This plugin allows you to easily present a list of posts you select outside of your blog chronology. Very useful for featuring things that might otherwise slip into the nether regions of your archives. See it in action here.
Im experimenting with a new way of implementing this without requiring a modification to your theme to add in a template tag (though the template tag is also included). Implementation details are in the README, feel free to comment here with your thoughts on if the token method is easier to implement than the template tag method.
Small plea: I certainly wouldnt mind seeing a few donations – Ive spent a lot of time during the last couple weeks working on WordPress plugin release development (making new versions of stuff that already works for me, so that it will be easy for you guys to use).
The download is available on my WordPress Plugins page.