Tag Archives: faithfulness

WHEN MY FLAME FLICKERS

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 … Continue reading

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Remember I Am Dust (Poem)

Neal Pollard I read the words of David today They were so full of hope and trust They spoke of God’s merciful way That He is mindful we’re but dust. He knows that transgressions we commit That His forgiveness is … Continue reading

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THE DOG AT CHURCH

Neal Pollard The interesting visitor at our devotional last night, a chocolate lab named Bear that someone dropped off with Aaron and Kylee Melton as she dealt with a personal crisis, reminded me of another “dog at church” story from my … 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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Giving Away Your Wedding Ring

Neal Pollard Brooklin Yazzle, a Mesa, Arizona, wife and mother, apparently handed out her wedding ring with the Halloween candy last week.  She had taken off her ring and put it in a candy jar to help her children carve … 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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The “Religious Condition Of The People”

Neal Pollard After describing the “religion of the heart, not of the head,” scripture-less sermons of his contemporaries, a certain writer then focused on the consequent religious condition of the people.  He wrote, The religious condition of the people very … Continue reading

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SHE CARRIED HER SISTER TO THE FINISH LINE

  Neal Pollard At the southern Illinois state track meet, Claire and Chloe Gruenke, twin sisters, were signed up for several races.  Chloe would even win the one mile race in 5:23 that day.  But in the 800 meter race, … Continue reading

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The Origin Of Scruples

Neal Pollard Wes Autrey gave me an incredibly cool book by Charles Earle Funk.  The title of it is, “Thereby Hangs A Tale.” The book divulges the origin of words in modern usage, a study known as etymology. The fascinating … 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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