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 it … Continue reading When Will I Ever Be Free…
Neal Pollard Today, everyone is hurting. Whether because of gun or knife violence or vehicular homicide, groups of people in our nation and other parts of the world are being torn from time and prematurely vaulted into eternity. We weep and mourn for the loss. We consider the enormous grief and heartache multiplied many families … Continue reading Why Is The World Asking “Why?”
Gary Pollard III Have you ever been terrified? I have: I’ve been hit head-on at highway speed, been attacked by feral dogs on the Navajo reservations, and once had to eat kale. Fear is a normal part of our life, and is sometimes an annoying reminder that we are vulnerable. Fear can save your life, or … Continue reading FEAR!
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 were … Continue reading Facing The Storm
Neal Pollard “Peace” is a geopolitical term associated with such terms as talks, treaties, accords, and the like. It’s the political antithesis of war. Of course, the term is co-opted by a wide variety of people in society, but so often peace is a misunderstood concept. Or, people turn to the wrong source for peace. … Continue reading Not All Peace Is The Same!
Neal Pollard The hope of finding survivors on the cargo ship El Faro has severely dwindled, as one of two lifeboats, severely damaged, has been discovered as well as one body. While the other lifeboat from the ship, with a capacity for 43 persons, has not been found in the ocean waters off the Bahamas, … Continue reading Shipwreck
Neal Pollard In 1 Peter 1:13-19, there are three commands that relate to something that must be done regardless of how much time it takes to complete. They are, “fix your hope completely on grace” (13), “be holy in all your behavior” (15), and “conduct yourselves in fear” (17). There’s a fourth command of this … Continue reading Take Time To Be Holy
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
Neal Pollard It is hard to describe the beauty of faith evidenced in Room 913 yesterday as all the elders and their wives, Wes and Teri Autrey, and Tiffanie and Bethany Vaught stood with Myrna and the rest of the Murphy family at University Hospital yesterday. We sang songs and Dave Chamberlin prayed a touching, … Continue reading Christ-less In Crisis
Neal Pollard The ISIS beheadings so frequently in the news and readily available on the internet are terrifying to behold and consider. If terrorism is, as the Mac Dictionary defines it, “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims,” such would be terrorist activity. The latest spectacle, involving 21 “Coptic Christians” … Continue reading Disturbed