Neal Pollard A little over a week ago, my son Dale called me to tell me one of his elders gave him tickets for the Georgia-Missouri football game. He asked if I could swing coming. Thanks to a generous travel voucher from American Airlines, I was able to go on short notice on their nickel. … Continue reading A Family, A Fraternity, And A Fellowship
Neal Pollard We were living in Cairo, Georgia, and I was in the third grade. It was during a game of kickball on the playground and I was the “pitcher.” A kid kicked it hard and I caught it. As the ball hit me in the gut, I felt a sharp pain. Something wasn’t right. … Continue reading What Do We Make Of God’s Second Chances?
Neal Pollard Ask George Dawson! This Texas grandson of a slave, born in 1898, worked from the age of twelve on a ranch tending livestock. He married at the age of twenty-eight, becoming a father the next year. What is so noteworthy about this man? Well, for 98 years he did not know how … Continue reading IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!
Neal Pollard As one who was born in Mississippi and raised in south Georgia, I am very proud of my southern roots. Frankly, I could not hide them even if I was inclined. It is a heritage that includes the Bible Belt, sweet tea, BBQ, lemon icebox pie, peanut butter, gnats, humidity, pecan trees, Georgia … Continue reading Unprepared For The Conditions
Neal Pollard When did I first know I wanted to be a preacher? I'm not sure, but I remember the day I addressed the city council in Cairo, Georgia. I was only nine. We were walking home from school. Every day, we'd make the trek from 10th Avenue across Broad Street to our house on … Continue reading “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now”
Neal Pollard The video from a gas station surveillance camera shows the baffling details. 37-year-old Austin Dawkins was playing with a cigarette lighter and got too close to his gas tank as his 30-year-old wife, Jessica, stood beside him at his truck as he was pumping gas. Flames flare up, Jessica runs away, and Austin … Continue reading What Playing With Fire Can Do To Married Couples