‘Stories Worth Telling’



How Not to Be a “Snowflake”

Early this morning I watched a business show that interviewed a CEO about hiring “snowflakes.” You probably know something about the so-called “snowflakes.” The term “snowflake” was popularized during the time of campus protesting about the election of President Donald Trump. Snowflakes are part of the millennial generation and are also known for being hyper sensitive. […]

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What Are You Putting in Your Mind?

Last week Martha and I saw a brief video clip of a young dad and his daughter. The mom was obviously taking the video as the father prepared his daughter for school. The daughter seemed to.be in the first grade or so. It was fascinating to watch the dad perform magic–not magic in the normal […]

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The Ring of Truth

Many years ago I read  a book by the famous Bible translator J.B. Phillips. The book was about the New Testament and how he saw it as being true. He said as you read the New Testament you recognize that it contains “the ring of truth.” This is an amazing book. The people of my church have […]

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Position Wanted!

I well remember hearing my brother-in-law talking about his job. For some reason or the other, the job wasn’t going exactly the way he wanted. This is what he said, “I was looking for a position and got a job.” I laughed about it then, and I still smile when I remember that story. All […]

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Why My Grandmother Hated the Word ‘Stupid’

My grandmother hated the word “Stupid.” At least, I think she hated it. All I know is that we could never, ever call anyone stupid. She wouldn’t allow her children to use the word and her first born, my mother, would not let me use it either. You may ask, why that matters? It’s simple. […]

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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 Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)