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About preacherpollard

preacher, Bear Valley church of Christ, Denver, Colorado

THE BEAUTIFUL QUALITY OF THANKFULNESS

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 … Continue reading

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PREACHERS AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM

Neal Pollard Being patriotic and having a political heritage like we do in this country, we may have strong, personal convictions in the realm of politics. Engaging in the political process, from volunteering to voting to political meetings, can help … Continue reading

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JAMES 1:17

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 … Continue reading

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Recruiting Children

Neal Pollard It was Adolf Hitler who famously said, “When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, … Continue reading

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NOT WHAT HE MADE IT FOR

Neal Pollard Karl Friedrich Benz invented the first true gasoline-powered automobile in Germany in 1885, a 3-wheeled, 4-cycle internal combustion engine (via lib.gov). The vehicle has come a long way since then.  To date, the fastest car on record (0-300 … Continue reading

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Spanking

Neal Pollard With the high profile case of an NFL star putting the idea of spanking in the spotlight, it is proper to examine this practice more closely.  A sweet young mother asks a couple of questions about the practice … Continue reading

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“As We Go Our Separate Ways…”

Neal Pollard I’ve heard this prayed my whole life: “Be with us as we go our separate ways.”  I fully appreciate what is meant, but I lament a trend I’ve seen for many years.  Too often, we go our separate … Continue reading

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BEGGAR IN A BENZ

Neal Pollard Melissa Smith contacted KGTV in San Diego, California, to make an interesting report.  She had watched a pregnant woman and her little boy beg for money at a local shopping center.  Many people gave the woman money.  Melissa … Continue reading

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BENAIAH’S BRAVADO

Neal Pollard In December, 2003, Dave Young, Sr., Jim Dalton, Keith and Kim Kasarjian, Cy Stafford, Kathy and I all stopped for lunch at a picnic area in Tarangire National Park south of Arusha, Tanzania. We stood a short distance … Continue reading

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“Go To The Ant, You…DARPA?”

Neal Pollard The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was formed in 1958 for technological advancements and has been responsible for so many of the gadgets and conveniences we enjoy today. They use a variety of means to “both advance knowledge … Continue reading

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