A Message From The Rattling Bones

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Six hundred years before Christ would make His providential appearance, a righteous man finds himself in captivity. While exiled, Ezekiel, was able to witness the spirit of God in a very intimate way (Ezekiel 1). Even so, he was still living under the thumb of the Babylonians like every other IsraeliteContinue reading “A Message From The Rattling Bones”

Words For The Aching Heart 

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail   Dale Pollard Why do we hurt? In Bible classes and in sermons you have been pointed to scriptures such as James 1:2, which says, “Count it all joy my brethren, when you fall into various trials.” You may then find yourself wondering about that specific trial you are forced toContinue reading “Words For The Aching Heart “

Lessons From Adversity: An Introduction

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard Without delving into the minutiae of my medical history, suffice it to say I’ve been through a lot. Consequently, I could not accomplish all I hoped and dreamed to do in life. If you were to ask others about my legacy, you might well hear expressions of admiration aboutContinue reading “Lessons From Adversity: An Introduction”

“No One Supported Me, But All Deserted Me”

Neal Pollard These are some of the last words written by one of the greatest men who ever lived. He wrote them while in prison, waiting to die for his faith. He has just spoken of people he trusted who had deserted him. He is lacking even the bare essentials. A man, knowing how difficultContinue reading ““No One Supported Me, But All Deserted Me””

P.A.I.N.

Neal Pollard Problems aren’t inherently negative.  Will you remember that? The middle-aged man with the persistent pain goes to the doctor, who discovers the malignant mass and gets him to the surgeon. The man’s life is saved by pain. The teenage Christian girl who endures the hurt of breaking up with the boy who isContinue reading “P.A.I.N.”

“He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains”

Neal Pollard This statement in Psalm 104:10 is spoken literally of God’s physical provision for His creatures. But, have you ever thought about how that is true for you and me when we find ourselves in the valleys of life? In between the mountaintops of successes and happy days, we can find ourselves seemingly downContinue reading ““He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains””

Facing The Storm

Neal Pollard Springtime in the plains is a notorious time for storms. I was driving through northwest Texas near the time when three storm chasers were killed southwest of me on Tuesday afternoon. They died pursuing the storm, not directly because of it. They were there because conditions were ripe for tornadoes. 17 people wereContinue reading “Facing The Storm”

Expectation Versus Euthanasia

Neal Pollard She was born the year after the Civil War. Her mother died when she was three. Her father dropped her and her newborn sister off at the home of the widow of an army friend. Unable to care for the girls, the widow ultimately transferred care to a sweet, religious couple in theContinue reading “Expectation Versus Euthanasia”

Coping With Thorns

Neal Pollard Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10). He is the author of audacity, and he showed it first in Eden. He is at work today through temptation and suffering to try and dismantle our faith. He is a presence in our personal lives (1 Pet. 5:8). If there’s hurt, he’s happy.Continue reading “Coping With Thorns”

The Suffering Of Jesus And Commitment

Neal Pollard Jesus died an awful death. Ruthless assassins, terrorists, sadistic and serial killers, savage and perverted criminals have all received much more humane treatment than He received that day. What Jesus endured at the cross can only be described as vicious. Consider the violent aspects of His crucifixion. There was physical torture. He was scourged,Continue reading “The Suffering Of Jesus And Commitment”