Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’



How to Treat the People Around You

We see people everyday. We are always interacting with others–at church, home, work, shopping, or traveling. We are always dealing with people. How should we treat the people around us? Recently, I had a friend ask what I learned from my grandparents. I began to tell about all four of my grandparents, but I majored […]

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Valerio and the Natural Man

Last Saturday morning news came from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans that a jaguar had escaped his enclosure and in the process killed six animals and wounded three others. Four alpacas, an emu, and a fox were killed by the jaguar. Since the initial attack another alpaca has died. The Audubon Zoo is a […]

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Learn from God and Live for Him

More and more I find myself being drawn to the Proverbs. I am afraid that in the past I have not taken this teaching of God seriously enough. God gave the Proverbs to teach the people of Israel to learn from God and to live for Him. As you go through the Proverbs, this twin […]

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Reaching Locally—Reaching Globally

What should a church do? What should our mission be? It seems that almost everyone – – even people who don’t go to church or appreciate the church – – has an opinion about what a church should do. Wouldn’t it make sense to learn what the founder of the church had in mind for […]

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Help Your Heart–Help Your Mind

After a long hiatus from running, I have finally gotten “on the road again.” For me, being on the road again has nothing to do with singing. It has to do with running (which I used to do) and jogging (which I do now). I am thankful to be able to get outside and run. […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)