‘Stories Worth Telling’



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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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. — Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)