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I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I always have. Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times for my family. I grew up in the same town with both sets of my grandparents. Though my father‘s father died when I was eight years old, we continued to meet together on Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day. One of the […]

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

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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)