MONDAY COLUMN: "NEAL AT THE CROSS" Neal Pollard It's the time of year when so many are buying or receiving calendars and planners or using an electronic version of the same. These can be key to organizing our lives, maximizing our time management, and strategizing ways to grow and improve in the future. Good stewardship … Continue reading THE DAILY PLANNER
Neal Pollard In March of 2007, in Owensboro, Kentucky, a couple tried to sell the woman's 15-month-old daughter for $3000 and an SUV. The noble purpose behind this attempted transaction was "money to pay off [the boyfriend's] fines for previous criminal charges." Surprisingly, they denied the allegations and maintained their innocence, an effort that would … Continue reading Selling Children
Neal Pollard [NEAL'S NOTE: This poem was from the conclusion to the sermon I preached on this subject from Psalm 90] If today was my last day and tomorrow found me gone How would life be different, if that unknown somehow was known Would I be a better person, would I live a better life … Continue reading If Today Was My Last Day On Earth (Poem)
Neal Pollard In discussions about the smartest person who ever lived, William James Sidis’ name will come up as being in the mix. Though measuring IQs with a specific number is not an exact science, he is reputed to have had an IQ of 200 or more. He was reading the New York Times at … Continue reading WHAT YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE
Neal Pollard Romans 6:13 tells us our body is an instrument, and we choose to use it for righteousness or unrighteousness. The Greek word translated "instrument" there means "tool or weapon." What kind of tool or weapon are you? Are you an instrument God holds in His hand to do His will? Are you a … Continue reading Tools In God’s Toolbox
Neal Pollard Take not the day for granted, Who knows what the morrow brings, What present joy be recanted, What shut the mouth that now sings. Too often we long for tomorrow, Assuring ourselves it will be perfect, Dissatisfied with present perceived sorrow Viewing only today's every defect. But right now, this moment, is precious … Continue reading Take Not The Day For Granted (POEM)
Neal Pollard It was written on the back of a recent attendance card by one who seems to be pretty young--less than ten years old. I did not recognize the child's name, so I would guess it to be a visitor. Yet, the plaintive cry pulls at my heartstrings. Ironically, another visitor (a grown man) … Continue reading “Please Let My Mom Stop Smoking”
Neal Pollard Wayne Roberts forwarded an article to me about a bizarre incident that recently occurred in Fort Collins, Colorado. Colorado State University student Ted Nischan, who has a lead foot and limited income, went to the Fort Collins municipal court to pay a speeding ticket. What makes that newsworthy is that his form of … Continue reading No Time To Count $160 In Coins?