Homekeepers – Gene Edwards, Christian Author


♪ ♪ MUSIC ♪ ♪ MUSIC ♪ ♪ MUSIC ♪ CLOSED CAPTIONING FOR HOMEKEEPERS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY AND IT IS PRESENTED BY THE STAFF OF THE CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA. ♪ MUSIC ♪>>ARTHELENE: HI THERE AND WELCOME AND WELCOME TO HOMEKEEPERS, I AM SO GLAD TO BE WITH YOU TODAY, IT WOULD BE A GOOD DAY IN FLORIDA AND I PRAY THAT WOULD BE A GOOD DAY WHERE YOU ARE. I THINK THAT WE HAVE GOT A VERY SPECIAL PROGRAM TODAY FOR YOU BUT BEFORE THAT I WANT TO WELCOME YOU, I SAY THIS EVERY DAY BUT I AM CONSCIOUS OF THE FACT THAT WE HAVE BRAND-NEW VIEWERS EVERY DAY, AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU ARE SPECIAL FOR THE REGULAR ONES AND EARLIER TODAY I WAS IN MY OFFICE I WAS READING THE MOST PRECIOUS MAIL, AND WE WERE JUST POURING OVER THAT AND WE WERE SO THANKFUL FOR THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND YOU SEND THE OFFERINGS AND YOU WILL TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE A NOTE OF APPRECIATION AND THE WANT YOU TO KNOW, THAT WE DO APPRECIATE YOU AND RETURN AND MY GUEST TODAY WOULD BE VERY SPECIAL, PERHAPS, ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE WRITERS, AND HIS NAME WOULD BE JEAN EDWARDS, AND HIS NAME WOULD BE LEGENDARY AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLD AND IN THE WORLD OF WRITING, AND HIS BOOKS OF HAD, AND IMPACT ON MY LIFE AND I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THAT WITH HIM, INDIVIDUALLY, AND I CANNOT TELL YOU ABOUT THAT NOW BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU WERE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE NEWEST BOOK, IT IS CALLED, “STORIES I LOVE TO TELL.” AND THERE IS NO BOOK LIKE IT AND I WILL GIVE YOU A SUGGESTION BEFORE HE JOINS ME, AND THAT WOULD BE, AND GO PURCHASE A CASE OF THESE BOOKS AND HAVE THEM READY TO GIVE OUT FOR A GIFT AND THAT WOULD BE NOTHING LIKE THIS BOOK. I WOULD BE SPEAKING ABOUT THAT BUT BEFORE I DO–STEPHANIE, AND HER FRIEND, THEY HAVE MADE SOME VERY BEAUTIFUL CRAFTS, AND THIS WOULD BE CALLED A CRAFT SPECIAL. AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AND THIS IS SO ARTSY, AND STEPHANIE AND HER FRIEND BRANDY?>>AND THIS WOULD BE ANOTHER GREAT DAY AND WE HAVE GOT BRANDY BACK, AND SHE HAS GOT SOME AMAZING NEW PRODUCTS AND SHE CAN TALK ABOUT HER COMPANY, AND BY HER PRODUCTS, AND SHE CAN TALK ABOUT MAKING SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE AMAZING THAT YOU CAN ORDER IT, SO TELL ME WHAT YOU HAVE.>>GUEST: AND I’VE GOT MY BUSINESS, AND I DESIGNED INDEPENDENTLY, AND I USE THE PASTE AND THE INK, TO DO A LOT OF MY WORK AND I MAKE THE BUNDLES SO LIKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU COULD DO IT AT HOME.>>STEPHANIE: I WOULD BE SO EXCITED ABOUT IT AND LOOK OUT OF THE PICTURE. AND YOU COULD MAKE SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS AND I’M MAKING MY GIFTS.>>GUEST: AND SINCE MOTHER’S DAY WOULD BE COMING UP AND I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE MAKE– AND WE COULD MAYBE MAKE A T TOWEL THIS WOULD BE SO EASY, AND WE HAVE GOT SOME TRANSFERS SILK SCREENING, AND YOU COULD MAYBE GET ABOUT 10 USES OUT OF IT.>>STEPHANIE: AND THAT WOULD MEAN SO MUCH TO ME.>>GUEST: AND YES, WHEN YOU LOVE THIS, THAT WOULD BE SO GREAT, AND YOU WILL JUST TAKE THE TRANSFER THEN YOU WOULD PUT THIS DOWN ON THE SURFACE, AND THEN IN THIS CASE, I WOULD BE USING A COTTON TOWEL. AND WHEN YOU USE THE INK, AND WE WOULD HAVE THE BACKING MATERIAL YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU PUT IT BACK, AND YOU DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO BLEED THROUGH. AND YOU JUST WANT TO PUT THIS DOWN AND YOU COULD PUT THIS DOWN BECAUSE YOU WANT TO MAKE IT IS SECURE BUT IT IS STILL STICKY. AND I WANT YOU TO SEE OUR INK.>>STEPHANIE: SO WE HAVE THE INK AND THE PASTE? AND MAYBE SOMETHING LIKE YOU WOULD USE ON A CHALKBOARD? AND THEN YOU WOULD USE THIS ON THE CLOTH?>>GUEST: YES AND MAYBE BAKEWARE OR GLASSWARE, AND YOU COULD SET THIS WITH HEAT AND MAKE IT PERMANENT. AND SO YOU WANT TO GET THE INK ON THIS. AND THIS WOULD BE SO PRETTY FOR THE SPRING AND I LOVE IT. I HAVE MADE SO MANY THINGS WITH THIS COLOR ALREADY.>>STEPHANIE: OH, YES THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING.>>GUEST: I WOULD BE PUTTING TOGETHER SOME WONDERFUL BUNDLES FOR MY PEOPLE.>>STEPHANIE: AND YOU KNOW THIS WOULD BE SO SIMPLE AND TELL ME WHAT TO BUY, AND I DON’T WANT TO GO THROUGH EVERYTHING SO JUST TELL ME.>>GUEST: AND SO WE HAVE THE INK. AND THEN YOU WANT TO KEEP IT AND SAVE IT FOR THE NEXT PROJECT. AND SO YOU COULD PUT THIS ALL ON HERE THIS WOULD GO SUCH A LONG WAY AND THIS WOULD BE SO BEAUTIFUL ♪ AND WE COULD HAVE SOME BAKING SPOONS AND YES YOU CAN WORK AT IT.>>STEPHANIE: AND THIS WOULD BE SO GOOD, AND SO EASY MY GOODNESS.>>GUEST: AND YOU CAN LINE IT UP AND WE WANT TO USE THE SHIMMERING GOLD. AND WE HAVE THIS, AND WE HAVE SHIMMERING COLORS, AND WE HAVE THE GOLD AND THE COPPER AND THE SILVER. AND YOU KNOW, AND SO YOU WILL JUST TAKE THIS.>>STEPHANIE: AND THIS I COULD DO THIS FOR MANY HOURS BECAUSE IT IS SO THERAPEUTIC. . AND I’M SURE YOU MIGHT SIT>>GUEST: I DO. AND YOU KNOW, AND THE INK IS NOT SO FORGIVING AND STAY WITHIN THE TRANSFER, AND YOU KNOW AND YOU COULD WASH AWAY THE PASTE, BUT YOU WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE EDGES, AND YOU WANT TO SCRAPE IT ON HERE, AND THEN YOU WANT TO GET A NICE THIN LAYER AND COVER THE SILK SCREENING SURFACE.>>STEPHANIE: THIS WOULD BE MY THERAPY TODAY. AND THEN YOU CAN APPEAL THIS RIGHT OFF. THIS WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN.>>GUEST: AND YES AND THIS WOULD BE SO EASY.>>STEPHANIE: AND THIS WOULD BE AFFORDABLE LET ME SAY THAT, I LOOKED UP THE PRICES AND I WAS LIKE, I AM ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT THE PRICES.>>GUEST: AND I DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THIS OFF AND I DON’T WANT THE INK TO BLEED THROUGH BUT THIS WOULD BE SO EASY AND TO SET THIS PROMINENTLY, YOU KNOW, AND YOU CAN IRON IT AND THAT THIS WOULD BE COMPLETELY PERMANENT, AFTER FOUR MINUTES AND YOU COULD PUT THIS IN YOUR WASHING MACHINE.>>STEPHANIE: AND YES AND WE LOVE ANYTHING THAT OUR BABY MIGHT MAKE, EVEN IF THEY WOULD BE 50. AND MAYBE YOU WANT SOMETHING FROM YOUR MAMA. AND THIS WOULD BE THE BEST GIFT.>>GUEST: IT WOULD BE SO EASY AND SO FAST.>>STEPHANIE: AND THIS IS WHAT I LOVE, AND YOU ARE NOT WASTING A LOT.>>GUEST: AND THIS WOULD GO SUCH A LONG WAY. AND THIS WOULD LAST YOU A LONG TIME.>>STEPHANIE: AND WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU AND I’M SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU. ALL OF THE INFORMATION WOULD BE UP ON THE SCREEN SO CHECK IT OUT AND GET SOME STUFF, AND GET SOME LADIES TOGETHER. AND YOU KNOW YOU COULD INVITE THEM OVER, AND BE HOSPITABLE.>>GUEST: AND THIS WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN SO YOU CAN DO THIS YOURSELF AT HOME.>>STEPHANIE: AND CHECK HER OUT ON FACEBOOK AND WE CAN CHECK YOU OUT THE NEXT TIME.>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>SILENCE>>ARTHELENE: I THANK YOU STEPHANIE AND BRANDY, AND WHAT A GREAT WORK THEY ARE DOING AND ON THE TOP OF THE PROGRAM, I SAID I WAS SO HAPPY TO HAVE ON OUR PROGRAM TO THE VIEWERS, I’VE GOT GENE EDWARDS, AND HE IS AN AUTHOR AND A PASTOR AT A MISSIONARY IN ALL OF THE ABOVE SO LET ME TELL YOU A STORY, GENE.>>GUEST: ALL RIGHT YOU WOULD LIKE THIS.>>ARTHELENE: AND YOU KNOW ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO AND I WENT DOWN TO BOCA RATON, AND THAT WAS MAYBE A LABOR DAY, I WAS GOING TO BE WITH MY FAMILY AND I WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH, AND ON THE TABLE THAT WOULD BE A BOOK CALLED THE TALE OF THREE KINGS. I PICKED IT UP AND I BEGAN TO READ THE BOOK, AND I DID NOT TALK TO ANYBODY ALL WEEKEND. I WAS A HORRIBLE GUEST AND I READ THE BOOK, I READ THE BOOK ON THE PLANE AND THAT WOULD BE MY INTRODUCTION TO YOU. AND I HAVE GIVEN THAT BOOK TO SO MANY PEOPLE. AND I CAN THANK YOU FOR THAT BOOK.>>GUEST: AND WELL, I’M VERY STUNNED, AND I THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>ARTHELENE: ALL RIGHT NOW LET ME GO HERE, AND LET ME GO TO THE BEGINNING AT YOUR FATHER, AND HE WAS A WORKER IN LOUISIANA IN THE OIL FIELDS? AND I’M SURE THAT WOULD BE A VERY HARD JOB.>>GUEST: IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS AND HARD JOB YES, YES, AND MY FATHER AND HE COULD NOT READ ALL RIGHT, AND HE COULD HARDLY DO, AND YOU KNOW, I WAS BORN, AND I CAN REMEMBER, I CAN REMEMBER THE LAST DAYS OF HIS LIFE, AND PEOPLE WOULD CALL HIM OUT FROM SAUDI ARABIA, AND THEY WANTED HIM FOR SOME WISDOM, AND THEY WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO FIX THINGS, BECAUSE OF THE MEN AND THEY HAD DEGREES, AND THEY WERE DEGREED, YOU KNOW, THEY HAD DEGREES IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING AND HE WAS SO BRILLIANT.>>ARTHELENE: AND WHAT I KNOW ABOUT YOUR LIFE, OF YOUR MOTHER ALSO, YES, AND YOU KNOW THAT WOULD BE LIKE A MIRACLE FAMILY, AND YOUR MOTHER, SHE WAS SO VERY BRILLIANT, BUT SHE HAD A VERY LITTLE OPPORTUNITY. AND SHE WOULD TAKE ANY EDUCATION WHEREVER SHE COULD GET IT.>>GUEST: YES, THAT WOULD BE RIGHT. I WILL TELL YOU ARTHELENE, AND NOW THAT I WOULD BE OLDER, I SOMETIMES WONDER WHO I WOULD BE, OUTSIDE MY MOTHER AND MY FATHER. AND YOU KNOW AND I DID NOT FEEL THAT WAY WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, AND I DID NOT FEEL THAT AND I DID NOT FEEL THAT INFLUENCE BUT TODAY, I FEEL LIKE, AND MOST OF ME, IT WOULD BE MY MOTHER, AND THE REST ME WOULD BE MY FATHER. AND YOU KNOW, AND THAT WOULD BE SO MUCH GRATITUDE IN MY LIFE. AND IT WOULD BE INCREDIBLE.>>ARTHELENE: AND WHEN YOU JUST LOOK AT, AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATISTICS, AND WHAT CHANCE, WHAT CHANCE WOULD YOU HAVE HAD THE EDUCATION THAT YOU HAVE HAD. AND YOU WERE IN COLLEGE AT 15?>>GUEST: I WAS IN COLLEGE AT 15 AND THAT WOULD BE CORRECT. AND I GIVE THAT TO MY MOTHER, AND SHE WAS A WOMAN AND SHE LOVED EDUCATION. AND THAT WOULD BE NOBODY ELSE LIKE ME AND MY FAMILY. I AM WHAT I AM, AND EVERYBODY ELSE, AND THEY HAVE LIVED A PRETTY MUNDANE LIFE. AND NO MATTER WHAT PART OF THE TREE YOU WOULD GO UP AND THEN YOU HAVE ME, AND YOU KNOW, I HAVE HAD ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE LIVES.>>ARTHELENE: AND HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU WRITTEN?>>GUEST: I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT 33 BOOKS.>>ARTHELENE: AND HAVE YOU WRITTEN A BIOGRAPHY? MAY BE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY?>>GUEST: I WON’T LET ANYBODY DO THAT, I WOULD BE HOPING THAT MAYBE I COULD HAVE ONE WRITTEN AND RELEASED AFTER I AM DEAD. I HAVE GOT A LOT TO SAY AND ESPECIALLY TO THE MINISTERS, AND I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THE FOOLISHNESS THAT WOULD COME WHEN I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT MY FEELINGS.>>ARTHELENE: AND I THINK YOU WOULD MAKE A VERY GOOD MOVIE IN YOUR LIFE. ALL RIGHT LET ME SEE, AND HOW COULD A BOOK, AND WHY WOULD YOU CALL THE BOOK A CLASSIC? WOULD THAT BE THE SELLING NUMBERS?>>GUEST: NO, THAT WOULD NOT BE THAT WAY AT ONE OF THE LAST BIG MEGA-BOOKS, AND ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS, IT WAS THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE, AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ONES, AND ALSO THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH. AND THOSE BOOKS, YOU KNOW, AND THEY CAN BE SOLD LIKE CRAZY IT WOULD BE UNBELIEVABLE. BUT MAYBE YOU WOULD GO INTO A BOOKSTORE TODAY, TO PERCH, MAYBE THE BOOK LEFT BEHIND, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE IT IN STOCK AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO ORDER IT AND THAT IS ANOTHER CLASSIC THAT IS GONE. A CLASSIC, AND YOU KNOW THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED A BOOK AND WHEN IT IS PUBLISHED IT WILL DO THIS–, AND MAYBE THEY DO THIS BUT THAT WOULD BE LIKE CS LEWIS, AND THEY GO ABOUT THIS HIGH. AND YOU KNOW THEY NEVER STOP SELLING. YOU KNOW, AND IT GOES ON FOREVER. AND I GET A CHECK EVERY FOUR MONTHS, AND ME AND MY WIFE AND WE WILL SIT DOWN AND WE WILL GUESS HOW MUCH IT MIGHT BE, YOU KNOW AND WE ARE NEVER MORE THAN $500 OFF.>>ARTHELENE: ALL RIGHT AND WHEN YOUR BOOK WAS WRITTEN, THE TALE OF THREE KINGS.>>GUEST: IT WOULD BE THE PRISONER. AND YES, AND THEN OTHER THAN CS LEWIS, I DON’T KNOW OF ANY OTHER AUTHOR WHO HAS PRODUCED THREE BOOKS. I HAVE WRITTEN TWO OTHER BOOKS, AND THEY DON’T HAVE MY NAME ON THEM. AND I CANNOT TELL YOU THE NAMES OF THOSE BOOKS BUT THEY WOULD BE CLASSICS.>>ARTHELENE: AND WILL YOU TELL ME AFTER WE ARE OFF OF THE AIR?>>GUEST: ALL RIGHT I CAN TELL YOU OFF OF THE AIR I WILL TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE. I WILL TELL YOU ONE HIT, AND I CAN TELL YOU A LOT, IN FACT. AND THE BOOKS, AND THEY CAME OUT ABOUT 350 YEARS AGO. AND THEY SOLD FOR, AND YOU KNOW, AND THEY WERE STILL AFTER 250 YEARS THEY WERE THE TOP FOUR BESTSELLERS IN THE MILITARY. BUT NOBODY EVER PUT THEM BACK IN THE MODERN ENGLISH. I COULD NOT FIND ONE OF THEM ANYWHERE. AND I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’VE EVER HEARD OF THIS, AND THAT WOULD BE LIKE A BIG PIECE OF JELLY, AND YOU PUT THE WRITINGS ON IT MAYBE WITH THE STENCIL, AND THEN YOU PUT THE PAPER OVER IT AND THEN YOU PULL IT OFF AND THEN THIS BIBLE WRITING ON IT. I HAVE A COPY OF THE BOOK, AND YOU KNOW, I’VE GOT A BIG STACK OF ALL PARCHMENTS. AND THE OTHER ONE WOULD BE THE SAME WAY. AND THEY WERE VERY MUCH SPIRITUAL CLASSICS. I FOUND OUT WHY. AND YOU KNOW AND NOBODY REALLY COULD UNDERSTAND.>>ARTHELENE: AND I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THAT.>>GUEST: I CANNOT TELL YOU NOW, BUT TODAY, THEY WOULD BE BACK IN THE PLACE WHERE THEY SELL. I WOULD IMAGINE THEY WOULD LAST A FEW MORE YEARS.>>ARTHELENE: AND I AM SPEAKING WITH GENE EDWARDS, AND WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE NEW BOOK FROM THE WEBSITE AND YOU COULD GET IT, YOU COULD GET THIS AT ALL OF THE MAJOR BOOK SITES, AND WHERE YOU COULD GET THE BOOKS LIKE BARNES & NOBLE’S. AND MAYBE THIS WOULD BE YOUR NEWEST ONE? AND THIS WOULD BE THE STORIES I LOVE TO TELL AND I LOVE THE COVER OF THE BOOK.>>GUEST: AND THAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COVER I HAVE EVER SEEN, AND I DON’T CARE OF THIS IS MINE.>>ARTHELENE: IT GRABBED ME AND WHEN I SAID AT THE TOP OF THE PROGRAM, WHAT A GIFT, AND MAYBE YOU WOULD PURCHASE THESE FOR CHRISTMAS AND THIS WOULD BE THE KIND OF GIFT, AND THERE ARE SHORT STORIES. AND MANY OF THEM YOU WANT TO READ TWICE AND THIS WOULD BE A BOOK YOU WOULD WANT TO HANG AROUND AND WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA?>>GUEST: THOMAS NELSON CALLED ME AND I HAD NOT PUBLISHED WITH THEM, AND THEN SOMEONE SAID, AND THEY SAID WE WOULD LIKE TO DO A BOOK, AND THEY WANTED A FEW MONTHS. AND I THOUGHT I CANNOT DO IT I SAID MAYBE IT COULD MAYBE TWO OR THREE YEARS TO WRITE A BOOK, AND I SAID YOU COULD CALL ME IN THREE YEARS. AND THERE IS, AND THEN THEY SAID, THERE IS SOMETHING YOU COULD DO. AND THEN I SAID I CAN TELL MAYBE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN STORIES EVER TOLD. AND I READ SO MUCH, I HAVE GOT A LIBRARY, AS MOST COLLEGES, AS BIG AS MOST COLLEGES THAT WOULD BE ON THE SMALLER SIDE. I SAID I WILL GIVE IT A TRY. AND I SAT DOWN, I BEGAN TO PICK UP STORIES, AND I WAS FEELING, AND I WAS THINKING THIS MIGHT CHANGE SOMEONE’S LIFE AND TRANSFORM SOMEONE’S LIFE.>>ARTHELENE: AND WE ARE SPEAKING ABOUT TWO OR THREE PAGES? IN THE STORIES? AND YES, AND THIS WOULD BE SO GOOD AND THIS WOULD BE SO CONVENIENT, AND YOU COULD MAYBE READ A STORY YOU KNOW, AND MAYBE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES.>>GUEST: AND SOME OF THEM WOULD BE AN AMAZING THING, AND THERE WAS THE MAN, AND THERE WAS A GIRL, AND SHE STAYED IN MY HOME FOR MANY YEARS, AND I KNEW SHE WAS HOPELESS. BUT I GAVE UP ON HER. AND TODAY SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST RADIANT CHRISTIANS I HAVE EVER KNOWN. YOU CANNOT JUST EVER BE SURE HOW A STORY MIGHT TURN OUT. AND ONES THAT I HAVE GOING, AND SOMEBODY ASKED ME ABOUT THIS ONE, THE WOMAN THAT WOULD BE DOING THE TYPING FOR ME ON MY BOOK. AND THAT WOULD JUST BE 25 STORIES BUT WE DO HAVE 26 IN THE BOOK. HER DAUGHTER CAME DOWN WITH CANCER, CANCER OF THE HEART.>>ARTHELENE: OH, MY WORD.>>GUEST: YES. I HAD NEVER HEARD OF IT.>>ARTHELENE: ME EITHER.>>GUEST: AND THIS WAS ALL IN THE HEART, AND SHE WANTED EVERYBODY TO PRAY, AND THEY WANTED HER CHURCH TO PRAY, AND YOU KNOW, AND YOU KNOW, WE WERE WAITING FOR THE DAY WHEN THE SURGEONS CAME IN, AND THEY SAID, AT THE REQUEST OF EVERYONE WHO WOULD BE IN THIS HOSPITAL ROOM, THEY WANT YOU TO COME IN THE ROOM. AND I HAD NEVER HEARD OF ANYTHING LIKE THAT AND YOU WOULD NEVER GOING WHEN OPERATING ROOM AND THEY WANTED ME TO GO IN, I WENT IN. AND THE DOCTOR SAID, LOOK, AND WE HAVE TAKEN THESE THIS MORNING, YOUR DAUGHTER HAS— AH, THERE IS THE CANCER, OF THE HEART OF THE CANCER OF THE LIVER. IT IS RIGHT THERE. AND WE WANT YOU NOW TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE, AND WHAT WE HAVE TAKEN SO PLEASE GO THROUGH THIS AND LOOK. AND HE SAID, I KNOW WHAT CANCER LOOKS LIKE, I SEE IT EVERY DAY. I HAVE SEEN THE CANCER, I HAVE SEEN CANCER IN THE LIVER AND THE HEART, AND I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT YOUR DAUGHTER AT THIS MOMENT SHE HAS NO CANCER IN THE BODY AT ALL ANYWHERE.>>ARTHELENE: THAT GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS. MY GOODNESS AND THAT WOULD BE IN THE BOOK? AND I CANNOT GIVE IT AWAY, BUT GET THIS, AND THIS WOULD BE A MIRACLE STORY, AND YOU MEET HELEN KELLER IN JERUSALEM, AT THE GARDEN TOMB? AND THAT WOULD BE IN HERE, TOO. AND THAT WOULD BE STORIES, ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND MARRIAGE YOUR HEALTH, AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?>>GUEST: ME AND HELEN, AND WE WOULD BE MARRIED NEXT MONTH– FOR 64 YEARS, AND WERE GOING TO BE GOING INTO 65 YEARS. AND THIS IS THE BLESSING OF THE LORD GOD. AND MAY I JUST SAY, AND MAYBE GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW, BRIEFLY. WHEN WE WERE KIDS– THERE WAS A TELEVISION, AND IT WAS, IT HAD A SMALL SCREEN ABOUT THAT BIG, DO YOU REMEMBER? AND YOU COULD GET THREE STATIONS, THE MAJOR STATIONS, NBC, CBS AND ABC, AND WE HAD GOTTEN A LARGER SCREEN. AND THEY WERE ALL PLAYING MCCARTHY HEARINGS, HOWEVER, AND THEY WERE BLANKING OUT EVERYBODY ELSE AND WE HAD BEEN INVITED BY NBC TO BE ON THE MORNING PROGRAM, AND THAT WAS, A TIME THAT WE COULD BE THERE AND WE WERE GOING TO BE MARRIED WITH A PROGRAM CALLED BRIDE AND GROOM ON NBC AND WE WERE GOING TO BE MARRIED. AND THEY TOLD ME, AND YOU KNOW, YOU WILL HAVE THE FILM AND I STILL HAVE THE FILM OF THE WEDDING, HOWEVER, AND THERE WAS A MAN IN TEXAS WHO WAS WORKING WITH NBC. AND HE SAID HE WAS PULLING THE HEARINGS. AND YOU KNOW, AND HE SAID TEXAS CAN SEE THE WEDDING OF THE YOUNG COUPLE, OUT OF THE STATE OF TEXAS. AND THEN THE NEXT MORNING, AND JUST BEFORE WE GOT INTO THE STUDIO, NBC MADE A DECISION TO PULL OFF OF THE AIR THE MCCARTHY HEARINGS. AND THERE WAS JUST ONE TV STATION, AND THAT PEOPLE WERE SO TIRED OF IT. AND THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE ON THE TV. AND THEY TURNED THE TV SET ON IN THAT MORNING, HE NBC WAS LIVE, WITH THE PROGRAM BRIDE AND GROOM, AND ME AND MY WIFE WERE MARRIED.>>ARTHELENE: AND SO YOU HAD, AND I’M SURE YOU HAD 1 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHING, AND THERE WERE NO OTHER STATIONS.>>GUEST: DID THERE WERE 10 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHING, AND ACCORDING TO THE RATING FROM NIELSEN, AND WE BLEW THE RATINGS.>>ARTHELENE: AND THIS HAS LASTED SO MANY YEARS AND THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME, I, I, AND WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER THAT YOU HAD THIS GIFT TO RIGHT? FOR INSTANCE, THE TALE OF THREE KINGS, AND THE PRISONER IN THE THIRD CELL, AND THAT WOULD BE ABOUT JOHN THE BAPTIST, THE PRISONER IN THE THIRD CELL.>>GUEST: I HATE TO TELL YOU, ALL RIGHT BUT I’LL TELL YOU, AND ALL MY FAMILY WOULD BE CAJUNS, AND MOST OF THEM AND THEY COULD BARELY READ OR WRITE, AND THEY ARE THE BIGGEST LIARS I’VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE.>>ARTHELENE: BUT WHEN YOU WOULD BE IN SCHOOL, DID YOU GET GOOD GRADES WHEN YOU WERE MAYBE DOING AN ASSIGNMENT?>>GUEST: I WOULD ALMOST ALWAYS GET THE D EVERY TIME, AND THEY WOULD GIVE ME BAD GRADES BECAUSE I COULD NOT SPELL. AND TO THIS DAY, I CANNOT SPELL. YOU KNOW, I SPELL CAN’T K–A-N-T, AND I SPELL EVERYTHING WAY THAT IT SOUNDS.>>ARTHELENE: AND SO THAT IS WHY YOU GOT A BAD GRADES?>>GUEST: MY GRADES WERE TERRIBLE, BUT I LOVE LISTENING TO THE BEAUTIFUL STORIES, AND AND I WOULD LOVE TO RETELL THEM, AND WHEN THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO ME, ARTHELENE, THIS WOULD BE UNBELIEVABLE, AND HOW MANY INCREDIBLE THINGS HAVE COME IN MY LIFE. AT 6 AM I WAS IN JERUSALEM, AND I WAS AT THE GARDEN TOMB AND THAT IS WHERE THE MAYBE THE LORD WAS RESURRECTED, AND THEN AT 6 AM AND THEN HELEN KELLER WOULD BE IN THE TOMB WITH ME, AND THE SUNLIGHT BREAKS OVER, JUST AS SHE STEPS OUT OF THE TOMB, WITH HER FACE FLUSHED WITH TEARS. AND HAVE YOU EVER MET HELEN KELLER? AND TO MEET HER IN ONE OF THE MOST GREAT MOMENTS OF HER LIFE. IT WOULD BE A STORY THAT WOULD BE UNBELIEVABLE.>>ARTHELENE: THAT IS IN THE BOOK AND WE CANNOT TELL IT ALL. AND DID YOU HAVE A HARD TIME? AND MAYBE YOU MADE A LIST OF THE STORIES, AND MAYBE YOU HAD TO CUT OUT SOME GOOD ONES?>>GUEST: I HAD TO LEAVE SOME OF THEM OUT, AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR MAYBE THREE STORIES I DID NOT PUT IN THE BOOK? AND MY WIFE TOLD ME DON’T DO THIS.>>ARTHELENE: CAN YOU DO THAT IN A MOMENT?>>GUEST: BUT NO, THAT WOULD BE ME AND BILLY GRAHAM AND JOHN KENNEDY, AND WHEN I HAD BREAKFAST WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND BILLY GRAHAM. AND YOU KNOW, THERE WAS NO POINT TO IT.>>ARTHELENE: AND THIS WOULD BE THE STORIES I LOVE THE TELL PART TWO AND THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER BOOK. YOU WILL ALWAYS BEEN, A VERY DEVOUT CHURCHMAN, AND A PASTOR IN YOUR PLANTED CHURCHES IN ALL OF THIS AND HOW DID YOU MEET THE LORD?>>GUEST: — IT WAS FACE-TO-FACE. IT WAS NOT, LIKE PAUL AT TARSUS BUT IT CAME VERY CLOSE. AND I WENT TO A CEMETERY TO BE ALONE, AND THEN I FELL OVER INTO THE BACKSEAT OF THE CAR. I WAS FACE DOWN. AND I SAID, IF YOU ARE REAL, PROVE THAT TO ME. I DID NOT KNOW THAT ANYTHING WOULD HAPPEN, AND I DID NOT EXPECT THIS, AND I NEVER WILL TELL MY WHOLE EXPERIENCE. BUT MY DAUGHTER TOLD ME, AND WHAT HAPPENED FOR YOU? AND I SAID, I WAS DROWNING IN THE RIVER OF LOVE.>>ARTHELENE: WOW.>>GUEST: I COULD HARDLY MOVE AROUND, I COULD NOT TALK SENSIBLY FOR THREE WEEKS. IT WAS JUST SO UNBELIEVABLE. AND SO, I HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AND THEN AFTER THAT MOMENT, IT WOULD BE ONE THING TO BE A CHRISTIAN, AND THEN IT IS SOMETHING ELSE TO HAVE AN ENCOUNTER WITH THAT, AND LIKE THAT. I WILL MAKE A STATEMENT THAT PROBABLY AND MAYBE YOUR PEOPLE WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND IT. AND I THINK I KNOW THE NEW TESTAMENT AS WELL AS ANYBODY LIVING ON THE EARTH, AND THIS HAS NEVER BEEN LIKE THAT TO ME, IT WAS CHRIST TO ME. AND WHEN I READ THE BIBLE, THAT IS JESUS CHRIST. AND WHEN I WOULD SPEAK, THAT WOULD BE CHRIST, AND WHAT EVER I MIGHT DO, THAT WOULD BE LORD JESUS CHRIST. AND I KNOW HIM AS THE INDWELLING LORD, AND I DO NOT KNOW HIM AS SOMEBODY ELSE WHO MIGHT BE INSIDE ME, BUT I KNOW HIM. I KNOW HIM.>>ARTHELENE: I THANK YOU FOR THAT, THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT STORY AND THAT WAS AWESOME AND I DON’T DOUBT ONE BIT OF IT. BUT WE ARE OUT OF TIME LET ME TELL YOU AGAIN, THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK AND LIKE I SAID, AND THIS WOULD BE ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE WRITERS AND I’M SO GLAD TO HAVE HIM WITH ME TODAY. AND WE HAVE HAD THE WEBSITE UP ON THE SCREEN AND I WOULD CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A COPY OF THE BOOK AND YOU WILL BE BLESSED. AND I WOULD JUST PRAY THAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SET TODAY WOULD TAKE A ROOT IN YOUR LIFE AND JESUS IS REAL AND YOU CAN HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH HIM SO THINK ABOUT THAT MY FRIEND, AND REMEMBER THAT WOULD BE NO HIGHER CALLING THAN THAT OF THE HOMEKEEPERS SO GOD BLESS YOU.>>IF YOU SHOULD MISS A HOMEKEEPER’S PROGRAM, YOU MAY CATCH UP AND YOU CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN. PLEASE CLICK ON THE SECTION OF PROGRAMMING AND THEN WATCH HOMEKEEPERS ONLINE AND ON-DEMAND.>>CAPTIONED BY THE STAFF OF CTN>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪>>♪ MUSIC ♪

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  1. Such an amazing and beautiful man of God, only God, only God. Thank you for the interview.

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