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The Father of the Bride

Earlier this week Martha and I watched the movie “The Father of the Bride”–the 1950 original, not the more recent remake. This version starred Spencer Tracy as the father of the bride and Elizabeth Taylor as the bride. We loved watching it. It made me a bit melancholy (so Martha said). I agree that it […]

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Your Relationships Are Everything

What could be more important for your happiness than good relationships with family, friends, and church? When people retire what do they miss most? Very few people miss the stress or pressure. Even less miss the inordinate demands a job can make, but almost everyone misses the people they have worked with and gotten to […]

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Three Things that Should Never Happen in Church

Let me tell you two things I believe about the church. First, the church is filled with spots and blemishes. That’s a biblical way of talking about imperfections in the church. It describes sheep who had spots and blemishes. The Bible describes a day when Jesus will present the church in heaven without spots and […]

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Bitter is the Right Word

I do a fairly good job of remembering people’s names. At least I try hard. But sometimes I really can’t get the name in my mind. It’s usually because the person is named something that doesn’t seem to fit. I see the person one way and their name is something else. There is something that […]

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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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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)