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WHAT ABOUT ME? (POEM)

Neal Pollard My sister is taking a meal to the sick My brother has gone a wayward one to see They both were busy, no “convenient” time to pick But what about me? They invite their neighbors to come to … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS FOR YOUR BLUES (poem)

Neal Pollard If your life is feeling fallow, your ambition sadly shallow, Turn your eyes upon another, help a sister or a brother, To their feet. It doesn’t need to be dramatic, full of noise and other static, Just a … 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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DON’T BE A “BORED AGAIN” CHRISTIAN!

Neal Pollard Steve Martz recently wrote a book he entitled 77 Talks To Bored-Again Teens. Explaining the rationale for his book, Martz says, “With teenage attention spans decreasing as fast as new channels appear on satellite TV, it’s not just … Continue reading

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WAITING EIGHTY-SEVEN YEARS FOR A MEDAL

Neal Pollard Ernest Pusey was the third-oldest person in the world the day he died at age 111 on November 19, 2006. Nine days before, the man who had worked 32 years for General Motors and drawn retirement for 48 … Continue reading

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“What Have You Done For Me Lately?”

  Neal Pollard This is not just something Janet Jackson once wondered.  The late summer and early fall of each year, college football programs have alumni, boosters, and fans asking head coaches the same thing.  Companies ask the same of … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Consider Myself Unfaithful”

Neal Pollard An intelligent, independent young American man in his mid-20s showed up at the Siem Reap church building for mid-week services.  He not only grew up in the church, but he even attended a “Christian” high school and one … Continue reading

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“NO, HE’S ABOUT LIKE YOU!”

Neal Pollard A new preacher was moving to work with a church in a community where there were several more congregations. Two of the preachers already working in that area met for lunch and the conversation soon moved to the … Continue reading

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T.H.I.N.K. (Teens Happily Ingesting New Knowledge)

Neal Pollard How fitting that they were there studying James 1:22, as Michael Hite taught.  Well over 20 of them gathered in one living room, hunkered down for nearly 90 minutes as just eight verses were covered in-depth, they seemed … Continue reading

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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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