From The Pollard Poetry Archives (I)

"What Is Important?" Neal Pollard (11/10/96) there is much this world crowns king And before them all they fall Mere trinkets and perishable things Upon these they in foolish faith call. Don't they know how vainly they plead Who stake their dear soul in the finite? They don't know that they cannot succeed Without investing … Continue reading From The Pollard Poetry Archives (I)

My Daily “To-Do” List

Neal Pollard Be Productive With Your Time (Eph. 5:16). Be Pure In Your Heart (Mat. 5:8). Be Proactive In Your Relationships (Eph. 5:21-6:4). Be Peaceable With Your Provokers (Rom. 12:17-21). Be Purposeful With Your Life (Rom. 8:28). Be Praiseful With Your God (Psa. 150). Be Pleasant In Your Demeanor (Prov. 16:24). Be Prayerful In Your … Continue reading My Daily “To-Do” List

What We Know About Recently Uncovered Ancient Viking Treasure

Neal Pollard BBC reports that Historic Environment Scotland, Treasure Trove Unit, and the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrance’s conservation team have discovered an ancient Viking pot full of treasure, including six silver Anglo-Saxon disc brooches, a silver brooch from Ireland, Byzantine silk, a gold ingot, and gold and crystal objects wrapped in cloth bundles (read … Continue reading What We Know About Recently Uncovered Ancient Viking Treasure

A LOOK AT SOME GREAT MEMBERS

Neal Pollard Anything special, big and worthwhile a church attempts, be it a new program, evangelism, visitation, the Bible School, or a lectureship, will fail if it rests only on the shoulders of the elders, preachers, or select few. The late Wendell Winkler was fond of saying, “Programs do not work. People do.” Programs are … Continue reading A LOOK AT SOME GREAT MEMBERS

How Much Will It Take To Make You Happy?

Neal Pollard Well, according to a London survey, it takes--for the average person--about 1.5 million dollars to make one happy.  One NBC analyst says that by knowing you make more than the Joneses next door, you are likely to be quite happy.  As usual, we give our thanks to the experts. Are they better informed … Continue reading How Much Will It Take To Make You Happy?

THE MASTER’S MATERIAL

Neal Pollard A while back it was popular in the religious world to talk about Jesus' encounter with two disciples on the road to Emmaus. The emphasis has often been on the disciples' experience. I believe the biblical emphasis is on the character of Jesus. The disciples are contemplating Him even as they encounter Him. … Continue reading THE MASTER’S MATERIAL

Diversions, Distractions, Or Deviations?

Neal Pollard All the following are legitimate outlets, kept in proper perspective: Social causes and needs. Politics. Sports, recreation, leisure and fitness. Wholesome forms of entertainment. Family events. Social media. Socializing and fellowship with fellow Christians. Church buildings. Addressing controversial issues and false teaching. Material possessions. Hobbies. But our common struggle is allowing these to … Continue reading Diversions, Distractions, Or Deviations?

Ready For A Trivia Quiz?

Neal Pollard Here are the rules: Don’t use any resources to look up these answers.  This is a quiz to test your knowledge. What is Mark Zuckerberg best known for co-founding? How many regular season games are there in an NFL, MLB, and NBA season? What is the name of Apple’s media library, media player, … Continue reading Ready For A Trivia Quiz?

DETERMINED TO GET OUT THE NEWS

Neal Pollard I spoke with our newspaper deliveryman this morning, and he had some story to tell.  He summarized his experience as the longest 15 hours of his life.  He got stuck once and had been towed twice.  He delivers his newspapers in a 2014 Toyota Camry, a front-wheel drive vehicle fighting against 10-12 inches … Continue reading DETERMINED TO GET OUT THE NEWS

“WINNING THE LOTTERY”

Neal Pollard One of the most recent lottery winners, Jesus Davila, Jr., has an interesting backstory.  He once spent 12 years behind bars for the manufacturing and selling of cocaine, a felony.  This week, he claimed $127 million after taxes.  Sounds like a rags to riches kind of story, doesn’t it?  It is interesting, and … Continue reading “WINNING THE LOTTERY”