Randy Alcorn's Blog

Snow on the New Earth, and a New Year's Resolution

By Randy Alcorn | December 30, 2008
Here in our part of Oregon, the snow is melting off as quickly as it came. But we had about ten days in the middle when it was a winter wonderland—making December 2008 our snowiest month since January 1950, four years before I was born.

God Sends Christmas Snow, Clean and Quieting

By Randy Alcorn | December 23, 2008
Usually here in my part of Oregon there are more mighty downpours than great snows. But my brother Lance and I, who've lived here all our lives, were just agreeing that this is the most snow we've seen since 1968, forty years ago.

Family snow photos, and some Funny Pics on file

By Randy Alcorn | December 18, 2008
We've spent a few days with our grandsons, Jake and Tyler Stump, who live just up the road from us. We were on the sled, threw snowballs and built a snowman in our side yard. You can't often do that in our part of Oregon, and we've had a blast.

Volition: A Terrific 15-minute Film

By Randy Alcorn | December 14, 2008
Four days ago I watched a short film called "Volition" that is extremely powerful and well done. It's a great investment of fifteen minutes.

Jim Harrell, Perspectives in Suffering, Part 3

By Randy Alcorn | December 11, 2008
In the final eight minutes of this three part video, Jim Harrell, dying of ALS but living with an eternal perspective, says, “Suffering is the icy cold splash that wakes us up from the complacency of living this life."

Jim Harrell, Perspectives in Suffering, Part 2

By Randy Alcorn | December 10, 2008
See my previous blog to learn a little about my friend Jim Harrell, who has ALS, and watch the five minute video that precedes this one. Or, just go straight to the ten minute one below. I guarantee you, this ten minutes will bring more to your day than almost anything else.

Jim Harrell, Perspectives in Suffering, Part 1

By Randy Alcorn | December 8, 2008
In the past year I've gotten to know Jim Harrell, a friend I've exchanged emails with and talked with once on the phone. I interviewed Jim on the subject of suffering for the book I'm currently writing. 

Nanci, my best friend for 40 years

By Randy Alcorn | December 2, 2008
December 7, this Sunday, is the 40th anniversary of the day Nanci and I met. We were freshmen in high school. It was a double date in which we went to see two new movies at Portland's Village Theatre on 122nd.

Abraham Lincoln offers Thanksgiving to God

By Randy Alcorn | November 27, 2008
In response to the persistent requests of Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, President Abraham Lincoln was the first president to establish an annual day of thanksgiving. This was to occur on the last Thursday in November as a day of repentance and humility before God almighty.