Self-Control Means Saying “Yes” As Well As “No”

Neal Pollard Don’t you normally associate self-control with self-denial?  Certainly, Jesus says that following Him means denying self in a variety of ways (Matt. 16:24).  Gluttony, sexual sin, alcoholism and other physically detrimental habits, cursing, and the like involve this negative dimension of self-control.  Yet, how many times have you heard a preacher or teacher … Continue reading Self-Control Means Saying “Yes” As Well As “No”

The Logical Progression Of The Line

Neal Pollard Suddenly, it has become imperative that bathroom concessions be made for those who are struggling with gender identity issues. The comprehensively consuming coverage it has garnered, the blistering backlash against any opposing of this baffling blurring of the lines, and the preeminent priority this has become for a problem pestering a puny percentage … Continue reading The Logical Progression Of The Line

Are You A Taker Or A Giver?

Neal Pollard Are you sure to take credit for works that are done or do you seek to give credit for them? Are you more apt to take others’ time or to give your time to others? Do you take joy from others or give it to them? Are you quicker to take the attention … Continue reading Are You A Taker Or A Giver?

Please Hang Up Your Smartphone

Neal Pollard Prefatory note: I am writing as a guilty party rather than an innocent bystander.  The following words are directed inwardly at least as much as outwardly. It is getting hard to remember what we did before we got our smartphones.  How did we keep from answering everyone's texts immediately or looking up the … Continue reading Please Hang Up Your Smartphone

WOULD YOU LIVE IN THE SKINNIEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD?

Neal Pollard This story is not for the claustrophobic at heart.  In Warsaw, Poland, Polish architect Jakub Szczesny has designed and built a 46-square-foot house, called the Keret House, in an alley between two other buildings.  The tiny fridge in the tiny kitchen can hold two cans of soda.  The bathroom has a shower that … Continue reading WOULD YOU LIVE IN THE SKINNIEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD?