The Negative Mosquito

Thursday’s Column: Carl’s Corner Carl Pollard I have loved living in Alabama for the past two years, but there’s one major problem I’ve run into since moving…the mosquitos. These bugs are a nightmare. The one good thing about the winter is there aren’t any of these blood sucking demons. It honestly seems like there areContinue reading “The Negative Mosquito”

Denying Self

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard Self-denial is tough. Yet, for us to be obedient to God, we must lay our will to the side in order to pick up God’s Will for us (Luke 9.23). But God is not the only One deserving our consideration in this matter. Sometimes, a Christian’s self-denial requires acquiescingContinue reading “Denying Self”

“Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine…”

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog (NOTE: Carl is pretty sick today and getting tested in Huntsville–please pray for him. I’m filling in for him on the blog today) Neal Pollard My good friend, the late Bill Snell, enjoyed telling a story about a preacher who was staying for several days with a brother in Christ, hisContinue reading ““Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine…””

“Killfies”

Neal Pollard What do high cliff ledges, train tracks, animal game parks, bridges and buildings have in common? They are apparently popular sites for people to take selfies, and places, among others, where over 200 people have died in the last 5 years in pursuit of that “perfect selfie.” The Economic Times of India, aContinue reading ““Killfies””

“It’s Meant To Be”

Neal Pollard Sometimes a person wants so desperately to do something that they rationalize their decision to do so by crediting God with “sending a sign” or by concluding that “it’s meant to be.” In an age where God communicates to man, neither by voice nor directly through His Spirit but by His Word, thisContinue reading ““It’s Meant To Be””

How Could He Not Take That Shot?

Neal Pollard His coach, Jay Wright, and teammates expected and wanted him to take the last shot in the 2016 NCAA basketball championship game. The senior point guard had intentions of doing so, too, but at almost the literal last second he turned and delivered a short pass to Junior Kris Jenkins who sank aContinue reading “How Could He Not Take That Shot?”

“It’s All About Me”

Neal Pollard “It’s all about me.” I would see that saying on a car tag frame nearly every day. Is that really the message we need? Aren’t we self-centered enough, as it is? Truly, the man who lives only for himself runs a very small business. What a bankrupt business it is, at that. According toContinue reading ““It’s All About Me””

Are You A Taker Or A Giver?

Neal Pollard Are you sure to take credit for works that are done or do you seek to give credit for them? Are you more apt to take others’ time or to give your time to others? Do you take joy from others or give it to them? Are you quicker to take the attentionContinue reading “Are You A Taker Or A Giver?”