Randy Alcorn's Blog

Abba, Father: What Having God as My Heavenly Father Means to Me

I grew up with a dad who slept at home, but generally wasn’t there for me or my brother. Everyone is different, but what happened to me was that my earthly father’s absence made me all the more appreciative when I entered into a relationship with Jesus, and thereby into a relationship with my Father in Heaven. 

Open Your Eyes to All the Gifts God Has Given You This Christmas

Sometimes focusing on God’s “big miracles”—like curing cancer and making brain tumors disappear—causes us to overlook His small, daily miracles of providence in which He holds the universe together, keeps our hearts beating, provides us with air to breathe and lungs to breathe it, and gives us food to eat and stomachs to digest it. 

One Man’s Story of Faithfully Loving His Wife Through Early Onset Dementia

Since Debbie's diagnosis of early onset dementia, her husband Jay, a good friend and an EPM board member, has written eloquently about their experience. Each time he sends an update about Debbie, I’ve deeply appreciated his heartfelt insights, and faithful love for his precious wife.

A Flash Mob with an Original and Beautiful Arrangement

The “flash mob” in the video in this blog is distinctive and features an original arrangement of “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring” and “Joy to the World.” This is doubly special to us because “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” was the processional to which Nanci came up the aisle at our wedding on May 31, 1975.

Light Has Dawned: Reflections at Christmastime on the Light of Jesus

The people Jesus spoke to lived without streetlights. If they didn’t have a lamp and a means to light it, they groped in darkness, vulnerable to assailants. They understood what it meant when Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

The Courage to Share Jesus

I’ve shared Jesus with people on sidewalks, planes, and tennis courts. Some friends think I’m a natural-born evangelist. But I’m not! Evangelism can be uncomfortable, but God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. 

Let Us Bless His Name, This Thanksgiving and All Year Round

Charles Spurgeon shared this in his sermon “Knowledge. Worship. Gratitude”: "Let us begin to be very thankful, if we have not been so before. Let us praise God for common mercies, for they prove to be uncommonly precious when they are once taken away."