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The Strangeness of Grief

Grief is different for everyone and in every situation. I have spoken those truths over the years. Now, I am experiencing them personally as I grieve the loss of my mother. My mother was a beautiful person who taught me so much about life. You can read more about her here and here. Everyone does […]

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Life is Not Easy

I don’t have to tell you that life is not easy. From relationships to finances to illness and death, life is not easy. Like many others, (my wife) Martha’s family has experienced loss. On New Year’s Eve, Martha’s only brother and last living sibling passed away at his home in North Georgia. Martha and I […]

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Living in the Light

The raising of Lazarus from the dead was the climactic sign in the Gospel of John. Lazarus, alive and well, proved to be a sign that could not be disputed or refuted. For this reason, some of the Jewish leaders wanted to kill Lazarus as well as Jesus. The resurrection of Lazarus proved Jesus to […]

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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)