‘Stories Worth Telling’



Go The Second Mile

An old adage says to go the second mile because it has less traffic. Last Sunday a football fan at the Oakland Raiders’ stadium went the second mile and saved someone’s life in the process. At the conclusion of the game when the stadium was mostly empty, a distraught woman threatened to jump 45 feet […]

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Prince George Has Been Baptized, What About You?

Wednesday, October 23, three month old Prince George was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The baptism occurred at the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace in London. I, of course, would disagree with baptizing infants and with the mode of baptism, but I was thrilled to hear what the archbishop said about […]

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Have You Been Booed?

My grandson asked me a question: “Doc (my grandchildren’s name for me), have you ever been booed?” I am a preacher, of course, and a question like that makes me go places in my mind I don’t want to go. I probably was tempted to say, “of course, I have” or “not outwardly” or some […]

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Do You Have Spiritual Sclerosis?

As I made preparation this week to teach my Tuesday Men’s Breakfast, I saw something in the Greek New Testament¬†I had not seen before. I am teaching foundational principles for our men from Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Romans 1 tells us that the Gentiles are without excuse. God has made Himself known to all […]

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The Saints And Other Phenomena

I am continually amazed at the New Orleans Saints. They are a phenomenon along the Gulf Coast. They may never be America’s Team, but, then, they don’t seem to want to be. They are quite content to belong to New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. Last week I heard an interview with Leroy Hoard, […]

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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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Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. — 1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV)