Tag Archives: joy

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, YOUR FACE WILL SURELY SHOW IT!

Neal Pollard Oh the stories that song leaders and preachers could tell!  Often, when we sing such standbys as “I Love To Tell The Story,” “Rejoice In The Lord,” or “When We All Get To Heaven,” we do so with … Continue reading

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FAMILY TOGETHERNESS

Neal Pollard It was a bit ironic to me as a stood up to preach on the subject of family that I had my parents and two of my children sitting and listening.  How rare and wonderful that, normally separated … Continue reading

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“NO MATTER WHAT” OBEDIENCE

(video by Wes Autrey) Neal Pollard I cannot imagine anyone present yesterday morning to witness Janice Lee baptized into Christ could have failed to be touched at a very deep level.  J.J. and Lila Brennan had been studying the Bible … Continue reading

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WHITE CHRISTMASES AND SUNDAYS

Neal Pollard Why is having a white Christmas such a big deal to me, you might ask.  Well, for a boy who spent the majority of his boyhood Christmases in south Georgia, the whole idea seemed like a fairytale.  Also, … 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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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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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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“He Has Put A New Song In My Mouth”

Neal Pollard Pollards love singing and music. A few (and they usually are those who marry into the family) actually know a few things about either or both. We are thankful that “joyful noise” does not mean “pleasant melody.” David … Continue reading

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SUNDAY MORN

Neal Pollard I love to watch the sun come up The first day of the week I long for the bread and the cup For the privilege of the gospel to speak I love to see the saints assemble To … Continue reading

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Heaven Really IS For Real

Neal Pollard While so many in religion and even the media latch onto sensational tales of traveling to the “other side” and coming back with stories about heaven (they do not ordinarily wind up going the other direction), these individuals … Continue reading

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