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How Do You Have A Good Forever?

When young people dream, they dream about having a good, happy life. This is completely normal and exactly what they should do. As I talk with people about to be married, they all talk about being “happy.” This, too, is normal. We all want to be happy and fulfilled in life. And, of course, all […]

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On Holiness and Happiness

“No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be”–A.W. Tozer. “I have a deep conviction that practical holiness and personal consecration of God […]

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My Message to High School Graduates

One of the great joys of being a pastor is getting to talk to high school graduates. I had that wonderful opportunity Sunday. In addition to the graduates, I spoke to their parents, grandparents, and siblings. We had a banquet for our graduating seniors, and the house was packed. It was a wonderful experience. What […]

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What Makes You Happy?

Everyone wants to be happy, and I fit in with that sentiment. As I counsel with young couples preparing to be married, it is clear that they all want happiness. What makes you happy, and how do we get it? Those are questions we all want answered. Early yesterday morning, I read a devotional based […]

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Are You Happy?

Today is an unusual day in south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Actually, it’s not unusual to us at all, but it should be unusual to people around the country and over the world who read this blog. Today is what we call Mardi Gras day or “Fat Tuesday.” It’s called that because among Roman […]

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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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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV)