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As Long As

Yesterday, I remembered with our congregation the “Great Recession” which began ten years ago this month. It was a difficult and unnerving time in America. For most people in our congregation, it was the most unsettling economic situation they had ever faced. After relating a story about how Martha and I dealt with that difficult […]

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“How Can I Say Thanks?”

You probably know the song by Andrae Crouch that begins, “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me?” So, on this weekend of the opening of our new worship center, how can I (we) say thanks for all those who have made this possible? Without trying to write individual names, […]

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Why You Need to be Grateful–Today!

Over the weekend I read an article by Jennifer Breheny Wallace about the importance–I would say necessity–of gratitude and why it should be a big part of our lives. The article ostensibly had to do with entitled children and their expectation that all of the world should revolve around them. But it soon became an […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

May God bless you and your family with a happy Thanksgiving. Martha and I are gearing up for most of our family to be present with us today. Our daughters, their husbands, and our four grandchildren will be with us for most of the day. We have fun–and exhausting–activities planned for the afternoon. We are […]

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Thanksgiving is Good for You

“The more grateful you are the more likely you are to exhibit patience and self-control. College students who instituted methods for increasing gratitude such as keeping a gratitude journal slept longer and better. And couples who exhibit thankfulness tend to be more committed to each other and are more likely to remain in their relationships”–Jim […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)