Giving Thanks in the Hard Times

I watched in delight and great interest yesterday as Thanksgiving greetings came by email, text, and social media. We even had a few phone calls of family members calling to say “Happy Thanksgiving.” Almost all of those folks spent time with family and enjoyed a leisurely day. Late in the day I began to think […]

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I Suggest You Try This

I grew up singing many hymns that meant so much to me. I often find myself humming or whistling a tune from years ago. I’m not much of a singer, but I whistle and hum quite a bit. One of those hymns that continues to mean much to me is “Count Your Blessings.” I’m not […]

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I’ve Had Two Really Good Days

I’ve had two really good days. I’ve been blessed to have some to time to do nothing. I haven’t shaved, and I haven’t even been in an automobile. These days have given me the opportunity to get a lot done around my house, the kind of things that need to be done. I’ve washed windows […]

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Unfortunately, I’ve Been Ruminating

I’ve been ruminating, and it’s not a good thing. Last week, I came across a short article on depression. I think the title was something like “Five Things That Cause Depression,” although I’m not sure. I am sure it had five problems and they all related to depression. Depression is a huge issue in our […]

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How Can My Life Be Better?

Recently, a friend told me what the person in the pew wants to know. When he hears a sermon, he wants to know how this sermon will help him reach his preferred future. Yesterday I preached about the “Rich Fool” as found in Luke 12:13-21. In response to a question, Jesus told the parable of […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. — 1 Chronicles 16:8 (NIV)