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FREE FOR A REASON
June 29th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestFree for a ReasonThere is tremendous confusion in our world about the nature of freedom. Many folks think that true freedom means that one can do anything he/she wants a...  Read More
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THE POWER OF RECOGNITION
June 22nd, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Power of RecognitionDavid Redding tells of having a big, black Scottish shepherd as a pet when he was growing up on a farm in the country. He named the dog Teddy and...  Read More
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THE VALUE OF DAD
June 15th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Value of DadThe kids had talked Mom into getting a hamster.  They promised to take care of their pet, which they named “Danny.”Within two months, though, Mom was tak...  Read More
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OUR BASIS FOR UNITY (a personal story)
June 8th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestOur Basis for Unity (a personal story)Many years ago, I was on the first leg of a flight which was to travel from Longview, Texas to Dallas and then to Lubbock. I was on...  Read More
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THE VALUE OF A ROCK
June 1st, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Value of a RockBack when the Old West was being settled, pioneers flocked across the country to California and Oregon. In one particular spot on the Eastern slopes o...  Read More
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IN REMEMBRANCE
May 25th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestIn RemembranceThe initial observance of Memorial Day was held May 30, 1868. It was originally named “Decoration Day” because time was set aside to honor the nation’s Civ...  Read More
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WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY?
May 18th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWhat Have You Done for me Lately?Two old friends bumped into each other on the street. One of them looked miserable, almost on the verge of tears.His friend asked, “What...  Read More
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A SERIOUS DRUG PROBLEM
May 11th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestA Serious Drug ProblemA little old lady was amazed at how nice the young man was next door. Every day he would help her gather things from her car or help out in her yar...  Read More
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THANKFUL FOR MOMS
May 4th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThankful for MomsDr. James Dobson tells the story of a mother who was sick in bed. She had the flu. And her little daughter wanted so much to be a good nurse. So she bro...  Read More
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BETTER THINGS
April 27th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestBetter ThingsA first-grade teacher was having a difficult day. It had rained that entire day and the children couldn’t go out for recess. As a result they became more re...  Read More
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Does God Forget You?
April 20th, 2022
God is always right on time....  Read More
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FIRST OR LAST?
February 22nd, 2022
A church group traveled through Turkey to visit the sites of the seven churches of Revelation. As their bus went down a dusty road, they noticed up ahead a man riding a camel.The group stopped their b...  Read More