AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
November 22nd, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestAn American Tragedy & ThanksgivingOn this day, November 22, 1963, my second-grade class at Fletcher Elementary School in Fletcher, Oklahoma was returning from recess on ...
November 16th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThanksgiving HumorA lady purchased a parrot whose previous owner had taught him profanity and decided that she would reform him. The parrot learned a number of Christian...
CONNECTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
November 9th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestConnected by the Holy SpiritA man was out on walk when he saw another man about to throw himself from a bridge into the river. He ran over to save him. "Why do you want ...
BREATH OF GOD
November 1st, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestBreath of GodA pastor was visiting a congregation in California. He found a stirring red and orange banner on the wall. "Come Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!" it declared in wo...
THE GLORY OF HOPE
October 26th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Glory of HopeA woman walked into a doctor’s office. She sat down in the waiting room. When her turn to see to the doctor, she described all of her symptoms. These sy...
FAMILY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
October 19th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestFamily Makes the DifferenceThere was a farmhand who had worked for a married couple for several years. Eventually, the couple grew older and older and couldn't do as muc...
LISTENING TO GOD
October 11th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestListening to GodA woman sees a father shopping with a fussy two-year-old in his grocery cart. “Be patient, Billy,” he whispers. “You can handle this, Billy. It’s okay, B...
October 5th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestConfuse/Serve OthersThe story is told of a minister who was organizing opportunities for people in his church to do small acts of kindness as a demonstration of Christ’s...
TO BE LIKE JESUS
September 28th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestBe Like JesusBill was a drunk, converted at a city mission. Before his conversion he had gained a reputation as a tramp and alcoholic for whom there was no hope. But whe...
OUR WORSHIP; DEAD OR ALIVE?
September 21st, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestOur Worship, Dead or Alive?A 12-year-old boy was attending worship with his grandparents in the church they attended. He noticed that the service was very formal and kin...
SEEKING INNER PEACE
September 14th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestSeeking Inner PeaceTracy Lippard was a beauty queen in Virginia on February 27, 1994. Shortly after crowning her successor, she drove 250 miles to seek revenge on her ex...
September 7th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestClimbing BumpsA little boy was leading his sister up a mountain path but the trail was difficult. "This isn't a path at all," the little girl complained. "It’s all rocky...