ADVENT - A CHRISTMAS WARMUP
November 29th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestAdvent – A Christmas WarmupIn a "Peanuts" cartoon strip, good old Charlie Brown says to Linus, "Life is just too much for me. I’ve been confused from the day I was born....
THANKFUL TO NOT BE THE TURKEY
November 21st, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThankful to Not be the TurkeyA lady purchased a parrot whose previous owner had taught him profanity and decided that she would reform him. The parrot learned a number o...
DON'T FORGET TO SAY IT
November 14th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestDon’t Forget to Say ItIn 1860, The Lady Elgin, an excursion boat on Lake Michigan collided with a freighter and began to sink less than a mile from the shore.Hundreds of...
THE LIFE SAVING DIFFERENCE
November 6th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestThe Life Saving DifferenceIn "The Encourager," Charles Mylander writes: "Sunrise was dawning when Los Angeles motorcycle police officer Bob Vernon saw a red pickup truck...
WHERE'S THE FIRE?
October 30th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWhere’s the Fire? In a small town, the volunteer fire department’s telephone was answered by the policeman on duty, who would in turn sound the fire whistle to rally the...
October 25th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestFearlessHe was a professional thief. His name stirred fear as the desert wind stirs tumbleweeds. He terrorized the Wells Fargo stage line for thirteen years, roaring lik...
SLEEPING WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
October 17th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestSleeping When the Wind BlowsA young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the farmer asked for his qualifications, he said, "I can sleep when the wind blows." This p...
DECISION OR RELATIONSHIP?
October 11th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestDecision or Relationship?On December 10, 1976 Cheryl and I were legally married. A record of that translation is documented at Dallas County in Farmers Branch, Texas. Be...
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
October 3rd, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWhat Are You Looking For?There is an allegorical story of a farmer who had become restless at his work. One day he saw a strange cloud formation that spelled out the let...
WHO WILL YOU BRING?
September 25th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWho Will You Bring?One of my favorite stories in the gospels is found in Mark 2:1-12:A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had c...
WHEN REVIVAL COMES
September 19th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestWhen Revival ComesWhen a modern-day church announces that a revival meeting is coming, many folks think, “Oh! Those don’t work anymore! That’s an old-fashioned outdated ...
BLESSING AND BLESSED
September 12th, 2023
The Upward Look, by Jon ForrestBlessing and Blessed"A missionary in Africa had a farm some miles from the mission station. The season had been very favorable, and he had a large crop of corn on the mi...