The Tender Tears Of The Timeworn Travelers

Neal Pollard I suppose I have met more than a few elderly people, including some professing to be Christians, who could be described as “crusty,” “crotchety,” “contrary,” and “curmudgeonly.” These no doubt spent decades developing such a winning personality. But one of the greatest blessings I have received as a member of the church and … Continue reading The Tender Tears Of The Timeworn Travelers

FEAR!

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!

Wanting To Want To

  Neal Pollard Do you want your marriage to flourish and grow? Do you want to read through the Bible this year? Do you want to lead someone the Savior to know? Do you want to live life without worry and fear? Do you want to lose weight and be healthy and fit? Do you … Continue reading Wanting To Want To

“He Shot Me”

Neal Pollard I want to preface this story by saying that, of all my siblings, I probably got away with more than the other two combined.  However, on at least one occasion, I was punished for something I did not do.  My brother was about four years old, and he, some neighborhood buddies, and I … Continue reading “He Shot Me”

CHAMELEONS

Neal Pollard Chameleons are truly one of God’s most fascinating creations.  Their tongue can be twice the length of their body! Their feet are climbing marvels. Their eyes can focus on two objects at once, and they have a 360-degree arc of vision. They can see both visible and ultraviolet light (information via Journal of … Continue reading CHAMELEONS

EXCUSES OR MOTIVATIONS

Neal Pollard Saving for retirement. Exercising and losing weight. Mending a broken relationship. Daily Bible reading.  Many are the objectives, goals, and needs we all have in this life, but just as many are the excuses we often give for not addressing them.  We fall back on lack of time, how we feel, whose fault … Continue reading EXCUSES OR MOTIVATIONS

The Lightning March

Neal Pollard It was unusual for foot soldiers to play a major role in the Middle Ages. Harold II of England’s 7000 infantrymen were an exception. He marched them from London to York, about 216 miles, in a week. The rate of the march was 30 miles per day for an entire week!  “A sustained … Continue reading The Lightning March

Bible Classes, Special Services, And P.M. Worship Services

Neal Pollard I attend because I want to honor God in the special way that occurs when the church assembles to worship Him I attend because I want to encourage others and be with them every opportunity I can I attend because I find the acts of worship so meaningful I attend because there’s so … Continue reading Bible Classes, Special Services, And P.M. Worship Services

TURNING HEARTS

Neal Pollard We often point to the wrong place on our bodies when we refer to the heart.  Frequently, when we mean the thoughts, the inner self, or the mind, we gesture toward our chests.  The more proper place to point is at our heads.  That’s where intentions, desires, and purposes originate. Scripture sometimes mentions … Continue reading TURNING HEARTS

AT TIMES, WE ALL NEED A PUSH

Neal Pollard Irene Sax is an award-winning cookbook author, food critic and food writer whose work is often syndicated.  One of her best known articles, run in the huge Newsday newspaper, was a feature on Jean Nidetch.  Nidetch was a 214 pound housewife who met a friend in the supermarket, telling her how good she … Continue reading AT TIMES, WE ALL NEED A PUSH