‘Stories Worth Telling’



Watching Gordon–Remembering Katrina

Late last night Tropical Storm Gordon came ashore near Dauphin Island, Alabama, with 75 MPH winds. Hurricanes and storms are a way of life along the Gulf Coast, especially the Louisiana coast and the New Orleans area. Thankfully for those who live around me, we have not dealt with the worst of Gordon. Covington and […]

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A Letter to Millennials and Boomers

A few days ago I received an email from a young man in our church. He wanted to share with me an article that pertained to him. The article had to do with millennials who are preparing to be pastors. He fits both of those descriptions. Since I have been somewhat of a mentor to […]

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I Want to be Like Chick-fil-A

Martha and I have had some vacation and travel time which we have enjoyed immensely. As we traveled we have eaten a couple of times at a Chick-fil-A. Every time we pull into this fast food restaurant, we predictably talk about the same thing. It goes something like this, “Look at the number of cars!” […]

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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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The Best Story of the Day

Yesterday was a momentous day. Listening to the news was like riding a roller coaster. Think of all the things in the news. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Senate, the NATO summit, President Trump’s meeting with Teresa May and coming meeting with Vladimir Putin–what a news day. According to which network you watched, you were […]

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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 throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)