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2003 Special Features:
I've Not Been "This Way" Before, by Johnnie Ann Burgess Gaskill
What does your calendar for next year look like?
Did We Miss It Again?, by Tom Norvell
Did we miss our chance to make a difference?
Heaven Torn Open, by Patrick D. Odum
Can we hope for the prophet's vision coming true?
Bethlehem, by Melva Cooper
Come on and let's go!
The World's Ugliest Christmas Tree, by Joseph Mazzella
Have you seen the world's ugliest Christmas tree?
In Honor of the Lord, by Rubel Shelly
What ever happened to Merry Christmas?
Our Small Town Parade, by Kelly Breece
Will it all end in a parade?
Mom, by Joseph Mazzella
Are you making the most of your moments?
Bless You, by Rubel Shelly
Being a joyful person with friends is a great blessing indeed!
Warfare, by Mike Barres
Are you putting off a confrontation with the enemy?
Where I Am Going, by Kathy Bailey
Can you face the prospect of really bad news and tough times with faith?
Pixelated Perfection, by Rubel Shelly
Is there someone out there who is really digitally perfect?
Do the Right Thing?, by Russ Lawson
Does peer pressure have you doing the wrong thing?
Thermostat or Thermometer?, by Mike Barres
Are you a situation complainer or an environment changer?
Our True Citizenship, by Patrick D. Odum
We're only strangers here; our homeland is in heaven!
Eaten Away from the Inside, by Bruce Wadd
Don't let him eat away at your life!
Haunting Words, by Tom Norvell
Grace for the times an eraser can't undo what we say.
Be Still and Give Thanks to God, by Kelly Breece
Can we be still and give thanks in our times of chaos?
How Are You "Spending" Your Life?, by Rubel Shelly
How are you spending the capital of your moments?
Times are Changing, by Tom Norvell
So you think you have it figured out? It's going to change!
Friendship, by Russ Lawson
Is Jesus your friend?
Bent on Self-Destruction, by Rubel Shelly
What do we do with folks bent on destroying themselves?
Getting Even, by Russ Lawson
Are you really sure you can get even?
The Gospel According to Radio, by David Smith
Have you seen the Gospel demonstrated lately?
Honor the Dead by Helping the Living, by Jan Price
How can we honor those who have meant so much to us in the past?
What's In a Name?, by Patrick D. Odum
What name do you go by?
Before the Snow Flies, by Rubel Shelly
Do you need engineers to show you how to make a snowman?
A Heart-Stopping Experience, by Lou Seckler
Are you caught on the tracks and the train is coming?
Doing the Right Thing, by Russ Lawson
It sure is hard doing the right thing.
Margin, Anyone?, by Paul Lee
The harder we work, the behinder we get.
The Art of Rationalizing, by Rubel Shelly
Who are you blaming for your sin?
Learning To Be Content, by Tom Norvell
Have you found it yet?
Give God Your Best and Don't Look Back, by David Smith
Give God your best gift; not sacrifice, but mercy!
Always Preparing, by Tom Norvell
Sooner or later, it's time to end the preparation!
This Loss of Dreams, by Patrick D. Odum
What a great disappointment to have to wait!
True Love is Blind, by Russ Lawson
How can God be blind to our sin?
Dig Deeper Where You Are, by Rubel Shelly
Do you know where your buried treasure is hidden?
That's My Story, by Michael Harbour
What story are you telling each day of your life?
Don't Be a Diamond in the Darkness, by Teresa Bell Kindred
Let Him fill you with light.
Department or Attitude?, by Rubel Shelly
Did you hear the one about the fellow who walked into First Suburban Church wearing an expensive suit and a baseball cap?
I Can't Wait, by Tom Norvell
Downsizing My Vocabulary, by Lynette Carnahan Gray
Forgiveness is a Bold Choice, by Joseph Sica
We've got to let it go.
Imperfectly Imperfect, by Elizabeth Price
We're all damaged goods.
Extreme Christian Makeover, by Teresa Bell Kindred
Make everything new.
Missing His Blessings, by Tom Norvell
What are we missing?
It's Here to Stay, by Rubel Shelly
Change is always with us.
Thanks, Mom, by Kit B. Smith
An important lesson for games, and for life.
A Bit Like Bailey?, by Johnnie Ann Burgess Gaskill
What are we expecting?
Through My Brother's Eyes, by Jessica Mullican
It's a fresh perspective.
Oops!, by Rubel Shelly
Mistakes will happen.
Responding to the Responsive, by David Smith
Jesus opened eyes.
Beside the Still Waters, by Tom Norvell
Lead me beside them...
Do You Want To Be Liked?, by David Smith
We're all looking for someone to like us.
Yesterday's Weather, by Tom Norvell
What does it really matter? Move on!
My Most Memorable Moment, by Rubel Shelly
It's not always what you would expect.
Character - The Inside Story, by Mike Barres
Who are you really?
What an Awesome Principle, by Teresa Billingsley
A very interesting question!
A Test of Talent, by Elizabeth Price
Bless you for your talents!
The Invisible Barrier, by Mike Barres
Get past it.
God Doesn't Make Trash, by Lou Seckler
Everyone has value.
Life in the Rearview Mirror, by Rubel Shelly
Keep looking ahead.
When Should I Help?, by Steve Higginbotham
Everyone? No one? Who?
Family, by Tom Norvell
May God bless your family.
The Children of God, by Teresa Bell Kindred
Do we really accept it?
Picking Up Butch, by Rubel Shelly
A wonderful tradition that teaches...
Rocket, by Melva Cooper
The love of a girl and her puppy...
Reasoning with the Unreasonable, by David Smith
Why do we act so insane at times?
I Need a Shepherd, by Tom Norvell
For so many reasons...
Messages Across Time, by Rubel Shelly
Trials and Temptations, by Mike Barres
We can make it through.
Did You See Jesus on the Shore?, by Tom Norvell
How Close to Rose Lake Are You?, by Darrell Tucker
Sin is enticing, yet ultimately it will ruin us!
Is it Time to Make a New Breath?, by Melva Cooper
You can only go so far.
Is There a Diamond In You?, by Dr. Bill Denton
"I'm just an old lump of coal, but I'm gonna be a diamond someday!"
A Thorough Search, by Mark Waltenbaugh
Be careful what you ask for.
We Touched Him, by Randal Matheny
A Clean Heart, by Tom Norvell
Create in me a clean heart...
The Light Within, by Joseph Mazzella
Let your light shine.
What's the More Important Blessing for You?, by David Smith
Which do you need more?
Directional Slippage, by Bruce Wadd
Una Moneda Senor?, by Glen Henton
Can you spare it?
God's Love, by Joseph Mazzella
Influencing Others, by Teresa Bell Kindred
Staying on Track, by Lou Seckler
Keep at it to the end.
Life After the Storm, by Joseph Mazzella
Remain in Him.
Jogging in the Rain, by John Leach
Who's First, by Teresa Billingsley
The last shall be first.
Involved With the Invisible, by David Smith
Breakfast Epiphanies, by David Anderson
Make it better.
Use It Or Lose It, by Rubel Shelly
Exercise your brain and your spirit.
Serving the Unservable, by David Smith
A Father's Love, by Rachel Anne Murphy
Healing the pain.
Hair-Colored Speech, by Dr. Bill Denton
Speak the truth in love.
Seeing Things Through God's Eyes, by Rubel Shelly
Get a God perspective.
Hold Fast the Summer, Father!, by Lou Seckler
It goes so quickly...
Let Us Treasure Our Mona Lisas, by Harry Gipson
It's a beautiful thing...
The Real Artist, by Trudy Lechner
We are in the hands of a Master.
Walking in the Shadows, by Tom Norvell
Even out of the limelight, your life matters.
Be a Blessing, by Joseph Mazzella
Make the world a better place.
Enduring Pain, by Mike Barres
It will come.
Criticized for Doing Good, by Alan Smith
Don't let that stop you!
Warning! A Temporary Blindness Alert Has Been Issued!, by David Smith
From the news...
When Law Reigns, by Rubel Shelly
Law is law; thank God for grace.
Born Over, by Mike Ellis
Call for a do-over!
The Bear Facts, by Marsha Jordan
Our appetites can hurt us.
Humility and Teamwork, by Rubel Shelly
David Robinson is quite an example of both.
Never Too Old, by Joseph Mazzella
It is never too late.
Don't Fence Me In, by Steve Higginbotham
It's meant to protect us.
Filled with Laughter, by Tom Norvell
It's great medicine.
More Than We Ask or Imagine, by Alan Smith
What do you wish for?
The Cross or the Clock, by Lou Seckler
Which rules your life?
Greeting Life's Changing Seasons, by Mike Barres
Enjoy the season, whatever it is.
Quack (Quack), by Paul Lee
Find the words that are trustworthy and true.
Living For What Matters, by Rubel Shelly
Don't major in minors.
Disciples Build On What They Hear, by David Smith
How can they believe if they have not heard?
Disciples Have Found the Way Home, by David Smith
Take the safer way.
Gifts From the Soul, by Joseph Mazzella
Another Step, by Tom Norvell
Step by step, they grow up.
What Could They Mean?, by Rubel Shelly
Mysterious, powerful words from Jesus...
Wrong Turns and Right Directions, by Teresa Bell Kindred
The right way is the One Way.
Zeal Without Knowledge, by Alan Smith
Get it right.
David and Goliath, by Harry Gipson
Get out there and fight for His glory.
Fall in Spring, by Paul Lee
He works everything together. Trust it.
Surrender, by Mike Barres
We give up.
Man Bites Dog!, by Rubel Shelly
Turn life upside-down.
Tough Choices, by Paul Lee
Non or for? In or inter?
When Mama Is Near, by Johnnie Ann Burgess Gaskill
We all need someone to care for us.
She Was a Star... To Me, by Benny Baker
Moms have a special place in our hearts, even when they are gone.
Let the Rain Fall, by Bruce W. Durbin
Thanks Mom, for the protection.
Easy to Love?, by Johnnie Ann Burgess Gaskill
Not everyone is as easy to love as a toddler.
Guarding Your Spirit, by Mark Waltenbaugh
Keep it precious.
The Real World, by Paul Lee
Are we living in the real world?
I Didn't Realize I Was Moving, by Tom Norvell
Change can be hard to spot, and hard to stop, as well.
Failure: The Line of Least Persistence, by Harry Gibson
Keep at it.
A Time to Move Furniture, by Janice Price
The Bond of Adversity, by Rubel Shelly
Pain pulls people together.
Life or Death, by John Leach
Who's leading your parade?
He Is Not Here!, by Lou Seckler
We serve a living Savior...
Jesus is Lord!, by Jim McGuiggan
The Spirit promotes Jesus, not Himself.
A Hart to Hart Talk, by Paul Lee
Can't we see the truth?
Psychological Warfare, by Larry Zinck
Sin calls out to us...
I Want to Serve, by Melva Cooper
Lord, make me a servant...
Another Hill, by Johnnie Ann Gaskill
God helps us climb any hill.
He Was a Stranger, by Alan Smith
Help and hospitality were what He meant.
A Forty-Foot Sign From God, by Danny Sims
Let's not put words into God's mouth.
Light of the Soul, by Paul Lee
Jesus - the Light of life.
A Bad Day?, by Tom Norvell
Get some perspective.
Fratricide, by Rubel Shelly
Brother should never kill brother.
When the Storm Comes and the Heat is On, by Harry Gipson
God is our perfect shelter.
Talking with Children About War, Terrorism, and the News, by Vicki Straughan
What do you say? How much should they see? Here's help for parents...
Led by the Spirit, by Jim McGuiggan
Where He leads, we should follow.
You're Dead, by Kim Martin
The power of Jesus defeats any foe...
Keep Us Clean, Lord, by Melva Cooper
He makes us spotless.
The Next Shot, by Tom Norvell
You have another chance. Take it.
No One Wants To Be Alone, by Marilyn Sue Moore
We need people.
Let Him Love You, by Johnnie Ann Gaskill
God loves you. Let Him.
Mother Nature?, by Steve Higginbotham
Why does Mother Nature get the credit for what God does?
Seeds or Trees?, by Joseph Mazzella
We can't see our own potential.
Jimmy, by Tom Norvell
There is always hope in Jesus.
Being Ready, by Teresa Bell Kindred
Don't be afraid - be ready.
Friends and Friendship, by Dr. Bill Denton
Call on a friend...
Help or Honking?, by Steve Higginbotham
Are you being helpful?
Getting Into the Flow of Life, by Rubel Shelly
Where can we find true happiness?
Something Better Than Special Effects, by Dr. Bill Denton
Jesus offers something better than an escape from reality.
Difficult Times, by Tom Norvell
These are tough times, in more ways than one.
Do I Really Want To Do This?, by Larry Zinck
Are you sure? Think twice.
Are You a Failure?, by Rubel Shelly
You may fail, but you're not a failure.
Teachers of Love, by Joseph Mazzella
Can you be a teacher, too?
Disposing of Live Grenades, by Rubel Shelly
You can't take live ammunition for granted.
The Value of a Human Life, by Tom Norvell
What are we thinking? Are we thinking?
The Weathered Old Barn, by Anonymous
The beauty is hard to see sometimes, but it's there.
After the Game, by Dr. Bill Denton
...the king and the pawn go into the same box.
He Has the Words, by Tom Norvell
When we can't find the words, He still hears.
Coincidence or Miracle?, by Joseph Mazzella
From Bad to Worse, by Rubel Shelly
In our arrogance and/or stupidity, we often make things worse.
Success at All Costs, by Alan Smith
We make some pretty rotten decisions in the pursuit of success.
Who Sets Your Mold?, by Leslie McArthur
Mold me, make me after thy will...
I Just Want to Go Home, by Tom Norvell
There's no place I'd rather be...
A Word of Encouragement, by Gary Holloway
Hebrews has a great deal to say to us.
Guardian Angels on Call, by Rubel Shelly
What does an angel really look like?
No Second Priority, by Dr. Jeff Lee
There is only one priority worth mentioning.
The Laugh Heard 'Round the World, by Rubel Shelly
Have you heard the one about...
The Spirit and Center Stage, by Jim McGuiggan
He always points to Jesus.
A New Me, by Dr. Jeff Lee
We don't need a cosmetic makeover, we need a spiritual transformation.
Not From a Worldly Point of View, by Tom Norvell
We could see things in a whole new way.
These Aren't My Boots, by Alan Smith
Ultimately, none of this is ours.
Character Comes Through, by Rubel Shelly
You can't hide your character.
Resolutions for Life in 2003, by Michael Harbour
Some stuff to think about for the New Year...
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