How To Be Worthy

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard Nothing is worse than washing your hands only to find that there aren’t any more paper towels. A paper towel roll with no towels is completely worthless. You can’t dry your hands with the roll (trust me I’ve tried), and you’re left feeling grumpy as you wipe your hands onContinue reading “How To Be Worthy”

Your Impact

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bomb itself, compared to the city, was quite small; the devastation is still at the front of many minds today. There is a lot of evidence on earth of multiple meteor impacts. ItContinue reading “Your Impact”

Qualities of A Freshwater Drum

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog   Carl Pollard I love catfishing. Nothing beats the feeling of getting that tug on your line and reeling up a big fish from the deep. But lately I’ve been running into a problem, a problem that I never really faced while catfishing. The past couple of times that I’ve goneContinue reading “Qualities of A Freshwater Drum”

God is Protective of His Church

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Many have heard, “Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals” (I Corinthians 15.33). It’s not difficult to understand the concepts in this verse. If our closest relationships are with worldly people, our ethics and behavior will reflect this. Fun fact: the word for company here is ὁμιλίαContinue reading “God is Protective of His Church”

Crane Flies

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard The Crane Fly is a misidentified and misunderstood creature. It looks like an enormous mosquito, so some will kill it for that reason. I often hear, “Don’t kill those, they eat mosquitos.” The crane fly is either killed for being a “mosquito” or protected based on misinformation about itsContinue reading “Crane Flies”

“I Drive A Donkey”

Neal Pollard There is an obscure Bible character that holds a great deal of fascination for me.  His name is Harbona(h) and his name only appears twice, both in connection with the account of Esther.  He is introduced in Esther 1:10 and plays a key role in this divine story of providence in Esther 7:9. Continue reading ““I Drive A Donkey””

Tolerating Different Opinions

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Dale and I were recently talking about the marked differences in preference among gun owners, bikers, etc. He made the observation that those who are pro-fill-in-the-blank (revolvers vs magazine-fed, 1911 vs Glock, etc., cruisers vs sport bike, Chevy vs Ford, and so on) are often very enthusiastic about theirContinue reading “Tolerating Different Opinions”

The Infamy Of The Edsel

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard The Ford automobile named for Henry’s own son made its debut in 1957 after unprecedented hype. They had started planning and developing the Edsel back in 1955 based on consumer research, polls, and interviews. Ford thought it had tapped into the heart of the buying public withContinue reading “The Infamy Of The Edsel”

THE DIFFERENCE OF MORE THAN A YEAR

Neal Pollard Have you ever researched famous people born on your birthday? I have. I share a birthday with Babe Ruth, Bob Marley, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Queen Anne, Isidor Strauss, J.E.B. Stuart, Tom Brokaw, and, of course, a great many others. Two of the more fascinating, by contrast, were born a year apart. The oneContinue reading “THE DIFFERENCE OF MORE THAN A YEAR”

Walking 10 Miles To Avoid The “Bear”

Neal Pollard Spoiler alert: This story does not make me look good. It was 1984, and my family and I lived in Roopville, Georgia. We were enjoying one of those idyllic west Georgia October days, with temperatures cool enough for a jacket but the sun graciously, brightly beaming. It was a perfect Saturday to exploreContinue reading “Walking 10 Miles To Avoid The “Bear””