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Right Words at the Right Time

The Bible talks about words that are fitly spoken. “A word fifty spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). While I am not quite sure about the imagery of apples of gold in pictures of silver, I get the point. That is what you are to understand about the Proverbs. […]

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Why People Quit Their Jobs

Do you know why people quit their jobs? Nothing has changed. People quit their jobs now for the same reason they always have. They quit to get away from bad managers. Here are the statistics. More than half of the people surveyed say they left their old job to get away from a bad manager. […]

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Three Areas to Shore Up in Your Marriage

To “shore up” means to prop up areas that need greater support and strength. We all need strong underpinnings for our marriages. Where do we need to start? First, begin with your relationship to God. Nothing will be more important in your marriage than understanding who God is and what He wants you to do […]

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Five Practical Steps for Wise Speech

How many times have you asked yourself: “Why did I say that?” Or, maybe you asked: “How could I say that?” Nothing seems to be as easy as saying something dumb. None of us wants to misspeak or say things we shouldn’t. What can we do to minimize our unwise words? Here are five practical […]

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Don’t Say It!

“Just whatever is on my mind is what I say.” “I don’t worry about what people think, I just say whatever’s on my mind.” You’ve probably heard people make these remarks. Unfortunately, you and I may have said them ourselves. This is not God’s way. It doesn’t foster unity in the church, and it doesn’t […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)