Tag Archives: attitude

WRONG QUESTION: “WHO’S THE GREATEST?”

Neal Pollard It was the late ’70s and I was spending the night with my best friends, Patrick and Jody Smith.  We had just finished watching The Bionic Man on TV, and there was a special on Muhammad Ali.  I … Continue reading

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Warming Up The Cold Shoulder

Neal Pollard Occasionally, a Christian who has fallen away and is approached by a concerned elder, preacher, or other Christian will respond by saying the people at church were cold, unfriendly, or unwelcoming.  They complain that they get the “cold … Continue reading

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Are You Stuck In The Doldrums?

Neal Pollard According to NASA’s Earth Observatory, “The Intertropical Convergence Zone, or ITCZ, is the region that circles the Earth, near the equator, where the trade winds of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres come together” (via http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov).  The ITCZ (“itch”) … Continue reading

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“Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now”

Neal Pollard When did I first know I wanted to be a preacher? I’m not sure, but I remember the day I addressed the city council in Cairo, Georgia.  I was only nine.  We were walking home from school.  Every … Continue reading

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Gratitude (POEM)

Neal Pollard An attitude of gratitude Gives anyone the latitude To express with joy Each girl or boy Or adult, too, with fortitude That “I am blessed” And if it’s confessed We all are given From God in heaven What’s … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEMS WITH PRESUMPTION

Neal Pollard Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of it.  Some call it “jumping to conclusions” (which, as it has been noted, can be a very painful exercise), others “reaching a verdict without a trial.”  This usually happens when we … Continue reading

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The Price Of A Prank

Neal Pollard A summer intern at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) apparently thought it would be funny to “confirm” the names of the four pilots of Asiana Flight 214 to a TV station in the bay area where the … Continue reading

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BANES AND BLESSINGS

Neal Pollard I have not had the heart or stomach to watch the viral video of Karen Klein, who achieved infamy at the hands of the proverbial children left to themselves (cf. Prov. 29:15) who hopefully brought shame to their … Continue reading

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AVOIDING ACID SPILLS

Neal Pollard  Before we started school one fall, my parents took my sister, brother, and I to the heart of Atlanta to go school shopping at a Belk’s Department Store Outlet.  This was at a time when you could really … Continue reading

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CONTRADICTING: The Pastime Of Our Time

Have you noticed that, no matter what the topic or matter one may choose to bring up, someone or ones seem to feel compelled to say something to contradict it?  What fuels the activity is known only to the doer, … Continue reading

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