Special Features

We Are Thankful for You!

Of God's many blessings, you are some of the most special to us!

Thank you

The Paraclete

The Spirit is a person. And Jesus calls him the Paraclete.

Max Lucado reminds us of the Holy Spirit living in us based on Jesus' promise and Jesus' special name for the Spirit, the Paraclete

On the Life and Passing of Anthony Bourdain

I am more grateful than ever for my comparably simple station, one that allows me both quiet time at home and the opportunity to travel — to enjoy both friends and strangers.

Grant Rampy talks about once coveting the fame, fast life, riches, travel, experiences, and accomplishments of Anthony Bordain until realizing what he chased ended up empty and alone.

Posers and Pretenders

We are all damaged and divided, and there seems to be a whole bunch of us who've become professional pretenders and posers, desperately seeking to be little tin gods who want to be in charge.

Ron Rose is back having conversations over coffee, and including all people and their stories in his conversations whether or not he agrees with them.

Look Who Made the List!

I want to live, so His story is compelling and inviting... I want to live worthy of the cost and to never forget...

Ron Rose writes about Oskar Schindler and his list of Jewish employees saved from the Holocaust by his mercy and bravery and by being put on his list, and we are put on God's list of life!

Is Anything Sacred?

Like speedbumps and curbs, these acts of holiness are meant to slow us down and keep us on the road.

Max Lucado talks about his experiences as a baseball catcher and how the dimensions of homeplate were immutable, sacred, and in a sense holy and compares that to certain things in life that God has called sacred and holy.

God-skin!

Without hesitation, no warm-up required, she told her story of betrayal and rejection.

Ron Rose is back at Black Rifle Coffee, being the available friend and pastor to folks who drop in with a story to tell, this time it's a lady who's been dumped and betrayed and Ron Reminds her of her need for God, and he will be available to be the skin

Be an Agent of Happiness

The people in our world can be moody, fickle, and stubborn and Jesus wants us to bring joy to them!

Max Lucado reminds us that we are God's agents of joy in our lonely planet full of discouraged people.

My One Thing!

The God who invented time is right here with me—in the room. Sometimes I have to take a deep breath to remember that.

Ron Rose reminds us that the key to getting things done on our huge to-do list is to take it to God and then have Him help us to one thing, and do it right!

You Will Get Through This!

Life is hard, but God is great at helping us get THROUGH life's toughest challenges and will never abandone us!

Max Lucado shares the encouragement that we can get through our tough times just like Joseph did his.

You Got Graced, Man!

I had heard of grace before, but on that day I was in the middle of it.

Ron Rose is back with his coffee and this time he is thinking and remembering and celebrating the grace a friend received that changed his life and now inspires Ron and his wife Lyn!

Tired but not Done

I acknowledge that my complaints prevent me from doing the good that God placed me here to do.

Tom Norvell catches himself complaining about the things he tired of in TV, in others, and in himself, and then reminds himself he is accomplishing nothing and needs to be doing good and not growing weary.

Jesus Comes in the Storms

Do you feel too far from the shore, too long in the struggle, and too small against the waves, with Jesus is nowhere to be seen.

Max Lucado reminds us that we are not alone in our storms, but Jesus comes to us in the storms before he stills the storms.

Surprises and Smiles

At this point in life, I take each surprise as a God thing, a lesson to learn, and a reason to smile!

Ron Rose is at a new coffee place and is enjoying God reminding him of our delightful surprises can be.

Red to Honor, White to Remember

What will you do to remember and honor your mother?

Phillip Morrison offers Encouraging Words about Mother's Day and the red or white flowers we wear in honor and to remember our mothers.

Nothing to Prove

Satan will tempt us to prove our importance just like he tempted Jesus.

Max Lucado reminds us that Satan will try to tempt us to be important and to show out rather than to serve, just like he did with Jesus.

Much More than a Day Fishing

Stories reveal our insides, and on that day, Brook got a rare glimpse inside his dad... and he liked it!

Ron Rose is in the coffee shop carrying on a conversation when God shows up and reminds us of the huge difference a little time with our kids can make to their future and the world.

Key Resources for Resurrection Sunday

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched.

Phil Ware shares some great online resources for images for Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday.

Amazing Love!

Jesus died in the place of Barabbas. More importantly, Jesus died for you and me.

Byron Ware recalls a memory from fifty years ago that shaped his life, his love, his family, and his understanding of grace, Jesus dying in the place of Barabbas and us.

The Easter Corsage

It was 'different' — colorful and carefully glued together, all made out of pieces of construction paper, using an old pearl pin as its base.

Ron Rose is in the coffee shop carrying on a conversation when God shows up and reminds us what a lasting legacy of faith and service looks like.

Our 'NUT Stories' Keep Us Alive

We all have stories that are yet to be told, I call them our 'NUT Collection' — stories about where we've been and what we've done back in the day.

Ron Rose talks about God's work in growing us into something special who all began as nuts who held their ground and God grew into his witnesses with stories to tell.

Give Him What You Have

You know the paralyzing fear that surfaces when the information is too much to learn, the change is too great to make, the grief is too deep to survive, or the crowd is too numerous to feed.

Max Lucado reminds us with Jesus' feeding of the crowd with five barley loaves and two fish that it is his job to make what we have sufficient for the moment.

Willing 2-B-Crucibled

Ever notice that the most challenging madness happens right on the border of the Promised Land?

Ron Rose reminds us that true faith has to go through the B-crucible to be real and lasting.

God Resists the Proud

Pride comes at a high price, my friend. Don’t pay it.

Max Lucado reminds us of the high price of our pride.

Learning About Life in the Middle of Death?

He just stared for a moment, then reached up, kissed the forehead, and touched the hand of the women in the casket.

Ron Rose reminds us of the value of being family and friends in the face of death and realizing that we are learning as much about life as we are about death!