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FAITH TO LET GO
July 17th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestFaith to Let GoA man fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a tree limb on the way down. He looked upward and yelled, “Is anyone up there?” A voice called to him,“I am he...  Read More
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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
July 3rd, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Price of FreedomIn the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA, there’s a special display for a rickety, home-made aluminum kayak. This tiny, makeshift boat seems oddly...  Read More
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TRADITION
June 26th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestTraditionMy Dad used to tell a story about a minister who went to serve a small country church. On his first Sunday he noticed an interesting practice during the time of...  Read More
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BLESSED
June 19th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestBlessedSomeone years ago invented a word to describe the insider’s language of religious people. The strange little word is “Christianese.” Such “Christianese” words and...  Read More
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CELEBRATE DADS
June 11th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestCelebrate DadsThis Sunday is Father’s Day “Happy Father’s Day!” I thought I’d share a few precious dad moments... Moments that would only happen to a dad and only a dad ...  Read More
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DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY
June 5th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestDon’t Worry Be HappyIn the late 1980’s Bobby McFerrin released a fun little song guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It had a sweet phrase that simply said, “Don’t w...  Read More
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SUMMER PRIORITIES
May 29th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestSummertime PrioritiesOne Sunday morning, two men were out in a boat, fishing. After several hours on the lake without catching a single fish, one of the men said to his ...  Read More
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GET TOGETHER
May 21st, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestGet TogetherSeen in a Peanuts cartoon:Lucy demands that Linus change TV channels and then threatens him with her fist if he doesn’t.  "What makes you think you can walk ...  Read More
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JESUS LOVES KIDS
May 15th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestJesus Loves KidsHOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (Written by kids)You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that yo...  Read More
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GRATEFUL FOR MY MOM
May 7th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestGrateful for My MomFor myself and my brothers, this will be the first Mothers’ Day without our Mother. Each of us will experience it as differently as our different ways...  Read More
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CUT IT OUT
May 1st, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestCut It OutHow does a worm get inside an apple? Perhaps you think the worm burrows in from the outside. No, scientists have discovered that the worm comes from inside. Bu...  Read More
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INTERCESSION IS MORE THAN PRAYER
April 23rd, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestIntercession is More Than PrayerIn his book Stories for the Journey, William White tells of a European seminary professor and his wife, Hans and Enid. During WW2 they es...  Read More
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