Restoring Love – the MAIN event…

Over 65,000 gathered. The site? Cowboys Stadium in the heart of Texas – in the middle of Summer. A place where daytime temperatures are regularly over 105 throughout the region. Many of those gathered even waited outside in the late afternoon heat (it had cooled to about 103) to patiently wait to enter the stadium.

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Restoring Love Volunteers waiting up to 70 minutes to receive their assignments for the “day of service” on Friday 7/27

The event? A potentially historic one, one described by its organizer as “The Third Great Awakening” – and the writer here would tend to agree.

The organizer, a man named Glenn Beck, an alcoholic, a self-described “rodeo clown” and a man on a long rebound from hitting rock bottom (due to the bottle) is emerging perhaps as a modern day Jeremiah (not my words)…my thoughts are this – Moses did not wake up one day and decide it would be a good idea to wander around in the desert for 40 years. Likewise, Glenn Beck did not ASK for his calling – but a calling it is (in my humble opinion). Is it ordained by God, Himself? Perhaps.

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Restoring Love at Cowboys Stadium

Frankly after listening to Beck for years now and following his actions at Restoring Honor (Washington DC, Summer 2010); Restoring Courage (Israel, Summer 2011) and now Restoring Love, Summer 2012 – the completion of a trilogy – I’d have to say yes, he could NOT have completed these events in as successful, magnificent and peaceful manner as he did without Divine guidance and oversight.

Restoring Honor, again in my humble opinion changed the outcome of the “midterm” elections in 2010; Restoring Love has the potential to do the same (and much more) this year. There is a story, that after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, a Japanese General lamented that he feared he had awakened a sleeping giant – US!

And, you know what? He was RIGHT. America sprang into action and quickly at that! Within 4 years we have awakened from an isolationist nation with little military to emerge as the worlds ONLY superpower – complete with a spectacular military and amazing and robust economy. Some say since then we lost our glory, rested on our laurels, allowed our nation to slide and be mis-managed. I would not disagree with much of those sentiments, BUT, much like a frog that has been slowly warmed and is then suddenly thrust into boiling water, the American people are now wide awake – once again – and ready for change.

Not a bumper sticker or campaign slogan this time – but REAL change. And not just a “D” vs. “R” issue as the republican party has almost as many useless and frankly dangerous characters as the democratic party. And…WE want them OUT!

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Our nation has reached a boiling point – how do you justify “business as usual” (entitlements, fat cat deals, back room negotiating, etc.) when we are 16 trillion in debt and have over 120 trillion in unfunded entitlements – to a generation who paid their dues and expects to live to collect well into their 80’s?!

So, with that, our modern day Jeremiah was driven to organize Restoring Love. But… it would have been a total flop IF 65,000+ Americans had not shown up! What did they do? They attended the largest gathering of conservatives in an arena ever on Thursday night. They brought enough food to feed numerous cities in the largest food drop ever! They arrived, rolled up their sleeves, in the mid summer Texas heat to ride in vans and NON-airconditioned buses to venues where they would do about a half-day’s service for strangers whom they had never met (mine was at a GoodWill in Dallas, Tx), and then they gathered at Cowboys Stadium for an evening of fellowship, inspiration, and more.

The videos that follow attempt to share the experience with you. I shot the video footage myself. More professional and more complete videos can be found at (or, but these are mine. My recording of the event. I attempt to share my impressions and experience through them. I hope you find them to be enriching and worth watching. And I invite your comments in the space provided after this post – and/or – share this post via the buttons provided! 

So, let me introduce the videos from the event that follow two ways. First, here is what you’ll see in the first video – after the singing of our National Anthem (an amazing rendition!), you’ll see Beck’s opening monologue – he sets the tone of the entire event, which was designed to run straight through for about two highly engaging hours. There were no “starts and stops” so often seen at speaking events. It was choreographed brilliantly!

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Washington in Prayer – Learn from Restoring Love

As the video clips proceed, Beck will introduce you to a portrait of Washington – and I have a story to tell on my video (see below); then Lincoln’s desk; a letter from Reagan to his daughter (a heartbreaking story) and finally, the true meaning of the “shining light on the hill”. Again – for the full viewing, be sure to connect with Beck’s and gain access to the professionally produced videos! So, with no further delay, here are some thoughts I want to share with you – then I have the first of two videos from the event to share.

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Restoring Love – a Powerful Closing – a poster from MLK’s last rally in 1968 – an IMPORTANT reminder

Ok, that was my overview, now onto actual footage from the event…

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After the event.. a few interviews with a diverse group of folks who attended… (enjoy – and again – please do feel free to leave comments!)

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  1. Watched the whole rally Saturday and I admire all of the polpee who stood on the stage. The problem is that the polpee running the country are communist and most commies are Aetheist and don’t give a damn about Americans that cling to their old religions, guns, and belief in America. They won the election therefore it gives them the right to destroy America. God helps those who helps themselves and we are not helping ourselves by letting these communist bastards destroy America. The Declaration of Independence states But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism. It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government.When we going to start throwing off these communist bastards?

  2. Al says:

    We respond by showing up at the voting booth in just over 2 months and VOTE THEM OUT. Be sure YOU are registered, and help to insure that at least 2 other folks who THINK CLEARLY are registered.

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