‘Stories Worth Telling’



Nice Paint Job

I received an email from Robert Bruce. He writes for a helpful website called Copyblogger. It went like this: “I used to have a sweet 1986 Nissan 200 SX. Thing had a fire-engine red paint job, perfect body, custom wheels, the whole package. She’d turn every head on a slow cruise through downtown, and we drove that […]

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It’s A Baby!

Last week I received a newsletter from the Northlake Crisis Pregnancy Center in Covington. Northlake CPC is a wonderful ministry made up of caring, committed staff and volunteers. They have broad community support to care for mothers and the unborn. Rachel Adair, a young mother herself, serves as the Executive Director and wrote about her […]

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It’s A Secret!

It was winter and a boy who looked to be in the first or second grade struggled with the zipper on his jacket. I still occasionally struggle with the zipper on my jackets. Getting the two sides of the zipper lined up, holding both sides tight, and pulling the zipper just right isn’t easy. After […]

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Your Safety Net

I am reading a wonderful book by Robert Lewis of Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock entitled “The Church of Irresistable Influence.” The book describes what we might today call compassion ministries. He sees his church as having irresistible influence because they build bridges to the world. One of his chapters begins with his telling the […]

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Pulling On a String

Recently, I read a fascinating story about the first suspension bridge constructed across the magnificent Niagara River Gorge.  The gorge is 825 feet across–and worse–200 feet straight down.  It was pre-1850 and all suspension bridges were suspect.  Even small bridges collapsed under the weight of light traffic, some carrying no more than humans and cattle. But […]

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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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Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. — Romans 12:10 (NIV)