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JESUS IN MY HEART
April 16th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestJesus in My HeartA little boy was being scheduled for open heart surgery. The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed and his parents sat across from him. The surgeon said to t...  Read More
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FREE INDEED
April 9th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestFree IndeedA pastor was speaking on the topic of Spiritual Freedom. He began to wax eloquently in his delivery as he repeated over, and over the phrase… “I’m free! I’m f...  Read More
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WHERE WERE THE LIFEGUARDS?
April 2nd, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWhere Were the Lifeguards?The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio, reported in September, 1985 a shocking discovery at a New Orleans municipal pool. The party aroun...  Read More
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NO GREATER LOVE
March 26th, 2024
The Upward Look by Jon ForrestNO GREATER LOVEIt was February 1941, Auschwitz, Poland. Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan priest put in the infamous death camp for helping Jews escape Nazi terrorism.Mon...  Read More
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THE SACRIFICE OF A SON
March 19th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Sacrifice of a SonThere is an old story about a man by the name of John Griffith, who lived in Oklahoma in 1929 and lost all he had in the stock market. He moved to ...  Read More
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NOT ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES
March 6th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestNot Only for EmergenciesA little boy once prayed, "Dear God, please take care of my daddy and my mommy and my sister and my brother and my doggy and me. Oh, and please t...  Read More
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MORTALLY WOUNDED FOR US
February 28th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestMortally Wounded for Us"On the 19th of November 1967, in the vicinity of Dak To, Viet Nam Chaplain Charlie Waters was moving with one of the companies of his Battalion w...  Read More
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EXTRAVAGANT LOVE
February 21st, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestExtravagant LoveOn May 2, 1962, a dramatic advertisement appeared in the San Francisco Examiner: “I don’t want my husband to die in the gas chamber for a crime he did no...  Read More
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GOD IS LOVE
February 12th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestGod is LoveMy dad used to tell the story of a young man in love who wrote a poem to his beloved teen girlfriend. The poem went as follows…I’d climb the highest mountain,...  Read More
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BUILDING LOVE IN MARRIAGE
February 7th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestBuilding Love in MarriageA young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, n...  Read More
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WHEN GOD SHOWS UP
January 30th, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWhen God Shows UpOn November 22, 1963 I was in the second grade at Fletcher, Oklahoma Elementary School. We had just complete recess and were returning to our classroom....  Read More
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CONNECTION MATTERS
January 22nd, 2024
The Upward Look, by Jon Forrest (Adapted from Charles Swindall)Connection MattersThe story is told of a man from a remote mountain village who had the opportunity to visit a large modern city for the ...  Read More
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