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...
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...
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...
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...
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...