Neal Pollard We read it to our sons when they were growing up. We made up our own tune to the song, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be." It's been hard to remember those days in the rocking chair, reading it over and … Continue reading “I’ll Love You Forever”
Neal Pollard 1--Do Something That Is Truly Meaningful To Them (Acts Of Service)(Phil. 2:3-4) 2--Say Something That Is Essential To Them (Cf. Col. 4:6) 3--Pray Something That Is Helpful To Them (When You're Close Or Not, It Will Benefit You Both)(1 Pet. 3:7) 4--Lift Something That Is Too Heavy For Them (Your Thoughtful Compassion Will … Continue reading Showing Love To Your Mate In Ways That Count
Neal Pollard Even when provoked, endure without complaining. Give your spouse a gift (not necessarily monetary) as an act of kindness. Avoid intensely negative feelings toward your spouse’s success and jealousy over them. Avoid an exaggerated conception of yourself or an inflated ego. Avoid behaving in a way that shames, disgraces, or embarrasses your mate. … Continue reading How To Improve Your Love Life
Neal Pollard What is the greatest trial? What do men so despise? The hardest climb and dreariest mile Is seeing through another’s eyes. It may appear uncomplicated, Completely cut and dry, But our skills may be overrated, As we try to see through the other’s eye. We don’t know what they’re thinking Can’t know their … Continue reading Seeing Through Others’ Eyes
Neal Pollard Steven Covey has said, “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” There is great wisdom and truth in that. Encouragement requires unselfishness and thoughtfulness. It requires our looking … Continue reading Encourage!
Neal Pollard Someone tasked with taking a picture of a couple or small group will coach them to stand closer together, maybe adding, “Act like you like one another.” They will typically chuckle and comply. How many moms have exhorted their squabbling children with a similar phrase? A quick perusal of social media, with its … Continue reading “Act Like You Like One Another”
Neal Pollard Several years ago, when preaching in Virginia, I spoke with a sweet, 69-year-old woman who had watched our TV program and wanted to speak to me. During the course of our visit, she told me a story I will never forget. Tearfully, she told me of her 14-year-old grandson, Matthew, who locked himself … Continue reading A Story With Many Points
Neal Pollard Every day Johnson Kell visits is a good day. Today was a good day. Though we were initially talking about some sad and depressing matters happening currently within churches of Christ and particularly a west coast university traditionally affiliated with the church, Johnson cannot help but talk about good and wonderful things he’s … Continue reading BEAUTIFUL FAITH
(Guest Baker) Gary Neal Pollard III On Christmas Day in World War I, British and German soldiers called a ceasefire and shared food and other comforts. They were definitely still enemies, but were able to tolerate each other long enough to celebrate a holiday. In keeping with the prominent theme of "walking" in the book of … Continue reading Cease Fire!
Neal Pollard Prefatory note: I am writing as a guilty party rather than an innocent bystander. The following words are directed inwardly at least as much as outwardly. It is getting hard to remember what we did before we got our smartphones. How did we keep from answering everyone's texts immediately or looking up the … Continue reading Please Hang Up Your Smartphone