In Their Steps (Poem)

Neal Pollard They fought a fight of sacrifice On land, by air, and sea Privation, starvation, an awful price To guard our liberty Some were cut down in prime of life Others came home with scars They faced great fears and perilous strife For country, for stars and bars We owe a debt of gratitude … Continue reading In Their Steps (Poem)

GoFindMe

Neal Pollard San Diego entrepreneurs Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester started GoFundMe “as a way to help individuals and small charities raise money for good causes” (WSJ). Most people have heard of this “crowdfunding site” and have even contributed. MacMillan and Tan report, “Its members now raise about $100 million in donations per month.” But, … Continue reading GoFindMe

FAITH IN PEOPLE

Neal Pollard There are some people with “trust issues.”  They are stuck in a negative frame of mind, believing the worst in others with little expectation that they will improve.  They may even castigate anyone who would encourage you to put faith in people.  Certainly, our greatest faith must always be in God.  He never … Continue reading FAITH IN PEOPLE

420

Neal Pollard Missouri has “The Arches,” California, “The Golden Gate Bridge,” New York, “The Statue Of Liberty,” Georgia, "Stone Mountain," and Minnesota, “The Mall of America.” For years, Colorado was most renowned for our glorious views of the Rocky Mountains.  More and more, our nation’s fellow citizens associate us as “the state that legalized marijuana.”  … Continue reading 420

“To Protect And To Serve”

Neal Pollard This now famous motto came into the public consciousness as part of a contest run by the Los Angeles Police Department’s internal magazine, BEAT, in 1955. Officer Joseph Dorobek submitted the winning entry with “to protect and to serve.” Nearly 60 years later, it continues to be seen on the side of the … Continue reading “To Protect And To Serve”

FURIOUSLY ENRAGED

Neal Pollard Paul recounted his conversion on several occasions and spoke of his attitude toward  Christianity before embracing it himself.  Of the many ways he described his pre-Christian life, think about what he said in Acts 26:11.  He describes it as being "furiously enraged" at Christians. He ravaged the church (Acts 8:3). He breathed out … Continue reading FURIOUSLY ENRAGED

BEGGAR IN A BENZ

Neal Pollard Melissa Smith contacted KGTV in San Diego, California, to make an interesting report.  She had watched a pregnant woman and her little boy beg for money at a local shopping center.  Many people gave the woman money.  Melissa happened to watch the woman, who held a sign reading “Please Help,” get into a … Continue reading BEGGAR IN A BENZ

Why Don’t YOU “Stop The Violence”?

Neal Pollard To borrow the words of our own Mike Bennett, “Excuse me?”  An AP story published this morning is so thick with irony it is palpable!  Two people were arrested and put in jail on Tuesday in Washington, Pennsylvania.  They were two community organizers “with a local Stop the Violence group” and they “severely … Continue reading Why Don’t YOU “Stop The Violence”?

Avoid Foolish And Ignorant Disputes!

Neal Pollard A man is about to be put to death for preaching Christ.  He is composing the last known words he left to history, and it is addressed to another, younger preacher.  The entire letter is less than 2,000 words, making each sentence all the more meaningful.  In the middle of describing "an unashamed … Continue reading Avoid Foolish And Ignorant Disputes!

Is This A Friendly Church?

Neal Pollard While we would be tempted to ask this of ourselves, that's really not a very honest reflection or indication of a true answer.  But, thankfully, there are several whom we can ask.  Don't miss the importance of their candor.  Their answers are really the only ones that matter. Ask the parents of the … Continue reading Is This A Friendly Church?