PRAY FOR REVIVAL
August 31st, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestPRAY FOR REVIVAL A young minister was preaching a Revival at a small church. Following the service the pastor of the church asked him to stand at the front door with him...
"DROP THAT BABY!"
August 23rd, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon Forrest"DROP THAT BABY!"A pastor visited a woman from his church family and found that she was very despondent and feeling that God had forsaken her. He saw that the woman was ...
DO YOU KNOW THE SHEPHERD?
August 16th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestDo You Know the Shepherd?Several decades ago, the late English actor Charles Laughton (1899-1962) had been called upon to recite to an audience the Twenty-third Psalm fr...
ARE YOU A MENTOR?
August 10th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestAre You a Mentor?When the New England Patriots began the 2002 season, they were a group of mostly average players. No one really expected much from the team. Four games ...
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW AND WHAT GOD DOES KNOW
July 30th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWhat You Don't Know and What God Does KnowA vacuum cleaner salesman knocked on the door of a remote farmhouse. When the lady of the house opened the door, he walked in a...
ANOTHER YEAR OF BLESSING
July 27th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestAnother Year of BlessingThere was a pastor (much like this one) who struggled to remember people’s names. He developed a system for secretly asking people their names wh...
GOOD PEOPLE AT CHURCH?
July 20th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestGood People at Church?She had seldom been to church a day of her life. In fact, she never thought she would ever go to church, but someone invited her and she came. Much...
THE LIFE-CHANGING DOOR
July 12th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Life-Changing DoorAn Amish boy and his father went to the big city for the very first time. They were amazed by everything they saw. Having grown up and lived all th...
A SPIRITUAL CHECKUP
July 6th, 2022
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestA Spiritual CheckupWhen was the last time you had an appointment with your Primary Care Provider for a physical check-up? It is recommended that everyone get that Physic...
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...
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...
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...