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How Do You Have A Good Forever?

When young people dream, they dream about having a good, happy life. This is completely normal and exactly what they should do. As I talk with people about to be married, they all talk about being “happy.” This, too, is normal. We all want to be happy and fulfilled in life. And, of course, all […]

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A Game-changing Attitude

I have always been moved and amazed at the words of the Apostle Paul about his life. He faced opposition of almost every kind. He faced persecution, shipwreck, beatings with whips and rods, imprisonment, and, last of all, execution. In all of this he looked to Jesus. His one passion was “to know him and […]

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What Makes You Happy?

Yesterday afternoon I walked through the new preschool and children’s building for our church. We hope to open the building September 10. Everything is getting ready for an explosion of children and preschoolers in the coming days. We can hardly wait. One of the great features of the building is that it is filled with […]

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Once Upon A Time

Don’t you love the words “Once upon a time?” When you hear these words, you know exactly what’s coming. You know that it will be an entertaining story, and you know that it probably will end with “and they lived happily ever after.” We all want a “Once upon a time” and “they lived happily […]

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Live Joyfully

Several months ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep. My mind was racing, and I went from one thought to the next. I hate that. But this particular time was really good instead of really bad. For some reason I began reading Paul’s epistle to 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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)