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A VISIT TO A TEEN’S RELIGIOUS WORLD

Neal Pollard I love the World War II generation and the enormous impact they have had on our nation!  Perhaps no generation has had a greater challenge since them than the one presently coming to maturity.  Last night, at Teens … 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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“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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Conquered The World And Left It With Empty Hand

Neal Pollard Somehow, it has come down through the ages that Alexander the Great made this dying request, that he should be buried with his hands outside his coffin so that all his subjects could see that despite all the … Continue reading

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HOW DO WE TREAT ONE ANOTHER?

Neal Pollard As we live in a culture of disrespect, Christians have an added responsibility to give thought to how we speak to one another.  Civility, courtesy, and manners were once staple subjects taught in every home, but those days … Continue reading

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Vulcan The Iron Man

Neal Pollard I took an hour to go over to see one of the iconic figures of the south, Birmingham’s cast iron statue of “Vulcan.” Built 110 years ago for the World’s Fair in St. Louis, it is the largest … Continue reading

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HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE

Neal Pollard Several have made the observation that hurt people are inclined to hurt people.  I have been told that by others to explain mean, hurtful, rude, and inappropriate remarks.  Yet, since everyone experiences significant hurt (so the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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What Is Your Name Associated With?

Neal Pollard Some names ring not just with familiarity, but downright notoriety.  Walenda is a name synonymous with daring, high wire acts.  Falcone is associated with mobsters and organized crime.  The Hearst family has long been connected with newspaper publication, … Continue reading

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News Headlines Of The Prom Season

Neal Pollard “Alcohol Enforcement Stepped-Up For Prom Season” (wowt.com, 4/7/14).  Why? “Prom Season Can Be Dangerous Time For Teens” (www.martinsvillebulletin.com, 4/11/14).  Just one statement in the article reads, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website adds that statistics indicate alcohol-related … Continue reading

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Flight 370 And Falling Away

Neal Pollard We are now several days into an unspeakable tragedy that is equally mysterious.  Despite sophisticated tracking methods and multi-national radar, a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared without warning or a trace on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The disappearance of … Continue reading

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