‘Stories Worth Telling’



Digging A Hole for Yourself

Photo by CatDavisDesign I watched in amazement as rescue workers pulled 19 year old Jakub Maly from a seven foot deep sand pit on a beach in South Florida.  The video showed Maly being pulled from the pit after a two hour rescue by over sixty workers. Maly and the remainder of the Austrian Olympic Swim team took advantage of a […]

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FBI’s Most Wanted

I found the capture of Whitey Bulger fascinating.  Bulger ran the largest New England crime syndicate out of Boston for years.  By all reports, he had a raging temper, was well connected, and ruthless.  For sixteen years he eluded the FBI, apparently running from place to place.  The last several years, he lived in plain […]

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You’ve Got Your Hands Full

Martha and I attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, a three day meeting filled to the brim with meetings, preaching, singing, and convention business.  That is all nice, but it’s not what makes people attend each year. People attend to see old friends and to ask them:  “where are you now?”  It’s a […]

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A Father’s Day Story

Sometimes the worst of times and the best of times come in close proximity.  That’s the way it was with Reginald Epps, Sr, of Coaling Alabama.  Coaling is a small community east of Tuscaloosa.  On the afternoon of April 27, 2011, Reginald Epps watched the weather.  Though he was due to be at his fire station […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

A young woman in our church is doing her best to live a quiet and godly life before her husband.  She wants to be faithful in obedience to God in reaching her husband for Christ.  These are her words:  “I want him to know that in accepting Christ nothing is lost.” Many people fear what […]

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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)