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Life is Not Easy

I don’t have to tell you that life is not easy. From relationships to finances to illness and death, life is not easy. Like many others, (my wife) Martha’s family has experienced loss. On New Year’s Eve, Martha’s only brother and last living sibling passed away at his home in North Georgia. Martha and I […]

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Watching Gordon–Remembering Katrina

Late last night Tropical Storm Gordon came ashore near Dauphin Island, Alabama, with 75 MPH winds. Hurricanes and storms are a way of life along the Gulf Coast, especially the Louisiana coast and the New Orleans area. Thankfully for those who live around me, we have not dealt with the worst of Gordon. Covington and […]

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What You Can Do With Your Grief

As a follower of Christ, what should I do with my grief? After all, I don’t want my grief to go to waste. I want my grief–even my grief–to be used for His glory. God’s Word speaks a powerful word about grief. God is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. “He […]

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A Hard Mother’s Day

This past Sunday was a hard Mother’s Day. I don’t think I have ever experienced such anguish as I prepared for to preach my Mother’s Day sermon. Mother’s Day is always hard, but this one became especially difficult. You, no doubt, already know about how often women who could not conceive simply go out of […]

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Has Life Gotten You Down?

No one could ever say that life is easy. In Scripture we find a very realistic look at life. Whether Job in the loss of everything he had or Paul and Peter placed in prison and finally executed, Scripture shows us life as it really is. What happened to John the Baptist is one of […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)