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“Would You Be My Neighbor?”

Yesterday, I wrote about learning how to give thanks and to be a more grateful person. Then later in the day I saw Fred Rogers (you know, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”) give an acceptance speech when he received a lifetime achievement award for daytime television. This is what he said. He mentioned the many people who […]

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Learning to be Grateful

People who have an abundance often have difficulty expressing thanksgiving. So do people who have very little. Thanksgiving and gratitude are difficult for fallen human beings. How, therefore, can we get beyond our own selfishness and move to the kinds of gratitude God wants us to have? First, ask God to give you an attitude […]

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Things for Which We Can Be Thankful

Psalm 103 is and has been one of my favorite passages of Scripture. It gives matchless praise to God for all He has done and for his wonderful blessings. I particularly love Psalm 103 because it reminds us of the many things of which we should be grateful. These verses were my prayer time yesterday […]

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Thanksgiving is a Lot of Things, But It’s Not Easy

You can say a lot of things about Thanksgiving Day. It’s fun. It’s nice to have a day off. It’s wonderful to have family together. I love the football games. You probably have many other ideas you could add about Thanksgiving Day and being thankful. One thing you cannot say is that giving thanks is […]

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Thanksgiving Then and Now

I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. May God continue to bless you and your family. Sometimes we forget how Thanksgiving Day–a uniquely American holiday–began. In 1621, Governor William Bradford of Massachusetts decreed December 13, 1621, as a day of feasting and thanksgiving to God for His provision and protection. This decree came on […]

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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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[Doing Good to All] Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. — Galatians 6:1 (NIV)