Joel Osteen talks about living a more fulfilled life

On radio this morning, Joel Osteen joined Glenn in studio to talk about his new book, Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life. In the midst of the chaotic times we live in, Glenn and Joel discussed how small, positive changes will ultimately change people’s lives for the better.

“Joel Osteen is a highly controversial Christian because he tries to, I think, boil things down to really, really simple things to get people to understand that your life can be a lot better than it is today,” Glenn said. “But I appreciate his message. And I think he is a rock star for the Lord.”

Glenn explained that he was at a dinner the other night with a group of powerful people, who turned out to be some of the most depressing dinner company because they are so discouraged. Glenn described that they feel like “they have had the stuffing kicked out of them” because they do not believe they have the ability to make a difference any longer.

“And I said to them, ‘That's good. This is good news.’ And they said, ‘What? Are you crazy? And I said, ‘No. Because now you have surrendered. Now you know there is nothing that you can do.’ As a recovering alcoholic, once you surrender, your life is about to change.”

“That's so good,” Joel said. “Sometimes when you do it on your own, you don't need God's help. And then you come to the point and you say, ‘You know what, I can't do it without his help.”

“There are a lot of things in life pushing people down. That's probably an understatement. I really believe that you got to get up each day and fight that discouragement. It's easy to get bitter and lose your drive like you said, but I believe when you get up in the morning, you got to find something to be grateful for,” Joel explained. “I believe how you start the day, many times will determine what kind of day it's going to be... And you get up and you say, ‘God, I want to thank you for this day. It's a gift that you have given me. I believe I'm a person of purpose and destiny.’ Find something you are thankful for: healthy kids, roof over your head, I think that helps to start the day off on the right way.”

The message of Joel’s new book follows a similar theme – encouraging people to no loner settle for “good enough” and instead seek a more fulfilled life.

“I think the premise, again, there's so many things pushing us down in life. That book is filled with faith and encouragement. And the real message of the book: It's easy to get stuck and think ‘this is good enough,’” Joel said. “So, the book is about, take the limits off yourself, take the limits off of God. Believe there are good days ahead. It's simple things that we all know, but it just inspires people to rise up and not settle where we are. The Bible even talks about stepping into the fullness of your destiny, and I've been blessed but I think God wants us to continue to go further.”

“People, you know, I think people are just getting beaten down. All over the country, people are getting beaten down and think we're on the verge of something really good if we choose it,” Glenn concluded. “The name of the book is Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life. If you have never read any of Joel's books, i'm sure you have seen them, but if you haven't, start here. Break Out!, available in book stores everywhere.”

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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