Build That Wall!

Neal Pollard The partisan vitriol ramps up whenever subjects like border security and immigration are mentioned. It is a subject as much a part of the political divide as “Russian Collusion,” tax reform, and affordable health care. Let the politically passionate debate all those topics, but did you know Scripture talks about the importance of … Continue reading Build That Wall!

“Heartaches”

Dale Pollard (Valdosta, GA) Have you ever been in such emotional pain that your heart felt like it was literally aching? The worst pain in this life is not always physical. Often times it’s the emotional pain of saying “good bye” that can drive us to our knees. It can make us lash out in … Continue reading “Heartaches”

Learning About Worship From Children

Neal Pollard Thom Vaught gave the “elders remarks” last night after the Young Lions participated in their annual program of Scripture reading, song leading, prayer, and preaching. The fourteen first through six graders obviously listened well and learned much. Thom noted how we look at the Christian life as a marathon, but these boys (and … Continue reading Learning About Worship From Children

WikiLeaks (And God)

Jeff Wiant (guest baker) Up until this past election cycle I had never even heard of WikiLeaks. Months and endless press later, I have become very familiar with this website. For those who may have been living under a rock for the past few months, WikiLeaks is a website that publishes secret information, news leaks, … Continue reading WikiLeaks (And God)

Petrified!

Neal Pollard Perhaps you have seen the incredible collections of petrified wood in some of our National Parks or Monuments, or maybe you have seen individual examples in any number of other places. A geology site briefly explains how material becomes petrified: Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by … Continue reading Petrified!

What Are You Consuming?

Neal Pollard A 17-year-old girl had a stomach ache so bad that she had to go to the hospital. She had lost her appetite, she could barely walk, and doctors for three years had simply given her pain medicine for her inexplicable abdominal issues. The girl’s family had paid over $7000 in medical tests to … Continue reading What Are You Consuming?

THE HUMAN HEART (POEM)

Neal Pollard That part of each man crafted by God But unseen by mortal observation, That figurative place of our emotions and thinking Helping our spiritual station. A place where we alone can nurture and tend, To work to better or embitter That directs our whole body and life on a path That makes us … Continue reading THE HUMAN HEART (POEM)

Take Time To Be Holy

Neal Pollard In 1 Peter 1:13-19, there are three commands that relate to something that must be done regardless of how much time it takes to complete.  They are, “fix your hope completely on grace” (13), “be holy in all your behavior” (15), and “conduct yourselves in fear” (17). There’s a fourth command of this … Continue reading Take Time To Be Holy

“Let’s Go Throw Rocks At The Campbellite Preacher!”

Neal Pollard That one statement was what introduced my great grandfather to the gospel and is a big reason why my mom was raised in the church and why I was, too.  A “Campbellite preacher” (so named because of Alexander Campbell, a leading figure of the 19th Century who pleaded with people to throw off … Continue reading “Let’s Go Throw Rocks At The Campbellite Preacher!”

I Have Learned…

That some people are not happy unless they’re in a fight with someone. That there are still lost people hungry for to know God’s will for their lives. That it is so easy to make excuses and so hard to make the effort. That I still have so much to learn, so far to go, … Continue reading I Have Learned…