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Normal speed is no doubt one of the most recognizable pastors in the entire country.
On a weekly basis millions of Americans tune into -- service and is brand new book is being called his most inspiring piece of writing yet.
And the book is called -- your time and includes inspirational stories on how you can overcome challenges in every aspect of your life.
And we joined by the one -- -- rituals to Gloria -- good seeing you -- amazing colonel you for some time you avoid controversy.
-- -- people was still attacked Q what do you if you think it's because you just a Christian Christians are often under attack you know.
It could be that I think sometimes that our message is positive and hopeful and I'm telling people that god wants him to be blessed and -- a good life and I think there's a part of you know society that thinks that you know that god wants you to be.
You know suffer and I think there is sacrificed I don't know exactly what it is but I think that.
Then main part of it comes out of -- you wanna preaching God's goodness all right but but I.
I don't know in this book is about inspiration how to get through difficult times I don't know anybody.
That is not have had difficult times in their lives.
It is this is a universal it's supposed to be that way absolutely even if scripture talks about in life you'll have difficulties that be of good cheer and really that's our message let's put your heart be troubled.
Exactly -- -- that for -- all the time but.
I think that's the thing is is it we're not talking about that we're never gonna have difficulties and I mean like this a fight to get a fight the good five.
I think it's a good side is because you can keep the right attitude and know that got -- in the palm of his hand but what is for the toughest moments for you and -- -- share I mean sure.
Well the two of them -- we'll quit my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 19816 weeks to live.
I've never seen them of the -- Dana and in her life and we got that news is like.
You know just very interesting yeah and do what is what it was a -- he didn't happen overnight but my mother came through it and god super naturally he'll turn.
That was big in the when my my dad died 1999 -- -- -- -- -- -- for no work with them you know traveled with him and I thought to be the you know the worst thing ever happen to me that.
It was actually what launched me into what I'm doing the guys coming I was working behind the scenes of -- million -- well.
It but I think the thing is is that a lot of people do get discouraged a lot of people do get down I mean.
One of things that concerns me is how over medicated we are as a society -- mean how many people you know taken you know.
Riddle in anti depression and -- -- I'm not against CC I'm just I just think it's over prescribed.
You know -- we we we take more.
More tranquilizers and any other country.
In in the world and you know I think it is you know it's it's easy to get discouraged if you let yourself and I think that's why it's so important every day.
To get out confront something you can be grateful for two that he had to have a positive vision for your life just -- myself -- -- you know -- I think I've had a very blessed life.
Yes what I really look at this thing but I find myself whining complaining and the slap myself look isn't that what got onto this -- -- -- the faces and what it's not a bad -- well you know I think -- you keep it in the right perspective you're exactly right I mean we're so blessed I just got back from Africa.
We know what we have here everybody in our country is so blessed just to be living here.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And then I've -- to if you didn't get outside yourself and go do something good for somebody else get your mind -- your problems in that one -- best thing about kids though because you can't be used.
I think kids would design -- can't be that selfish.
-- that time because you did.
If it doesn't matter they didn't take it take your attention your time your energy and that's it yet how loved affecting kids I mean they're laughing all through the day -- -- -- may have some stills -- some crime here and there but.
That you know the can down truck back there's laughter there's joy and I think that's what we -- as adults many times that no I'm not -- going to be life and every minute of the day that we we lose the joy and you know on the -- the gift that god gave us -- today to enjoy.
What a lot of people say that they -- -- you let me put to deflate to be more political.
And you have steadfastly stayed out of the political arena I don't even know we stand politically.
Why is that a conscious decision that you don't want to get involved in the political battles.
It really is -- and it started way back with my father many years ago when you know when when he founded the church and all but.
I think it comes from you know everybody has different calling coming -- you -- is so strong but money is to throw out its strongest and getting a liberal tell you.
And other white -- is to throw wide wide net across all different -- -- as many people as I can and I don't really want.
I you know group turning me off just because they don't agree with you have a strong political views but is keeping yourself what do you do -- -- -- -- naturally more.
You know what my dad grew up in the depression and pain I was raised conservative and you know one -- I just I do I just I just don't feel like that's not crusade.
Yet another what you want is due to bring as many people that Jesus and and god as possible and that's what -- bishop does that's really feel you're going to Europe and where you played -- -- What about -- -- -- societal issues like gay marriage or.
Or controversial issues like that do you take on those issues from the pulpit will.
Either I would take on more in an interview type setting we have done many times so I'm I'm always said I don't think gay marriages is God's best from the -- it -- -- same thing with abortion I don't think that's -- pro life.
Absolutely and so.
You know I don't feel like that's my main focus but I'm definitely stand for that yet.
What do you think the single best thing like a person right now to somebody or the tools and your show or see you tonight.
And they really in trouble for that to people on -- surprise I really saddens me.
They were really -- moments and their life.
What -- would how do you how do you say that is really gonna get better.
Well I'll say this Sean is -- You -- if you stay negative in bitter and discouraged.
That just -- going to make it get worse so if you can just pull yourself up by the bootstraps and -- you know what I believe on the person to person purpose that I'm here.
Designed by god he's got something for me to do that he's in control of my life.
Do you get your -- backing your vision back that's -- -- -- to do great things I found once I felt my purpose was with switches to take -- liberals I've never been happier yeah.
And joke and how did.
Now ha ha I believe it though because of you know is funny because I have friends that are living in Botswana -- -- running one or not long ago and I think.
How could that be happy over -- between what -- it is their purpose is what they're called to do and I think we all have those different things so good to see you thanks hey honey I don't we appreciate it thank you.
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