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Life is the Sum of our Choices

“The curse of the modern pastor is speaking to people who do not want to hear but rather hear only what they already think or want (2 Timothy 4:3)”–Waylon Bailey. “My true knowlege of self comes not from my searching myself but God searching me”–Watchman Nee. “People are backsliders on their knees long before they […]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is filled with decisions. Decision making starts young, and it never ends. Just yesterday, I asked my grand daughter how she felt about something. She had to think about how she felt and then decide how to communicate her feelings to me. Also late yesterday, Senator John McCain, a war hero and […]

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Wisdom Worth Hearing

“Popular wisdom is often more popular than wise. True wisdom comes from our Creator more than His creation”–Jim Denison. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”–Proverbs 3:5-6. “But the wisdom that comes from […]

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Three Things I Know About the New Year

We all have high hopes for every new year. It happens without fail. We dream, hope, and pray for a happy, prosperous, and blessed new year. That happens every year. It’s happening right now as well. Let me share with you three things I know about the coming year. First, many things will happen that […]

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It’s January, and it’s Hard

Yesterday my phone “rang off the hook.” Do phones still ring? Do they have hooks? You get the idea. My phone rang because the holidays are over and we still have tremendous needs. It’s January, and it’s hard. The calls had to do with life. Fitness gyms and counselors have the month of January in […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)