Life Illustrated 

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard Contentment In Life  As a young boy I can clearly remember the feelings I had in school. I was ready to be done with text books, math, science, and all the other trials and tribulations that I felt were too much for me to bear. I longed for theContinue reading “Life Illustrated “

The Quality That Makes Us Excited For Hard Times

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Joy is something we’re supposed to have when we go through trials (Jas. 1.3). It’s χαρά, which means, “to experience gladness.” It describes a forward-thinking mentality that says, “Right now isn’t great, but I can learn from this and grow.” Our joy comes from anticipating the ultimate growth weContinue reading “The Quality That Makes Us Excited For Hard Times”

Enemies Of Contentment

Neal Pollard Contentment is a learned trait (Ph. 4:11). It is a disciplined trait (1 Ti. 6:8). It is a commanded trait (He. 13:5).  Yet, it is such a rare trait! Some, like Dr. Rick Hanson, have written elaborate explanations for how contentment is a science, a matter of utilizing the neural capacity of theContinue reading “Enemies Of Contentment”

GOOD NEWS FOR YOUR BLUES (poem)

Neal Pollard If your life is feeling fallow, your ambition sadly shallow, Turn your eyes upon another, help a sister or a brother, To their feet. It doesn’t need to be dramatic, full of noise and other static, Just a word or even smile, can lift their day a little while, And make it sweet.Continue reading “GOOD NEWS FOR YOUR BLUES (poem)”

Take Not The Day For Granted (POEM)

Neal Pollard Take not the day for granted, Who knows what the morrow brings, What present joy be recanted, What shut the mouth that now sings. Too often we long for tomorrow, Assuring ourselves it will be perfect, Dissatisfied with present perceived sorrow Viewing only today’s every defect. But right now, this moment, is preciousContinue reading “Take Not The Day For Granted (POEM)”

Happiness (POEM)

Neal Pollard What do I need to make for joy? To beat those troubles that annoy? Can it be bought or taken from others? What would I get if I had my druthers? Would I find it in possessions, investments, land? A car that’s new or a house that’s grand? That perfect someone to makeContinue reading “Happiness (POEM)”