If Today Was My Last Day On Earth (Poem)

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)

A Story With Many Points

Neal Pollard Several years ago, when preaching in Virginia, I spoke with a sweet, 69-year-old woman who had watched our TV program and wanted to speak to me. During the course of our visit, she told me a story I will never forget. Tearfully, she told me of her 14-year-old grandson, Matthew, who locked himself … Continue reading A Story With Many Points

Reflections At Middle Age

Neal Pollard The first few decades we rush ahead Wanting time to fly, but it creeps instead Impatient to be older, sure that it's our way To freedom and happiness, where we'll leisurely play. Sure enough time goes rapidly by Flashing so speedily, we watch it fly Moments of grandeur, days that are grueling Ordinary stretches our … Continue reading Reflections At Middle Age

Take Time To Be Holy

Neal Pollard In 1 Peter 1:13-19, there are three commands that relate to something that must be done regardless of how much time it takes to complete.  They are, “fix your hope completely on grace” (13), “be holy in all your behavior” (15), and “conduct yourselves in fear” (17). There’s a fourth command of this … Continue reading Take Time To Be Holy

Copperopolis, California

Neal Pollard It boomed when “copper was king” and owed its thriving existence to shell casings made for the Union Army in the far-away Civil War.  Fittingly, her downtown streets were Union, Grant, Lincoln, and Sherman. There were 90 businesses in “Copper City” from 1865-1867. The extraction and production of copper ore found in such … Continue reading Copperopolis, California

Ready For A Trivia Quiz?

Neal Pollard Here are the rules: Don’t use any resources to look up these answers.  This is a quiz to test your knowledge. What is Mark Zuckerberg best known for co-founding? How many regular season games are there in an NFL, MLB, and NBA season? What is the name of Apple’s media library, media player, … Continue reading Ready For A Trivia Quiz?

LONGEST SPEECH, SHORTEST TERM

Neal Pollard The shortest inaugural address was George Washington's second, in 1793, and it was comprised of 193 words! William Henry Harrison, though raised a cultured, educated man, campaigned on a folksy ticket symbolized by the log cabin. To set a different, more cultured tone for his presidency, Harrison decided to give a lengthy, erudite … Continue reading LONGEST SPEECH, SHORTEST TERM

Take Not The Day For Granted (POEM)

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)

No Time To Count $160 In Coins?

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?

Where Is Friday, Samoa?

Neal Pollard Singapore's "Straits Time" reports that Samoa's parliament announced they were switching time zones so that it lies west of the international date line.  That island nation's government makes this decision to get on the same time zone as its major trading partner, Australia. Currently, the dateline runs just west of the main island, … Continue reading Where Is Friday, Samoa?