Neal Pollard Take a moment to think about what happens in the course of a typical day. The coffee's too hot (or not hot enough) or it tastes funny. The car in front of me is going too slow. The internet's malfunctioning. The waitress has forgotten me. My coworker is lazy or undependable. My spouse … Continue reading It Isn’t Hard To Find The Flaws
Neal Pollard "I." The late Wendell Winkler once said that beneath most marital conflict is basic selfishness. "What about my needs?" "What have you done for me?" "I am not happy, fulfilled, etc." The Bible warns of the destructive nature of selfishness (Luke 9:23; Eph. 4:22,24; Phil. 2:3; 2 Tim. 3:2)! One of the most … Continue reading LANDMINES IN RESOLVING CONFLICT
Neal Pollard "It's all about me." I would see that saying on a car tag frame nearly every day. Is that really the message we need? Aren't we self-centered enough, as it is? Truly, the man who lives only for himself runs a very small business. What a bankrupt business it is, at that. According to … Continue reading “It’s All About Me”
Neal Pollard Steve Martz recently wrote a book he entitled 77 Talks To Bored-Again Teens. Explaining the rationale for his book, Martz says, "With teenage attention spans decreasing as fast as new channels appear on satellite TV, it's not just a case of presenting the gospel as it stands and hoping they 'get it.' In … Continue reading DON’T BE A “BORED AGAIN” CHRISTIAN!
Neal Pollard Wendell Winkler talked about counseling in our "Preacher And His Work" class, a course it is my privilege now to teach at the Bear Valley Bible Institute. Specifically, brother Winkler was speaking about marriage counseling. Discussing that the details would always be unique, he told us that the issue was almost always the … Continue reading IT’S SELFISHNESS
Neal Pollard My good friend, the late Bill Snell, enjoyed telling a story about a preacher who was staying for several days with a brother in Christ, his wife, and their little 5-year-old son. Every morning, the woman of the house made a hot breakfast that included the flakiest, fluffiest biscuits he had ever tasted. … Continue reading “Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine, Mine…”