‘Life apps’

Whitney, Drugs, and Sadness

Whitney Houston’s death made me so sad. I obviously was not alone. People around the world grieved over the death of this pop icon. She sold 170 million recordings. She was 48 years old. Martha and I spent some of Saturday night listening to some of her great hits.  “I Will Always Love You” once was voted the greatest love song […]

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“Why Haven’t I Heard This Before?”

Last week Martha and I were blessed to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Senate and the House of Representatives. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the opportunity to fellowship with so many believers from all over the world. Eric Metaxas gave the keynote address. He offered a compelling view of […]

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What Can One Person Do?

When we look at the sadness in our world, this seems to be the most often asked question: “What can one person do?” We’ve all been there. When we see millions of hungry people, what can one person do? When we see national budget deficits, what can one person do? When we see a culture […]

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Life’s Gonna Get You Down

Life’s going to get you down. That’s a given. Even the most Godly among us experience the ups and downs of life.  Some even experience hard times because they are righteous. Take Elijah as an example. Would he have experienced difficulty if he had gone along to get along? Or, did his difficulty come because he sought to […]

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Speaking The Truth–In Love

I preached this week about Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18). I was struck by how this passage of Scripture speaks to our current situation. You can see the similarities between Ahab, Jezebel, and the prophets of Baal and the politically correct tenor of our times. We all have […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)