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May 26, 2008

Every Need Supplied In 1906, Dr. Forrest was one of the first elected members of the Board of Managers of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. He served on this board most of his life. In 1919 while this group was discussing the site for the National Council, he popped up and said, “Why not bring […]

May 19, 2008

Wait Patiently DAVID LISTS IN Psalm 37 four positive attitudes that enable us to wait patiently before the Lord. The first is “Trust in the Lord.” This trust believes that God is in control and that the circumstances of our lives have not caught Him off guard. It is an expression of absolute confidence—without a […]

May 12, 2008

Six Dollars Worth of God THE LAID-BACK LIFE STYLE of the 1950s in a small Alabama town was a great time and place to be a teenager. One of those joys was my first car, a 1949 Ford. Each day I would go to the local service station and put twenty-five cents worth of gasoline […]

May 5, 2008

Doing God’s Work “Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime.” This statement by Reinhold Niebuhr reminds me of Dr. and Mrs. R.A. Forrest. They began their work over a hundred years ago, and it certainly wasn’t completed in their life time. In fact, it continues today in the hearts and minds of the students […]

April 28, 2008

God’s Wonderful World DO YOU REALIZE WHEN you go out on a starry night and look up at the glorious display of the Milky Way you see only the rim of the galaxy which contains billions of stars? If you traveled at the speed of light—approximately 186,000 miles per second—it would take 100,000 years to […]

April 14, 2008

Missed Opportunities HE WAS SHORT, did not have much hair on the top of his head, wore black heavy framed glasses, walked with short quick steps, and had male nicknames for his daughters. He taught a number of courses at Toccoa Falls College. Some students loved him while others avoided his classes if at all […]

April 7, 2008

Faith, Fire, and Fidelity Dr. R. A. Forrest The New Testament is filled with examples of men and women whose lives and habits of life were completely changed by the same Christ, who we know as our Savior. If our lives are not changed then our foundation needs to be examined. I believe there are […]

March 31, 2008

An Anchor for the Soul A YOUNG MISSIONARY SPEAKER came dressed to the evening service at our small country church in northeast Georgia in blue jeans and a plaid flannel shirt. After being introduced, he informed us that he wasn’t yet in his comfort zone; so he put on a hardhat and tool belt from […]

February 25, 2008

The Thing That Really Counts After Mrs. Forrest fell in 1935, her life changed dramatically. She had been accustomed to traveling to cities such as Atlanta, Greenville, Anderson, and Ashville to conduct weekly Bible studies. For years, she had maintained a full class load at Toccoa Falls College teaching the students and helping to oversee […]

March 24, 2008

When Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary The story of Dr. Richard A. and Evelyn Forrest’s lives had an ordinary beginning. They had parents who loved them. They dedicated their lives to Christ, and committed themselves to a life of His service. They fell in love. They had hopes and dreams. There were disappointments, too. Evelyn had asthma-related […]

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