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The Importance of Small Things

“Take care of the little things and the large things will take care of themselves.” Those were the words of Admiral William McRaven, commander of a US Navy special forces unit, known to most of us as the Navy Seals. Recently, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about Admiral McRaven’s commencement address […]

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My Dear Sister-in-Law

  Today we have the Christian memorial service for Rose Layton DePauw, Martha’s sister who passed away last week. At the service, we will celebrate her life, encourage and grieve with her family, and look forward to the day when we shall see her again. The most wonderful thing I can tell you about Rose […]

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Be Flexible–Live Longer

  “What’s good for your heart is also good for your mind.” As I read an article about the benefits and values of exercise, I was amazed to see something confirmed in print that I had long believed. Exercise is good for your heart but also good for your mind. The article confirmed that belief […]

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Overcoming “Little Sins”

It’s really easy to categorize sin into big sins and little sins or important sins and insignificant ones. God has nothing to do with that kind of thinking. God knows that sin is first and foremost a matter of the heart. Jesus said: “For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, […]

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People Who Could Lead Small Countries

Years ago, I was so impressed with the Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church that I said the leadership team could lead a small country. I haven’t changed my judgment about the planning and leadership of FBC’s Vacation Bible School. This has been a great week–just the kind of week that we wanted to […]

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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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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV)