Why does this rug mean so much to Glenn?

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While visiting his ranch over the holidays, Glenn had plenty of time for personal reflection and the importance for people to speak up and tell their personal stories.

“We all have a story to tell, we all have a reason to be here, we all have a job to do,” Glenn said. “But too many people are telling ourselves ‘that’s stupid don’t do it.’”

To illustrate his point, Glenn told two stories that he learned while he was on the ranch.

The first was about the lady from Spokane, WA who made “The American Storyteller Rug”, a rug much like the rag rug that Glenn grew up laying on and watching TV as a kid. The woman who made it was overcome with a feeling years ago that she should make it, but kept telling herself it was a silly idea.

“I want to stop her first and tell you this: Stop saying no. Stop saying it’s a bad idea. Stop saying it can’t be done,” Glenn told the audience.

Glenn continued to tell how the storyteller rug was made from pieces of history salavaged from thrift shops and yard sales. A hunter’s wool, a pieces of a jacket from a first job interview, a solider’s military blanket, a childhood dress.

“Out of everything at our ranch I could lose everything, but I’d hate to lose this rug,” Glenn said.

The other story Glenn told was about his friend Mike Opelka, Director of News Operations for TheBlaze. Glenn said that over the past few years he has had a spiritual awakening, and has spent the past year specifically listening to his promptings and not dismissing them no matter how crazy.

The night of a bad snowstorm in the Northeast, Opelka had a feeling he should go out and check all of his hoses to make sure they were secure wouldn’t freeze. There was one around the corner of the house he never goes too, and when he went to check he smelled gas. He went inside and called the gas company, and when they arrived a few minutes later they told him if he hadn’t noticed the smell and taken action he would have likely lost his home and possibly his life.

“The message I want to give to you tonight before we go into the news is this: tell your story. What is your story?” Glenn asked. “Don’t make it so the gas company comes out and says holy cow someone is looking out for you before you recognize the miracles in your life if you would just tell your story.

  • Anonymous

    That rug really ties the room together.

  • landofaahs

    It’s kind of like the quilts my mother, grandmothers, great, great great and so on made. pieces of cloth from an old garment that reminded the maker of days and people some of who had passed away. We had a woman and her husband who would pass the time with each other who would take old blue jeans and make braided rugs out of the strips of denim. They sold them for not much money but they enjoyed doing it and I suspect that the people who have those rugs still think of those 2 people who are now gone to their reward, every time they clean that rug. Quilting bees have always been more than just the quilts, but the gathering too. It’s more rewarding than watching the idiot box.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you’re morphing into Joel Osteen. Snore. We want more paranoid freak-outs and bogus predictions!

  • George Allegro

    Additional fears of liberty and responsibility arise as natural reactions to the persistent effort and continuous self-discipline required to succeed in a free country.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    It is time to stand as one.

  • Anonymous

    And vaporub induced crying!

  • Anonymous

    It’s the rug where Glenn sacrifices the mentally disabled children that he keeps in the barn to my father, Lucifer.

    Hail Satan!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, a new Satanic Order for the Aeons. I am with you, brother.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    No you are very much standing by yourself. I will never stand by the powerless Satan or anyone calling for an Aeons. Which his only power seems to be summing crazy people like you. Which is the same power as European soccer.

  • Anonymous

    It’s summoning, brother, not ‘summing’. That sounds math-y to me! But we kid!

    An Aeon is a length of what mortals define as ‘time’, dear brother.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Again you stand alone.

  • Anonymous

    For We are Legion! I love your Satanic Ideals, brother!

  • Anonymous

    That’s a terrible Haiku!

  • Jeremy Armour

    Don’t engage with idiot trolls. It’s what they want. In this case if you ignore it it will go away a lot sooner.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Your right but just having a little fun.

  • Frank

    So basically, its a rug that was salvaged from other people’s used garments in the past to keep warm, which now makes up the fabric to create a rug for his family to step on when they enter the house. Compelling recollection of the member that found the gas leak, but for a guy that himself claimed that staunchly condoned against recycling anything at the office (even warned people would be fired if they did setup recycling bins on any of the premises), but yet favoring a rug that was recycled from old garments is rather hypocritical.

  • Anonymous

    He serves Our Father, Satan, quite loyally. We can forgive him for recycling, I suppose.

  • Anonymous

    The Power and Might of Satan cannot be ignored!

  • BlueMN

    It’s important to have in the studio so when the Muslim Brotherhood takes over the country like he predicts, he’ll have something to pray facing Mecca on. Notice how it’s facing east?