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Beauty for Ashes

December 31, 2007

God’s Timing—Not Ours In October 1940, Dr. Forrest listed several problems confronting the college. He wrote, “The abnormal expansion of the past three years from one hundred to more than four hundred students has made it necessary for much additional equipment.” The following is a list of what he called opportunities for someone to help […]



December 24, 2007

Christmas at Toccoa Falls in 1918 Editor’s note: The following is written by Rev. John Hubbard, who was an early principal. His account of Christmas at Toccoa Falls was published in the school’s monthly newspaper entitled Southern Greetings. “The Christmas season was a joyous occasion at the school. All of the workers and almost all […]



Why Beauty for Ashes?

The reason we have chosen “Beauty for Ashes” as a title for this devotional page is because these are the words God spoke to Dr. Forrest shortly after fire destroyed Haddock Inn. In the book Achieving The Impossible with God, Lorene Moothart writes, “Rev. Forrest started down the hill from Staley Cottage one morning. His […]



December 17, 2007

Remembering Christmas Almost everywhere you go Christmas music can be heard. Stores and homes are decorated. Christmas trees are shining brightly with all their lights and ornaments. Gifts are wrapped with pretty paper and ribbon. The mailbox is full of Christmas cards and invitations to parties. All this is in preparation to celebrate a special […]



December 10, 2007

No Need or Want In Philippians, the apostle Paul writes, “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, […]



December 3, 2007

In Everything Give Thanks “In everything give thinks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Editor’s note: The following was adapted from a sermon Dr. Forrest preached on August 3, 1947, in Toccoa, Georgia. Paul’s words written to the Thessalonians were both an exhortation and command. However, many times […]



November 26, 2007

In Everything Give Thanks “In everything give thinks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Editor’s note: The following was adapted from a sermon Dr. Forrest preached on August 3, 1947, in Toccoa, Georgia. Paul’s words written to the Thessalonians were both an exhortation and command. However, many times […]



November 19, 2007

God’s Love St. Augustine once said, “He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.” The Apostle Paul takes a whole chapter to explain the importance of love. He reminds the Corinthian church that without love we have nothing (1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NASB). Paul gives the definition of love in these virtues: “Love […]



November 12, 2007

Looking unto Jesus WHEN WE HAVE A NEED, where do we look for solutions? Most of us look everywhere else except to the One who can really help: Jesus. He is God and is able to help whatever the need. He is also man and therefore understands our inabilities. Even more than that, He delights […]



November 5, 2007

Something Wonderful! Editor’s note: This week’s devotion is pulled from the book Dam Break in Georgia—a collection of personal testimonies from those who survived the devastating flood that swept through the Toccoa Falls College campus in the early hours of November 6, 1977. The rage of the waters was not assuaged. The next residence in […]