Neal Pollard Corey Sawyers and I decided a few weeks back to go to the Georgia-Tennessee game at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, this past Saturday. Thanks to various reward programs and good deals, we were each able to do it all for less than a discount airfare. We were gone about 24, action-packed hours. … Continue reading Lessons Learned At The Stadium
Neal Pollard Most of us, repeatedly throughout our lives, get asked or ask ourselves the question, “What’s your passion?” The word, defined as “a strong and barely containable emotion,” is one we may use for ourselves but one as likely to be used by others to describe us. Thanks to social media, we can see … Continue reading “What’s Your Passion?”
"To see the dull indifference, the negligent and thoughtless air that sits upon the faces of a whole assembly, while the psalm is upon their lips, might even tempt a charitable observer to suspect the fervency of their inward religion." This quotation was from a man who observed lethargy and unenthusiastic engagement in congregational singing. … Continue reading Desire That Bubbles From The Heart And Falls From The Lips
Neal Pollard The word translated "zealous" is from the Greek word zero (Dzay-lo-o). It is found 17 times in the New Testament. It means to "burn with zeal; to be heated or to boil, whether with envy, hatred, anger, or to be zealous in the pursuit of good; to desire earnestly, to strive after, busy one's … Continue reading Are You “Boiling Over” Or Just “All Wet”?
Neal Pollard A fire requires just a few basic things to keep going—starter, combustible material, oxygen, and maintenance. It can take a while to get a fire started, but it needs ventilation to get going and stay going. After it’s caught, the fire must be cared for and tended. Otherwise, the fire dies. Paul says … Continue reading WHEN MY FLAME FLICKERS
Neal Pollard Have you seen The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore video where he is ebulliently exulting over the thunder snow he witnesses and knows to be captured by his cameraman? The YouTube video montage where he is on camera for six lightning strikes says it all. At one point, he implies that he’d rather experience … Continue reading Enthusiasm Is Contagious!
Neal Pollard I am filled with a tremendous sense of optimism that is not generated by politics, current events, the media, the economy, or any other worldly thing. Neither am I fueled by some Pollyanna spirit. Yet, I cannot shake this swelling tide of hope that fills me on a daily basis. It is a … Continue reading Why These Are Exciting Times
Neal Pollard Yes, today is one of the best days in sports on the whole calendar, the start of March Madness. Brackets will be busted. Cinderella stories will be written. Usually, juggernauts will eventually reign. It is a big day for Colorado basketball, as the Buffaloes make the field for the first time since 2003. … Continue reading Stay Humble And Hungry