God is great

A man who had no future. In 1994 my life was over. I thought I had lost my family, I had lost a promising career, all my friends and hope. I had no god other than alcohol and money which I had lost because of the first god – whiskey.

I sobered up. Four years later, I met Tania. A year later we both found God and a path forward. Six months later we were married. I found a job. Eighteen months later I replaced Dr. Laura at Premiere Radio. And now, I have a loving family, a good job, listeners, viewers and readers who I admire. 310 Coworkers who depend on me and I depend on them. Many of them old and new friends.

Easter is about a fresh start. I am a man who believes in starting over. Because I did it. And five years ago in the hot August sun, in the shadow of Abe Lincoln I chose a new path again. One of honor.

I still am working on being a better man, but it is difficult to change. But not impossible and well worth it. Because of moments like this. After church on the back porch about to hunt for eggs with my almost six month old granddaughter.

God is great. He keeps his promises, if we do.

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  • Regina Purcell Wayne

    No, he keeps his promises despite us.
    Everything else was beautiful.

    • Anonymous

      I was just about to say the same thing. God always keeps His promises. He is THE Promise Keeper. Beautiful story, Glenn!

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      • Kevin T

        The only thing God cannot do is lie. What he says is truth.

    • Stephanie Soucek

      there are some unconditional promises for sure, but there are also conditional promises…like “if you do this, then I’ll do that’…for example 2nd Chronicles 7:14 says “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

      • Beth DeRoos

        Stephanie that is one of the top Bible verses I remind people of ALL the time. There are other verses as well which remind us that we are to seek the Lords way not our way.

        • Anonymous

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          • Anonymous

            Chrysler 200 Sedan? Big whoop. We’re talking about lives and SOULS here, Wendyo’dummy, not cars. I’ve flagged you, so you’ll be down soon enough.

          • Daryl

            the sedan does not have your attention Satin does

          • hwyllie

            I feel so sad for you. why would you choose this post, this place of all
            places to try and make a buck? I have prayed for you. seek God not
            cash. peace

      • Kathy Miller

        Amen to that Stephanie.

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      • MJ Stripling

        That’s not a promise. That’s the consequence(s) of not listening to His command(s).

        • Anonymous

          You are parsing, MJ: SAME THING!!!!

      • Terry Russell

        And THEN came the cross upon which Christ’s blood was shed in order to forgive sins ONCE for ALL. There exists only one sin for which there is no forgiveness and that is unbelief in Jesus Christ. THAT is what men will have to address when Christ Himself (the Judge of the quick and the dead) calls men to account at the White Throne judgment.

        • mealive4ever

          Terry you have it right! First John explains it better than I can. “Everyone who sins breaks the law (covenant); in fact sin is lawlessness. But you know that He appeared that He might take away our sins. No one who lives in Him {willfully}keeps on sinning. No one who (willfully) keeps on sinning has either seen Him or known Him…. No one who is born of God will continue to (willfully) sin because God’s seed remains in him and he cannot go on sinning because he has been born of God. (and loves God) This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are. Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God nor is anyone who does not love his brother. The message from the beginning has been that we should love one another….. Anyone who does not love remains in death (separation from God). Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer and you know that no murderer has eternal life in Him.” 1 Jn 3:4 to 15 Pretty clear that we are granted grace of forgiveness unless we are lying to ourselves that we know Him and continue to chose to do wrong. His promise is the infilling of the Holy Spirit to teach us right from wrong. You either know and love Him or not. The white throne judgment is for non-believers. Believers are already judged as acceptable due to Jesus’ payment for their sin. What a gift is ours if we receive it.

        • Anonymous

          Actually Terry Russell….the one ‘unpardonable’ sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. You can ask for forgiveness if you use God’s name in vain….but not the Holy Spirit.

          Matt. 12:31,32 31″Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32″And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age, or in the age to come.” (All Scripture quotes are from the NASB).

          • Daryl

            I believe Jesus was speaking of the jews as they refuse to believe in Jesus Christ
            the refusal of accepting Jesus Christ our lord is the sin against the holy spirt

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        • DoninAcworthGeorgia

          Almost but not exactly Terry. There may be some “saved”
          people at the Great White Throne judgment but me thinks these will mainly be those who did not select Jesus and yes, millions or billions who never even heard of Jesus because of when He came or where they lived and the time they lived.
          I’ll take my judgment in the air as He promised when He returns for the dead and the living who did accept Him.

      • Anonymous

        You are quoting the Old Testament. God is talking about the Jews. Jesus now forgives our sin. He died for it.

    • Noah Gallagher

      Well, if we don’t keep our promises, we most likely won’t be able to see Him keep his!

      • Kevin T

        One thing you can count on is God keeping his promises. If we don’t keep ours he pulls his blessings as a correction.

        • mealive4ever

          Kevin, His blessings are never “pulled” from us. We may walk away from them or out from under them but once given they are without revocation.

    • Anonymous

      Glenn is right. God is bound when we do what He says, when we do not what he says, we have no promise.

      • James Letchworth

        ..sounds like we’ve all been set up to fail.

        • Anonymous

          That’s where confession, repentance, and forgiveness come in. As imperfect beings, we will always make mistakes. From that perspective, yes, “we’ve all been set up to fail.” What Glenn is talking about is taking ownership of our faults, making amends for the harm we have caused, and learning how to be better in the future.

        • James Ford

          tthat is not true what so ever…

          he also says in 1 Corinthians 10:13– There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.,

          He does not set us up to fail, he always gives us a way to over come, even if we don’t see it at the time… some times we just have to persevere.Time always sucks, but he is the master sculptor and knows what our finished product is going to look like.

          • Daryl

            Just don’t forget that there is a antichrist.One who can deceive someone if they do not accept the holy spirit

          • James Letchworth

            ..some must fail in order for God’s will to be done.

        • Anonymous

          James, you’re kidding, right? If we follow after our Father and His Son, keep the Commandments and ask forgiveness from the One who has already paid for our failures, we grow in Christ. When we grow in Christ, there IS not failure.

          • mealive4ever

            By your reasoning you have made yourself worthy. Righteousness is not by your action it is a gift. Grace cancels the demand for payment of commands, growth etc. If you plant a seed, do you demand it grows? Doesn’t it love obeying warmth, moisture, sunlight naturally? A believer is nourished by the Word and loves doing good. That is how you can tell sheep from wolves in the Body. Sheep follow the shepherd. Wolves tear and destroy. You are right that as we grow in Jesus there is no failure…. mistakes yes, but no failure. Mistake= accidental wrong action without planning
            Failure= deliberate wrong doing with expectation of forgiveness
            We are to be innocent as doves and wary as serpents.

          • James Letchworth

            ..some must fail so others can succeed. if everyone was “in Christ”, we wouldn’t know what sin is. God does not want everyone to be “in Christ”, otherwise, we would all be born “in Christ”.

    • Jus’ a smile*

      God makes covenants throughout scripture which are promises between him and another whether it is an individual or a group of people. It is a CONTRACT based upon obedience. You falter in that contract, He is NOT bound to keep that promise because the contract is now broken or in default. Many times God has made covenants or promises but because of the disobedience of the people, they weren’t able to receive that blessing EVEN THOUGH HE DESIRED AND EVEN WEPT to give them that. It’s easy to get that mixed up with mercy, grace and forgiveness. God is not required to give the latter but it is required of us to do such. I appreciate the Atonement of Jesus Christ because after much sorrow, I could repent and covenant again and renew myself or restitute those I may have hurt because of my sinful nature.

      • Eleanor

        You can’t “restitute” somebody. You can repay them. You can restore them. You can renew your pledge to them or your faith in them or their faith in you. You can NOT “restitute” them. BTW you can’t “covenant” anyone either.

        • Powerski

          The message he is sending is what is important, not the imperfect choice of words.

      • mealive4ever

        NT= grace If you feel you can “renew” your self , you are your own god. The “much sorrow” may make you feel you have earned something but His Righteousness is a free gift… but it costs you your life given up to Him. Our culture teaches us to expect to pay to receive. His offer of life for our complete submission is foreign to us. The term translated “servant” is actually “slave”. He clearly says with out Him we can do nothing. Nothing means NO THING. I am glad you “appreciate” the Atonement. It cost Him His life. (I am sobbing as I write since the depth of that act has clearly gone over your head.)

    • Tina Forsyth

      He keeps His promises despite us, but WE may not be the recipient of the promise if we break our end of the deal. (And that is what Glenn is eluding to). Look no further than the story of the Israelites inheriting the land of Canaan. They made covenants with God, and then broke their side of the covenant. God kept HIS promise of giving the land to the Israelites, but first they had to wander for 40 years for the disobedient to die off, and then their CHILDREN inherited the land that was promised to their parents. This is only one story from the Bible that teaches this. There are many. And thus it is with us.

      • mealive4ever

        Not in the NT. Sin paid for, is paid for…. O.T. God did all the covenant ritual for HIMSELF and Abram…. Abram agreed to but was unconscious as the covenant was made. Genesis 15:17
        NT… Jesus paid for the sin of all the world. Asking forgiveness for our sin and asking Him into our heart are the only prerequisites for receiving His promise. When He comes in, a person is “born again”, everything becomes new. The love of and for God changes a person. He sends the Holy Spirit to teach a new believer and lead to a righteous life not by effort but by loving God.

    • Txchoo

      But if you turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name” (Neh. 1:9).

      If we are obedient, He will bless us, that is His promise!

    • jan

      Amen – and I am soooooo glad He does. He is faithful even when we are not.
      Have a Jesus-filled day!

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    • Draco Morrison

      If you make a covenant with God, and break your end, the covenant is void until you renew the covenant

      • mealive4ever

        not so

    • Donna Boone

      I agree with you Regina, God holds true to His promises for us. He does not fail. There are conditional promises as mentioned below but the Lord has a way of bringing us around to where we will do what He wants us to do so that His promise is kept.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think you understood what he meant by that. Remember the Bible? You know, in so many instances where God made promises if “so-and-” kept his/hers. Read it again, it will do you well.

    • Terry Russell

      So true, Regina. He is faithful when we are faithLESS. When we abandon Him, He continues with us. Hebrews 10:23 tells us, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He Who promised is faithful.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, God keeps His promises whether we do or not. We just miss out on them when we follow the lusts of our hearts and bow to our self made idols. I’m glad you made it out of the pit, because you have a great mission before you.

    • Anonymous

      Yes there are some promises that God keeps despite man, but I don’t think that was what Glenn was speaking of. I think Glenn was speaking of the blessings that we qualify ourselves for when we keep the commandments. For every commandment there is a blessing attached to it for living it. When we do what God says He is bound, when we do not do what He says, we have no promise to that blessing.

  • Missy Puckett

    Bless you Glenn and family !!

  • Anonymous

    That’s why we all love you Glen. A man is only measured by, not how hard he fall’s, but by his getting up thereafter. You are a prime example of what God does in our live’s and we support you to the hilt.
    I come from a destroyed country, where witch doctors have taken over God’s role and have first hand experience of what it leads to, so stand strong, send you message out strong, be an inspiration.
    Thank You for just being you

  • Jen

    He keeps His promises regardless!

    Happy Easter, Glenn!

  • Jeanne Thompson-Raney

    Happy Easter Glenn. He is Risen!

  • Bob Helmig

    At great testimony Glenn, and a beautiful granddaughter.

  • Anonymous

    Every good thing that has happened in my life began the day in 1984 that I said no more alcohol….congratulations Glenn!

  • Anonymous

    May the Hope of the Risen Christ be with you and your family now and forever.

  • Anonymous

    By-the-by…your Grand-baby is gorgeous!

  • Kathy Guymond

    She is so adorable !! You are a very lucky man and may you keep up the good work !!!

  • Lynne Holt Miller

    We all make mistakes in life, and that’s what this Easter season is all about, being forgiven. So we learn what is truly important, what we need to get by. And God should always be at the top of that list.

  • NotJudging

    There is hope for every one… Even if we are not what it’s called “successful” according to this world’s standards, we can be successful to be in the eternal world. In Matthew Jesus said…. What is it if you gain the world and lose your soul?

  • James Fix

    Happy Easter Glenn, I’m sorry you wore such a ridiculous sweater, tie and shirt. Wow.

    • Debbie Rial-Astle

      I love his mauve sweater and bow tie, of course with that beautiful baby as an accessory you can’t go wrong. Blessings to you and your family Bro. Beck

    • mealive4ever

      Easter color: Purple is royal I missed the gold or bright Yellow!

  • http://CleanAndSober.Today Dan Stillings

    Keep coming back my friend. Thanks for giving back so much to us both in your private and public lives.

  • Dan Jensen

    For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever shall believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. You are not alone, you are part of the human family, and we ALL have been in the depths of despair. At those times, when we are in greatest humility do we realize what is most important. You have found what’s important, but what is more important is that you openly and honestly share your faith. Thank you for reminding me and giving me the courage to stand and say that without God, we, our country and our people are nothing.

  • willynilly

    everyday is a new chance to get it right, it is a gift, everyday we fall short, this is expected. it gives us a reason to try again.

  • Lynelle Hullsiek

    I have an almost six month old granddaughter too. Aren’t they great?

  • Ginger Southern

    Happy Easter & God Bless you and your family.

  • lidsville

    God bless you, your family and all you do. It must not be easy, and I’m sure the pressure your family withstands must cause you a lot of pain. But you continue to do what you know is right, and are following the direction that God has laid out for you. A path that, while it may not be easy, or what you expected, was always your destiny. You are not following, but being led by Him. Happy Easter!

  • Richard Goins

    I know what you are talking about Glenn. Six years ago I injured my back was out of work with multiple surgeries needed. I was over weight and had no prospects. I went back to college to get my Business degree. I am now working on my 3rd year of my new career with the DOT and bodybuilding on a regular basis. God turned my life around and that was not the first time. May he continue to richly bless you Glenn.

  • Pamela Jane Cogdell

    That is a positively,awesome testimony,Glenn! Keep the Faith! Listen to the song, Mercy Rewrote My Life!

  • In_the_OC

    Hope you had a really nice Easter day, Glenn, with your family and friends. Nice, too, to see a portion of your backyard/porch in the background. Looks mighty nice. I’ll be listening for you on Monday again.

  • Tammy Retrogirl

    Totally enjoyed that inspirational story, im 49 and sometimes, well all the time I think its too late to improve or change. Stories like rs give me hope, even for somebody like me. I have adhd, and age going against me. While my friends forged ahead I seemed to always be standing still. And I still am. Haven’t accomplished one thing yet. Now I am a good mother and THAT is the most important thing of all, but yeah, id love some outside success too. If I could do that then I could leave my kids more than I already have set up 4 them. The way it looks, their gonna need it..lol…( economy-wise)

    • SouthTexasFrac

      Don’t get bummed out Tammy. At 49, I finally decided to go to college. My wife thought I was nuts! But I had been laid off, and was collecting unemployment benefits, and was bored. Long story short: got an Associates degree, got a new job and now make over 125K/yr. All you need is focus and a prayer to Him. Over and over.

    • Anonymous

      You got two choices: you can keep dreaming about your future or you can DO something about it. The choice is yours, not mine or God’s.

  • Tammy Retrogirl

    Btw, love u glenn beck

  • Tom Litzenberg

    Thank you for your message, and your constant stand for truth. I was at 8/28 with my parents and attended your “Broke” Tour event in Pittsburgh. At each of these events, and when I watch your show I have felt like you were speaking directly to me. You have made a greater impact in my life than you can imagine. I know that this is going to sound really strange, but ever since I first heard about you, I have felt like I NEED to talk to you about something. I’m not sure what about, and its really weird, but I have never been able to shake this feeling. I have tried to convince myself to just forget it, but the thought will not leave me. I am a student at Liberty University, and when I heard that you were speaking this semester, I just knew that it couldn’t be a coincidence. Once again, I know that this is REALLY strange, but if it’s possible, I would love to be able to connect with you when you come to Lynchburg. Again, thank you so much

  • Sandy Fordham

    What a beautiful little granddaughter you have Glenn! They do change your life. I am closer to God everyday because I want my children and grandchildren to see God in me.

  • SouthTexasFrac

    God bless you, Glenn. Please reconsider the way you are distributing “The Blaze”. You are doing it for pure profit, and those that “pay” are already believers. Who are you trying to reach? Those that need guidance, those that could use ministering, those that are confused by the progressive agenda? Make it FREE, Glenn. Let the world know “The Message”. Jesus didn’t charge for the message, he flipped the tables of the tax collectors. Stop spreading the word for taxes Glenn.

    • Pat

      There is no way Glenn could do The Blaze for free. Your subscription, which is nominal, pays to keep everything going. I think Glenn gives far more than most.

  • Roberta Biggs

    I just want to say, I disagreed with Glenn about the nonviolence re the Bundy situation until my pastors sermon today. I told my husband, last week, he was wrong for agreeing with Glenn. But today my pastor spoke of Peter, using his sword when all Jesus wanted was for him to love. Jesus healed, period. Them, then. Us, now. Me, over and over, every time until I get it. This Christianity thing… either you’re a fan, or a follower. Fans have it easy. Followers die over and over to live with Him. If anyone espouses violence, their not following Him. Thanks for helping me get it Glenn.

  • ErikandKathy Muller

    Keep God first!

  • Anonymous

    He is risen!

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  • Lori Eddingfield Thomas

    My philosophy: Jesus paid the price, but He didn’t pay the tax. Sometimes you have to live with the consequences for your actions, even after He’s kept His promise of forgiveness. And that’s the tax.

  • RevCK01

    Well done Glenn. Great message. God loved us desperately long before we ever discovered him. Let your legacy be in the life you lead with the ones you love and in the truth of God reflected in your day to day living. And may your future be blessed and grow in the loving grace of God, which as believers we all have, but don’t deserve. We are so Blessed!

  • Mango

    I’m not sure which is cuter, the baby or Glenn’s purple sweater-bow tie combo.

  • PositivelyWallStreet

    I was doing this exact same thing today with my granddaughter…walking her around and around facing forward (she wont have it any other way!) same age too! Its simply wonderful!

  • Anonymous

    My pastor commented this weekend that even when we walk in the dark, God is till moving. He went on to note that IF we let him, God will do the heavy lifting. he pointed out that the linen, representative of the pain and death of Christ, was left behind when he rose. The linen was there to help the apostles believe. This was all done so that each of use could have could have “Come to Life” experience. When we ‘come to life’ in him our linens (sins and past hurts) no longer have their sting but are proof of the change through him.

  • Tracy Purmort Pearson

    You go Glen!!God is good.

  • Nancy InTn

    She is beautiful, Glenn. God bless you and your family. Thank you for all you do.

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  • Sonja Smith

    Thanks for sharing Glenn.

  • Pamela

    God bless you, Glenn. You are appreciated by so many. 😉 xo

  • Bonnie

    Glenn, you rock. Stories like yours are clear examples of the way that the Atonement can heal us. Thanks for the lovely thought. I have a lot of respect for you in many of the things you do and say.

  • Kathy Bertram

    God Bless you and your family Glenn/ 22yrs. for this blessed lady…Please keep up your great work Glenn…

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing with us Glen God is so good I see Him making changes is our family amazing new young parents with new open eyes gave birth across the country we have 5 new babies 4 boys and a girl new generations with parents opening up to true love some bring God in so strong He has blessed me so much I an great grandma my mom is great-great grandma our family leader she showed us all to love God.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. On this Easter Sunday I shared the truth – that many people told my wife that she would be better off without me and many people told me I would be better off without her. Except that is not what God said. “Who said that?” – Many people – I have forgiven them – they were thinking normal and I have never been normal.

  • http://edcoyne.com/ Ed Coyne

    I’m glad for you, my man. I was there, in 2010. Life changing experience. Although I’m not a believer, I wish you a Happy Easter.

    • Carolyn Loughmiler

      To Ed Coyne, Let me say this. If at the end of life, I believed in God and found out there really IS a God, rather than not believing in God and THEN finding out there that there TRULY is a God. I know where I am going because I accept God’s forgiveness and accept HIM as my personal savior!

  • Frances Thoman Munaco

    God Bless you and your family, Glenn. Have fun with your granddaughter, hold tight to every moment with her. As you know they grow up so fast. She is such a beauty.

  • http://hannaco.net Steven Clark Hanna

    Glen, might you be able to help us in Billings MT where we are trying to raise a benefit concert for assistance for the Philippines. We want to raise $1 million to build 500 little homes. We haven’t been able to get hold of performers directly except through their agents who want as high as $750K per night. We thought of Faith Hill or George Straight, but know of Pantatonc and their popularity with the younger age. We would like to hit a national interest for something like “Philippine Aid”. Oh great and busy man, would you help us?

  • Barbara Scarberry Catron

    She is just beautiful Glenn! See how God keeps His promises? I love Him so much! Happy Happy Easter Glenn! He’s not only risen, He’s coming back! :)

  • Misty

    He keeps his promises..PERIOD….EVEN WHEN WE CAN’T!

  • Heather I

    God will ALWAYS keep His promises, whether or not we do. His will is not dependent upon mere man. He loves you no matter what you do!! Never question that :) Thank you for sharing your testimony and heart, Glenn. We are all a work in progress.

    • Tina Forsyth

      Heather, he’s not talking about God’s love. He’s talking about “blessings”, like how Adam & Eve were promised they could stay in the garden as long as the kept the commandment not to partake of the “forbidden fruit”. They transgressed that law, and thus they were no longer given the blessing of living in the Garden. Of course, God still LOVED them, and God still loves US when we transgress His laws… but certain blessings are withheld from us when we break our promises with Him. Think of the Israelites that were promised the land of Canaan. Yet, they were disobedient, so God reserved the land for their children as the Children of Israel were not worthy of it because they broke their covenants with them (thus necessitating the Law of Moses to help them learn to obey).

      God’s purposes and plans will still go forward. God’s chosen people STILL inherited the Land of Canaan… but it was their CHILDREN because of the parents’ unrighteousness. No mere mortal hand can stay the hand of God and His plans will not be frustrated. We will just miss out on the many blessings that could come through our obedience. God will ALWAYS love us, no matter what we do. Loving parents withhold blessings from their children when they are disobedient in order to help them learn. God is a loving parent.

  • W Scott Jenkin IV

    I remember you in the 3pm slot on AM 540/720 in the Tampa Bay market, sending the World’s First Gerbilnaut (that one got my mother hooked on you too) waaay back in 1997!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Is that when Glenn was still drinking????

  • Kristen Nixon

    Beautiful! Thank you for being so real and for allowing God to guide you. I can say I admire your work and willingness to be open in a world so dark. God bless you, your family, and your work/coworkers.

  • Kelly Wigington

    Good bless you Glenn.

    • Anonymous

      Good point!

  • Shallymar

    Love the testimony and what a beautiful granddaughter! I have a ten month old grandson whom I haven’t seen yet. He lives out of state and with the poor economy, especially here in WV, I haven’t been able to afford to go. Enjoy your family every day, Glenn. And I know you do.

  • Mantie20

    Beautiful grand daughter! I remember when you were new and replaced Dr. Laura on our local station. I was so upset I called the station and complained. I said who is this guy? Why did you take Dr. Laura off for him? I gave you a chance and have listened to you just about every day since day one. Thanks for all you do!

  • Anonymous

    You lost me at the end, Glenn. God offers unconditional love. Keeping His promise if we keep ours is conditional. You still don’t get it.

    • Tina Forsyth

      Glenn didn’t say a word about God not offering unconditional love. You are taking his words out of context. God DOES promise blessings that are contingent upon our actions. The scriptures are FULL of this in God’s dealings with His people (Israelites, the Apostles, etc.). Did God stop loving Adam & Eve because they transgressed the law to not partake of the forbidden fruit? No. He still loved them, but no longer allowed them the blessing of living in the Garden. That blessing was contingent upon their obedience to that law, and such is with us, too.

      When we keep God’s commandments, certain blessings are tied to those commandments. If we do not keep those commandments, we cannot be sure of receiving those specific blessings… even though we can ALWAYS be sure of having God’s love.

  • Anonymous

    Our God is an awesome God. So glad you found your way back into his beautiful and wonderful Life. You have reached so many, you deserve so much and I am thankful for your praise that you give God for what he has done in your life

    • Anonymous

      What do you mean by “our God is an awesome God”? God does not favor only certain people like YOU. There is one God for everybody, I would think.

      • Anonymous

        By “our”, Cpittaz was including all people. I think you deliberately chose to not understand.

      • mealive4ever

        @yourpaled Perhaps cpittaz refers to the wonderful Christian song by that name. There is One Awesome Living God. He is the I AM of the bible. He loves us all and offers His salvation if we will just agree with Him. That is what Christians mean by “asking Him into your heart”. It is a change of heart…. agree with the world or agree with Jesus. Simple but not easy

  • Sharon Foley

    Great story! Thanks for shareing

  • Rhonda Warren Kimmel

    Lovely!! Happy Easter Glenn!!

  • Deckard426

    Happy Easter, Glenn. Keep up the good fight. Listen only to God. He will not fail you.

  • Beth Dotson

    God always keeps his promises but we all know he is so much better than we could ever be. As a parent and (much less in such a painful way) to save even one person. I would gladly give my life for theirs but God gave us his son who gave his life for me

  • Mary Rose Coleman

    Nice message,my son had the same path as you had in 1994 ,It took him 2 years to change his path after losing his wife,job and money…He sobered up found God,remarried and on his new path with God in his life…I pray everyday he can stay on this new path.He follows you it gives him strength.I thank you for helping my son see it can be done…Happy Easter

  • Melody John McCreight

    He ALWAYS keeps His promises… even the ” if,then” scriptures are a promise. So glad you found your way back to the Father… :)

  • Carol O’Regan Duplaisir

    She is beautiful, you are beautiful inside and out. GOD IS GREAT!

  • Anonymous

    God Bless you, Glenn and your family’s sacrifices
    to bring us the truth, daily.

  • mysty Blue

    You never know how great God is, until your so far down you can’t see up. When Jesus lifts you out of the abyss, sets your feet on the ground and says ” Come, walk with me.” It’s a never ending walk of joy, faith and peace. I hope the light of the Lord continues to lead you and yours. Thank you Glenn. When God lifted you up, he gave you the gift of foresight, you’ve used it well… you’ve never been wrong.

  • Pat Darby

    Why is it necessary to buy these food storage supplies? Is it really necessary?

    • Anonymous

      Buy them because Glenn Beck says so.

  • Anonymous

    you are an inspiration Glenn. Thank you for all you do. Glad you are here in Texas!

  • Myra

    Blessing to you and your family Glenn!

  • Abigail Thomas

    Great testimony.I am so glad that you are open to share this experienced to everyone.Also ,open the discussion about how alcohol and drug addiction destroy the body(life) that God has beautifully created for us.I pity our young ones too because what they are after at early age is having fun but not looking at the consequences later on- which is ADDICTION.I see 16- 20 years old come in the hospital lifeless because of overdosage in alcohol and drugs.They end up in full life support(God only knows if they even make it).If they even make it they will end up with long complications of the disease.And it does not matter what walks of life you are in, if you are rich or poor,educated or not,christian and non christian.With alcohol use ,along will come Livers Cirhosis and complications.You come in the hospital yellow skin (jaundice), because your liver quit functioning from the insults of alcohol.Some with drugs addiction come with deep infected track marks in their arm ,some requiring open heart surgery due to infection in their heart valves.They come to us not even looking their age or look humanly possible.This is just a few to mention….Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and cannot be abuse like this.Thus, compel me to share in medical perspective and what I see as a consequences of alcohol and drug abuse.

  • Justin Tyler Cousins

    The beautiful thing about God is that He keeps His promises to unfaithful people. Our relationship with Him is not based on our performance but rather the gift/sacrifice of Jesus Christ!
    Everything else is right on! Thank you Glenn!

  • Barry Draper

    Beautiful, Glenn. BUT God keeps his promises, even when we do not. Happy Easter.

  • Kimberly Burke RanneyEaton

    Amen! Glen you’re an inspiration!

  • Leonard Lords

    Glenn could you add the picture that you were talking about in which the two kids say look the most like the Christ they seen?

  • Brooke Weston Brockbank

    ‬ Happy Easter Glenn! Watch this short powerful video. I testify that because of Jesus Christ we can overcome all! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S3TI4bYerU#t=11

  • Kathy Allen

    You are in a great position to point to Jesus, and you have done it boldly. Father, we praise you for his and all our testimonies.

  • Brooke Weston Brockbank
  • Anonymous

    Same as Allahu Akbar.

  • Bonnie Somer

    no glenn u did not loose hope or u would b dead w/o hope there is not much

  • Anonymous

    Why have I been hearing such bad things about you lately? That you are being dishonest in things, and it’s from different sources. It’s like your holding back or something. What’s going on?

  • Barbara Linder

    God Bless you Glenn!!! What an absolutely beautiful picture!!! The love just radiates from you…

  • capurafarol

    “I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise.”

  • Karen Low Anderson

    God bless you and your family, Glenn. What a beautiful grandchild. Thank you for your inspiring message.

  • Grace Scheffler

    God is Good, All the Glory is just for the Lord who makes things possible…

  • new2la

    God is Awesome. That grand-baby is the cats pajamas grandpa!

  • Guest

    He keeps His promised, even when we don’t! That’s one of the many aspects that makes Him who He is!

  • MJ Stripling

    He keeps His promises, even when we don’t! That’s one of the many aspects that makes Him who He is!

  • Anonymous

    Me too Glenn….But the Lord fixed it all and even made me understand why i failed previous…Ahd I got a brand new education and insight and understanding of the Scriptures..Which is vitally important today…

  • CarmenOre

    Praise God for he is worth all of our Glory! Thank you stepping into faith and being BOLD in the name of Jesus Christ he will reward you always. God is a God of abundance and you will be blessed!

  • Jon Galt

    I prefer to say, God is good. The opposite of good is evil. The opposite of great is mediocre.

    Plus the muslims yell ‘God is great’ just before they blow themselves up and kill innocent civilians.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, maybe they just believe in God a different way from us.

  • Anonymous

    another message from elder Glenn

  • Anonymous

    God is able to do more than we ever dare ask or imagine .

  • Anonymous

    Who is Glenn’s “God”? As a Mormon Glenn’s God is a deified Mormon man from some other planet who has been given this planet as his own personal play pen. Glenn’s “God” is not the God of the Bible. Don’t let the “Christian” terminology fool you.

  • James Barrett

    I am so jealous. How did you find it while I can not?

  • Alice Yolanda Costa-Sievert

    God ALWAYS keeps His promises all we have to do is receive

  • Populist democrat

    “And five years ago in the hot August sun, in the shadow of Abe Lincoln I chose a new path again. One of honor.”

    During that speech, he said, “Our sacred honor. It means that you tell the truth. The whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

    Then he falsely claimed that he held Washington’s first address in his hands.


    He also misquoted Jefferson (again) and got the history of the Washington Monument wrong.

    So much for honor.

    • Anonymous

      Well, we all make mistakes, or is it that Glenn was misquoted? Where did I hear that before?

      • Guardian

        You heard it from Victor, AKA Populist democrat

    • Guardian

      Victor, get a life and a new obsession. Five years is a long time to hang on to something you can’t seem to understand. This one is really tiresome. Everyone knows that Beck was using “dramatic license” , except you apparently you. You haven’t got a clue.

      Go troll elsewhere, crackpot.

  • Liz

    Regina P. Wayne, you are so right. He keeps His promises even when we don’t. He is faithful to the end. That’s why He is God and we are not. It is only through Him that we can change — He gives us that power and strength to become more like Him. Great job, Glenn!

  • http://www.redletterbelievers.com/ David Rupert

    A powerful message of redemption. If we don’t see it in others, then our doubts are well-founded. but when we see stories like this, then we can believe and trust. And honestly, what do you have to lose?

    Here’s an article on how the tools of Jesus’ occupation woudl one day be used for his Crucifiction. http://www.redletterbelievers.com/jesus-carpenter/

  • Randall Srewart

    You know, sometimes things just don’t need to be deconstructed and analyzed.

  • Lance Farr

    “…I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise”

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Just did my second day of work after being without for a year Jesus my King!

  • http://www.plunkettproductions.com TheROUSes

    The god you love is not great, Glenn. That’s because your god does not exist. It is NOT the God from the bible. It is a made up god.

  • Onteo

    Glenn love those whom you scorn. You know who we speak of. Show us true compassion.

  • Eleanor

    … no future. …lost my family,.. career,.. friends and hope. …no god
    other than alcohol and money…
    (Your experience and your perception. Confession is good for the soul. We are
    only as sick as our secrets. Benefits no one but you.)

    I sobered up. …met Tania. …found God …married. …found a job. …[redundancy]…
    who I admire. 310 Coworkers who depend on me and I depend on them. Many
    of them old and new friends.
    (mandatory dishonest flattery, strategic self-deprecation and impertinent insinuation into self-serving relationships.)

    Easter is about a fresh start.
    (Easter is about Jesus conquering death and the power of the devil to redeem
    His children.)

    … man (?) … starting over.
    (only because Jesus voluntarily died to give you that opportunity and you just took the credit away from Him. Big man.)

    …chose a new path again. One of honor.


    … better man, but it is difficult …

    (and you are an utter failure at it.)

    After church on the back porch about to hunt for eggs with my almost six month old granddaughter.

    (You are inordinately blessed. Don’t try to use her in this scurrilous way.)

    God is great. He keeps his promises, if we do.

    (God is great because He is. He owes you nothing, whether He promised it or not.)

    You have feet of clay. However wishy-washy this blog entry is you still will not follow it through, not even this minimal bit. You talk. That is all. Where are you when it’s time to stand and be counted? Hiding behind the juke box.

    • Chad Christian

      I guess if you are a pinch faced miserable judgmental busybody that looks for complaints you could read it that way.

  • Oscar Pearson

    God is good all the time!

  • not a liberal

    Thank you Glenn. My husband and I were at Restoring Honor and it was a time for reflection for me. I am a person who is dealing with angst over where I am at in my life. I have had Jesus in my life since 11 years of age. I need him more now than ever before in my life. Glenn, your words always give me encouragement.

  • Joseph F Valenti

    Glenn, I have been Sober for the last 24 years…… One day at a time…… I make it a point to say this every morning…….. Give it a try…. God Bless you my friend, and have a great day.


    Direct my thinking, that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest, and
    selfish motives. Provide an inspiration, an intuitive thought or
    decision when I falter. Grant that I might know throughout the day Your
    Will, and have the power to carry it out, by providing me with the right
    thought or action today. Thy will, not mine, be done.”

  • texastruthtweet

    Glenn, I too have discovered God’s greatness. I rededicated my life several months ago. He still performs miracles as well. I am undergoing a transformation of my own. I am becoming a much better woman physically, emotionally, and spiritually. All I did was ask; and put my complete trust in him. God is great indeed.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful grand-daughter, Glenn. Thank you for sharing your message of Easter with all of us.

  • Jared

    I’m very glad God’s ability to make good on his promises doesn’t directly correlate to my ability to keep mine. Otherwise, just write me off, I’m toast. But we should live with honor.

  • Anonymous

    “Allahu Akhbar!” (Translation from Arabic: “G-d is Great!”)

    Haven”t more than a few of our Muslim cousins shouted that as they took us out?

    [And I don’t mean on a date!]

    Have you fallen for that mushy-headed theory that all people have the same goals?

    “Different gods for different bods.”

  • TrueGrit

    January 21, 1992 I joined a group of people I feared at the beginning but came to revere all because of a statement that baffled me: “I have learned how to live life without drinking alcohol.”

  • Marlene Kelley

    God always keeps his promises, no matter what! That is one thing we can forever count on…

  • BG

    Congratulations! What an angel. No, not you Glenn! But thank God for the talent He’s given you to inspire, encourage and educate us in history and real time events that impact our lives.

  • Kathy

    His Mercy endures forever!

  • Gloria Villarreal

    May he keep you in his favor.

  • Sherry C. Haning

    Glenn , you are a blessing to us all! From Houston, TX

  • David

    Glenn, God keeps His promises regardless of what we do. Keep up the good work.

  • Maury Olson

    GOD GIVES, HUMANKIND TAKES (i.e. sinful nature). If we want LIFE GOD GIVES us LIFE, if we want DEATH GOD GIVES us DEATH. The path we choose depends upon our understanding of THE LAW (i.e. TEN COMMANDMENTS). CHRIST and all of the rest of THE PROPHETS were sent to teach us that THE LAW says that we must GIVE to RECIEVE and we LOSE everything we UNFAIRLY TAKE. America has written UNJUST LAWS that TAKE from the LEAST and GIVE to the MOST and that is why AMERICA is dying. Until we learn to believe in LIBERTY and JUSTICE FOR ALL WE THE PEOPLE shall continue to LOSE until WE are all DEAD!!

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful photo! You are a fortunate man, GB. Thanks for being you.

  • Anonymous

    God bless you, Glenn, and I thank Him for your sobriety and your ability to use that mind to help others – MANY others. I, too, am freed through our Savior’s Resurrection from the Demon of alcohol, 19 years plus today :). My husband and I trust and thank you for your fearless work; I pray you and your family continued blessings and Divine protection!

  • Anonymous

    What an absolutely ADORABLE baby Glenn!!!…How proud you must be!!!…She’s so gorgeous!!!….Hope you had a wonderful, love n joy filled, blessed Easter!!!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn you are on the right path…Do not let anyone cause you to doubt who you are and what you have experience through a relationship with Jesus Christ. We all make mistakes in this life and God is there to help us through, as long as we turn our lives over to His will. Keep on moving forward and seeking God’s will in your life. God will bless you beyond your wildest dreams. Blessings to you and yours, Sylvia

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