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Dealing with Your Thorn in the Flesh

“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering”–Augustine. “God will mend a broken heart if you give him all the pieces”–Aesop. “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited. I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.Three times I pleaded with the […]

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Struggling With Your Fear

Fear is a bully that hounds us until it destroys us. When we give into our fear, it grows and becomes even more menacing. You must deal with your fear. Here are some practical ways to help as you struggle with your fear. 1. Think through your fear. Why are you afraid? What do you […]

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Our Help in Ages Past, Our Hope for Years to Come

What a blessing to know God and His Word. His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. In Him and His Word we find strength. His words are sweet as honey to our taste. O taste and see that the Lord is good! These verses have blessed my life. I […]

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“Freedom lies in being bold”–Robert Frost. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air”–John Quincy Adams. “We must substitute courage for caution”–Martin Luther King, Jr. “Courage is doing what is right even when you are afraid”–Waylon Bailey “To live is to roll up your sleeves and embrace […]

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Got Discouragement?

Discouragement is about as common as it gets. We all know what it’s like to be discouraged. God told His leaders and people not to fear and not to be discouraged. Repeatedly in the Scripture we read how God told those who follow Him not to be discouraged. God told Joshua: “Haven’t I commanded you: […]

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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)