‘Stories Worth Telling’



Another Masters Champion

Bubba Watson’s victory in the Masters Golf Tournament this week reminded me of another Masters that ended on Easter Sunday. This was one of those events that simply seems to stick in your mind. In 1993 Bernhard Langer won the Masters for the second time. Though memorable for him, his winning the Masters for the second […]

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Can You See Jesus?

I well remember meeting Dr. Jerry Breazeale. He was the long-term respected pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, Louisiana. About the best you could say of me was that I was a rookie who had just moved to the Superior Avenue Church in the same city. Not long after I met Jerry, he […]

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The Kind of Introduction You Never Forget

Years ago, I made one of my most memorable pastoral visits ever. Actually, maybe it wasn’t so memorable. I have no idea who I visited or what we talked about, but I definitely remember how the evening began. I visited a couple with young children, or at least with one little child. It was a […]

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One Of The Funniest Things I’ve Ever Seen

Two weeks ago I traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for an important meeting. I dressed for the occasion–white shirt, suit, and tie. Not long after I entered I-12, I came on two sights that grabbed my attention. The first was normal, well, at least almost normal. Remember, I have on a suit and tie. I […]

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“I Don’t See Any God Up Here”

I can barely remember 1957, but I remember the stir caused when the Russians put their satellite called “Sputnik” in space. The tiny satellite frightened America and all of the free world. Communism, as led by the Russians, was outpacing us in space exploration. President Eisenhower immediately called for stronger teaching of math and science in American schools. Shortly after […]

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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 we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. — Hebrews 10:30-31 (NIV)