I Want to Live Happily Ever After

I’ve met plenty of people who are unhappy, but I’ve never met anyone who didn’t want to be happy. Every couple I’ve counseled with before marriage had every intention of being happy. That’s why the ending of Cinderella is so appealing. The idea that we can do anything and live happily ever after strikes us […]

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You Can Do It!

“But it’s always too soon to give up on God. . . .Whatever your Father calls you to do, he will empower you to do. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).”–Jim Denison. “When we work, we work; but when we pray, God works”–Max Lucado. “God will do nothing on […]

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“I Think I’ll Run Away”

I have grandchildren home with us this week–eight and four years old and we’re having a ball. Each night I get to read books. Last night I read “A Baby Sister for Frances.” It’s a delightful book about the big sister, Frances, who is feeling a little bit left out. Everything comes to a head […]

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I Have Tools!

This week we are enjoying having our out-of-town grandchildren and their parents with us. Reagan is eight and all girl. Luke is four and all boy. They are both all fun. Last week I face timed with them and talked about what we would do special this week. I discussed what I’m doing around the […]

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It’s Not Your Knife or Your Gun; It’s Your Heart

You may have heard there was a knife attack in Japan yesterday, killing as many as 15 people and injuring as many as 45 others. This is just one of several serious knife attacks around the world in the last several days. Has the world gone mad? The attacks have come too quickly and in […]

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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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“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. — Matthew 5:14,16 (NIV)