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for: ‘February, 2015’

The Problem with Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great occasion. It emphasizes fun, togetherness, remembrance, and romance. Who could be upset with that? Yet, there is something really wrong with Valentine’s Day, especially as it relates to married couples. The problem is that it is only one day but the marriage is year round. Everyday can’t be Valentine’s Day. […]

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Brian Williams and Speaking the Truth

The Brian Williams saga has really upset me. Not because I am a fan or critic of Brian Williams but because it shows how vulnerable we all are. Think about how quickly Brian Williams has gone from a position of prestige and significance to that of becoming a laughing stock. In case you missed it […]

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Five More Ways to Make Your Marriage Better

Last week Martha and I sat down and discussed many areas that will make marriage better–not just ours but anybody’s. While marriage is hard–it has to be because we are all flawed individuals–it is not impossible. There are a number of ways you and your spouse can improve your marriage. Here are three ways I […]

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Three Ways to Make Your Marriage Better

Even people with good marriages want to have a better marriage. What can we do to make marriage better? First, be “all in” with your marriage and family. Not long ago I read about a coach for a rowing team. The advice he gave for his rowers was that they “be in the boat.” In […]

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The Question

In the same way Jesus changed history, He also changed the whole conversation of history. “Who is Jesus?” has become the question above all questions. C. S. Lewis famously showed that this question is before any other question. Is Jesus who He said He is? He cannot simply be a good man. Either He is the Son […]

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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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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)