thatkind of sugar crash afterwards.

But it's still festive,and that's something

that people wanna still be able to enjoy.

- [Terry] And donuts?

- Donuts, yes.- Really?

- Yes, so they are nut-free.

They're gluten-free.

They're made with coconut flour.

- Awesome.- Some chocolate on top.

Yeah, I have such great memories

of eating donuts with my grandparents

or at church growing up, and so that's

something that I had to do formy kids to be able to enjoy.

- And this is so pretty.

- Yes.- You make your own bagels.

- I do, I do.

So, they're very easy.

You just bake them.

The shape comes from asilicone kind of mold.

And you just bake 'em in your oven.

And the great thing aboutall of these, really,

is that you can keep them in the freezer.

So, if you have unexpected guests,

or if you're going somewherefor breakfast and you

wanna pull a few things--- If you work and you just

wanna grab something out, you don't have

time to eat at home, how wonderful.

- Yes, and these are so great

for both breakfast or for lunch.

Because you don't have a lottagluten-free bread options,

you could pull that out andmake a nice sandwich on it

as well.- Well, before we

do anything here, let's scoot over here.

These are parfaits?

- Yes, so there's a smoothieon the bottom with acai,

which is really high in antioxidants.

And then we have, insteadof using a thickener,

like a wheat flour, I use chia seeds,

which are also very good for you,

high in protein and fiber.- Excellent.

- And so this will keep youfull throughout the day.

It's elegant enough to serve to guests,

but sometimes I put itin a jar and take it

in the car with me aswell, which is really nice.

- And yum.

- Yes, chocolate.- I don't know what

those are, but yes.- Who doesn't love chocolate?

- [Terry] I recognized it immediately.

- [Danielle] Yes,chocolate zucchini muffins.

So, there's some extra hidden

veggies in there for your kids.

You could do carrots as well.

- [Terry] That keeps it moist,

too, right?- It does, it keeps it

incredibly moist, very decadent.

Still has that dark chocolate flavor.

- Waffles?

- Yes, those are the waffles.

The great thing about those, too,

you can put them in the freezer,

pop 'em into a toaster, so you have a very

nice breakfast at any given moment.

- Okay, and on the end,

we've got some--- Yes, the last thing

are morning glory muffins.

- Ooh.- So, they are packed

with so many different things.

There's carrots and pineapple,

sunflower seeds.- Oh, wow.

- Yes, so they're--- That's awesome.

- Delicious and filling,which is the best part.

- So, this is all brunch goodies.

What are we doing with eggs here?

- Okay, so these are crustless quiche.

So, in this bowl, wehave some sweet potatoes,

bacon, sausage, some Swisschard, again, kind of getting in

some of those greens and vegetables.

I've already dumped somealmond milk in there,

but we can go ahead andput the coconut milk in.

- Okay, this is coconut milk.- And then we've got

some salt and pepper just for some flavor.

And then I will just carefullyspoon some of this in here.

And again, the cool thing about this is

you can really use whateveryou have in your fridge.

So, if you have spinach orkale or you have turkey bacon

or whatever it is, youcan just pack it full.

And then we will use the ladle here,

and we can just fill these up.

And I make a couple dozen ofthese at a time and then--

- I overfilled that--- That's okay.

- Obviously, but--- You know what, look, we can

go just like that.- There you go.

(Danielle laughs)- That's why we like this.

- Yes, exactly.- And do you do it

about 3/4 full?

Is that kinda the--- Yes, yes,

'cause they will puff up a bit.

So, you can eat these fresh,

but you can also keep them inthe freezer and pull whatever

you need out just for afast breakfast, but also--

- I love that idea.- An elegant breakfast.

- [Terry] Because a lot of us use that

breakfast bake at the holiday,

and so this is ayear-round breakfast bake.

- Yeah, and you couldmake this as a full-bake

casserole if you prefer,instead of the individual sizes.

But these are so nice just to keep

in the freezer and pull out.

- I'm sure.- But if you're

hosting a big gathering,

just bake it all in one dish.- You'd wanna

do it all together.

But again, a great and tasty breakfast.

I'm kinda slathering--- I know.

- This in here.- But you're going quickly.

- [Terry] I'm really better than this

at home, but I'm just--- You're going very quickly.

No, you know what?(Terry laughs)

It doesn't matter.

That's the nice thing.

So, I will take this back to the oven.

We have it preheated

to 350.- Do we need,

oh, there are--- I think, yes.

- Mitts back here, okay.- Yes, yes.

And I believe we have--- Let's take out

the real deal.- One already done.

- [Terry] Ooh.

- It's close, yes.- Ooh.

- So, you just wanna lookto make sure they're set.

We have some already out here.

Perfect, they smell so good.

And you really could do kind of whatever

veggie mix you want.- Oh, they smell heavenly.

- So, I know we have some out here over

on this little tray--- This is the--

- So you can see them.- Finished product.

- Yes.

- So, you can just freeze these,

pop them out when you want one.

- Exactly.- Microwave them

at the office, and you're good to go.

- Exactly, exactly.- Awesome.

- [Danielle] You have a healthy breakfast,

and a breakfast elegant enoughto serve holiday guests.

- Well, you all know I collect cookbooks.

This is another prettyone, I just wanna say.

Danielle's book iscalled Eat What You Love.

It's filled with amazing recipes

and all the informationyou need to know about

any ingredients thatshe's substituting for.

It's available wherever books are sold.

You can also find recipes for this

festive Christmas brunch at

And if you'd like to seemore of Danielle's story

on our Facebook page, justgo to


- Thank you.- Thank you.

- Thank you so much for--- What a great job.

- Being here.- You've showed us so much in

such a short period of time.- Yes, lots of options.

- Okay, cookbook, great gift for somebody

in your family, or maybe just you.


- Well, still ahead, a boy from a strict

Buddhist family discovers who Jesus is.

Watch how both he and hisparents become Christians.

That's coming up later, so stay with us.

(gentle music)

(dramatic orchestral music)

- Welcome back to Washingtonfor this CBN Newsbreak.

French police shot and killed the suspect

in an attack at a Christmasmarket in Strasbourg.

France's interior ministersaid police spotted

29-year-old Cherif Chekatt Thursday

in a residential neighborhood.

They moved to arresthim, but he opened fire.

Cameras captured the immediateaftermath of the shootout.

The suspect reportedlyshouted Allahu Akbar

before shouting into the crowd

at the Christmas village Tuesday,

killing three and wounding 12 others.

Well, Operation Blessing is working

with Christian refugees in Jordan

to help them transitionback into normal life.

The war in Syria and Iraq became

an international refugee crisis

as millions of persecutedChristians fled their homes.

Operation Blessing ishelping Christian families

get access to education, healthcare,

food, and vocational training.

Teams are also providingmore than 200 students

with quality education and a daily meal.

Suffering Christian families now have hope

and a place to freely worship.

Well, you can find out moreabout Operation Blessing

by going to its website at

Gordon and Terry will be back with more

of The 700 Club right after this.

(dramatic orchestral music)

("Joy to the World" by Isaac Watts)

- Well, in Thailand, a young boy

went to church for the first time

because he heard theywere showing cartoons.

Well, the cartoon was CBN's Superbook.

When this boy saw it, heprayed to become a Christian,

and soon his Buddhistfamily did so as well.

- [Narrator] Goe grew up in a strict

Buddhist family in Thailand.

But when he heard about a fun activity

at a Christian church nearhis home, he got curious.

That's where he saw CBN'sSuperbook for the first time.

(speaking in a foreign language)

- [Translator] It was very exciting.

I watched David killGoliath with a small stone.

I learned that God canhelp us do great things.

- [Narrator] Even though it was his

first time at church, Goe prayed along

with his teacher afterthe Superbook episode.

- [Translator] I prayed thatJesus will forgive my sins.

I invited Him to come inside my heart.

I was so happy thatJesus came into my life.

- [Narrator] Then he went home

to tell his mom about his decision.

- [Translator] I told her thestory of David and Goliath,

and I said, "Mom, did youknow that God can help us

"to do great things if wehave Him in our heart?"

- [Narrator] Goe's momimmediately noticed there was

something different abouther son and secretly wished

that she had the samejoy that she saw in him.

(speaking in a foreign language)

- [Translator] My heart was always heavy.

We often went to the temple to receive

a blessing, but when we got home,

I felt like I was all alone in the dark.

- [Narrator] The next week, Goe invited

his mom to go with him to church.

- [Translator] I listenedto him, and he was right.

Going to church filled me with joy.

- [Narrator] Two weekslater, both of Goe's parents

went to church and prayedto become Christians.

- [Translator] I'm so glad that we can

worship God together as a family.

- [Narrator] Recently,Goe's parents started

a Bible study in theirhome, where they share

Jesus with other Buddhistfamily members and friends.

- [Translator] It allstarted with Superbook.

Superbook showed me thatGod is able to do anything.

- Superbook, it's a wonderful thing.

It's evangelistic, it'sdiscipleship, it's educational.

And best part, kids love to watch it.

And when they watch it, theyget the message of the Bible.

They're getting the stories of the Bible.

If you wanna be a part of this,

part of taking the storiesof the Bible to the children

of the world, we're nowin over 43 languages.

We're on our way tobreaking the initial target

of 55 languages for season one.

But there's a broadcastmap where you can see

all the different placeswe're broadcasting

season one, season two, now season three.

We're finishing production on season four,

getting ready for seasonfive, and we need your help.

Here's what we need.

We need you to join the Superbook Club,

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How much is it?

Well, it's $25 a month.

And when you join right now,in celebration of Christmas,

we have a special Christmas offer.

We'll send you six DVDsfor a gift of $25 or more.

There's two episodes here.

One is the First Christmas,and that's part of season one,

but our latest episode, whichis Jesus Feeds the Hungry.

It's wonderful story.

It's yours when you join.

So if you wanna be apart of it, call us now.


Say, I wanna join the Superbook Club,

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- Well, up next, worshipleader Roy Fields joins us.

He's gonna discuss the revelation

that inspired his new Christmassong, Emmanuel Has Come.

Plus, he's gonna perform live after this.

(uplifting orchestral music)

(festive instrumental music)

- Well, Roy Fields had a busy travel

and ministering schedulehere in the US and abroad.

And then he took some concentratedtime to seek the Lord.

That's when he received a powerful

revelation about Emmanuel.

- [Narrator] Christianrecording artist Roy Fields

and his wife, Melanie,had a comfortable life

with good jobs, a nice home,and two growing children.

Then in 2005, they left that life behind

to pursue God's callinginto full-time ministry.

Traveling around the country,Roy encouraged people

to draw closer to God in worship.

Since then, they'vereleased several albums,

and today, Roy welcomesthe Christmas season

with his new song, Emmanuel Has Come.

(gentle music)

- Well, please welcome back to

The 700 Club my dear friend Roy Fields.

And it's great to have you.- Hey, man.

- Hey.- Good to see ya.

- Yeah, so how'd ya gettime for a sabbatical?

- It was time.

It was time, from traveling all

over the place and just seeing the world.

We've been to 41 countries now,my wife and I and our kids.

I came back from Brazil, Gordon.

I was with 40,000 people in the stadium.

I'm living the dream.

God's calling me to preachand sing and all this.

And I thought, this is great.

Everything's great.

And the Lord was like, yeah,

I need to talk to you for a minute.

- Oh.- Let's have a conversation.

And I started realizingthat part of my life--

- That sounds like it'sgonna be a bad conversation.

- No, it was a good conversation.

It felt bad because--

- [Gordon] It's like you're being summoned

to the principal's office.

- I think so, which was commonfor me when I was a kid.

(both laugh)

But yeah, and I juststarted seeking the Word

like I never did before,and I had this hunger

for God that, it went deeperthan what I thought I had.

And it's like the Lord chimedin as a Father and said,

if you stopped whatyou're doing right now,

it will never change my love for you.

And it was like, you could goto Cape Town, South Africa,

and get a house and live onthe farm right now and stop

what you're doing, and Iwould not be upset with you.

And I realized that a lotwhat I was doing in ministry

was trying to fill a void ofwhat was empty in my own heart.

And I wanted God to be happywith me, and I felt like

if I wasn't out there workingand doing the ministry

and doing stuff, Hewasn't that happy with me.

That really happened.

And I got a revelation.

I started realizing, this isrelational more than I thought.

It messed me up something pretty awful,

and then it was glorious.

So it was like a glorious,frightening experience.

Best way I can put it.

- M'kay.

How would you encourage people

to take that kind of sabbatical?

'Cause when you get involvedin ministry, it tends

to accelerate, and thebusyness tends to accelerate.

- Right, which you're no stranger to.

- No.

You gotta be intentional.

- There's a balance that I'm learning.

As you get older, you learn to not be

so aggressive in the sense of that

you have to go save the world.

You have to be at rest withyour relationship with God.

And if you're not,sometimes, like you said,

we take that ministry side of things,

and we believe that that'swhat's keeping the Lord happy,

that's what's making Himpleased and everything.

He's not a task master.

He's our Heavenly Father.

And I would say to somebodythat's looking like,

how do I do something likethis, it's really getting quiet.

And there's a Scripture that says,

be still and know that I am God.

Be still in Hebrew means to relax.

In 2018, it means to chill outand just know that He's God.

He's not just with you.

He's in you.

Which is what Emmanuel HasCome is all about, too,

is that I started realizingEmmanuel means God with us.

And that means that He cannotbe Emmanuel without us.

- [Gordon] That is profound.

- He has married Himself to us.

There is no way we could run from Him.

It's impossible.

And I started seeingthat revelation, Gordon,

and it started blowing my mind.

You know how it says, be transformed

by the renewing of your mind?

If I could just reinterpret that,

I think it's, be transformedby the blowing of your mind.

Because the heart is always trying

to speak to us, which iswhere God operates in,

and our mind keeps saying,you're not good enough.

You gotta do more.

You have to do this, get this done.

And our hearts--- Well, I found for me

in my busyness was more aboutme than it was about God,

that I felt I neededto be busy just for me.

It wasn't about Him.

And I had to really change that.

Is this about Him, or is it about me?

'Cause if it's about Him, thenit's about knowing Him more.

- [Roy] Yeah.

- And that requires time.

You can't have relationship--

- No.- Without time.

- And there's a rest there.

- Oh, yeah.- There's a peace there.

I started looking at John 1.

In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was withGod, and the Word was God.

Well, we know John 1:14 says, the Word

became flesh, which makes the Word Jesus.

So, I started seeing something different.

The word with in Greek is pros.

Pros means face-to-face.

That gives a little bit more revelation

to what John the Apostle was saying to us.

And I saw it.

I felt like I had a Johnmoment, a Paul moment.

And it was like, I heard it like this now.

In the beginning was Jesus,and Jesus was face-to-face

with His Father, and Jesus was His Father.

- The reflection, a perfect reflection.

- Correct.

- They're giving me a hard wrap

because we've gotta hear the song.

So, I'm gonna release you right now.

You've gotta go to the stage.

We're gonna hear your song.

This is the great revelation.

His song is called Emmanuel Has Come.

To find more informationon how to get the song,

all you have to do is go to

And if you'd like to hear more from Roy,

just go to our Facebook page.


And now here is Roy Fieldssinging Emmanuel Has Come.

("Emmanuel Has Come" by Roy Fields)

♪ Christmas bells are ringing ♪

♪ Earth and Heaven singing ♪

♪ All creation stands in awe ♪

♪ Christ has come to save us all ♪

♪ Emmanuel ♪

♪ God with us ♪

♪ Emmanuel ♪

♪ God's own Son ♪

♪ Morning starts and wrapped in dust ♪

♪ Left His throne and proved His love ♪

♪ Born to save, yet lived to die ♪

♪ Innocence would give His life ♪

♪ Emmanuel ♪

♪ God with us ♪

♪ Emmanuel ♪

♪ God's own Son ♪

♪ Emmanuel ♪

♪ God with us ♪

♪ Emmanuel ♪

♪ God's own Son ♪

♪ He is our counselor ♪

♪ Our Prince of Peace ♪

♪ Our great I Am ♪

♪ He is our King of Kings ♪

♪ The mighty God and the everlasting one ♪

♪ Emmanuel has come ♪

♪ Emmanuel has come ♪

♪ He is our counselor ♪

♪ Our Prince of Peace ♪

♪ Our great I Am ♪

♪ He is our King of Kings ♪

♪ The mighty God and the everlasting one ♪

♪ Emmanuel has come ♪

♪ Emmanuel has come ♪

♪ Come and see it, now behold ♪

♪ The Lamb of God, our promise told ♪

♪ And worship ♪



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