4 Steps To Overcoming Peer Pressure

Thursday’s Column: Carlnormous Comments   Peer pressure is a topic that is usually directed toward young people. While this is something that is possibly more temping to teens and young people, adults will struggle with it as well.   Since I was in my teens just two years ago, I can still clearly remember allContinue reading “4 Steps To Overcoming Peer Pressure”

Not So Common Courtesy 

Friday’s Column: Brent’s Biblical Bytes Brent Pollard The folks at Merriam-Webster define “common courtesy” as “politeness that people can usually be expected to show.” 1 One notes that courtesy doesn’t seem as ordinary as it once was, at least in the West. In the more collectivist societies of the East, people prize social harmony moreContinue reading “Not So Common Courtesy “

How To Be Worthy

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard Nothing is worse than washing your hands only to find that there aren’t any more paper towels. A paper towel roll with no towels is completely worthless. You can’t dry your hands with the roll (trust me I’ve tried), and you’re left feeling grumpy as you wipe your hands onContinue reading “How To Be Worthy”

I Dare You To Jump Off This Wall

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard Peer pressure was a topic that I was taught a lot as a teen. Many have the false assumption that only teens struggle with peer pressure. While it is true that as a young person it is easier to be persuaded, adults and mature Christians can fall for peerContinue reading “I Dare You To Jump Off This Wall”

Your Impact

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bomb itself, compared to the city, was quite small; the devastation is still at the front of many minds today. There is a lot of evidence on earth of multiple meteor impacts. ItContinue reading “Your Impact”

Qualities of A Freshwater Drum

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog   Carl Pollard I love catfishing. Nothing beats the feeling of getting that tug on your line and reeling up a big fish from the deep. But lately I’ve been running into a problem, a problem that I never really faced while catfishing. The past couple of times that I’ve goneContinue reading “Qualities of A Freshwater Drum”

God is Protective of His Church

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard Many have heard, “Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals” (I Corinthians 15.33). It’s not difficult to understand the concepts in this verse. If our closest relationships are with worldly people, our ethics and behavior will reflect this. Fun fact: the word for company here is ὁμιλίαContinue reading “God is Protective of His Church”

Crane Flies

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard The Crane Fly is a misidentified and misunderstood creature. It looks like an enormous mosquito, so some will kill it for that reason. I often hear, “Don’t kill those, they eat mosquitos.” The crane fly is either killed for being a “mosquito” or protected based on misinformation about itsContinue reading “Crane Flies”

“I Drive A Donkey”

Neal Pollard There is an obscure Bible character that holds a great deal of fascination for me.  His name is Harbona(h) and his name only appears twice, both in connection with the account of Esther.  He is introduced in Esther 1:10 and plays a key role in this divine story of providence in Esther 7:9. Continue reading ““I Drive A Donkey””

Evil Never Sleeps

Friday’s Column: Supplemental Strength Brent Pollard Have you ever heard the expression, “Evil never sleeps?” I tried finding the origin of this expression with those tools available to me. From my limited search, I believe the expression likely originates from Proverbs 4.16. “For they cannot sleep unless they do evil; And they are robbed of sleep unlessContinue reading “Evil Never Sleeps”