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Why Everyone Needs A No Whining Cup

Years ago someone gave me a “No Whining” coffee mug. Not long after, someone else gave me another one. Now, Martha and I both have special “No Whining” cups. They gave me the mug because I believe in “no whining” and encourage myself and others not to whine. I love my “No Whining” mug and […]

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My Morning Routine

Each morning I spend the first minutes of the day with God. This has now become my routine. Like a cup of coffee, getting dressed, eating breakfast, and brushing my teeth, this has become part of my life and part of me. I rarely miss this time. When it is missed, it is missed greatly. […]

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What Makes A Person Thankful?

What is it that makes a person thankful? We should ask the question more often. We see examples everywhere–the person who has gone through terrible struggles but thinks of himself/herself as blessed and the recipient of God’s goodness. You notice the senior adult with a gracious countenance and you are amazed and want to be […]

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How To Pray After A Hurricane

Hurricane Isaac pounded us from Tuesday to Thursday this week. Friday still gave us rain but no wind. Finally, the water has begun to recede and we are assessing the damage. Chain saw crews, feeding units, and shower trailers from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief are in town. Soon “mud out” units will begin showing up […]

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Buckets Of Blessings

God’s grace is amazing and His faithfulness is never ending. God’s Word tells us that. I remember the first time that I really “got” that concept. It came from the mouth of my professor, mentor, and later colleague and friend, John Olen Strange. Dr. Strange served as a chaplain in World War II in one […]

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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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Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ — Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)