Randy Alcorn's Blog: family

Scottish or Irish?

By Randy Alcorn | August 29, 2012
I am Scotch-Irish (or some prefer Scottish-Irish), descending back to three Alcorn brothers who lived in Belfast long ago. There are indications the three brothers came from Scotland.

Trusting in God’s Unfailing Love

By Randy Alcorn | June 4, 2012
Many thanks to those who have been praying for our daughter Angela Stump and her health, and peace and encouragement for her and her family. 

The Latest on Angie

By Randy Alcorn | June 1, 2012
Our daughter Angela called us late yesterday afternoon to let us know that the needle biopsy the doctor performed on Tuesday was inconclusive, meaning it told them nothing, so it’s not bad news or necessarily good.

What I’m thankful for: A Thanksgiving greeting

By Randy Alcorn | November 24, 2011
There are so many things for Nanci and me to be thankful for this year. We’ve talked about how grateful we are for our family—we have two daughters who are married to godly men, as well as four grandchildren already born and the fifth one on his way. 

Visit to Upland, and fun with grandsons Matt and Jack

By Randy Alcorn | November 21, 2011
The weekend of November 13 I was in California, and had a great time with grandson Matt on his seventh birthday, in his new home town of Upland, where his father Dan Franklin is now the teaching pastor at Life Bible Fellowship Church.

The Importance of Fathers

By Randy Alcorn | August 1, 2011
Fathers are their children’s first pastors—the most influential humans in terms of life direction. Children are shaped by their father’s love or hate, interest or disinterest, presence or absence.

Does it Dishonor God for Us to Long for Reunion with Loved Ones?

By Randy Alcorn | June 1, 2011
Believers periodically tell me versions of the following: “We shouldn’t be thinking about reunion with loved ones, or the joys of Heaven. We should only be thinking about being united with Christ, who is our only treasure.”