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Beauty for Ashes

October 20, 2008

My Utmost for His Highest IF YOU TOOK A CLASS from TFC missions professor Dr. Norm Allison, you were sure to hear Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest read to you on a regular basis. Dr. Allison introduced many of his students to this devotional book that is prized by thousands of Christians who […]



October 13, 2008

The Truth about Fear In his sermon notes Dr. Forrest writes, “God commanded His servants from Abraham to John on Patmos to ‘Fear not.’ Even though we make strong professions of faith, there are times when we act very atheistic in our belief in God’s ability to protect, provide, and keep us from harm. Hasn’t […]



October 6, 2008

Are You Willing to Wait In Achieving the Impossible, Dr. Forrest wrote about several occasions when he had to wait for God’s answer to a pressing problem. No doubt he thought about how easily Jesus turned water in wine. Surely, providing for a financial need or insight into a pressing issue could not be as […]



September 22, 2008

Jesus Never Fails With the storm clouds of war hanging heavy in Europe, Dr. Forrest wrote these words, “The world is seeking leadership. It seems that chaos is in charge but it is not. Newspapers and radio bulletins are full of talk about the kind of leader we need. Where are we going to find […]



September 15, 2008

Setting the Pattern I KNOW SOMETHING about patterns. Among my earliest recollections are those of my mother using a pattern to make a dress for herself or shirts for her seven sons. I also remember my father using a rafter as a pattern to cut other rafters to be used in buildings on our farm. […]



September 8, 2008

Hitting the Wall WHILE SERVING AS Vice President of Church Ministries of The C&MA in Colorado Springs, I observed a young couple that had left a very secure and lucrative job to come and work at the National Office. Within months, the wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. They hit the wall! “Why did this […]



September 1, 2008

Not Just For Today I CLOSED MY BIBLE and prayed, “God, You have brought me to this place. There is no question about this. Therefore, I’m going to trust You to fulfill Your promises to me. I don’t know how You will do it, but I believe You will provide the money I need for […]



August 25, 2008

Be vs. Do SOME YEARS AGO we moved into a professional-class neighborhood in Guayaquil, Ecuador. We were to plant a church among this least-reached people group. We didn’t know anyone, and God impressed upon us that we needed to ‘be’ and not worry so much about ‘doing.’ We needed to be His love in a […]



August 18, 2008

The Secret to Packing Light Are you ready for the unexpected? Most of us want to believe that we are. We try to prepare for what “may happen,” but we never truly know what waits for us around the next bend in life. We pack for a trip while going over a list of things […]



August 11, 2008

Your Greatest Need What is your greatest need today? Is it money for a pressing financial obligation? Peace for a restless, anxious heart or a sense of reassurance that what you are doing is right on track with God’s will for your life? Jesus told His disciples, “Ask, and it will be given to you; […]



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