Yearly Archive
for: ‘2013’



The Most Comforting Verse In The Bible

I find Romans 8:28 and Philippians 1:12-14 to be some of the most comforting verses in Scripture–and, of course, the Bible is filled with comfort and hope. On my seventeenth birthday my present was getting my appendix removed. It was a real present because the pain was unbearable. At the same time I had a […]

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A New Way To Emphasize Memorial Day

My grandson Chase is seven years old and a baseball player. I, of course, make every game possible and live and die on every pitch and every out. No major league game could be any more important–to me. Last Saturday, I attended the game and experienced something that had never happened to me when I […]

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Coming Events

Here are several important events we need to remember for the coming days. First, this is Memorial Day weekend in America. We need to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We especially need to teach our children about this day and its significance. I will have a good story in tomorrow’s […]

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Quotations You Can Use (May 24, 2013)

“Many people think that we can enjoy the benefits of Christ’s salvation without accepting the challenge of his absolute authority. There is no support for such an unbalanced idea in the New Testament. ‘Jesus is Lord’ is the earliest known summary of what Christians believe. At a time when the Roman Empire was pressing its […]

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My Lost iPad

I am NOT addicted to my technology, but I get rather nervous when I don’t have it with me. You can judge whether I am addicted or not. Early in the week Martha and I flew to visit Brad, Emily, Reagan, and Luke (our second daughter’s family) in south Florida. As we were getting 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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Verse of the Day

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)