‘Stories Worth Telling’



Little Things Make All The Difference

 I love football. I probably love it for all of the reasons that most people do. I love the close games, the fact that it is a physical sport that demands such training and devotion. I love games that go down to the wire (unless I am watching my favorite teams where I always want a blowout!). […]

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Do You Know What Today Is?

I remember reading a story several years ago of a woman who was getting ready for work. Her husband was already dressed for work and was in the kitchen getting ready to eat. She came into the kitchen and cheerily asked: “Do you know what today is?” He didn’t know quite what to say but […]

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“Your Hair Looks Tired”

We were skiing, and I was doing my best to “wear out” my six year old grandson. It’s almost impossible to accomplish. Actually, it’s always my plan when I ski. I want to exhaust myself and everyone who skis with me. I learned to ski at age thirty-five. Like a lot of people in the […]

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Jumping The Shark

I always did like Happy Days and the Fonz. The show became a classic and the Fonz became an icon. Then something happened that changed it forever–the Fonz jumped the shark. The show was never the same again. It had reached its peak–I would say overreached. From that point on the show slowly declined. Take […]

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“Pray”

I remember it so well. I live north of New Orleans. Thousands of commuters travel the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway everyday. The bridge itself is 24.3 miles, the longest continuous bridge in the world. It has beautiful sunrises and sunsets, pelicans, and even an occasional lost dolphin or manatee, but there’s not much else to see as […]

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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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May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)