Neal Pollard When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1), they were asking the most qualified instructor. However, they had a good teacher from the background of their own heritage in David. The book of Psalms is at times a songbook and at other times a prayer journal. Numerous examples of … Continue reading Learning To Pray From A Man After God’s Own Heart
Neal Pollard Jesus asked a lone, appreciative soul, "Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine--where are they? Was no one found who turned back to give glory to God, except this foreigner?" (Luke 17:17-18). They were terrified (13), terminal (12), transformed (14), but they were not thankful. They were saved, but to what end? … Continue reading Are You Grateful?
Neal Pollard This time of year our minds go back To days gone by, down memory’s track Of laughter, stories, food and walks Singing, sharing family history and talks Some who once were in our clannish stable Have left our banquets for the heavenly table Childhood recollections may be larger than life And death … Continue reading Homesick
Neal Pollard Running water. Electricity. A stove. A microwave. Family. Sanity. Health. Domestic tranquility. Health care. Dexterity. Opposable thumbs. Involuntary muscle movement. Singing. Friends. Children. Parents. Nature. Mountains. Breezes. Fireplaces. Automobiles. Law enforcement. Aspirin. Hot water. Showers. Eyesight. Clotting. Emotions. Dogs. Sunsets. Siblings. The ocean. Companionship. Passion. Nerve endings. Shelter. Rocking chairs. Reading. Running. Refrigerators. … Continue reading Assorted Blessings
Neal Pollard Her name was Mrs. Broadhead. She was a resident in a west Alabama nursing home. She was known for saying one thing with great frequency: "We have a lot to be thankful for, don't we?" Emaciated, confined to a wheel chair, with a speech impediment due to a stroke, and filled with aches … Continue reading THE BEAUTIFUL QUALITY OF THANKFULNESS
Neal Pollard Life, love, happiness, and health, Water, worth, worship and wealth Food, faith, dogs and dreams Smiles, sunshine, singing and streams Marriage, mothers, prayer and play Friendship, flowers, tomorrow, today Calvary, Christ, heaven and hope Rain, resurrection, snow and soap Family, frost, babies and birth Books, baking, monkeys and mirth Mountains, moonbeams, coffee and … Continue reading JAMES 1:17
Neal Pollard An attitude of gratitude Gives anyone the latitude To express with joy Each girl or boy Or adult, too, with fortitude That "I am blessed" And if it's confessed We all are given From God in heaven What's right and best. But everywhere From here to there Folks forget to say Or thank … Continue reading Gratitude (POEM)
The governing hand of God Traversing the universe wide Can calm the wildest storms abroad While standing by my side! The discerning Eye in heavenly portals Who watches all by day and night Can see the trials of us mere mortals Viewing His creatures with encompassing sight The swelling heart of our Heavenly Monarch Reigning … Continue reading Only In God Is Rest