Special Features 2011 Archives

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

A Manger, A Cross, and an Empty Tomb

How could it happen like this?

Bill Sherrill reminds us that the manger and the promises given to Mary would make the Cross seem impossible to understand until the empty tomb and the resurrection brought back the praise the angels gave on the day he was born.

When You're an Old Coot

When You're an Old Coot

Some negative descriptions actually may be good!

Russ Lawson takes a gag gift he received from his kids and reminds us that it is OK to be an old coot if this means being different from the world.

Thankful for the Mercies

Thankful for the Mercies

Here's something you don't want to forget at the table of thanks today!

Rick Brown reminds us to be thankful for God's mercies.

The Secret Reason for Thanksgiving

The Secret Reason for Thanksgiving

The surprise of finding joy in tough places!

Ron Rose reminds us of the power and importance of giving thanks at Thanksgiving and talks about Anabel Reid's death in the Abilene Christian University bus accident.

Good News for Our Broken World

Good News for Our Broken World

What hope is left when life is shattered?

Brian McCuthchen reminds us of the place of hope, refuge, and help when our world is broken.

More Than Religious Jargon

More Than Religious Jargon

Come on now, let's really glorify God!

Ron Rose reminds us to not let glorify be simply a religious term.

Tired of the Ugliness?

Tired of the Ugliness?

We have some choices, so what will we choose?

Ron Rose asks us to see beyond all the ugliness in the world and use our influence for good, to be light in darkness and be an agent of transformation.

An Expiry Date

An Expiry Date

So what is yours?

Russ Lawson reminds us that our expiration date is out there and we need to live as if we know we will one day expire.

Leaving the Classroom and Living the Life

Leaving the Classroom and Living the Life

Sooner or later, we have to leave school and start living what we know!

Rick Brown talks about discipleship being more than sitting and learning, it involves going and doing.

The Home Stretch

The Home Stretch

Make that last effort to make it home!

Tom Norvell reminds us that we will all have difficult points in our journey, but let's finish strong, especially when we find ourselves in the home stretch.

Treasure Hunters

Treasure Hunters

What are you searching for?

Patrick Odum writes about Alaska, Skagway, gold, searching, treasure, and the Kingdom of God.

He Did Not Retaliate

He Did Not Retaliate

How did he hold back his power?

Tom Norvell reminds us that Jesus had the power to get even but did not retaliate in word or deed when he was reviled, mocked, belittled, mocked, and ridiculed.

Got a Problem with God?

Got a Problem with God?

Are you willing to find some answers?

Ron Rose talks about dealing with pain and disappointments with God by tracking down the issues and finding the truth and not just living in pain and bitterness.

Finding Help When Devastation Hits

Finding Help When Devastation Hits

What does this have to do with Phil Campbell

Rick Brown reminds us that community, church, family, can make a huge difference in our lives when devastation hits.

Spiritual Zombies

Spiritual Zombies

Isn't it time to live — I mean, really be alive!

Ron Rose writes about people living like spiritual dead people.

We Need Rest

We Need Rest

Don't you sense this need?

Tom Norvell reminds us of our need for rest and to rest in Jesus, in God, and in the Spirit.

A Day for Thanks and Prayer

A Day for Thanks and Prayer

What does freedom mean?

A collection of Scriptures for July 4, Independence Day.

Remembering

Remembering

Every sacrifice matters, that's why he came!

Image for memorial day.

So What Do You Collect?

So What Do You Collect?

Everyone collects something, why not fingerprints left by God?

Ron Rose writes about collecting fingerprints -- God's fingerprints -- and how they are stories that are longing to be told.

The Face of Jesus

The Face of Jesus

What does Jesus look like?

Brian McCutchen reminds us that the first real glimpse of Jesus most people see is our own face.

Unchanging

Unchanging

In the world of chaotic change, is there anything predictable and dependable?

Pat Mingarelli shares photos of geese on a frozen lake and reminds us of the constants of unchanging nature and the God who is faithful and dependable and unchanging and just.

10 Things to Do with Elevator Time

10 Things to Do with Elevator Time

Have you ever redeemed your time on an elevator?

Ron Rose talks about redeeming elevator time and listening to the Holy Spirit about ways to minister and be a blessing to people.

Come with Me!

Come with Me!

Is there any way to step off the treadmill a minute?

Tom Norvell reminds us of Jesus encouraging his disciples, his followers, to get away from the maddening rush of the crowds and go to a quiet place with him and get some rest.

The One Another Passages

The One Another Passages

We can't make it without each other!

This is a collection of Scripture passages that include the phrase one another in them.

I Love You

I Love You

What is the greatest Valentine you have ever received?

Quotations from Scripture about God's love for us in Jesus.