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“God’s Got This!”

Last night I met a college student who is part of a new family at our church. She’s a senior in college and will be graduating this year. I asked her the kind of question that is normal to ask someone completing college,“So, what’s next?“ Her answer was surprising and right on. She said, “I […]

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God’s Wisdom or Yours?

I watched in horror, embarrassment, anxiety, and several other emotions almost two weeks ago at the supplemental interrogation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. According to polls and the interest of the American people, I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. While I have plenty of opinions about the subject and the behaviors of senators, […]

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Praying for Wisdom

All of us need God’s wisdom, even if we don’t always acknowledge that we do. How many times in your life have you said, “I just wish someone would tell me what to do?” Life can get very distressing. We truly do need God’s wisdom. Here is the good news. God has all wisdom, and […]

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Praying for What You Don’t Have

Sometime back in my teen years, my mother taught me about prayer. She said that many people pray what she called “Gimme, gimme, gimme” prayers. In case you missed the point, she meant that people are always asking God for things, usually selfish and trivial in nature. They are praying “Give me” prayers. What should […]

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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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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)