‘Stories Worth Telling’



Fear Kills–God Delivers

In football, pundits love to say, “speed kills.” It’s a metaphorical saying, but there is another saying that is more than a metaphor. It is this, fear kills. It does so by paralyzing people. It keeps us from doing our best, taking a risk, or just going on with life. Almost everyone who takes their […]

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How Did You Spend Your Labor Day?

How did you spend your Labor Day? I think it’s safe to say that the concept of “Labor Day“ in America has changed. Early on, Labor Day was the day for labor unions to parade and for people to honor those who labor with their hands. That has changed. I read a report yesterday that […]

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Learning to Do the Small Things

In almost every area of life, it’s the small things that count. Think about your marriage. What is it that really counts? Almost always, it’s the small things. A big ring or valuable piece of jewelry a husband gives to his wife probably doesn’t count for very much if he leaves out kindness, tenderness, and […]

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The Strangeness of Grief

Grief is different for everyone and in every situation. I have spoken those truths over the years. Now, I am experiencing them personally as I grieve the loss of my mother. My mother was a beautiful person who taught me so much about life. You can read more about her here and here. Everyone does […]

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The Power of Showing Up

You probably don’t know the name of Tim Grover, but you almost certainly know the name of Michael Jordan. Maybe you should know Tim Grover’s name as well. Tim Grover trained Michael Jordan. He has also trained a large group of other National Basketball Association players. Many of these would be well-known names also. He […]

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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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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. — 1 John 3:16 (NIV)