Neal Pollard Problems aren't inherently negative. Will you remember that? The middle-aged man with the persistent pain goes to the doctor, who discovers the malignant mass and gets him to the surgeon. The man's life is saved by pain. The teenage Christian girl who endures the hurt of breaking up with the boy who is … Continue reading P.A.I.N.
Neal Pollard "Three babies are crying across the auditorium... Somebody dropped a songbook... Everybody has a cough today... Oh, good... brother So 'N So sure prayers nice prayers... My big toe sure is bother me... I think I forgot to write out the check for the giving again... Better do... Wow! Are we done already?" … Continue reading Keeping Our Thoughts On The Lord During The Lord’s Supper
Neal Pollard This statement in Psalm 104:10 is spoken literally of God’s physical provision for His creatures. But, have you ever thought about how that is true for you and me when we find ourselves in the valleys of life? In between the mountaintops of successes and happy days, we can find ourselves seemingly down … Continue reading “He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains”
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
Neal Pollard Have you ever had a problem or struggle that started out small but kept growing until it was larger than life? Did it come to consume your thoughts, keep you up at night, and become an overwhelming obsession? Maybe you devoted a lot of emotion to it. Just by virtue of living on … Continue reading Struggling Through Our Troubles
Neal Pollard She was born the year after the Civil War. Her mother died when she was three. Her father dropped her and her newborn sister off at the home of the widow of an army friend. Unable to care for the girls, the widow ultimately transferred care to a sweet, religious couple in the … Continue reading Expectation Versus Euthanasia
Neal Pollard Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10). He is the author of audacity, and he showed it first in Eden. He is at work today through temptation and suffering to try and dismantle our faith. He is a presence in our personal lives (1 Pet. 5:8). If there’s hurt, he’s happy. … Continue reading Coping With Thorns
Neal Pollard Jesus died an awful death. Ruthless assassins, terrorists, sadistic and serial killers, savage and perverted criminals have all received much more humane treatment than He received that day. What Jesus endured at the cross can only be described as vicious. Consider the violent aspects of His crucifixion. There was physical torture. He was scourged, … Continue reading The Suffering Of Jesus And Commitment
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 I … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Crosses
Neal Pollard "SEE"-- Look at Calvary. Don't turn away. I know it's not easy. What is done to Him is shameful. I know. But, look closely! Past the spittle. Beyond the blood. There. In His eyes. Friend, that is love. It is love for you! See the nails in His hands and feet, fastening Him … Continue reading How Do You Spell “Cross”?