Live Joyfully

Several months ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep. My mind was racing, and I went from one thought to the next. I hate that. But this particular time was really good instead of really bad. For some reason I began reading Paul’s epistle to the […]

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The Scarred Hands of Jesus

“I am a child of God. I am crucified with Christ. I am complete in Christ” – Glenn C. Stewart. “When God gives me a vision of truth, there is never a question of what He will do, but only of what I will do. God has never failed me, nor failed to carry out His plan and purpose in my […]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is filled with decisions. Decision making starts young, and it never ends. Just yesterday, I asked my grand daughter how she felt about something. She had to think about how she felt and then decide how to communicate her feelings to me. Also late yesterday, Senator John McCain, a war hero and […]

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For the Beauty of the Earth

Martha and I recently returned from a long awaited trip to Yellowstone National Park. I went to Yellowstone when I was 15 or 16 years old. All we did at that time was drive through the park. After this visit, I realized I didn’t see much of it. Martha has never been to Yellowstone, but […]

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Why Love, Patience, and Kindness Go Together

Love, patience, and kindness appear to be intertwined. The also show up together. Is this true? Why is this the case? Let’s notice two passages of Scripture. The first is the famous passage known as “The Love Chapter” found in 1 Corinthians 13. The middle section of this chapter (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) describes what love […]

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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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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)