Glenn learned over the past four and half years about endurance. Around the time of Restoring Honor, he has struggled with ongoing health issues. But he found hope in Texas, three miles down the road from the Mercury Studios at the Carrick Brain Center. And while he still struggles with pain, he now knows how to endure it with the hope for a better tomorrow.
"The Carrick Brain Center...They told me, Glenn, if you hadn't have moved down to Dallas, if you would have just kept doing what you were doing, you'd be dead by now. But I moved down here. We felt prompted by the spirit. I moved here. We bought this studio. I'm three and a half minutes away from the Carrick Brain Center. I'm three and a half minutes. What are the odds of that? I believe it. I choose hope. I choose to believe those things," Glenn said.
Glenn recounted the story of when he had the chairs at his dinner table carved with ten virtues, including "endurance". His kids didn't want that virtue on the chair, because it made life sound like a chore, but to Glenn it's one of the most important virtues.
"I've told this story before. Remember the table and chairs that we had around our house? Had all the virtues. My kids did not want endurance. They did want the chair endurance. We had charity, faith, hope, forgiveness, kindness. We had 10 of them. And they were all the virtues. And I wanted endurance."
"And my kids were like, 'no, dad, not endurance.'"
"And I'm like, 'what do you mean not endurance?'"
"'I don't want endurance.'"
"'Why don't you want endurance?'"
"'Well, I know who's going to be sitting in that chair.'"
"'What do you mean you don't want endurance?'"
"'Dad, you always make life seem like it's such a chore that you just have to endure things.'"
"And I said to them, 'kids, sit down. Much of life is enduring. Much of life is, I don't want to do the rest of my job at work today. I don't want to even get up in the morning. I'm sorry, no offense, but I'm going to see the 14th Christmas concert and they've all sucked. And it just makes me pissed at the school district when I go, because it's a holiday concert. I'm going to endure it.'"
"And most of life is just endure it," Glenn concluded. "And you have times when it's just great. It's worth enduring for those great times. But endurance is the key to life."