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for: ‘May, 2017’



The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

Yesterday I almost ran over a goose. For a while I didn’t know what was going to happen. He (or she) was stubborn and so was I. In the end everything worked out fine. I slowed, and he turned the other way. We were spared from having an ugly confrontation. From that little drama my […]

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Four Encouraging Trends for the Church

I’m a pastor, and I give almost all of my attention to my local church. I don’t survey all churches, and I certainly don’t know where they are going. But as a pastor, I sense four encouraging trends for the church. First, I see a renewed desire to know the Word of God. This is […]

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Much Given–Much Required

Last week I took one of our members to view the new construction. Because of what he is doing, he definitely needed to see the building first-hand in order to get a feel for the size and scope of the work. The word he used more than any other was “amazing.” When I took Martha (my wife) […]

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Things We All Need

“I do not want the walls of separation between different orders of Christians to be destroyed, but only lowered, so that we may shake hands a little easier”–Rowland Hill, British preacher. “It is not enough for Christians to have faith in the Lord; they also must have faith in one another”–Warren Wiersbe. “Before you go […]

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Celtic Pride

Martha and I love watching the NBA playoffs. During this time of the year, we enjoy getting to watch a game almost every night. When there’s not a game on tv, we get a little melancholy. Martha will even write blogs about the NBA, the playoffs, and the players. If you would like to sample […]

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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 to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)