JETHRO

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard Jethro is one of my favorite Old Testament people. His efforts in Exodus 18 seem to be what he’s remembered most for. Yet, he is quite an impressive person from the time we meet him in the beginning of the book of Exodus. Jethro was an appreciativeContinue reading “JETHRO”

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 “

When You Need To Let Go

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Today was a momentous and somber day for me: I am now bald. After removing my hat – a constant companion – I saw that the battle was lost and shaved my head. ‘Twas a truly humbling moment; I now understand what the greatest youth minister of all timeContinue reading “When You Need To Let Go”

BEWARE OF SPIRITUAL ATTRITION

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard Life has dramatically changed for us on a daily basis. Whether it be liberties that have been restricted or routines that have been disrupted, we have experienced significant upheaval. Some of it has been dramatically better, as for many we have been given a slower pace thatContinue reading “BEWARE OF SPIRITUAL ATTRITION”

Spiritual Maintenance

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Since being mainly confined to home, we’ve had a lot more time to do outdoor activities. One of those activities (besides mowing and building a chicken house) has been target practice and clay shooting. Not only has it been an enjoyable activity, it has also been a great wayContinue reading “Spiritual Maintenance”

“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…””

“I’m Armed”

Neal Pollard God’s people around our nation are praying for our brethren at the West Freeway church of Christ outside Fort Worth, Texas. Most congregations I know have long since devised church security solutions, including security cameras, personnel to watch at entrances, and procedures for handling potential threats. In likely every congregation, there are aContinue reading ““I’m Armed””

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 YourContinue reading “My Daily “To-Do” List”

DO WE HAVE CONFUSING MENU TERMS?

Neal Pollard Open Table, a company that facilitates reservations at better restaurants, sent a quiz today to test my familiarity with some of the more sophisticated menu terms one encounters. I made 40%, and at least a few of my right answers were lucky guesses. Truly, I’ve never heard of “okonomiyaki,” “Harissa,” “gochujang,” or “crudo.”Continue reading “DO WE HAVE CONFUSING MENU TERMS?”