P.A.I.N.

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.

Struggling Through Our Troubles

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

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

“What Ever Happened To Toasters?” (*)

Neal Pollard That's what Tidewater resident Laila Cheikh might want to know.  She made a cash withdrawal for her cab company drivers from her Newport News, Virginia, Bank of America branch and got an unexpected "gift."  Someone accidentally included a dye pack, like those given to bank robbers, in her bag of cash.  It exploded, … Continue reading “What Ever Happened To Toasters?” (*)

Avalanche Season

Neal Pollard They are calling it an historic avalanche season in Colorado.  With snowpack at well over 100% due to massive amounts of mountain snowfall, conditions are prime for avalanches to breakout all over the backcountry. Already, six have died in avalanches this winter.  In fact, there have been three deadly slides just in the … Continue reading Avalanche Season

PUTTING OUT FIRES

Neal Pollard The last few years have brought heightened fire danger to Colorado.  Our forest fires have made the national news several times during that span.  They seem to start spontaneously and spread, well, “like wildfire.”  Untold property damage, millions of charred acres, and even loss of life have followed the paths of these fires.  … Continue reading PUTTING OUT FIRES

What To Do When The Bull Takes You By The Horns

Neal Pollard It's one of those pictures where you are relieved to know that the people captured in a painful predicament survived and recovered just fine.  That way, you don't feel guilty laughing at them.  In the October 2007 issue of Reader's Digest (p. 109), there is an incredible picture from the running of the … Continue reading What To Do When The Bull Takes You By The Horns