This module solved a real problem for me. I needed to display one article a day on our site. We had 15 (+/-) articles in a category, all published, but only one active, the rest were either pending or expired. This module selects only the published and active articles from that one category, and displays them under a menu heading in a column on the front page. I spent three days, off and on, trying to figure out how to accomplish this, and this module did it.
Simple install and setup. Parameter definitions are intuitive. Can't say "thank you" enough for this one!