Facing The Storm

Neal Pollard Springtime in the plains is a notorious time for storms. I was driving through northwest Texas near the time when three storm chasers were killed southwest of me on Tuesday afternoon. They died pursuing the storm, not directly because of it. They were there because conditions were ripe for tornadoes. 17 people were … Continue reading Facing The Storm

Ignoring The Symptoms

Neal Pollard “What is that smell in the kitchen sink?” “Ah, honey, I’ll look at it, uh, soon.” “When?” “Uh…soon.” “It’s been like this for six month now, honey…honey, are you listening to me? Agh! Look, the drain is bubbling…” “Mr. Smith, when did you first notice the mole discoloring and becoming asymmetrical?” “Well, um, … Continue reading Ignoring The Symptoms

Blown By Storms

Neal Pollard Yesterday, several of us traveled from Siem Reap out to Tonle Sap Lake to visit two of the graduates from the first class at the International Bible Institute of Siem Reap, one of our Bear Valley extensions.  They live on a raft and operate a water filtration system capable of servicing dozens of … Continue reading Blown By Storms

THE INNER STRUGGLES

Neal Pollard Marilyn J. Abraham revealed something remarkable that a forest ranger told her about how trees protect themselves.  The ranger said that when a tree's life is threatened, stressed by fire, drought, disease, or whatever, it twists beneath its bark to make itself stronger. You cannot see this new inner strength on the surface. … Continue reading THE INNER STRUGGLES