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“May God Protect Us All”

Hurricane Irma, with its 185 mile per hour winds, made landfall on the Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Antigua early this morning. You know by now that Irma is the most fierce storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean (storms even more fierce have been in the warmer waters of the Caribbean Sea and the […]

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What Can You Buy with a Five-Dollar Bill?

You may smile at the title of this post. After all, there is really not much you can do with five dollars. At least, that’s the way it seems. Almost 2 weeks ago on Wednesday night (when we have church-wide services and activities), I left the church building with one of our pastors later in […]

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What Jesus Teaches Us About Generosity

Generosity is at the heart of God. As He is loving, kind, merciful, and just, He is also generous. He is the giver of all good gifts, and He is faithful to meet our needs. Jesus teaches His followers to be generous. The following are some of the things He wants us to know and […]

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Some Things Which Have Blessed My Life

Some things simply bless your life. Here are¬†three which have blessed my life in recent years. Of course, God’s blessings and mercies are new every morning. He is the father of lights and the giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17). Therefore, His blessings are myriad in nature. I thank God for such […]

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What You Can Learn from Ants

Several years ago before I had grandchildren of my own, I spent time playing in my front yard with a four year old boy. His mother was inside with my wife planning and praying about an important church event. For the first time in a long time, I saw the world through the eyes 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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)