Special Features 2008 Archives

Facing Life's Uh-oh's

Facing Life's Uh-oh's

What do you do when the problems come?

Ron Rose writes about life's obstacles and challenges us to follow the example of others who have lived beyond their limits.

Having a Human Experience

Having a Human Experience

What if we approached life as if the spiritual was the most real world?

Russ Lawson has a claustrophobic experience with an MRI machine and it teaches him a lot about who he is and what God is doing in his life.

Stressed Out

Stressed Out

So how are you going to avoid it happening to you?

Patrick Odum learns that Chicago is the most stressful city in America and shares some insight on stress.

Root Rot

Root Rot

Can you get too much of a good thing?

Mike Barres reminds us that often what culture is giving us as water is not God's truth and will rot our roots.

Now that the Waters Have Receded

Now that the Waters Have Receded

What can we do to help?

Phil Ware talks about ways we can help with hurricane relief.

A Choice

A Choice

Do I really have a choice in my day?

Tom Norvell talks about the struggles of moving and the way people in customer service promise more than they can deliver.

Moving Things Around

Moving Things Around

Have you adjusted your schedule to reflect your priorities?

Mike Barres reminds us to move things around in our schedules to fit our priorities.

We Are His People!

We Are His People!

Do we act like it?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we need to live like the Lord is our God!

Post 9-11, Prayer, & Politics

Post 9-11, Prayer, & Politics

Are you ready for the bumpy ride?

Phil Ware reflects on 9-11 and reminds us to pray, while directing us to read and think through our faith.

When You Have Lost It All

When You Have Lost It All

So what have you lost?

Russ Lawson talks about a couple of friends who seem to have lost everything, but then he reminds us what is important and that we haven't really lost that much as long as we have Jesus.

Wake Up Call?

Wake Up Call?

Is the alarm sounding in your life?

Russ Lawson shares about a pain that awakened him in the night and how it caused him to take a closer look at his life.

God's Surprising Grace

God's Surprising Grace

Can you believe we find this all over the Old Testament?

Danny Sims reminds us that grace is all over the Old Testament.

Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

Do you dare dream for the road ahead?

Tom Norvell shares about moving into a new home and his dreams for the future.

Symbol and Reality

Symbol and Reality

Just how important is the cross as a symbol?

Bill Sherrill reminds us of the importance of the cross as both a symbol and a reality of our center as believers in Jesus.

Bent Out of Shape

Bent Out of Shape

How bent are you?

Patrick Odum reminds us that there are all sorts of ways to be bent and only Jesus can unshackle us from our position.

Of Grasshoppers and Giants

Of Grasshoppers and Giants

How do we overcome our giants

Russ Lawson shares some insights from the 12 spies, 10 of whom convinced the children of Israel to fear the future and turn back; but Russ reminds us of God's promises.

The Power of Human Kindness

The Power of Human Kindness

Can kindness really melt the heart of stone?

Rubel Shelly shares a great story of how simple kindness and candy help heal old wounds and made friends out of enemies.

Lord, Help Me Look Ahead

Lord, Help Me Look Ahead

Why is it so easy to look backward instead of forward?

Tom Norvell talks openly with the Lord about how hard it is to look forward and not backward and push on to the Lord's horizon.

Where Do I Go from Here?

Where Do I Go from Here?

Where can you go when there's no place left to go?

Tom Norvell reminds us that we have a person to go to, when we have no place to go, and his name is Jesus, our Lord.

The View from a Troubled Heart

The View from a Troubled Heart

What can we really see from where we are right now?

Bill Sherrill connects to an old King James phrase, the latter days, and reminds us that we often don't see things clearly until time has passed and we view things from God's perspective.

Selling Your Soul

Selling Your Soul

So what are you really worth?

Patrick Odum reflects on several folks who have auctioned off huge portions of their lives and property on eBay and challenges us to ask if we have done the same thing with our stuff.

The Failure of List-keeping

The Failure of List-keeping

Why do we trade our Lord in for our lists?

Bill Denton reminds us that the Gospel of Jesus isn't centered in a list of do's and don't's but in a Savior, Jesus Christ, who was crucified and raised to bring us God's grace.

Donkeys Kicking, Sharks Attacking, Airplanes Falling

Donkeys Kicking, Sharks Attacking, Airplanes Falling

What do donkeys, sharks, and airplanes have in common?

Russ Lawson reminds us to check out what we are told from Scripture, because just like made up statistics, the facts are not always what is presented to us.

Freed!

Freed!

A biblical reminder of our ultimate freedom.

This is simply quoting Hebrews 2:14-18 about freedom from death's tyrranny.

Set Free

Set Free

Where can I find true freedom?

Tom Norvell thinks about July 4th and reminds us that freedom is found in Jesus.