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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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The Worst Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Life becomes exceedingly hard. You and I know that life is filled with disappointing, frustrating, and anxious moments. Some of those times are simply overwhelming. When those times come, there are things you can do to help and things you can do to make your experience worse. Today I want to write about “The Worst […]

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Four Things I want to Leave Behind

I’ve referred both in my blogs and in sermons about the question so many people ask, “What’s on your bucket list?” Our bucket list will reveal a great deal about us. What’s on your bucket list and what should be on your bucket list? Let me give you four suggestions for your bucket list. First, […]

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My Takeaways from Christmas 2016

Amazingly, Christmas is now behind us, and as with all other years we now have to look to the future (and eat less!). Here are some of my takeaways for Christmas this year. First, I need Christmas. This is what I mean: I need the hope of Christmas and the joy of Christmas. I need […]

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What Makes Thanksgiving Special?

No one can doubt that Thanksgiving is special. It’s the biggest travel week of the year, and families use this time to get together across the generations. I saw someone yesterday who said they would have 20-30 people at their house, including family, friends, and even neighbors. What is it that makes this such 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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For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. — Hebrews 10:30-31 (NIV)