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for: ‘November, 2014’



What Can Mary and Joseph Teach Us?

This is my preaching plan for Christmas. I am excited about teaching this to my church. You can view the worship services of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, live by going to the church website www.fbccov.org. Our services are Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 AM. You can hear the […]

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Giving Thanks in the Hard Times

I watched in delight and great interest yesterday as Thanksgiving greetings came by email, text, and social media. We even had a few phone calls of family members calling to say “Happy Thanksgiving.” Almost all of those folks spent time with family and enjoyed a leisurely day. Late in the day I began to think […]

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I Suggest You Try This

I grew up singing many hymns that meant so much to me. I often find myself humming or whistling a tune from years ago. I’m not much of a singer, but I whistle and hum quite a bit. One of those hymns that continues to mean much to me is “Count Your Blessings.” I’m not […]

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I’ve Had Two Really Good Days

I’ve had two really good days. I’ve been blessed to have some to time to do nothing. I haven’t shaved, and I haven’t even been in an automobile. These days have given me the opportunity to get a lot done around my house, the kind of things that need to be done. I’ve washed windows […]

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Unfortunately, I’ve Been Ruminating

I’ve been ruminating, and it’s not a good thing. Last week, I came across a short article on depression. I think the title was something like “Five Things That Cause Depression,” although I’m not sure. I am sure it had five problems and they all related to depression. Depression is a huge issue in our […]

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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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[BOOK I Psalms 1–41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)