‘Life apps’



Dealing With My Fear (Part Two)

Fear is a bully that hounds us until it destroys us. When we give into our fear, it grows and becomes even more menacing. You must deal with your fear.  What can we do to overcome our fear? First, Think Through Your Fear. Think rationally, not emotionally. Thinking emotionally leads to panic; thinking rationally leads […]

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Confronting Fear

Fear is a bully. It intimidates us and takes the joy out of living. Fear grows until we do something about it. If we don’t do something about it, it consumes our life. Fear is contagious. The more we hang out with fearful people, the more we pick up on their fear. Let’s be honest. […]

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Fear Is A Bully

My worst physical fight of all time occurred in the fifth grade.  Unfortunately, I fought an eighth grader who was big for his age.  He punched me in the face and knocked me down.  Then, he stomped me.  It wasn’t pretty.  To make matters worse, my friend and neighbor Poley (short for Napoleon) walked from school with […]

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Don’t Spend Time–Invest It

Several years ago, one of the WWII veterans in our church told me how he saw the Christian faith. He said something like this: “when I look at the Scripture and the teaching of the Christian faith, I see that it is a very reasonable faith.” That’s the same way that Paul saw the Christian […]

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In Celebration of America

Happy Fourth of July and happy birthday America! We have so much to be thankful for as Americans.  Whenever I think of what it means to be an American, I am immediately drawn to the First Amendment to the Constitution.  What would our country be without freedom of speech and freedom of religion?  We are […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)