Randy Alcorn's Blog: Friends

5 Years Ago, and 35 Years Ago

By Randy Alcorn | August 3, 2009
Thirty-five years ago was also the wedding of my best friend Jerry Hardin, who's now with Jesus. That's me on the right. (Jerry's the skinny one.)

Can we or should we talk to loved ones in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | May 2, 2008
I’d like to address a recent question that came up in a blog comment last week. I figure other readers might have read the question and may be interested, since I've been asked it many times over the years.

The question was, from a biblical standpoint, is it okay to talk to our loved ones who've gone on to be with Jesus?

The Eternal Impact of an 8th Grader’s Kindness

By Kathy Norquist | August 26, 2011
I share this not just to give recognition to Randy, but as a reminder to us all that showing kindness to others can make a significant eternal difference in more than one person’s life.

Gifts in a Fallen World: An Email from Sono Harris

By Randy Alcorn | July 30, 2010
Several people have asked me for copies of an email from Sono Harris that I read at her memorial service. Thought I should share it with more of you. No need to have known Sono in order to appreciate her words and her quotes from Thomas Brooks and John Newton.

Jerry Hardin: My Best Friend When I Was a Kid

By Randy Alcorn | October 9, 2007
I was just finishing up a different blog when Carol Hardin called and reminded us that today, October 8, is the 15th anniversary of Jerry’s death. Jerry and I were best friends in grade school and high school. I wrote about him in my book In Light of Eternity. I gave him a whole chapter.

Relationships in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | July 22, 2009
Genesis 2:18: The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him."