'Notice and act': Glenn's deeply personal thoughts on love

Tonight, I was going to take my lovely wife out to Billy Bob's for her birthday. It is really all that she wanted as a gift. Time, dancing with her two left footed husband.

We were getting ready to go in when something came up that forced us to leave.

We met this nice couple at the door who was going in to buy tickets. I stopped them and offered our tickets to them.

He recognized me right away but didn't say anything, just smiled and nodded. I nodded back and smiled.

When he offered to buy the tickets we refused. I told him to pay the tickets forward to someone else and began to walk away. As we did, he apparently told his wife who came running up behind me and said, "I just want to hug you please."

It was so nice. Later on the way home we stopped for some gas, I went in and there was a man and his son. They were from out of town. Again, so kind.

Then I met a man who came across the store and said, "I am from Australia. I have a two hour train ride and I listen to your podcasts. Lately, you are the only thing that gives me hope."

With such joy in his eyes, he shook my hand and looked almost through me and said: "thank you."

I cannot tell you how uplifting it was to hear. Especially tonight.

We may never meet, but I believe the spirit speaks to all of us in our lives.

Because I am a known person, yet most strangers to me, people will say what is on there mind and it more often than not it is something that helps me and on many occasions is an answer to a prayer or plea to my Father in Heaven.

I urge you to act and speak through your "promptings" or "feelings" (however you describe that moment when you know you should act or speak out).

You never know, but that little bit of human connection may be the only positive connection that person has made that day.

You are the answer to someone's prayer right now. Who is on your mind to call, write, reach out.

Maybe you are lying next to them reading this. Maybe they are upstairs all tucked in. Kiss them and tell them: the truth; I love you; I am sorry; I need you; thank you or whatever it is that you should not let pass another second.

Call them tomorrow. Just tell them! "I meant to call and then things spiraled out of control and then time passed and now I feel weird about it." They will understand. They have been there.

It might be a stranger or someone you don't know well that you will see at church. Maybe, like with me tonight, it is just someone standing in line at the gas station.

Perhaps it is someone that lives alone or at work that just really needs to talk to someone that cares. It doesn't have to be deep or take much time. It just has to be real.

If we are going to fix our country and world, we need to fix ourselves first. It will take acts of epic courage in the end.

Let's begin to strengthen that muscle today.

Say the things that are on your heart.

Turn to that person in line at the store and express the feeling that you are being given.

Let's not just notice people, let's really see them and then notice and act on how we "feel" and on what we hear from the spirit.

I am always turned off by us Christians, even in my own church and me included! We all want to get people baptized. I get it. I want to share what I have found as well. It changed my life. But we spend so much time trying to figure out ways to talk to people about Christ.

Why don't we figure out how to just LOVE EACH OTHER? No motive or hidden agenda.

If I could master anything in life it would be this: To truly love people, the first time I meet them. To have such compassion for others that I would want to really listen to them and see what is happening in their life good and bad. To be able to do that without fear! Wow! What a world we would experience.

I doubt I will ever "master" that but I think the first course in Love 101, just might be to notice and act.

I am greatly blessed that so many feel they know me. In many ways we do know each other. Perhaps we do "know each other" more than any other "celebrity" and "fan" group out there. Maybe it is because we share so much in places like Facebook.

Please always remember, to God, everyone is a VIP and our head and hearts are His Facebook. "Share" His comments when you know He just "liked" someone.

Thank you to all those who answered my prayers tonight.

From Dallas,

where the greatest woman I know is laying next to me because long ago she noticed me and then had the courage to to turn around, come back a few steps, shake my hand and say "thanks for all the laughs on the radio,"

Goodnight America.

Tonight, I was going to take my lovely wife out to Billy Bobs for her birthday. It is really all that she wanted as a...

Posted by Glenn Beck on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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