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On Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Other Hard Things of Life

Over the weekend, folks in Louisiana dealt with Hurricane Barry while folks in California are still jittery over the two recent earthquakes. Both of these strike fear and concern. The folks in Louisiana say, “At least you know when a hurricane is coming.” The folks in California are very aware their state has a major […]

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. . . And, Finally

Yesterday I wrote about why the Apostle James would encourage Christians to “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face many trials” (James 1:2). I hope you will look at that post and consider reasons why James would call for disciples to consider their trials as “pure joy“ and why you should […]

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How Can I Have “Pure Joy?”

I don’t think I’m the only one who wonders how and why the apostle James said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds“ (James 1:2). I don’t want to debate whether or not it should be pure joy. I deeply believe that all of God’s Word is […]

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My Faith Has Been Tested

I can count on it. It always happens. Yesterday I wrote about “my greatest stress reliever.” My blog had to do with the wonderful experience I had with God Monday morning. I spent time in praise and worship and in prayer and Bible reading. It was a blessing to my life, and I experienced resting […]

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Learning from Your Crisis

Not everyone experiences the same things in life, but we all have crises. The official who came to Jesus was in the midst of a crisis. His son was ill and was at the point of death. He walked 20 miles (from Capernaum to Cana) to ask Jesus to heal his son (John 4:46-54). The […]

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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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“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. — John 10:14-15 (NIV)