Walk With Me Through The Crowd

Monday’s Column: Neal At The Cross Neal Pollard Walk with me through the crowd. At times, it will be frightening, heartbreaking, disgusting, even angering. Some are in masks. Some aren’t. You see far-left and far-right extremists, assaulting each other and maybe threatening you. Past the rioters, the protesters, the grief-stricken. You even see political activistsContinue reading “Walk With Me Through The Crowd”

THE PASSOVER LAMB

Neal Pollard Every home needed it (Exodus 12:3-4) It was to be a male (Exodus 12:5) It was to be unblemished (Exodus 12:5) It was to be killed (Exodus 12:6) Its blood was to be applied (Exodus 12:7) Its blood was the difference in life and death (Exodus 12:13,23) Its sacrifice was to be commemoratedContinue reading “THE PASSOVER LAMB”

BLACK FRIDAY

Neal Pollard It was September 24, 1869. The Civll War was barely an excruciating national memory and the nation was rebuilding. That specific day was a Friday, the day a cruel scheme by two Wall Street investors was discovered and led to an implosion of the Stock Market. It was referred to as “Black Friday.”Continue reading “BLACK FRIDAY”

They Saved $200, But What Did It Cost Them?

Neal Pollard I respectfully wade into Kentucky’s most hallowed sport (basketball) because of information passed along by some diehard Wildcat fans in the eastern part of the state. A brother shared with me that Pat Summitt almost became the university’s women’s basketball coach, but they refused to pay her moving expenses–calculated at about $200. TurnsContinue reading “They Saved $200, But What Did It Cost Them?”

“I’ll Love You Forever”

Neal Pollard We read it to our sons when they were growing up. We made up our own tune to the song, “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” It’s been hard to remember those days in the rocking chair, reading it over andContinue reading ““I’ll Love You Forever””

Do You Want A Better Life?

Neal Pollard Who would answer “no” to that question? Who wants a worse life or a life that never gets better? But the better question is, “How do you get a better life?” Advertisers have so many answers to that, involving their currency or investment tool, their pill, diet, or workout routine, their travel agencyContinue reading “Do You Want A Better Life?”

Another Heroic Sacrifice

Neal Pollard Heather Christensen, a 33 year old music teacher from Spanish Fork, Utah, contributed the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of dozens of band students on October 10, 2009. The bus driver, bringing back the band competition winners from Idaho State University, slumped over in his seat and Christensen left her seat and grabbed theContinue reading “Another Heroic Sacrifice”

In Awe Of The Greatest Freedom

  Neal Pollard I once was without representation, Not a citizen of that chosen nation, Enslaved and oppressed, Deprived of the best, And discouraged by my lowly station, But my freedom was bought at a price, With the one ransom that would suffice, Sweet liberty was bought, And my freedom I sought, When I optedContinue reading “In Awe Of The Greatest Freedom”

A Tale Of Two Crosses

Neal Pollard “Tell us father, were you really there that day? Did they make you take His burden the rest of the way?” “Son, I stood in the crowd when I got my painful commission, And they thrust it on me without asking my permission. He was staggering and bloody and gripped by exhaustion IContinue reading “A Tale Of Two Crosses”

Jahaziel’s Comforting Message

Neal Pollard Jahaziel would have been a man of interesting and diverse talents. As a Levite, he would have served with the priests in the temple. As one of the sons of Asaph, he would have either been a literal descendant “or more probably [one of] a class of poets and singers who recognized himContinue reading “Jahaziel’s Comforting Message”