When My Love For Christ Grows Weak

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard A problem that each one of us as Christians face at one time or another, a problem that has been around since the establishment of the church, is the problem of a weakened love for Christ. This problem results from family crisis, various diseases, the death of a lovedContinue reading “When My Love For Christ Grows Weak”

Defeating The Adversity of Loneliness In The Communication Age

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard Human connections are necessary. Though stated in the context of needing a mate comparable unto himself, God nevertheless said of man it wasn’t good for him to be alone (Genesis 2.18). Thus, God provided Adam with Eve. Elsewhere, the wise man of God reminds us of the advantages ofContinue reading “Defeating The Adversity of Loneliness In The Communication Age”

Tired Shoulders

Thursday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard It’s common in the age we live in to get stuck on the “daily grind.” We wake up, drink coffee, get dressed, go to work or school, come home at the end of the day, and start all over again in the morning. It’s repetitive and the days canContinue reading “Tired Shoulders”

When Will I Ever Be Free…

Neal Pollard …Of concerns over the future–decisions to make, the specter of tomorrow, growing old, retirement? …Of sin–fighting temptation and not always winning, beating one thing and then finding another cropping up in its place, and the guilt it brings? …Of disappointment–both of what I inflict and what is inflicted upon me? …Of fear–when itContinue reading “When Will I Ever Be Free…”

Even When You’re Alone, You’re Not

Neal Pollard If I have a favorite chapter of the Bible, it would have to be 2 Timothy 4.  Yes, I love the first eight verses, but that alone is not what cinches this chapter as dearest to me.  It’s Paul’s personal remarks starting in verse nine.  There’s his longing to see his spiritual son,Continue reading “Even When You’re Alone, You’re Not”

“The People…In The Wilderness”

Neal Pollard Shortly before Joab turns the tide of Absalom’s rebellion by killing him, David, the rebel’s father, had reached a low ebb in his reign.  David and his faithful followers had been on the run from Absalom for some time, hiding and trying to escape rout and death. Worry was a regular exercise forContinue reading ““The People…In The Wilderness””

Are You Stuck In The Doldrums?

Neal Pollard According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, “The Intertropical Convergence Zone, or ITCZ, is the region that circles the Earth, near the equator, where the trade winds of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres come together” (via http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov).  The ITCZ (“itch”) is a major weather player, affecting rainfall, storms, and wind currents across the world alongContinue reading “Are You Stuck In The Doldrums?”