Tuesday, January, 31st, 2023

Beauty for Ashes

Dear Children —

Dear Children —

Immediately following the fire that destroyed Haddock Inn on March 7, 1913, Mrs. Forrest wrote the following to the children who wrote to her faithfully and also read her column in Southern Greetings, a newspaper published by the Forrests at Toccoa Falls College. Toccoa, Ga., March 15, 1913 My Dear Children, Since our last letter […]

January 29, 2010

January 29, 2010

A Matter of Choice Missionary Amy Carmichael wrote, “Everyday we live we have to choose whether we shall follow in the way of Ahab of Elijah. If we put self first, whether in great things or small, we are like Ahab. And the habit grows with life till we end as Ahab ended. ‘The king […]

December 4, 2009

December 4, 2009

A Song in Your Heart Several years ago before her death, Mrs. Forrest’s niece Betty Rhinehart recalled how her “Aunt Eva” (her special name for Evelyn Forrest) loved music. She said, “The folks always had music in the house up on the hill. Often Aunt Eva would say to someone, ‘Go play the piano for […]

September 29, 2009

Our Sustaining Friend In a letter to a friend, Dr. R. A. Forrest wrote these words: “Don’t fail me now.” It was almost a desperate plea for this person not to forget his promise and to do what they had discussed. Have you ever known the heartache that comes from feeling let down by someone […]

September 14, 2009

Feet Walking on Water Amy Carmichael would have been a missionary in India when Dr. and Mrs. Forrest were working to establish Toccoa Falls Institute. It is always interesting to read her devotional insights. This one is especially thought provoking during these changing times. “Have you ever noticed, you who read the Psalms for the […]

August 31, 2009

More Than In Achieving The Impossible with God Dr. Forrest said he could not remember a word that was spoken between him and E. P. Simpson as they rode back to Toccoa on the day he agreed to purchase Haddock Inn. What he did remember was how he felt: his heart was light and his […]

August 17, 2009

Poor Me! The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Atlanta made a deep impression on student Mabel Willey. Its missionary ardor permeated her, but …I became aware of a lack in myself. Deep in my heart, I knew what God wanted me to do. But I also knew that in my life there was no […]

July 20, 2009

The Bonuses of God “Marvelous is the love of God in providing those things for which His children pray.” — Dr. R.A. Forrest Do you have dreams for your life—goals that you have secretly written down or ones that you have held within your heart for quite some time? Some people say they really don’t […]

June 1, 2009

A School of Faith “Have you considered my servant Job?” (Job 1:8). A. B. Simpson quotes another minister as he writes, “’The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.’ This is very true,” adds Simpson, “The time to trust is […]

May 25, 2009

Your Life Message Once when he was passing through Washington, D.C., Dr. Forrest decided to stop and see a young woman who had recently graduated from Toccoa Falls. She was working for what he described as a “hardboiled” Marine officer. While he was waiting for his former student, he decided to engage the officer in […]