Glenn Beck was in Wilmington Ohio today… doing his radio show, TV show and a special show there tonight, America’s First Christmas, which can be seen on Beck’s Insider Extreme.
At 7:30 everyone enjoyed the encore presentation of the documentary everyone is talking about: “American Traditions: Christmas” at Glenn Beck.com. People watched, and learned about the history of the American Christmas, and relived some the most beloved holiday memories of Glenn Beck, Andy Williams, Janine Turner, Ted Nugent, Alveda King, Buzz Aldrin, Peter Billingsley (aka Ralphie from A Christmas Story) and, of course, Santa himself. Then, at 8pm, Glenn took the stage live from the Murphy Theater on Wilmington’s Main Street for “America’s First Christmas.”
Wilmington Ohio is a town that was devastated by DHL moving out and leaving almost 8000 of their 12,5000 citizens unemployed. But instead of dying they stood up and fought for survival.
Love to God… is “I Give”. Service and giving leads to joy. That is where the idea for presents came from.
What is Santa? What (who) is Jesus… Love, joy, hope and miracles~
Glenn arrived in Wilmington on Tuesday and is spending the day today, Wednesday, in this special town along with a lot of this listeners and fans. America is in trouble!! Wilmington is the example we need to follow and the place we need to become. If not we will end up being Europe with deodorant!!
There are two sides (actually three if you listen to the main stream media who is usually completely off base). And people tend to see things in one of two ways as well; half-empty or half full. And although people have tendencies… in the end it is a choice. You can choose to believe in hope or wallow in despair. People who see the possibility of miracles and saving America from all over the country showed up in Wilmington yesterday and today… from California, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Florida. According to 6- Minutes who did a shows on Wilmington, presenting it was a town in devastation and decline, with little hope. Glenn and his staff saw just the opposite.
The hope, belief and love in this town is what we all need to find within ourselves this season and carry it with us for the fight to come. We either stand together and make the sacrifices, with God’s help, that we need to make or rip each other apart like they are doing right now in Europe.
Molly, who owns the main hotel in town… the General Denver Hotel, bought it after DHL left and it had fallen into disrepair. She has no hotel experience and ended up buying it on a handshake between her and the former owner. The general Denver Hotel built in 1936 and needed lots of TLC. As Jon Huntsman, Glenn’s mentor, said last Friday, we need to get back to honoring our word, doing business on a handshake and following our instincts by using common sense.
Wilmington runs a 24/7 prayer center, where people pray for the town and their citizens 24-hours per day. Members of 7 different churches take part in the prayers. (Beck went to pray at the prayer center, which is filled with chalk boards. He said he was so excited because he felt like he had gone to Heaven and they had chalkboards… an inside Beck joke,)
Glenn prayed that the nation would see (really see) Wilmington, Ohio. He has already seen 4 miracles.
A gal in the audience today shared her testimony. She was so moved when she visited the prayer room that she is going to go home and start a prayer center in her area.
The guy that runs the local food bank often grabs the empty shelves and prays for God to provide and he does. He often has had days with no food in the morning, but it always appears. He now has enough food for 6-months on his shelves.
1. Taylor and Mark – Polar opposites of Beck on politics, but they got involved in Glenn’s project because they love the town and put politics aside.
2. Nick – Nick’s wife passed away 4-years ago. His wife passed away four years ago and when he heard Glenn’s campaign for this amazing town, he decided he wanted to get involved, celebrate Christmas again, and re-start his life.
3. Todd – One of the newest businesses in town watched their business burn down. Their friends rallied around them and prayed for them. He received a phone call that there was a business waiting for him in Wilmington for just the investment of a handshake.
4. Tracy and Wendell and their son Tyler – Glenn met them yesterday in the bookstore. Tyler only has 30% to 40% hearing and wears a hearing aid. About an hour before Glenn left for the airport to fly to Wilmington he was delayed by a meeting in his office that he tried to get out of because he was running late. The people were showing him a new hearing product being developed. Glenn is going to introduce and pay for the new hearing development just coincidentally (or maybe not) presented to him.
Glenn Beck will be in Wilmington Ohio today, 12.15.10 doing his radio show, TV show and then a performance America’s First Christmas.
(Beck made his homemade hot chocolate and passed around goodies as well as giving away gift bags today… His Oprah show…)
Glenn’s Gift Suggestions for this Christmas:
Pass Down and Create Traditions… It Helps Kids know Who They Are
Gifts used to be something from the heart… usually homemade or something people really needed.
Good Gift Suggestions:
Survival Backpack for Tough Times
A Food Storage System (if you can afford it)
If you can buy books and original sources are even better, they are great everlasting gifts. Try old book stores for history books and classics
Beck’s 8/28 Scrapbook (www.GlennBeck.com)
Goodies – Homemade and Special Gourmet Creations
Tickets to the theatre, a live play or musical, or the ballet
CD’s or DVD’s made by you of photos, special sayings, music with you and the family singing or of a special collection. A DVD of something you filmed.
Photo books or albums, scrapbooks, framed photos an electronic frame full of special photos.
Special Christmas Music CD’s and Classic Christmas DVD’s
Andy Williams – Merry Christmas
John Rich – Son Of A Preacher Man
Michael Bublé – White Christmas
Handmade Craft Items
Stein, “Beck: The Fusion of Enlightenment and Entertainment… So You Will Listen and Be Enlightened!”
(This is an older video but worth the watch!!)
Some Great Gifts:
Glenn Beck – Weekdays at 5p & 2a ET on the Fox Cable News Channel
For those that didn’t make it to Wilmington Ohio or see it on Insider Extreme… HoHoHo Here is a peak:
“Those who trade freedom for security neither get nor deserve either!” Benjamin Franklin