ROMANS 5:5 AND THE LOVE OF GOD

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Romans 5.5 is a verse that I know I’ve read many times, but never paid attention to.  It says, “and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”  This whole section ofContinue reading “ROMANS 5:5 AND THE LOVE OF GOD”

When My Love For Christ Grows Weak

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard A problem that each one of us as Christians face at one time or another, a problem that has been around since the establishment of the church, is the problem of a weakened love for Christ. This problem results from family crisis, various diseases, the death of a lovedContinue reading “When My Love For Christ Grows Weak”

THE GREATNESS OF LOVE

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard Love is the ultimate gift we can have as Christians. Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 shows us why love is greater. It’s patient, kind, humble, and selfless. He wraps up this section by saying, “But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”Continue reading “THE GREATNESS OF LOVE”

We Must Grow Up 

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard   Sometimes our television plays to an “empty room.” People are present; they just are not paying attention. I suppose you could say the television just serves to offer “background noise” on those occasions. Today, an action-type show played on a broadcast network. A childhood favorite was playing. Though IContinue reading “We Must Grow Up “

Consulting The New Testament For How To Treat The Jews Today

  Neal Pollard Six months after the deadly shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a similar attempt was made on the Chabad Synagogue in San Diego this weekend (4/27/19). Although Jewish people are not the only ones targeted in attacks toward religious and non-religious targets, hatred and violent acts against Jews areContinue reading “Consulting The New Testament For How To Treat The Jews Today”

“I’ll Love You Forever”

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 andContinue reading ““I’ll Love You Forever””

Showing Love To Your Mate In Ways That Count

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 WillContinue reading “Showing Love To Your Mate In Ways That Count”

How To Improve Your Love Life

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”

Seeing Through Others’ Eyes

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 theirContinue reading “Seeing Through Others’ Eyes”

Encourage!

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 lookingContinue reading “Encourage!”