‘Stories Worth Telling’



“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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My Most Popular Story For December

Anyone who knows me knows that I like stories. I love stories worth telling. I love to hear them, read them, and tell them. Stories are particularly powerful in the context of a sermon. Probably much of the reason for why I like stories is that I like to see people connect with the story. […]

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Driving Out The Bad

Years ago Martha and I built our “dream house.” We bought five wooded acres on a small river in an out of the way area and secured someone to draft plans. Actually, it was my dream house. I grew up with a farm and room to roam. Martha, who grew up in town, could probably […]

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Who’s Packing Your Parachute?

It is one of the great questions of all time. It has to do with gratitude: “Who’s packing your parachute?” Charles Plumb is a motivational speaker who speaks to a wide audience around the world. He wasn’t always a motivational speaker. During the Vietnam War he was a fighter pilot who flew seventy-five missions off […]

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Comet Lovejoy

In the world of astronomy everything is spectacular, but something happened recently that even has astronomers astounded. Comet Lovejoy, discovered November 27, 2011, by amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy, followed a deadly orbit that was too near the sun. Astronomers were almost certain that the comet could not survive its path through the sun. On December 16, 2011, it passed […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)