‘Stories Worth Telling’



God is Great, God is Good

My earliest prayer was, “God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food.” For most of my life I have thought of that as a childish prayer. Now, I’ve changed my opinion. Yes, I know that prayer should be more than “saying grace” over a meal. I also know that prayer […]

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Paying Last Respects

Today Martha and I are traveling to our hometown of Brantley, Alabama, to attend the graveside service Friday for Martha’s sister, Betty Jean Oros. Betty, only the family knew her as Jean, passed away Sunday morning at 6:23 AM. We brought Jean from Brantley four years ago because we felt she needed more care than […]

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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. — 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)