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for: ‘February, 2014’

Want to Know Your Future? Look at Your Character

“Don’t let your situation that you’re in now define what you’re going to become later. I always tell them it’s not where you start, it’s how you finish”–Gabe Sonnier, principal of Port Barre, Louisiana, Elementary School. “Solomon not only taught his son but he also led him. What a lesson! Telling our children to trust […]

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10 Commandments for Social Media

Almost daily we hear of problems related to the usage of social media. We post inappropriate, personal, or hurtful material. And that doesn’t mention those things which simply aren’t true. Here are 10 Commandments for use of social media (ok, these are really my suggestions). 1. Don’t post anything you aren’t willing to be seen […]

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You Don’t Have To Worry

It’s easy to worry and it’s hard not to. At the heart of worry is a reliance on myself and a refusal to depend on God. We all know worry is bad for us and we all know it even hurts the people around us. How do we keep from worry? First, spend time in […]

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Sometimes I Think I’m An Octopod

I had to look this up. An octopoda is a family of eight-armed creatures. The octopus is the best known of this group. To me, they are fascinating to watch. They move fluidly, yet they look awkward. Those arms are always moving up and down. I’ve never really watched long enough to find out what […]

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It’s Time for Humble Service

How do we follow the commands of Christ as given in the Sermon on the Mount? While all of His commands are difficult, the area of motivation is especially difficult. Jesus told his disciples to be motivated by love and obedience to God. For Jesus, religious devotion should flow from the heart. He wanted His […]

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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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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)