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“There’s No Substitute for a Full-time Dad”

“The difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘father’ is that the former shares his genes, but [the] latter gives his life” Craig D. Lounsbrough. “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you”–Exodus 20:12. ” ‘Honor your father and mother’–which is the first […]

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What Are You Putting in Your Mind?

Last week Martha and I saw a brief video clip of a young dad and his daughter. The mom was obviously taking the video as the father prepared his daughter for school. The daughter seemed to.be in the first grade or so. It was fascinating to watch the dad perform magic–not magic in the normal […]

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Today Is My Father’s Birthday

Today is my father’s birthday. He would have been 91 years old. He died almost 19 years ago at a way too early age. The picture is my dad and brother. I’m the one on the right at about seven or eight years old. Two things strike me about this picture. First, how young–and thin–my […]

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Do Fathers Matter?

“My father, Max Spann, decided that booze and chasing women were more important than his family, and when he checked out, my life would change quickly. The world today tells us that children don’t need a father; I assure you that is complete insanity. I survived it, but it wasn’t easy. I will always be […]

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What Joseph Can Teach Men

It’s Christmas, and it’s easy to get sentimental. We forget that Joseph and Mary and Zechariah and Elizabeth were real people who struggled with life and struggled to live righteously. All of these people can teach us about life, obedience, and faithfulness. I would encourage you to read the events of Christmas as found 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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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NIV)