‘Stories Worth Telling’



Lessons from Super Bowl LI

You probably watched all or part of Super Bowl LI. After all, 111 million people did, but it did make me wonder, “What were all those other people doing?” I love sports, with football coming at the top of my list. I love what sports teach us about life.  In my little time of playing competitive […]

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“C’mon Man!”

“C’mon Man!” ESPN, the sports channel, has an immensely popular segment called “C’mon Man!” It’s so popular and so well known that the phrase is being used in the popular culture in all kinds of different ways. For example, I was trying to get my computer to do something recently. I kept following the wrong […]

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Today Is My Father’s Birthday

Today is my father’s birthday. He would have been 91 years old. He died almost 19 years ago at a way too early age. The picture is my dad and brother. I’m the one on the right at about seven or eight years old. Two things strike me about this picture. First, how young–and thin–my […]

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Our God is an Amazing God!

You may have seen this picture this week. If not, you have surely seen it through the years. It’s one of those pictures that really doesn’t seem possible, but it is very true. This is the last of the “Tunnel Trees.” These trees were hollowed out over 100 years ago (the 1880’s) to aid tourism in […]

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“I’ve Got This!”

“I’ve got this! I’ve got this!” Can’t you almost hear a four year old boy telling his grandfather that he doesn’t need any help? That’s what happened after Christmas when I took Reagan (age 8) and Luke (age 4) out into the woods behind our house to explore. They loved it, and just for the […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)