“WHO’S IN CONTROL?”

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard The employees complained that they couldn’t control the temperature in office buildings. A simple and effective solution was set in place by corporate when they secretly placed dummy thermostats in the work area. They were then able to give all  the unsuspecting workers the illusion that they were in controlContinue reading ““WHO’S IN CONTROL?””

 Is Our Savior Sleeping? 

Tuesday’s Column: Dale Mail Dale Pollard Have you ever been afraid of your imagination? At times that fear can be so convincing that you truly believe that the worst case scenario is somehow inevitable. Try and make that opening question relevant to your life. Think about a specific event or experience where you were afraidContinue reading ” Is Our Savior Sleeping? “

Serving the Living God 

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard I know I’m not old enough to say this, but when I was younger I used to lay in bed at night and try to imagine what God looked like. I would try to put a face to Him, I’d wonder what He was doing, and I would askContinue reading “Serving the Living God “

“Heartaches”

Tuesday’s Column: “Dale Mail” Dale Pollard Have you ever been in such emotional pain that your heart felt like it was literally aching? The worst pain in this life is not always physical. Often times it’s the emotional pain of saying “good bye” that can drive us to our knees. It can make us lashContinue reading ““Heartaches””

“Immediately”

Neal Pollard The astute reader of the book of Mark finds the word 40 times in 39 verses (the Greek word most often translated “immediately” in Mark is actually found 44 times). It is a key word found consistently throughout the gospel but especially in the first six chapters. Usually, the word is used toContinue reading ““Immediately””

HE QUALIFIED US

Neal Pollard When I was a student at Faulkner University, Schick Corporation sponsored a three-on-three intramural basketball competition known as Super Hoops. The school’s student activity director organized the tournament, and the winning team won a paid trip to the national tournament to compete for the national title. My senior year, four of us decidedContinue reading “HE QUALIFIED US”

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, orContinue reading “FEAR!”

“I Don’t Feel Good Enough”

Neal Pollard How many times have you said that? You may project an air of confidence that would make it hard for anyone to think you felt that way or you may wear it on your sleeves. But, if honesty prevails, we’d all confess to wrestling with that thought. Daily! With Paul, facing the scopeContinue reading ““I Don’t Feel Good Enough””

WHY TODAY IS AN EXCITING DAY (poem)

  Neal Pollard From sea to sea, He is the same No man can change His essence From year to year, His eternal flame Show His power and effervescence. Whoever sits upon a throne Or reigns a group or nation We must that One make fully known Through tireless proclamation For all mankind must knowContinue reading “WHY TODAY IS AN EXCITING DAY (poem)”

Identifying The Source Of Trouble In The Congregation

Neal Pollard One of my dad’s most memorable sermons, which he preached in more than one location, was actually a two-parter.  The first part was preached Sunday morning. Dad warned that he was going to identify the source of the problems in the congregation. He used a wipe board or chalkboard, and only put theContinue reading “Identifying The Source Of Trouble In The Congregation”