‘Stories Worth Telling’



I Need A “Get Out of Jail Free” Card

I grew up with board games. We didn’t have many board games, but the ones we had were fun. We played “Sorry!,” Risk,” and several others. The one I remember the best was “Monopoly.” I wasn’t the only one who liked Monopoly. Monopoly is one of the first board games and one of the most […]

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Share the Ball

If you are a regular reader of this blog or attend the church where I serve or attend one of Martha’s Bible Studies or read one of her books, you know what May means to us. It’s NBA Playoffs time. It’s the time to crown a champion, and we want to be right in the […]

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We Are Not Alike But We Are One

Yesterday, I made the trip from my home in southeast Louisiana to a meeting in Alexandria, Louisiana, which is right in the middle of the state. It was a beautiful day, and I enjoyed the drive. From the land of Live Oaks and Spanish Moss I crossed the Mississippi River in Baton R0uge and then […]

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Which Will Fail First?

Let me tell you two things that happened this past weekend at worship. Each of these was quite profound. First, one of many families that came to our Hospitality Room after our worship service brought two (or was it three) children to meet me, others on our pastoral staff, and other leaders of our church. […]

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The Life and Legacy of Billy Graham

Billy Graham died yesterday morning. Governor Mike Huckabee, a man with quick wit and deep faith, said that that statement was the greatest example of fake news he had ever seen. He said, “Billy Graham is more alive today than he’s ever been.“ He’s right, of course. When speaking to Martha at the death of […]

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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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)