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Neal Pollard Prayer is a very personal exercise, a life built between an individual and God. Thus, these suggestions may of themselves feel intrusive or foreign to some.  However, through the years, I have heard many express some difficulty in … 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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Her Closet Was Her Refuge

Neal Pollard 42-year-old Sefa Cebeci was with her husband in a seven-story building in Duzce, Turkey, when just before 7:00 P.M. local time on November 12, 1999, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the city.  The building collapsed, and when all … 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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What Makes “In Jesus’ Name” So Offensive?

Neal Pollard At Planet Fitness this morning I caught a glimpse of an old “Fresh Prince” episode, where Will Smith’s character was getting married.  During the ceremony, the preacher prayed, beginning “Dear Heavenly Father” but ending “in Your Name, Amen.”  … Continue reading

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“He Heard My Voice…”

Neal Pollard Do you ever feel like nobody’s listening, or that you have no one to whom to tell your troubles?  Isolation seems to be more characteristic of our society.  We are surrounded by lonely people, even as the country’s … Continue reading

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Neal Pollard I have told this story to several individuals in the last seven-plus years, but have never mentioned it in a sermon or in print.  It was a remarkable event, one my son, Gary, and I shared with five … Continue reading

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