Build That Wall!

Neal Pollard The partisan vitriol ramps up whenever subjects like border security and immigration are mentioned. It is a subject as much a part of the political divide as “Russian Collusion,” tax reform, and affordable health care. Let the politically passionate debate all those topics, but did you know Scripture talks about the importance of … Continue reading Build That Wall!

Petrified!

Neal Pollard Perhaps you have seen the incredible collections of petrified wood in some of our National Parks or Monuments, or maybe you have seen individual examples in any number of other places. A geology site briefly explains how material becomes petrified: Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by … Continue reading Petrified!

What Are You Consuming?

Neal Pollard A 17-year-old girl had a stomach ache so bad that she had to go to the hospital. She had lost her appetite, she could barely walk, and doctors for three years had simply given her pain medicine for her inexplicable abdominal issues. The girl’s family had paid over $7000 in medical tests to … Continue reading What Are You Consuming?

THE HUMAN HEART (POEM)

Neal Pollard That part of each man crafted by God But unseen by mortal observation, That figurative place of our emotions and thinking Helping our spiritual station. A place where we alone can nurture and tend, To work to better or embitter That directs our whole body and life on a path That makes us … Continue reading THE HUMAN HEART (POEM)

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa Your Boat!

Neal Pollard Unfortunately for folks in southwestern Colorado and several surrounding states, it’s more than a matter of staying out of the Los Animas River.  Due to a mishap by some federally-supervised workers in which there was a blowout in the Gold King Mine in the mountains above Silverton, millions of gallons of toxins that … Continue reading Whoa, Whoa, Whoa Your Boat!

TURNING HEARTS

Neal Pollard We often point to the wrong place on our bodies when we refer to the heart.  Frequently, when we mean the thoughts, the inner self, or the mind, we gesture toward our chests.  The more proper place to point is at our heads.  That’s where intentions, desires, and purposes originate. Scripture sometimes mentions … Continue reading TURNING HEARTS

PURER YET AND PURER

Neal Pollard While this song is not one of our "toe tappers," it is meant to be reflective. What a challenge it presents to us, too! Johann Wolfgang Goethe wrote the poem during Napoleon's heyday and Anne R. Bennett translated the lyrics a full decade before the Civil War, but the words are perhaps more … Continue reading PURER YET AND PURER

A Head Transplant?!

Neal Pollard An Italian Neuroscientist, Sergio Canavero, announced this week that human head transplants are now possible!  I will spare you the gory details except to say it could happen within two years and should involve, in his opinion, someone who has a fully-functioning brain but who suffers from a severe bodily malady like progressive … Continue reading A Head Transplant?!