Special Features 2022 Archives

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!

Is God Listening to My Prayers?

Prayer that the Father hears is directed to him in faith with an unselfish attitude, seeking to bless and honor God's will because of our love for the Father.

Bill Sherrill reminds us about the importance of prayer and how we should pray to honor God.

Hope: More than Wishing, It's Expecting!

God is in the room and has placed hope on a buffet platter right here, right now.

Ron Rose is back at Black Rifle coffee and visiting and reflecting with others who have gone through rough times and found lasting hope.

Christ's Birth, the Cross, and His Coming in the Talmud?

Did God place an anticipatory hint in Jewish expectation in the Talmud that Jesus fulfilled at his birth and will complete with his return in glory?

Lee Wilson offers us a unique and Jewish insight into the coming of Jesus and his return anticipated in the Talmud.