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for: ‘December, 2014’



Before . . . Then

“Before I met Christ, sin was fully in charge. It pulled my strings like an evil puppet master, causing me to dance like a helpless marionette. Enslaved to his dark choreography, I flopped here and there, going through the motions of life. On the outside I appeared as though I was in control, but in […]

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The Forgotten Man

It’s not Christmas yet, but I’ve already had a great Christmas. We’ve decorated the house and have had time to enjoy it. We’ve spent time with friends and enjoyed singing carols and thinking about the coming of our Lord. One of the activities that has blessed me is reading Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. These […]

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Bitter is the Right Word

I do a fairly good job of remembering people’s names. At least I try hard. But sometimes I really can’t get the name in my mind. It’s usually because the person is named something that doesn’t seem to fit. I see the person one way and their name is something else. There is something that […]

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My Seventeenth Birthday

I well remember my 17th birthday. It had already been a momentous August. My mother had major surgery earlier in the month. While she recovered, my dad, my brother, and I did our normal thing. For us the normal was working to keep a business as well as a farm running. Two weeks before my […]

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What Amazes Me

I’ve spent the better part of the past two weeks studying and reflecting on the message of Christmas as found in Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. These chapters comprise what most of us call the Christmas story. Recently, I have abandoned the word story. For many people it sounds like something made up, much like […]

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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)